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And Then You Were Gone
And Then You Were Gone | R. J. Jacobs
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For fans of B. A. Paris and Mary Kubica comes a propulsive, twisting psychological thriller that asks, How can you save someone else if you can't save yourself? After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she's got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees--wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift...and Paolo is gone. A strong swimmer, there's no way Paolo drowned, but Emily is at a loss for any other explanation. Where else could he have gone? And why? As the hours and days pass by, each moment marking Paolo's disappearance, Emily's hard-won stability begins to slip. But when Emily uncovers evidence suggesting Paolo was murdered, the investigation throws her mania into overdrive, even as she becomes a person of interest in her own personal tragedy. To clear her name, Emily must find the truth--but can she hold onto her own sanity in the process?
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everfree7
And Then You Were Gone | R. J. Jacobs

Next up on the reading roster! Yay for summer!

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FantasyChick
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Thanks for the tag @kelseynicburke 🤗
1. Running away. All alone. Just for a while. I need a break
2. I was a battery tester. My job was literally playing with remote control cars until the batteries ran out and recording how long they lasted.
3. I tried but it wasn't for me 🤷‍♀️
4. Anything by C.J. Tudor or J.D. Barker!
5. Late to the game but @tournevis @PurpleyPumpkin @BookishTrish

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

TheBookKeepers That sounds like a fun first job! 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Thanks for the tag! I almost tagged you when I posted earlier. We were on the same wavelength. 😉🙌🏽 4mo
tournevis 👋👋👋👋 4mo
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guinsgirlreads
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A decent debut! I got a little ‘eh, come on‘ at times, but overall a cool psych thrill.

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guinsgirlreads
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Started this one earlier! I‘m back on a roll I hope!

JoScho Yay! Reading slump be damned! 4mo
guinsgirlreads @JoScho I hope!! Thanks! ❤️👏🏻👍🏻 4mo
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Bakingbookworm
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2.5 STARS - a decent premise but too much focus is on the MC‘s mental illness making it a very choppy read since we only get her POV. More focus was needed on a tighter plot and more twists.

My review: http://bit.ly/2IQZqnX

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TorieStorieS
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This is my first ever #NetGalley read!! Out in just a few weeks, this is an interesting thriller with a main character battling her own mental illness while the body count in #Nashville rises! The pacing is a little uneven, so this is probably between a so-so and a pick for me, but the climatic ending pushed it to a Pick! It‘s a strong debut and I‘m curious to see what the author will do next!

Cinfhen Yay!!! #NetGalley is sooooo addictive 5mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen I know!!!! How has it taken me this long to participate?!! 5mo
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britt_brooke
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Hey #NashilleLittens - I just found out from RJ Jacobs (via IG) that he has an event at the Vandy B&N on 3.23.19. Pub date for his Nashville-set psychological thriller is 3.13.19. I read it a few months ago and liked it. Not sure I can make it, but wanted to spread the word! Always nice to support local authors.

Alfrazier21 @adnama82 we should go!! 5mo
HeatherBookNerd @britt_brooke I‘m out of town then 😐 5mo
adnama82 @Alfrazier21 I‘m down to go! 5mo
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allthingskayla
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Mehso-so

Rating-3/5 Stars
The premise is good, however it fell very flat. The action was not intense and I guessed what was going to happen mid way. It was still enjoyable though.
#bookstagram #bibliophile #meh #soso #threestars #bookreview #review #netgalley #kindle #andthenyouweregone #tbr #litsy #littens

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BluestockingDuchess
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And Then You Were Gone kept me guessing until the end. While the beginning is a little slow hold on because the story picks up and is nonstop from there! R.J. Jacobs did an excellent job describing Emily's inner dialogue. As the story progressed I could feel her manic behavior while reading. It was like my own mind was racing along with her.

#AndThenYouWereGone #NetGalley #bookreview

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This thriller, set in and around Nashville, trails manic-depressive psychologist Emily Firestone as her life suddenly unravels. She‘s not sure who or what to trust, even her own intrusive thoughts. I don‘t want to say too much or give anything away, but I needed something fast-paced and this delivered. (See my comment for a small world story) 👇🏻

PUB DATE: 3.13.19

Thanks for the #ARC, #NetGalley!

britt_brooke I learned of this debut after connecting with RJ Jacobs over a Nashville zoo photo he‘d posted on IG. Our families had coincidentally been there the same day. He seems super nice. 8mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings This sounds right up my alley! ❤️ added 😊 8mo
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Booksnchill Oh hadn‘t heard of this one- excellent intel!!! 8mo
britt_brooke @Booksnchill Thanks! 😄 8mo
HeatherBookNerd @britt_brooke ooooh, sounds good! 8mo
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd It was fun reading a book set here. 👍🏻 8mo
mom2bugnbee Yay! Stacked! 8mo
ferskner Just got an ARC of this! Yay! 8mo
britt_brooke @ferskner Oh, good! Hope you enjoy. It was fun reading a book set here. 8mo
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britt_brooke
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❓ What would your warning label say? Comment below! Judgment-free zone!

I just finished this thriller written by a local Nashville author and this has me wondering about you all .... 😆🤔😙

#ARC

britt_brooke 🚫 My personal space is large. I often have RBF, but I promise I‘m fairly not bitchy. Recharge alone time is a plus. 8mo
Amiable Mine would say, " Don't ask the question if you don't want to hear the answer." ? 8mo
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Kappadeemom “Be brief, Be bright, Be gone” (learned this about myself in a management class 😂) 8mo
Redwritinghood Honestly, mine would probably be “whines a lot”. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
JoScho Overthinks and worries about everything 8mo
Hestapleton “She is acts like she is actually five years old. Needs frequent naps and snacks.” 8mo
Melissa_J Feed regularly 😂 8mo
vivastory Approach at own risk, before first cup of coffee 8mo
huntersmom1977 “This girl cries at EVERYTHING!” 8mo
britt_brooke @Kappadeemom Love it - and agree! 8mo
britt_brooke @Melissa_J 😆 Yes!! 8mo
britt_brooke @vivastory Good one - I‘m with you! 8mo
britt_brooke @huntersmom1977 🙋🏼‍♀️ Sometimes it doesn‘t take much. 8mo
britt_brooke @Hestapleton 😆 Perfect! If only life would allow this for everyone, the world would be a much calmer place. 8mo
Trashcanman Defective human, prone to misery 8mo
Swe_Eva Sarcasm Ahead 8mo
CouronneDhiver No Drama Allowed. 🚫 8mo
CouronneDhiver Fiercely Independent ✅ 8mo
CouronneDhiver Personal Space Required. Proceed with Caution ⚠️ 8mo
britt_brooke @CouronneDhiver Yes, yes, yes! 🙌🏻 8mo
Bookjunkie57 Dangerous when hungry. 8mo
britt_brooke @Bookjunkie57 😆🙋🏼‍♀️ 8mo
AsYouWish ⚠️Fragile Please Handle With Care & 🐕Would rather be spending time with my dog 8mo
Landslide Would rather be reading 8mo
kathedron Already disturbed: leave me be 8mo
amb Do not use foreboding phrases like we need to talk about this later. This woman will dwell, spin out and travel down an anxiety spiral. Productivity will decrease exponentially. 8mo
Kaye Approach Slowly. Very Grouchy !!! 8mo
OrangeMooseReads Adult supervision required 8mo
britt_brooke @kathedron 💚🙋🏼‍♀️ 8mo
britt_brooke @amb I know this feeling! 😬 8mo
britt_brooke @Kaye 😆🙋🏼‍♀️ 8mo
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overtheedge
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I loved this book! The mystery and intrigue are spellbinding and it's hard not to relate to Emily. The depiction of a positive role model for bipolar and mania and the murder mystery make this a book I will not forget. Look for this in May 2019!
Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and #netgalley for this ARC.
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britt_brooke Happy to see this positive review! I just started it tonight. I randomly connected with the author on IG after realizing we both live in the Nashville area. I‘m excited to read a new, local author! 8mo
overtheedge @britt_brooke I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Very cool you were able to connect with a local author! I'll look for your review! 8mo
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