Good as Gone - Amy Gentry

Good as Gone

By Amy Gentry

  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 54 Ratings

Description

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 readers guessing until the final pages.

Reviews

  • Good As Gone

    5
    By Jasmyn9
    Good As Gone took me on quite the ride. While it took a few chapters to get used to the forward and backward movement of time - once I settled into the flow I realized it was a brilliant way to tell the story. The story jumps right off to a good start when Julie Whitaker goes missing - and then jumps straight forward to the present when she suddenly shows up on her parent's door years later. As Julie is welcomed back into her home, millions of questions come to mind. Where has she been? How did she get back? And most importantly, is it really her? Julie's mom has doubts, but she's afraid to pursue them, the rest of the family seems so happy together. But maybe she has a reason to doubt. Small things that just don't seem quite right start adding up, and eventually, she can't ignore them any longer. Things quickly deteriorate in Julie's family, and through it all, we are slowly walking backward through her life - up to the day a little girl was kidnapped and the events that led up to it. This was an incredible journey. I found myself second-guessing my opinions of Julie and her mother more than once; first convinced of one truth and then another. I was guessing up until the very end, and once I figured it all out, I was desperately hoping the truth would win out.
  • Great read...tons of twists!

    5
    By rmik76
    I thought this book was great! Until the end, I was kept on my toes as to what happened to Julie. I thought the author did a great job of making the reader feel just as lost as the main character. At times, this book is dark but I think you need to go through the dark to understand decisions that were made and the light at the end! I thought it was well written and I didn't have an issue following the storylines...a great non-linear read!
  • Good ending but hard to follow

    3
    By Mjoypick
    I liked the storyline. It kept my attention. My biggest criticism is the chapters were disjointed and hard to follow until later in the book. I had a hard time following what was going on and who was who. Eventually all the parts fit together and it was a decent storyline but I felt it could have delivered better.
  • Meh

    2
    By Karen Sarduchy
    It definitely was a page turner, but the author was clearly projecting her liberal, Anti-Christian agenda and views into her characters. Definitely a let down. Also, the ending was terrible. There was so much suspense built up, and the ending just fell so flat. Definitely disappointed that I spent so time reading this long book, to get all the way to such a dud ending.
  • THANK HEAVEN...

    1
    By uprise24
    ...it's over. The most convoluted book I..HAVE...EVER...READ. And I have read countless books since I was 9 or 10 years old. If you get through this book and, along the way, figure out what the hell its about, look me up and I'll give you 5 bucks. Don't be fooled, as I was, by the engaging sample, it's rotten bait. If you pre-ordered, you have my sympathy. This author doesn't know how to spell THE END.