by Janelle Brown
3.8 of 5.0 stars
This thriller kept me intrigued through all the extra elements of the simple wife-goes-missing story. There is an amount you must trust is not going to turn out to be supernatural when the daughter begins to have visions. I've always thought type of storytelling was an easy way out of a storyline but this is NOT that. The characters are strong and I never "figured it out" before the end.
Really great writing, I plan on reading Brown's previous novels now.
About the author from Goodreads:
Born Palo Alto, California, The United States
Genre Literature & Fiction, Suspense, Mystery
Influences Lauren Groff, Jonathan Franzen, Megan Abbott, Tana French, Jennifer Egan, Gillian Flynn, Tom Perrotta
Welcome to my home on Goodreads.
A little about me: I'm the author of the novels THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE and ALL WE EVER WANTED IS EVERYTHING, which was a New York Times bestseller and published in a dozen countries around the world. My books tend to be page-turners with dysfunctional family relationships at their hearts; while my first two books were more satirical, my latest is a suspense. I'm also very much a California writer, and my books are set across the state.
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I've known I wanted to be a novelist ever since I was in first grade, when my teacher looked at the whimsical little books I liked to make (and the pile of books I checked out of the school library every week) and said that I could be an author when I grew up. I took her suggestion to heart.
It took me several decades to get to novel-writing, though. I first started off as an essayist and journalist, writing for Wired and Salon in San Francisco, during the dotcom boom years. In the 1990’s, I was also the editor and co-founder of Maxi, an irreverent (and now, long-gone) women's pop culture magazine. My writing has also appeared in Vogue, The New York Times, Elle, Wired, Self, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.
I've spent the last decade working on my novels, writing the occasional essay, and living in Los Angeles with my husband, two children, and a geriatric lab mix named Guster.