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Good as Gone By Amy Gentry,

  • Title: Good as Gone
  • Author: Amy Gentry
  • ISBN: 9780544920958
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 butThirteen 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.
    Good as Gone 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

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    1. i reviewed this for the L.A review of books i will post a link when it runs runs NOWlareviewofbooks article h i love how generic the cover for this arc is, settling for the most basic description of content on the front and untitled inside, before the title was revealed,but i don t love the nagging suspicion i have that the final title is meant to make you whisper in the blank good as gone girl good as gone girl this might just be the readers advisor in me bristling over the invocation of Gone G [...]

    2. I m going to start this by saying that this is one of the best books I ve read in a while Yes, I m a suspense junkie, but I thought this one was especially well done If ever I find myself trying to piece things together as I go and feel like I just can t quite figure it out, I know it s something that I enjoy Good as Gone is the story of Julie, a girl who was kidnapped from her home as a child, and her family As the events of Julie s disappearance unfold around them, their bonds as a family are [...]

    3. 3.5 At the age of thirteen, Julie is believed to be kidnapped at knife point by an unknown stranger The only witness her younger sister, Jane, hidden in a closet Eight years later she returns with a story about being imprisoned by the leader of a drug cartel But is any of this true Anna, her mother begins to have doubts, is this really her daughter Her husband has no doubts and welcomes back his lost daughter unreservedly.I really liked how this book was set up, kept me guessing, going one way a [...]

    4. Absolutely hated this book really ZERO stars What a jumbled mess Alternating chapters between a first person narrative by a mother, and then a third person narrative told chronologically backward and then overlycomplicated by a hodge podge of different names for the same character Some reviews indicate there is a twist at the end but I did not really view it as such they explain what happened but it felt fairly trite mundane in my opinion.Very poorly written in my view I don t understandwhy this [...]

    5. I had heard really good things about this book, but it ended up being a waste of time I felt no connection to any of the characters, and I didn t feel any connection between the characters themselves The writing used too many plot devices and ended up really choppy The way the story was set up re Julie from the beginning made it hard for me to be invested in her at all Nothing in this book rang true for me and it ended up falling flat.

    6. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum This is a prime example of why quality friends are so important The blurb states Good as Gone will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train Which pretty much causes this sort of reaction by me Lucky for me I saw Bonnie s review instead of that crap.So what s this one all about The statistics say that most abducted children are taken by people they know Julie was taken by a stranger The statistics say that most child abductors attempt to lure t [...]

    7. The first twenty four hours after Julie s reappearance are oddly similar to the first twenty four hours after her disappearance, a mirror symmetry that lends extra significance to every detail Julie was taken from her home when she was 13 years old Her younger sister June, was in a closet and was the only witness June didn t move from that closet for about three hours Eight years later Julie comes back 21 years old she literally shows up on the doorstep It s assumed Julie had been sold to a huma [...]

    8. GOOD AS GONE by author Amy Gentry is a female psychological thriller set in Texas It is the story of a kidnapping of a thirteen year old girl, Julie from her bedroom in the middle of the night, while her younger sister, Jane witnessed the episode from her closet This book is an emotional journey into a mother daughter relationship faced by tragedy It is a short read at 288 pages Julie and the strange man moved together in slow motion, as if his long arm and hairy hand were a chain binding them t [...]

    9. Things are not always as they seem.Tom and Anna s daughter Julie is kidnapped from their home at knifepoint 8 years ago when she was 13 years old They think she s gone forever, until one day she shows up on their doorstep Is it really her Could she just come back on her own after all these years The author weaves a tale of Anna trying to chase down the truth of what happened to her daughter, where she s been and who is responsible The story is told from different points of view as the disappeara [...]

    10. Good as Gone by Amy Gentry is a 2016 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publication This novel is deeply consuming and thought provoking At the age of thirteen, Julie is kidnapped, while her sister, Jane watches from her hiding place Her parents, Tom and Anna, struggle for years, caught in the limbo between hope and the reality of Julie s probable death, which Jane pulls out of the stops just trying to live up to her sister s mythological perfect, just trying to be noticed But, when Julie suddenly reappe [...]

    11. Ohne jede Emotion, unfassbar unglaubw rdig, gezwungen verwirrend konstruiert und schlecht geschrieben Good as Gone ist definitiv schon jetzt ein hei er Kandidat f r den Titel schlechtestes Buch 2017.

    12. I thought about how there are two types of secrets the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don t dare to let out Ally CarterAmy Gentry, an American author, pens her debut psychological thriller called, Good as Gone which is nothing close to Flynn s Gone Girl instead it has a killer plot that revolves around a daughter and a mother, whose elder daughter gets abducted from her home at the age of 13 without a trace and with an eye witness of her younger sister, but eight years later, on the [...]

    13. Wonderful writer, but disjointed story Would have loved to recommend this book as the writer knows her craft, but just finished it and I felt unmoved What could have been a taut thriller filled with emotion proved to be a jumpy, choppy, weirdly paced novel The writer keeps jumping between the view of the kidnapped girl and the mother and it s hard to keep track I ve read other novels with different points of view but I followed them easier There is a lot of emotional material here, maybe too muc [...]

    14. Jane watches as a kidnapper takes her sister Julie out of the house at knifepoint when she was just a small child She hesitates before waking up her parents and Julie remains missing Suddenly, what feels like a lifetime later, the doorbell rings and Julie miraculously shows up The rest of the book moves at a fast pace between past present and ultimately Anna the mother on the hunt to discover if this is really their missing Julie The Anna chapters left me on the edge of my seat, always ending on [...]

    15. I thought this book was going to be basically another version of The Imposter on Netflix watch it if you haven t seen it Spoiler alert it wasn t So that was good But there were so many other things that just really bugged me DNA testing could have resolved the story in about 5 pages But no Didn t do that People answering phone calls from numbers they should have known and saying the wrong things Aaarghh Really Lousy explanation for why the kidnapped girl didn t come right home after she was free [...]

    16. What did I just read This novel is all over the place, characters come and go without further explanation, the plot twist is not a plot twist worth reading and the writer didn t make me care about any of the characters I don t recommend this book at all.

    17. Anna s worst nightmare happens one night when her daughter Julie is kidnapped from her own bedroom at knifepoint Her youngest daughter Jane is the only witness Terrified beyond belief she waits for three hours to come out of her hiding place and alert her parents Chances for Julie s survival are slim Her parents struggle with maintaining hope that she is alive Her mother s appeal I just want a body to bury Eight long years later, a young woman arrives at their doorstep Is the nightmare finally o [...]

    18. At age thirteen Julie Whitaker was taken from her bedroom in the middle of the night Despite numerous appeals for information, nothing happens The family, consisting of parents Anna and Tom, and Jane, the younger of the two Whitaker girls, has tried to move on with their lives Guilt eats away at some of the family members for various reasons And then eight years after she disappeared, a woman appears at the Whitaker home claiming to be Julie But is she Or is it some sort of hoax Suspicions mount [...]

    19. Well this was a very fast paced book, the story it s very stressing and disturbing at some points , you get confused but the ending ties some of the loose ends you get through the book Be warned that this book deals with a very delicate issue and it does have some graphic scenes, you will be left satisfied by the ending , all in all a good book albeit a little hard to digest.

    20. The best way to describe this book it s NOTHING like you expect from the cover Is it particularly suspenseful No Is it a shocking or in your face story, as its bright yellow cover might suggest Not really But this book IS an emotional, sometimes poetic, totally fascinating glimpse into a mother daughter relationship wracked by tragedy Beautifully written emotionally devastating Full review to come on CBTB

    21. Read the review here It s been a great month I ve read plenty of books and I ve loved pretty much all of them Still, Good As Gone has been one of my favorites This is a short book less than 300 pages , so of course I read it all in one day Another psychological thriller, but an unforgettable one.At first, the story seems like one you ve read many times before Julie was kidnapped when she was thirteen and she was never found Eight years later, a woman claiming to be Julie comes home unexpectedly [...]

    22. My thanks to the publishers and Net Galley for my copy.3.5Although I enjoyed the reading of this and the plot involved it dipped in some places and frustrated me in others where I had to fully try to focus in wanting to continue at times.A young girl gets dragged out of her house at night at knife point Her sister sees this and is hiding in a closet.I was perturbed by that as to the reaction of this sister hiding.I accepted it and moved on.Because the chapters flick back and forth it has to be v [...]

    23. Amazing for a first novel Read it in one sitting I didn t know much about the plot or characters before I started, just that you won t be able to put it down I think that s the perfect way to begin reading this excellent debut Just start reading it No spoilers, no preconceived ideas from reviews So good.

    24. I read the entire book in approximately two hours I sat down to read and looked up a couple hours later surprised by how absorbed I was in the story Such a great, captivating book for those who like psychological thrillers.

    25. A special thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Amy Gentrydelivers a gripping twisty debut GOOD AS GONE,a kidnapped girl, has been missing for eight years,and shows up at her parent s doorstep Questions Where has she been, and is she the person she says she is Julie Whitaker, a thirteen year old girl was abducted in a Houston home Her younger sister, ten years old, Jane, witnessed the kidnapping and hid in a closet She was in shock waite [...]

    26. My rating 3.5 of 5 stars It s so easy to forget how terrible the world is Tragedy reminds us It is purifying in that way But when it starts to fade, you have to return to the source, over and over When Julie Whitaker was just 13 years old, she was walked silently out of her house by knifepoint The last person to see her alive was her 10 year old sister, Jane Eight years have gone by and the time for hope, hope that Julie could ever be found, has long since passed A knock on their door one night [...]

    27. Das Buch startet gleich zu Anfang mit voller Fahrt und man wird schnell in die Geschichte eingef hrt Julie, die Tochter von Anna und Tom, wurde mit 13 Jahren entf hrt, und nun 9 Jahre sp ter, taucht diese pl tzlich wieder auf Nachdem alle mehr oder weniger gl cklich sind ber das Auftauchen, keimt langsam ein schlechtes Gef hl in der Mutter.Good As Gone ist mir zun chst durch sein eher subtiles Cover aufgefallen Ich mag pragmatische Gestaltungen und Cover, die nicht zu berladen sind Der Klappente [...]

    28. Inkvotary4.5 stars.Holy shit What a great thriller Take a very handsome man, a beautiful, angelic teenage girl add some paranoia and the strong believe that God is the answer to everything and bingo you ve got a twisted psychological plot where nothing is as it seems As you can see I read this book in one swoop practically over night This was awesome Read and you will find a story behind the story and many misunderstandings within a family.

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