And Then You Were Gone

And Then You Were Gone❰Ebook❯ ➧ And Then You Were Gone Author R.J. Jacobs – Heartforum.co.uk A chilling twisting thriller for readers of In a Dark Dark WoodEmily manages her bipolar disorder well enough to work as a moderately successful child psychologist and is building a serious relationsh A chilling You Were ePUB ¹ twisting thriller for readers of In a Dark Dark WoodEmily manages her bipolar disorder well enough to work as a moderately successful child psychologist and is building a serious relationship with her boyfriend PaoloWhen he wants to take her on an overnight sailing trip And Then ePUB × 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 swimBut after a romantic night Emily wakes up on the sailboat completely alone drifting through the wavesHer Then You Were Epub µ world is tuned 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 dangerous plot than she ever suspected Fueled by her own mania Emily uestions her own judgment every step of the way.

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And Then You Were Gone Kindle ☆ Then You Were  Epub
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • And Then You Were Gone
  • R.J. Jacobs
  • English
  • 19 October 2016
  • 9781443457736

10 thoughts on “And Then You Were Gone

  1. Beata says:

    A man and a woman who seem to be in love decide to spend a romantic weekend by the lake At night something happens and the man disappears The woman is unable to give a clear account of what she remembers The plot sounds simple however if you add medical research covering a new medicament it is definitely worth followingI enjoyed reading this book mainly because of unreliable narrator who suffers from biopolar disease and in conseuence makes the narration intriguingMany thanks to RJ Jacobs Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for arc in exchange for my honest review

  2. Mackenzie - PhDiva Books says:

    A fast paced thriller that will have your head spinning as you try to figure out what happened to Paolo And Then You Were Gone is a uniue thriller that features a leading character who has been successfully managing her bipolar disorder for years—a fact that is called into uestion when her boyfriend disappears This was truly an unputdownable one for me Fantastic writing engaging mystery and a relatable lead character all make this a standout debut novelEmily and her boyfriend Paolo are out on a boat together when Emily wakes up to discover Paolo is gone Emily is adrift on the boat afraid and alone And there is no clear sign on foul play Though Emily is afraid of the water Paolo certainly is not He’s a strong swimmer and the chances he drowned are slimI’m always fascinated by missing person mysteries than any other type because there are such a huge range of outcomes Are they alive Ran away Kidnapped Hiding Lost The puzzle keeps me guessing The set up for this really engaged me I couldn’t figure out what I thought happened because there just weren’t a lot of clues In the weeks after his disappearance Emily spirals As everyone moves on and mourns his almost certain death Emily can’t accept it If he died why can’t they find a bodyThere is the added layer of Emily’s mental health that was executed so well I’ve actually had the opportunity to chat a bit with the author and I know he is a psychologist It really shows in this book—he describes Emily’s bipolar disorder treatment and her fear that her careful balance she has worked to maintain may slipThe police uestion Emily when they discover her medication on the boat Did she drug Paolo Were they taking recreational drugs It was such an interesting and unfortunately accurate story One that happens all of the timeAnd the mystery itself Lightening paced and fascinating As you begin to learn about what may have been the context of Paolo’s disappearance and I won’t say what that is because it is so fun to learn about in the book you will have a hard time putting this one down Truly—one of the most engaging psychological thrillers I’ve read this year

  3. Mackey says:

    WOW – what a story What a plot What amazing writing To say I loved this book is understatement When I read the premise – something about micro technology and greed run amuck my interest was peaked What I got was a book full of surprises full of emotional roller coasters and suspense and twists and turns and a very flawed protagonist that I adoredEmily Firestone has worked for years to get her life on track and keep her life on track as she lives with bi polar disorder She is medicated a child psychologist and has met a wonderful man who is a medical researcher actually working on a vaccine for the disease that killed her father Everything appears to finally be flowing in the right direction for Emily When her boyfriend asks her to go sailing with him although terrified of water and unable to swim Emily decides to conuer her fears and give it a go The day goes beautifully and they cap off the evening with wine – beautiful right The next morning Paulo is gone without a trace and no explanation for his disappearance All suspicions point to Emily and of course being bi polar does not help her case at all nor does it help her subseuent actions Her life begins to spiral out of control as she searches for answers and the police search for herFull dis closure I am a medicated bi polar person It took years to get a diagnosis and even longer to find the proper meds to make me stable enough to function in society – some would uestion whether or not I do that now It is rare that I ever see someone with bi polar disorder characterized correctly or even remotely accurately in the media – news or fiction – so as I was reading And Then You Were Gone I was doing so with a very critical eye I was amazingly surprised Reading Emily’s story her thought processes her actions her rationalizations her play with her medications her paranoia – ALL of it – was so familiar that it was spooky This alone was enough to pull me into the book and I encourage you to read it simply to understand what it is like to be a person with bi polar 2 More importantly however is the story line which is fantastic As we a society need and vaccines to counter act an increasingly mounting number of diseases due to climate change there are going to be those who skirt the laws and the regulations to make that happen This book deals with some of those conseuences It also has a minor story line that addresses PTSD that is handled very well ALL of this is wrapped up in a well written edge of your seat suspenseful thriller You just cannot beat that Obviously I highly recommend And Then You Were Gone to any and everyoneThank you #Netgalley #CrookedLaneBooks and especially to #RJJacobs for allowing me to read this fantastic book in advance of publication

  4. Pauline says:

    Emily is on a boat trip with her boyfriend Paolo after a night drinking she wakes up in the morning to find him gone The police think that he fell overboard but Emily can't remember anything Emily has bipolar disorder and is struggling to cope with this and will do anything to find out the truth of what happened to Paolo This was a good thriller but a little confusing in partsI would like to thank NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for my e book in exchange for an honest review

  5. Monica says:

    Fantastic A 5 ⭐️ read for me This was a superb thriller I didn’t guess the killer and definitely not the conclusion Our main character had bipolar disorder and her personality was described so well I find it extremely difficult for most writers to convey the full extent of thoughts that aren’t “normal” Even better she was able to recognize when her thoughts were leading her down the wrong path and to use her symptoms as strengths I found this extremely empowering to read And I wasn’t at all surprised that the author is a psychologistI highly recommend the book to all contemporary thriller readers You will not be disappointed Thanks to NetGalley and publishers for an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for my honest review

  6. Darinda says:

    While on a sailing trip Emily wakes to find her boyfriend Paolo is missing Since Paolo is a strong swimmer Emily finds it hard to believe he could have drowned As days pass Paolo's disappearance starts to lean toward murder with Emily as a suspect Emily struggles with managing her bipolar disorder which she though was under control while she searches for answers to what happened to PaoloEmily makes for an interesting unreliable narrator She has been managing her bipolar disorder well but when Paolo goes missing and she becomes a suspect she no longer has control In addition to that her memory of the night Paolo went missing is very hazy The fun thing about unreliable narrators is the reader never knows if they can be trustedWhen Emily looks into Paolo's disappearance she learns about his work Paolo works in medical research and while Emily was aware of the virus he was working with she learns a lot about his research and coworkers as she uestions what happened to himA fast paced thriller Intriguing suspenseful and twisty I received a free eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  7. Mandy White (mandylovestoread) says:

    Wow this was a tough book to put down I just wanted to keep reading to see what was going to happen next I could not see how it was going to end at all and I love that in a book The main character was far from perfect and the story had me hooked from the very start Emily Firestone her life is finally starting to come good After years of living with bipolar she has finally learned how to live with it She has a great job and a fantastic new boyfriend Paolo who adores her When Paolo suggests a Sailing weekend away she jumps at the chance They spend the evening drinking far too much and when Emily wakes in the morning Paolo is missing without a trace The police believe that he has drowned but she knows that he is a strong swimmer and refuses to believe it Before long she becomes a person of interest in the case no she needs to stay well enough to prove her innocenceA fantastic read and an author to keep an eye out for in the future Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased

  8. Li& says:

    Exiting and Thrilling debut with plenty of Suspence to go aroundEmily Eighteen months before the lake I met Cal the same night I met Paolo at a fund raiser for medical research I’d dragged Allie along as my date“Remind me why we’re going to a fund raiser” she asked as I sped toward the frozen in time University Club with its imposing curtains and sturdy silverwareThere was enough incredulity in Allie’s voice that I smiled to not feel offended “It’s for H1 N24 research It’s been almost twenty years since” The air between us changed as she understood The mention of a deceased parent does that Allie’s eyes conveyed warmth even pity as her lips pressed together“It’s not going to be bad” I said knowing this only because I’d asked specifically about the content of the presentations before RSVPing yes No way was I making either of us sit through a slideshow about the disease itself— the symptoms or various forms of partially effective treatments I knew plenty about H1 N24 already First signs showing within three days of infection— mild fever headache muscle pains followed by vomiting Later bleeding from the mouth nose and gums Low blood pressure eventually causing organ failure and deathWhen Paolo and Emily go on a romantic weekend getaway on a sailboat Emily who can't swim is already anxious But Paolo who is an expert swimmer assures her it's perfectly safe When she wakes up alone the following morning she finds Paolo inexplicably gone The police search but come up empty and Emily finds herself as suspect number one for his murder But Emily is certain she had nothing to do with Paolo's death Or is she Debut novel And Then You Were Gone by RJ Jacobs is a suspenful thriller with twists in unsuspected places The characters are believable and the story is solid for the most part To bring authenticity to the storyline I would have liked to have detailed information andor explanation of what H1 N24 is  I think it's a vaccine but a vaccine to prevent what exactly was unclear to me The book seems to hint that there is a deadly virus in the world capable of becoming an epidemic or pandemic in nature if it falls into the wrong hands but with no specific details about what the virus is The overall lack of details makes the story murky which for me took a bit away from the flow of the story Having said that it is fiction and it didn't take away much of the excitement and suspence and I had no trouble reading it to the very end And I'm glad I did With thanks to NetGalley RJ Jacobs and Crooked Lane Books for my digital advanced reading copy for me to read and review

  9. Shalini says:

    A different book to review An unlikable unreliable main character made my job so difficult Did I like her or did I hate her Or did I love to hate her These uestions swirled in my mind as I read the bookThe story started simply with Emily and Paolo taking a day off to spend the night on a rented boat in the middle of the lake and Paolo disappeared Emily sailed the boat to the pier contacted the cops and Paolo was presumed to be dead due to drowning with a tinge of suspicion on Emily The story rolled on with a doubting co worker weird co worker burnt corpses drowned corpse all the while the cops marking Emily for murderWriting all this made me feel that everything was so exaggerated in this book without any real evidence Author R J Jacobs added uncertainty to the mix when he made the main character Emily suffer from a bipolar disorder grade II wherein she remained in the hypo maniac state Oh how was I supposed to believe her or depend on her to lead me to the truth The entire book was written from Emily's POV and I could see her brain neurons zipping and zapping as she flitted from one thought to the other The story worked in a fast pace with Emily trying to find her peace of mind With such an atmosphere I cast my doubts on everyone in the book including Emily And yes I could guess the endingThen came my niggles continuity was not maintained in the scenes Walking cane was left in the house of the dead body but the next scene had the cane with Emily then it went back to the dead body's house How Repetitive phrases Emily didn't sleep didn't take meds didn't eat was told multiple times She was a child psychologist who had an appointment for 8am next day but it didn't happen Marty her guide disappeared midway down the book I thought there was a mystery in that but nahh he was chopped off The writing could be tighter; at one point I dozed off while reading Ah wellA good concept and a swift pace in latter half but a confused hypo maniac main character barely made this book worthwhile I wanted to get it done and get on with my life

  10. Kylie H says:

    This book took a little while to warm up but was most intriguing once it did I think the most gripping thing was the fact the main character and narrator of the story is bipolar and doubts her own take on reality and the way her mind is processing informationEmily is a psychologist battling her own demons who is asked on a boating holiday by her boyfriend Paolo she reluctantly agrees even though unable to swim and being petrified of water A seuence of events then takes place that has everyone including Emily doubting her sanity As her fear grows so does her mania as she forgets her medication and sets about trying to find out what happened on the boat Who can she trust if she can't even trust herselfA great read thank you Crooked Lane Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book

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