Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in the last year, I don’t often have the time to complete an in depth review. I hope you can discover some new titles to read through this regular book post.
About Good As Gone:
Eight years ago, thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night.
In the years since, her family have papered over the cracks of their grief – while hoping against hope that Julie is still alive.
And then, one night, the doorbell rings.
Over the holiday period I indulged in a couple of non review book reads. One of these was a thriller novel, Good as Gone, by Amy Gentry. The book’s premise, the story of a missing girl, who returns home nearly a decade later, caught my attention. Kidnapping stories never fail to capture my interest and Good as Gone was no exception. Although this isn’t a fast paced novel, expect a well plotted suspense novel instead. Gentry’s narrative unfurls the story of a teen on the run, which is fascinating to unpack. It is a novel filled with side stories of Mexican drug rings, sexual exploitation, foster homes and organised religion. While reading this novel, I found my suspicions were constantly on high alert, as a mother and daughter try to re-establish their relationship after years of turmoil and emotional anguish. Good as Gone was a puzzling and intelligent read, which intrigued me from start to finish. If you are a fan of domestic thrillers, I encourage you to put this one on your reading list.
Good As Gone by Amy Gentry, was published on 2nd November 2017 by Harper Collins Books Australia. Details on how to purchase the book can be found here.