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Publisher's Summary

Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2020

LA Times Book Prize - Finalist, 2020

“Sharp, witty and perfectly paced, And Now She’s Gone is one hell of a read!” (Wendy Walker, best-selling author of The Night Before)

Isabel Lincoln is gone.

But is she missing?

It’s up to Grayson Sykes to find her. Although she is reluctant to track down a woman who may not want to be found, Gray’s search for Isabel Lincoln becomes more complicated and dangerous with every new revelation about the woman’s secrets and the truth she’s hidden from her friends and family.

Featuring two complicated women in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game, Rachel Howzell Hall's And Now She’s Gone explores the nature of secrets - and how violence and fear can lead you to abandon everything in order to survive.

A Macmillan Audio production from Forge Books

©2020 Rachel Howzell Hall (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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A intriguing mystery with powerful social message

This starts as a private detective Grayson gets her first solo case. Thinking it would be an easy one; she steps into a web of lies, and murderous scamming. I loved the plot twists and mystery. But importantly, the characters (especially Grayson) were complex, broken, twisted, brave and damn relatable . The Black cultural norms came alive in the writing and the excellent voice actor's performance. The discussion of DV, racism, abuse of Black women, etc made this book quite powerful. Several scenes had me processing my own experiences as a Black woman. I found the story and Grayson's arc to be healing and inspirational.

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Good plot, BUT!

Compelling plot, but way, way way too wordy. I have never considered buying an abridged version of a book. However, I would suggest the abridged version of this book.

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Best new detective series I’ve read in a long time!

Fresh voice, dynamic characters, and expertly crafted plot! Fun from beginning to end. One of my favorite novels of 2020!

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Not One of My Favorites

I thought this book was okay, not great. I was disappointed by the reader's voicing of older African-American characters, which were frankly overblown and unflattering. And the twisty ending seemed contrived. Glad others enjoyed it more than I did.

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Excellent Narrator

The narrator was so convincing. I forgot it was only one person reading! The plot was intriguing and suspenseful. The only downside was the ending.It felt abrupt. The epilogue didn’t even mention the doctor or the dog...

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Best.Narrator.Ever.

Ms. Fleming is astounding! The accents and dialects made the story even better than it is. It seems it will be a series -- I am hoping very much it will! Clever writing brought alive by the narration makes this a MUST Listen!

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Where is Isabel Lincoln?

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Where is Isabel Lincoln?

I found myself constantly asking this question throughout this entire book. Right when I thought I had it figured out, I realized I was wrong.

We’re following our main character Gray on her first big private investigator case. Grayson Sykes is hired to locate a young doctors missing girlfriend and dog. But is Isabel really missing?

Throughout the story we also see flashbacks into Grayson’s past and find out why she’s in the P.I. business.

I really enjoyed the twist and turns of this book, despite Grayson’s past/storyline being a little predictable. Honestly, I could’ve done without the back and forth between the two stories because it left me a little confused at times.

Overall, I enjoyed this mystery/thriller and its exploration of domestic violence.

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Another gem!!

Well Rachel Howzell Hall has done it again!! And Je Nie Fleming as always was awesome!! Can’t wait to see what comes out next!! Definitely recommend!

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Best Voice Acting I’ve Ever Heard on Audible

Je Nie Fleming is the best voice actor/ narrator I’ve ever heard in an audiobook! Ever voice of every character felt real, and distinctly different from the last.

I’m a huge fan of the way Rachel Howzell Hall writes characters, so the combination of good writing and phenomenal acting, really made this story immersive.

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Love it, great read!

This one had many twists and turns kept me eagerly waiting for more. Can’t wait to find another one of her books!

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Loved it!

I enjoyed every second of this book. The narrator was fantastic. Witty and compelling.

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highly recommend!

I really loved listening to this book! The story had so many twists and the performance was exceptional! I will definitely be listening to more of this author and the narrator!

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  • 10-08-20

Not continuing with this story.

Dislike this story. The slick American style is off putting. Will not continue this book.