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After She's Gone

After She's Gone

Escrito por Maggie James

Narrado por Heather Wilds


After She's Gone

Escrito por Maggie James

Narrado por Heather Wilds

avaliações:
3.5/5 (6 avaliações)
Comprimento:
8 horas
Lançado em:
Mar 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781536666519
Formato:
Audiolivro

Descrição

Lori Golden's family have had more than their fair share of troubles. But through it all, Lori and her sister, Jessie, have always supported each other. Then Jessie is killed. And Lori's world turns upside down.

Devastated, Lori struggles to cope with her loss, and to learn to live in a world without her bright, bubbly sister by her side. Around her, her already fractured family start to fall apart. And, as Lori and her mother try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, secrets long thought buried are coming painfully to light.

Faced with the unthinkable, Lori is forced to ask herself how well she really knows those who are left behind…

Lançado em:
Mar 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781536666519
Formato:
Audiolivro

Sobre o autor

Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels.   Her first novel, entitled His Kidnapper’s Shoes, was written whilst travelling in Bolivia. Maggie was inspired by an impending milestone birthday along with a healthy dose of annoyance at having procrastinated for so long in writing a novel. His Kidnapper’s Shoes was published in both paperback and e-book format in 2013, followed by her second novel, entitled Sister, Psychopath. Her third novel, Guilty Innocence, like her first two, features her home city of Bristol. She has recently published her fourth novel, The Second Captive. Maggie has also written Write Your Novel! From Getting Started to First Draft, to inspire would-be novelists to write their first book.   Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!


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  • (4/5)
    After She's Gone by Lisa Jackson is a highly recommended mystery/thriller.

    After Cassie Kramer's younger sister Allie followed her to Hollywood, Allie proved to be more talented and driven than Cassie and her fame quickly took hold. Now Allie has disappeared right after her body double is nearly killed on the set of her latest film, Deep Heat, and Cassie, unable to handle the stress, has committed herself to a psychiatric hospital. Cassie was the last known person to talk to Allie and their sibling rivalry is well known. Cassie is a suspect in her sister's disappearance. Both sisters were in the movie; Cassie had a bit part while Allie was the star. Cassie checks herself out of the hospital after a couple days and makes it her mission to find Allie.

    The family is no stranger to the problems that can arise with fame and the media coverage that can follow. Their mother is Jenna Hughes, a well-known, beloved former Hollywood actress. Ten years earlier a crazed fan nearly killed Jenna and Cassie. The event scarred Cassie. (Deep Freeze; 2005) Cassie does suffer from periods where she blacks out and loses track of time but is she capable of killing her own sister? Even though Allie can exasperate her and was seemingly after Cassie's husband, Trent, Cassie doesn't believe she could harm her.

    It appears that this is going to be a fast paced mystery at the beginning, but even with the frantic maneuverings of the characters, the hectic speed is not coupled with a lot of progress. The plot is complex and the unraveling of the mystery is satisfying, but sometimes the pacing seemed a bit too slow. The character of Cassie is well developed and while you may sympathize with Cassie, you aren't necessarily going to like her for most of the book. (It does get better in the last half.) Allie is totally unsympathetic.

    is one of those books that I enjoyed for the most part. It certainly would qualify for an airplane book. You should stay engaged in the story and hold your attention to the end. If I were giving stars it would be a 3.5.


    Disclosure: My Kindle edition was courtesy of Kensington via Netgalley for review purposes.
  • (3/5)
    Having read most of Lisa Jackson’s books I was surprised by this one. I felt there were loose ends, repetition and at times too many characters to keep track of. Wanting to find out more about the book I did look it up online and found it is book thee in the West Coast Series and wondered if that was why I felt lost and let down a bit by this book. After reading the reviews for “Deep Freeze “ it seems that some of the loose ends I felt were left hanging in this book would have been known to me if I had read that book before this one. What loose ends? Well, in book one there were evidently kidnappings, a stalker/serial murderer, and traumatic events only mentioned in passing in “After She’s Gone”. My guess is that I would also have known and understood the characters better if I had read the three books of this series in order.As for the story – the premise was interesting, the first chapter riveting and then things started to go downhill. It was difficult to warm up to any of the characters except perhaps Trent and then I wondered why he would want or put up with Cassie. Cassie seemed clueless and on a mission she had no hope of finding an answer to…big risk taker with little sense of danger. I finished the book, realized it was an ARC so not in final edited format and hope that by publication date everything I wondered about will be dealt with (it usually is for this author’s books) and that the book will do well. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the copy of this book to read and review.
  • (4/5)
    Book Cover:

    Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they’d survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes. Still, Cassie moved to L.A., urging Allie to follow. As a team, they’d take the town by storm. But Allie, finally free of small-town Oregon, and just that little bit more beautiful, also proved to be more talented—and driven. Where Cassie got bit parts, Allie rose to stardom. But now her body double has been shot on the set of her latest movie—and Allie is missing.

    My Thoughts:

    It was an excellent plot but the multiple viewpoints and the shifting back and forth not only of the characters but the time lines, made it somewhat hard to follow. Cassie was a very complex character and even though you felt sympathy for her she wasn't easy to like. I finally gave up even trying. It did keep the reader in suspense until almost the very last as to who the killer was. For that alone I gave it 3.5 stars.
  • (2/5)
    After She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson is the third book in the West Coast series. Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie grew up with a famous mother. Their mother, Jenna Hughes was a famous actress. When she was a child, Cassie (and her mother) had a horrible incident with a crazy (and very dangerous) fan. Cassie still has issues with it to this day. However, that did not stop Cassie from moving to Hollywood to try her hand at acting. When her sister, Allie turned eighteen, Cassie encouraged her to join her. Allie was an instant success (with some help from their father). They are filming (actually filming it again) a scene for Allie’s latest movie Dead Heat, when Allie turns up missing. When Cassie ends up being the number one suspect, she checks herself into a psychiatric hospital in Portland, Oregon. One night Cassie gets a visit from someone dressed like an old-fashioned nurse (with the cape and nursing cap). The person tells Cassie that her sister is still alive (was she visited by a real person or was it a hallucination). Cassie checks herself out of the hospital the next morning and sets out to find her sister (she thinks she is the only person who can find her). Will Cassie be able to find her sister? After She’s Gone sounded like a great novel of suspense, intrigue, and mystery. It was actually a very predictable book with little intrigue (or suspense). The characters are very unlikable (especially Cassie). Cassie had so many issues (anger, trust, blackouts, hallucinations) that I wanted to commit her. There were so few clues that would help the reader solve the mystery (though it was very easy to figure out). The author used the same phrases and sentences several times throughout the book (it was like she was short on the required word count so she copied and pasted). There is also many pages of Cassie’s internal dialogue. It was monotonous (I just started skimming past it after a while). This novel was tedious and dragged on for too long (sorry, but just being truthful). I give After She’s Gone 2.5 out of 5 stars. I received a complimentary copy of After She’s Gone from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • (4/5)
    Ten years have passed since a deranged serial killer terrorized movie legend Jenna Hughes and her daughters, Cassie and Allie Kramer. Both girls have gone on to acting careers, although Cassie finds herself in Allie’s shadow as her younger sister attains Movieland stardom. But when a stand-in is shot and nearly killed on the set of Allie’s latest movie, the young starlet suddenly disappears. Since the terror of that long-ago attack, Cassie has suffered blackouts and hallucinations; as she desperately searches for her missing sister, others involved with the movie are murdered and all the clues point to Cassie as the culprit. Cassie flits between Los Angeles and Portland in search of answers, hoping to find her sister before the killer. Will she find Allie . . . and will she finally find a way to put past to rest?Cassie’s obsession with finding Allie occasionally hinders the action, but the plot, with its twists and turns, will keep the pages turning. The revelations will not completely surprise astute readers, but the unraveling of hidden secrets and the frantic, fast-paced conclusion are likely to appeal.Recommended.
  • (4/5)
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. I am always excited when I receive a free book from an author I already enjoy. This was a good read. It was an interesting premise and I was carried along with the story to the end. I wish I had read the previous two books in the series before I started, but not sure if it would have made a difference to the read. Overall, a decent book.