REVIEW – Grace is Gone by Emily Elgar

Grace is Gone

Published January 7th, 2020 by Harper

 

A gripping and addictive read!!

Cara Dorman knocks on the door of 52 Woodgreen Avenue. Her mother asked her to drop off some donated clothing to their friends and neighbors, Meg and Grace. Cara is about five years older than Grace. They were very close when they were younger, but lately, Cara doesn’t always know how to talk to Grace. Grace is very ill and is confined to a wheelchair. Cara feels guilty when she talks about her own busy life because Grace’s life is so limited.

No one answers the door so Cara knocks again.

Meg and Grace are ALWAYS home.  Why aren’t they answering the door?

Cara tries the door and finds it’s unlocked. She makes her way through the house. It’s completely clean and so very quiet. She sees Grace’s empty wheelchair tipped over on its side. When she gets to Meg’s bedroom, she opens the door and makes a horrifying discovery.

Investigative Journalist, Jon’s career was ruined after he wrote a story about Meg and Grace Nichols. After hearing the terrible news his first instinct is to head over to the house on Woodgreen Ave, but he knows he should steer clear. The last time he was there it didn’t end well. He decides that he’ll just drive past the house. He won’t even get out of the car.

Where is Grace?

The community that loves Megan and Grace is grieving and very worried about Grace. Cara is traumatized but she really wants to know where Grace is. When she was in the house she found something. Now she’s not sure what to do with it. Should she give what she found to the police or use it to do some investigating of her own? Maybe, Jon the journalist, can help her?

I couldn’t wait to read this book!

This novel is inspired by real-life events, but it still has many differences and tells its own story.

Once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop. I was pulled in right from the start and found it easy to keep up. The story is told from multiple perspectives and I had no issues keeping the characters and their individual stories straight.

As I neared the end it was even harder to stop reading. Although I did see a few things coming, I flew through the last few chapters and was surprised by the twisted ending!

All in all, this was a gripping and entertaining read about family, love, redemption, and justice.

I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.

 

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