- Gebundene Ausgabe: 288 Seiten
- Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Auflage: 1 (26. Juli 2016)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0544920953
- ISBN-13: 978-0544920958
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,7 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 160.118 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Good as Gone (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 26. Juli 2016
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
[One] of the most anticipated summer thrillers . . . Gentry's novel isn't primarily about the version of the self that comes from a name and a family of origin; instead, it draws our attention to the self that's forged from sheer survival, and from the clarifying call to vengeance. New York Times Book Review
Anna s daughter, Julie, was kidnapped from her own bedroom when she was thirteen years old, while Anna slept just downstairs, unaware that her daughter was being ripped away from her. For eight years, she has lived with the guilt and the void in her family, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. Anna and the rest of the family are thrilled, but soon Anna begins to see holes in Julie s story. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she is forced to wonder if this young woman is even her daughter at all. And if she isn t Julie, what is it that she wants?
So much about this novel is fresh and insightful and decidedly not like every other thriller . . . Good As Gone ranks as an outstanding debut, well worth reading. This is no mere Gone Girl wannabe. Dallas Morning News
[AU PHOTO] AMY GENTRY is a book reviewer for the Chicago Tribune whose work has also appeared in Salon, LA Review of Books, and the Best Food Writing of 2014. She lives in Austin, where she volunteered for several years with victims of sexual and domestic violence. Good As Gone is her first novel.
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Und nun? Ist sie es tatsächlich - ist sie es nicht? Was ist damals geschehen? Was ist seit damals geschehen? Was hat sie erduldet, was hat sie getan? Wie sehr hat sie sich verändert? Wieso ist sie nicht ehrlich? Wie geht es jetzt weiter? Wie verkraften die Eltern und die Schwester diese Wiederkehr?
Die Antwort auf all diese Fragen sollten sich dem Leser aus den in der Folge durcheinander hin geworfenen Rückblicken, Erinnerungen, Szenen aus der Gegenwart, wechselnd aus Sicht der betroffenen Person oder als Schilderung erschließen.
Aber so funktioniert das leider nicht - bestenfalls zum Ende des Buches hin kann der Leser die Vielzahl der (verschrobenen, gestörten ...?) Charaktere und surrealen Ereignisse für sich "sortieren", wenn er dann noch Lust darauf hat. Der Schluss ist dann konsequenterweise ebenfalls krude und unplausibel.
Unsere örtliche Bücherei freut sich immer über Fremdsprachliches - in meinem Regal hat dieses Werk jedenfalls keinen Platz.
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I started this last night and finished this morning. That's how much i was into this. The prologue alone gave me goosebumps and I was able to see the creepy skinny hands and felt the fear of hiding out in a closet. After that the book starts off in 1st person with the mother as the narrator. I enjoyed her POV the most. It was understandable and relatable, unlike the other POV. When Julie returns home after so long, you immediately start to wonder if she is an imposter or not. After that, we get the POV of several versions of this "julie" it was too hard to keep track of. While interesting to know where she has been and the life she has suffered through, it was also all very confusing. The time line was kind of messed up, or just difficult to keep up with. The change of names too. In the end when it is all out in the open, I am left unsatisfied. It isn't good enough. Not at all. Yes it was tragic and interesting as hell to find out eventually what exactly happened to her, but it was all kind of shady after *** the escape*** I don't get why she didn't go back. The whole charlotte thing was confusing af! and to finally get to this ending: all of the stories and pov didn't mean much anymore- it was irrelevant. I didn't like her attitude, it was too mean for her to be who she really was. Also the part where she gets her hair dyed and is freaking about the roots? at the end, I'm annoyed that the author tried to fool me because in the end it was also irrelevant and a lie to distract me. So what if janes shoes were distressed and not naturally out worn? seriously? I feel like the author tried to mislead us with false information. overall i enjoyed the book because it was definitely suspenseful, but I am not happy about how things ended. Yes I would still recommend it.
This book has great reviews so perhaps it's me and not this book or maybe I've just read too many suspense novels to appreciate this one.
My biggest problem with this book was how completely confusing it is. This story is told through multiple point of view's which is something I normally love but it was not executed very well here. Point being that one of the characters goes by a different name in each of her chapters and within those chapters you meet other people (more names!) that have no other place in the story. I kept asking myself who the hell are all these people??? I've never seen so many names thrown around.
I also didn't buy any of the ridiculous plot. The ending was terrible which I will spoil below. You've been warned.
You can't expect me to believe all the holy roller crap at the end, do you? This girl willingly left home to be with some dude from a church group who ended up being a total creep and then she escaped but didn't return home rather she became a prostitute and then started stripping for a living only to become a front woman in a band while manipulating tons of people in the process was only looking to find Jesus because her parents were atheists. Haha, that is funny.
Way too much changing from one time to another. Big waste of my time reading it!