And Then You Were Gone by R. J. Jacobs audiobook

And Then You Were Gone: A Novel

By R. J. Jacobs
Read by Amy McFadden

Blackstone Publishing 9781683319597
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For fans of B. A. Paris and Mary Kubica comes a propulsive, twisting psychological thriller that asks, How can you save someone else if you can’t save yourself? After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she’s got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees—wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift … and Paolo is gone. 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?

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Summary

Summary

For fans of B. A. Paris and Mary Kubica comes a propulsive, twisting psychological thriller that asks, How can you save someone else if you can’t save yourself?

After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she’s got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees—wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift … and Paolo is gone.

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping psychological thriller filled with suspenseful twists and turns!” Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A steep-dive roller coaster ride…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
“Jacobs, a psychologist himself, delivers a compulsively readable yet complex thriller, filled with red herrings, plenty of action, and an appealing but deeply flawed protagonist. This psychological thriller takes hold and won’t let go.” Publishers Weekly
“Unnerving and with a building sense of dread, And Then You Were Gone is a high-stakes, disorienting thrill ride.” Sarah Bailey, internationally bestselling author of The Dark Lake
“A tightly plotted thriller with a who-can-you-trust cast of characters.” Dawn Eastman, nationally bestselling author of Unnatural Causes

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Reviews

by Odin 12/1/2019
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Easy beginning, totally unexpected ending.

This is truly a mesmerizing and suspenseful book with a well thought out beginning that becomes a page turner as the mystery unfolds. Emily Firestone, has had a tough go for a lot of her life, given she is bipolar. Now, however, things seem to be improving. Good job, a home of her own, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who takes her on a sail, even though she has a fear of water and doesn’t know how to swim. Drinks that night and a heavy sleep brings her to the morning and the realization, Paulo is gone. Did he drown? Did he swim away? The mystery begins and builds to an unexpected ending that will surely reward the listener. Amy McFadden does a stellar job in narrating this intriguing mystery novel. Rewarding listen.

Author

Author Bio: R. J. Jacobs

Author Bio: R. J. Jacobs

R. J. Jacobs is a psychologist in a clinical practice. He also performs PTSD evaluations for veterans. He lives in Nashville with his wife and their two children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 10.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English