Review: Good as Gone

Good as Gone
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In a word: wow. This tightly written psychological thriller would Not. Let. Me. Go. I sped through it in two days tops. Sleep? Overrated when you’ve got Amy Gentry’s novel on your e-reader. In the prologue, thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker is abducted from her bedroom in the middle of the night by a man with a knife. Despite massive searches, media campaigns, and posted rewards, she remains missing and presumed dead, until eight years later when she appears at her family’s door. Julie is home, or is she? Told from two points of view—Julie’s mother narrating in first person, and the prodigal daughter apparent, mostly in third—this masterful story weaves together past and present to uncover the identity of the young woman who has come to claim the abandoned life of Julie Whitaker.

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