Gone Tonight

Gone Tonight

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I picked up Gone Tonight…but it certainly wasn’t what I got. And that’s a good thing.

The book describes the relationship of mom Ruth and daughter Catherine. Ruth has just been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at forty-two. Unfortunately, recent nursing graduate Catherine works in a dementia ward and knows what is coming soon in both of their lives. She is desperate to find out about her mother’s past, which Ruth has kept secret during Catherine’s entire life, before Ruth no longer remembers it. But sometimes the truth is buried for a good reason.

One morning, I woke up early and thought I would read Gone Tonight for about an hour before arising. Bad mistake! I read the book straight through for the next four hours. Good thing it was the weekend.

The book is a compelling and entertaining look into one secretive family. But it is not your usual domestic thriller. I was entranced trying to discover who was lying to themselves (and us) in their alternating first-person chapters and especially when the next jaw dropping twist would occur.

Overall, Gone Tonight is highly recommended to both mystery and thriller fans, especially to those that think that all the best plots have already been written. This book proves how incorrect that assumption is with its stunningly original plot. 5 stars and a favorite!

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

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