Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic - but Anna, Julie's mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.
Propulsive and suspenseful, Good as Gone will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and keep listeners guessing until the final minutes.
©2016 Amy Gentry (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I LOVED this book. Very well told, interesting characters and questions, multiple perspectives, non linear storytelling. The unraveling of past and present simultaneously. And truly amazing narration. The different voices of each character felt truly each their own. I really enjoyed this audio book!
The story takes you in from the very first chapter and doesn't let go. Alternating timelines unfold in a way that keeps you guessing. It shares some elements in common with other immensely popular novels (especially Gone Girl and Girl on the Train), so this would likely be enjoyable to people who liked those. The performance is also excellent - the actor's voice is pleasant and she provides just enough character in the voices to give them color without being distracting. This is an excellent summer listen, but watch out: I got sucked in and ended up listening to all 7 hours in 2 days!
I can't express how disappointed I was. I had a long drive and was so excited about this book, judging by how raving the reviews were.
The only reason it got one star (that and I cannot give it zero) was the narrator. She did a lovely job and wasn't annoying like some.
Storyline had no twist. I waited all day to find the "thriller" part of the story, and there was none. I cannot believe this was compared with Gone Girl and Girl On The Train. Those books were LIGHTYEARS better than this garbage.
I won't spoil it because I hate it when people do that, but let me just say as the story unfolds and details are revealed, the offense of the author was astounding. I have half a mind to write her personally and express my distain.
I am not sure what to write. I listened to this without stopping. It kept me intrigued. I loved the story line. At times I was bored. But all in all it was pretty good. Leaves me wanting to read/listen to more of Amy Gentry's writings.
Right from the beginning I was hooked. The story just keeps unfolding and gets so good right up until the end.
Honestly, the story has tons of twists and turns, but the performance was awesome! So many different voices and she did amazing!
No, but she's a new one I will follow for sure!
Definitely a great listen or "read." You cant go wrong with this book!
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