“One day, just months after she turns seventeen, your daughter disappears. You’re told by the police that sometimes this happens. Sometimes people just disappear. Especially teenage girls. Then, almost a year later, the first text comes in. Two text messages. The first text says, mom. The second text says, please help.”—from the prologue of One Year Gone
The plot synopsis of One Year Gone sounds so good that I just had to pick it up from Netgalley. Unfortunately, the book itself was a miss for me. Its problem? It was slow, agonizingly slow. Why use one adjective if you can use an entire paragraph (or several) seems to be the author’s mindset. I also didn’t like either of the main characters. 2 stars.
Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.