--Publishers Weekly "A stellar, psychological thriller with twists and turns you don't see coming...R. J. Jacobs is one to watch for years to come."
--Red Carpet Crash "The strongest plot element is Jacobs's sympathetic understanding of Emily's mental condition, how it contributes to her stress and mania, and how she comes to rely solely on her determination to survive...A disturbing, fully satisfying drama."
--Mystery Scene Magazine "A gripping psychological thriller filled with suspenseful twists and turns!"
--Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spymaster "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 "A thrilling ride that kept me guessing until the end...Exceptional!"
--Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before "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 "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 "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 "And Then You Were Gone captivates readers...pulling you headfirst into a terrifying disappearance that quickly derails the life of an irresistible and freshly-drawn main character. It will keep you turning page after page, with racing heart, toward the satisfying finish. Highly recommended!"
--E. C. Diskin, author of Amazon bestseller Broken Grace "Rich characterizations, exquisite language, and a subtle thrum of tension . . . In Emily Firestone, Jacobs has created not just a heroine, but a fully realized person whose bipolar disorder is sensitively and realistically handled. I was riveted from the very first page."
--Jaden Terrell, author of the Jared McKean mysteries "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 reading--and leave you wanting more!"
--Wylene Dunbar, author of My Life With Corpses
THEIR PERFECT TRIP... BECAME HER WORST NIGHTMARE.
And Then You Were Gone is a totally addictive and twisting psychological thriller that will grip you from the very first page. Perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh, Lisa Jewell, Fiona Barton, Shari Lapena and B.A. Paris.
'A thrilling ride that kept me guessing until the end . . . Exceptional!' Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before
'A gripping psychological thriller filled with suspenseful twists and turns!' Brad Thor, number one
For once, Emily Firestone feels her life is coming together. She has a great job and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend boating trip, it sounds idyllic - wine, water, and the man she loves.
But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail the boat is adrift... and Paolo has vanished. A strong swimmer, there is no way Paolo drowned. So how did he disappear?
The days pass without any answers and Emily's world begins to fall apart. As the prime suspect she must do everything to clear her name...but what hidden secrets will she uncover in search of the truth?
'Compulsively readable...this psychological thriller takes hold and won't let go.' Publishers Weekly
WHY READERS ARE COMPLETELY GRIPPED:
'One of those psychological thrillers you absolutely cannot put down' ***** Goodreads reviewer
'What a gripping ride, a psychological thriller with a difference, I could not put this book down.' ***** Goodreads reviewer
'The story had me hooked from the first page...'Unputdownable' fits this book better than anything.' ***** Goodreads reviewer
'A real rollercoaster of a read!' ***** Goodreads reviewer