And Then You Were Gone

A Novel

by R.J. Jacobs

On Sale: 03/12/2019

And Then You Were Gone

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And Then You Were Gone

A Novel

by R.J. Jacobs

On Sale: 03/12/2019


About the Book

"A gripping psychological thriller filled with suspenseful twists and turns!" — Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spymaster

A chilling, twisting thriller for readers of In a Dark, Dark Wood

Emily manages her bipolar disorder well enough to work as a moderately successful child psychologist, and is building a serious relationship with her boyfriend Paolo.

When he wants to take her on an overnight sailing trip, Emily knows her medication, generous amounts of wine, and her attraction to Paolo will help her deal with her aversion to the water and forget the fact that she can't swim.

But after a romantic night, Emily wakes up on the sailboat, completely alone, drifting through the waves.

Her world is turned upside down as she becomes a person of interest while grieving Paolo, never getting answers or closure to what happened to him. He was a strong swimmer, and she cannot believe he simply drowned. With her personal and professional life in shambles, Emily attempts to find out the truth and clear her name, discovering a deeper and more dangerous plot than she ever suspected. Fueled by her own mania, Emily questions her own judgment every step of the way.

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Critical Praise

“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

“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

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 readingand leave you wanting more!” - Wylene Dunbar, author of My Life With Corpses

“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

“Cruel and compulsive, 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


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443457736
  • ISBN 10: 1443457736
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 03/12/2019
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:22.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / General

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