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Local author Amy Gentry joins us to speak and sign her debut crime novel, Good as Gone, the story of a girl’s disappearance and her return to her family, years later. Although her mother desperately wants to believe in her daughter’s return, she slowly discovers numerous holes in the young woman’s story. Gentry writes the long-running Austin Chronicle column “The Good Eye,” and has also written for The Texas Observer, Rumpus, LA Review of Books, and many more publications.
ABOUT GOOD AS GONE
When 13-year-old Julie Whitaker is kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, her family shatters. As the years go by and the search for Julie turns up nothing, even her mother Anna begins to lose hope. Then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic—only Anna can see the holes in Julie’s story. Fighting her worst fears, Anna begins a tortuous search for the truth about the young woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.
Propulsive and suspenseful, Good as Gone will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and keep readers guessing until the final pages.
ABOUT AMY GENTRY
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 spent several years volunteering at SafePlace a shelter and resource center for victims of sexual and domestic violence. Good As Gone is her first novel.
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