And Then You Were Gone : A Novel
A strong swimmer, there's no way Paolo drowned, but Emily is at a loss for any other explanation. Where else could he have gone? And why? As the hours and days pass by, each moment marking Paolo's disappearance, Emily's hard-won stability begins to slip.
But when Emily uncovers evidence suggesting Paolo was murdered, the investigation throws her mania into overdrive, even as she becomes a person of interest in her own personal tragedy. To clear her name, Emily must find the truth--but can she hold onto her own sanity in the process?
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 155 x 234 x 38.1mm | 453.59g
- 28 Mar 2019
- Crooked Lane Books
- United States
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"A stellar, psychological thriller with twists and turns you don't see coming... R. J. Jacobs is one to watch for years to come."
--Red Carpet Crash
"The strongest plot element is Jacobs's sympathetic understanding of Emily's mental condition, how it contributes to her stress and mania, and how she comes to rely solely on her determination to survive... A disturbing, fully satisfying drama."
--Mystery Scene Magazine
"A gripping psychological thriller filled with suspenseful twists and turns!"
--Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spymaster
"A steep-dive roller coaster ride with an at-risk, sometimes unreliable heroine at the helm, one who is endangered but also dangerous. It's hard to believe this gripping psychological thriller is by a debut author. Get on board but hang on!"
--Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Silent Scream
" A thrilling ride that kept me guessing until the end . . . Exceptional!"
--Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before
" Unnerving and with a building sense of dread, And Then You Were Gone is a high-stakes, disorienting thrill ride."
--Sarah Bailey, international bestselling author of The Dark Lake
"R. J. Jacobs cleverly combines a tightly plotted thriller with a who-can-you-trust cast of characters in this sensational debut."
--Dawn Eastman, national bestselling author of Unnatural Causes
"Jacobs has crafted a live-wire of a debut. Fever-pitch prose reveals the untrustworthy nature of our perceptions, and a taut, unflinching plot makes putting this book down absolutely impossible."
--P. J. Vernon, author of When You Find Me
"And Then You Were Gone captivates readers...pulling you headfirst into a terrifying disappearance that quickly derails the life of an irresistible and freshly-drawn main character. It will keep you turning page after page, with racing heart, toward the satisfying finish. Highly recommended!"
--E. C. Diskin, author of Amazon bestseller Broken Grace
"Rich characterizations, exquisite language, and a subtle thrum of tension . . . In Emily Firestone, Jacobs has created not just a heroine, but a fully realized person whose bipolar disorder is sensitively and realistically handled. I was riveted from the very first page."
--Jaden Terrell, author of the Jared McKean mysteries
"Compelling, satisfying, and clever, this book has all the elements of a good mystery, plus a wonderfully complicated, flawed protagonist. And Then You Were Gone will keep you reading--and leave you wanting more!"
--Wylene Dunbar, author of My Life With Corpses
About R. J. Jacobs