Having been disappointed by ABC’s cancelation of The Family, I was looking for something similar to read—Amy Gentry’s Good as Gone is that book. The family in Good as Gone is devastated when 13 year old Julie is kidnapped from her bedroom as her younger sister watches. Incredibly, a woman shows up almost a decade later claiming to be Julie. She says she was human trafficked to Mexico. Her story is suspicious, but the family wants to believe it’s her. But when a private investigator gets in touch with Julie’s mom, more doubts are raised. As the story unfolds, Gentry skillfully shifts time and perspective to build the suspense. Is this woman Julie or not? When the answer finally comes, Good as Gone becomes the most gratifying suspense novel I’ve read in a long time.
Review copy from Amazon Vine.