She's Not There Kindle Edition
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"Taut, tense, and twisty—this turn-the-pages-as-fast-as-you can thriller is relentlessly suspenseful. A mysterious ballerina, a nefarious businessman, and a killer on the loose—but who's really in danger? P.J. Parrish weaves a spellbinding story, with a surprise around every corner!” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark–award winning author of Truth Be Told
“Parrish…delivers a tension-filled plot rich in characterizations. Twists and turns keep the reader off-kilter.” —Miami Herald
“A sequel is required.” —South Florida Sun Sentinel
“Don’t skip over this book…chock full of fun actions and twists, this novel is the epitome of a perfect summer read.” —Chic.toronto
About the Author
P.J. Parrish is the pen name of sisters Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors who have written several novels together. Their books include Dark of the Moon, Dead of Winter, Paint It Black, Island of Bones, A Killing Rain, An Unquiet Grave, Thicker Than Water, A Thousand Bones, South of Hell, The Little Death, and Heart of Ice. They have earned eleven major crime fiction awards, including the Shamus Award, International Thriller Award, and the Anthony Award, as well as an Edgar Award nomination. Before joining forces as mystery authors, Kristy worked as a newspaper editor and dance critic, while Kelly was a blackjack dealer and human resources specialist in the casino industry. Their stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including Detroit Noir and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. They reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Traverse City, Michigan, respectively.
- File Size : 2033 KB
- Print Length : 384 pages
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (September 8, 2015)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publication Date : September 8, 2015
- ASIN : B00U0N5GDI
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #286,599 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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She’s Not There follows Amelia as she tries to remember her past, including what put her in the hospital and why she’s so scared of her husband. As pieces slowly come back, she uncovers secrets that could put her life in danger.
I really liked the premise of this book, however I found myself a little frustrated while reading it. I think I’m starting to realize that amnesia/memory loss books aren’t my favorite. I often find myself getting annoyed because there are so any unanswered questions until the last 10% or so of the book. Being so much in the dark is too frustrating for me. I imagine we’re supposed to be feeling what the main character is feeling – the sense of loss, confusion, and uncertianty of who to trust, but I just can’t get myself to enjoy them the way I should be.
She’s Not There was told through three perspectives – through Amelia’s as she tries to uncover her memories, through her husband Alex, and through Clay, a private investigator hired by Alex in an attempt to find Amelia after she runs off.
The thing I did like about the book was how easy it felt to read. I read it in a day because I wanted to know what happened to Amelia that put her in the hospital, and the book made it engaging enough to be able to read in one sitting without getting bored.
That said, I felt like there were a lot of things that I felt like were too convenient that moved the plot along. The people she met, the things she remembered and when…I constantly was feeling like I had to suspend disbelief in order to move forward with the story. Additionally, I found many of the characters unlikeable, which made me want to skim through parts of the book. Amelia was likable enough, regardless of her irrational choices and coincidental discoveries.
Overall, if you are a fan of cat and mouse type stories or stories that involve memory loss and amnesia, this may be the book for you. It wasn’t a huge win for me, but was engaging enough to get 3.5 stars from me, rounded down to 3 stars because of the issues I had with the book.
Who's tracking her? Her husband, her husband's law firm partner, her husband's mistress, a PI? All have one reason or another to see her dead.
The plot really has the ingredients for a good suspense thriller. But, not too far into the novel it just seems to fall flat. The characters aren't too well developed and several of their actions aren't all that tangible . I began to become weary towards Amelia, and the antagonists just seemed not to live up to their villanous roles. Don't look for many good twists; ones which PJ Parrish usually peppers a novel with. There is a minor twist. The reader is left with quite a predictable story. I didn't find anything very climactic in the ending, either.
The book is not terrible by any means. It moves along at a steady pace. There's just not much of a punch to it. I found it mediocre and certainly the sisters' weakest novel.
Discovering his wife has disappeared, Alex hires a skip tracer named Buchanan to find her. Little by little, vague memories return to Amelia, but it's not always clear how reliable they are. And every time you think you're beginning to figure out what happened, the story takes a turn, and then you're not so sure. Told from three sides (Amelia, Alex, and Buchanan) gives the plot a well-rounded feel, with a somewhat satisfying ending. But I do hope there is a follow-up novel in the works that concludes Buchanan's storyline, or I'll be very disappointed.
Review pt. 2 (after completion)- No twist. We found out who the guilty parties were (no surprise there), and then the story devolved into a cheesy melodrama with unbelievably trite dialogue. It became a soap opera, complete with a scorned woman making threats, and a man with undying love for his woman. The characters were totally ridiculous. And then, when the whole story was sorted out, and I thought it would finally end, there seemed to be a third useless section, telling about what the characters, who are all fictitious, were doing after the mystery was resolved. Considering they didn't actually exist, it was ridiculous to tell us what they did afterward, which was also quite boring. It was almost as if there wasn't a large enough word count when the story ended and more needed to be added. So, if you like to read your soap operas, you will love this book!