A heart-stopping new psychological thriller from international bestseller, Emily Elgar, inspired by a shocking true-life story
‘Grips to the very last page – a tense, twisted tale‘ T.M. Logan, bestselling author of THE HOLIDAY
‘I was completely hooked’ Heidi Perks, bestselling author of NOW YOU SEE HER
Meg and her daughter Grace are the most beloved family in Ashford, the lynchpin that holds the community together.
So when Meg is found brutally murdered and her daughter missing, the town is rocked by the crime. Not least because Grace has been sick for years – and may only have days to live.
Who would murder a mother who sacrificed everything, and take a teenager away from the medication that could save her life? Everyone is searching for an answer, but sometimes the truth can kill you . .
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This book is based on a true story, that of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, which took place in the United States, an absolutely mind-blowing, harrowing event that scarred a whole community. I was mesmerised by the whole case. There is also another book to be published next month too with the author’s own twist on it.
The author does disclose that this is her take on the true-life case but set in the UK. There are some additional characters used and a twist at the end but the flux of the story remains the same. If you know the story or have read the book coming out next month then there won’t be a great deal of surprises for you in this.
The author’s characters are well developed and I really enjoyed the added spin-offs of the fictional characters such as Jon. The story is gripping in every way and it is heartbreaking to know that this happened. Grace’s mum was a force to be reckoned with where the health care system was concerned. I mean how could so many doctors have fallen for all this, but they did.
A stunning story, if you have no knowledge of the real case. It is the shock element that makes this.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hello fellow reader,
I am a British novelist living in Lewes, England with my husband and son.
I have always written, but I became a novelist when Frank – a man with locked in syndrome in my first novel If You Knew Her – wouldn’t leave me alone until I’d written about him.
I then wrote Grace is Gone because I was gripped by a true crime that happened in America and I wanted to learn more about the issues the stories raised in my mind – mostly about revenge and justice – and whether the ultimate crime can ever justified.
I hope you enjoy them!