Good as gone by Amy Gentry | spoiler-free book review

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Prologue

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.

Review

OMFG. This book is everything, a strong minded thriller with all the mystery you can write. I’ve started reading it last night and finished it before I falled asleep. It was suspenful to say at least, it was horrifying. Imagine this, the person you love the most has disappeared, after 8 years you still don’t know anything, you just finally start to accept that maybe she is dead. You just want a body to bury. And then just like that she comes one day at your doorstep. You are amazed, happy, relieved, scared, in complete wonder. After having her back into the house you see some things that just don’t go with the person you know, but you undertsand that she changed in all those horrible years and then you realize, the daughter you watch in the eyes isn’t yours. She is someone else, someone else in the kitchen helping your husband cook dinner, someone else in your other’s daughter car going to the mall, someone you don’t even know but why? Why is she there?

This book is so much more than this, the trauma of it all. More than all the girls who disappeared and more than Julie. It’s mind blowing and it’s amazing, it makes you skip some beats.

Disclaimer: so sorry guys for not having a proper picture but I am busy out of my mind. This will never repeat again!

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