Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book Review: WHEN SHE WAS GONE

Title: When She Was Gone
Author: Gwendolen Gross
Publisher: Gallery Books
Length: 304 pages

#Teenager #Secrets #Missing #Searching

About The Book:
What happened to Linsey Hart? When the Cornell-bound teenager disappears into the steamy blue of a late-summer morning, her quiet neighborhood is left to pick apart the threads of their own lives and assumptions.

Linsey’s neighbors are just ordinary people—but even ordinary people can keep terrible secrets hidden close. There’s Linsey’s mother, Abigail, whose door-to-door searching makes her social-outcast status painfully obvious; Mr. Leonard, the quiet, retired piano teacher with insomnia, who saw Linsey leave; Reeva, the queen bee of a clique of mothers, now obsessed with a secret interest; Timmy, Linsey’s lovelorn ex-boyfriend; and George, an eleven-year-old loner who is determined to find out what happened to his missing neighbor.

As the days of Linsey’s absence tick by, dread and hope threaten to tear a community apart. This luminous new novel by the acclaimed author of The Orphan Sister explores coming of age in the shadows of a suburban life, and what is revealed when the light suddenly shines in. . . .

Lynda's Review:



Quote: (Page 190)
"And do they think houses are anonymous at night?"

Made Me Want To Read More (Quote):
What they were after was buried in the side yard beneath the slowly dying dogwood, wrapped around the tiniest of bones...

Get ready for a new, or somewhat strange reading experience due to the format decision and writing style of 
Author Gwendolen Gross. I'm not saying that it's bad, just different. So strap yourself in for the long haul and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. I'd suggest reading other reviews of this book since I think opinions are going to be all over the place with this one.



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