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One Year Gone

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A missing teenager...who isn't missing. Sounds intriguing. But there are really no likeable characters here. The timeline alternates between present day and the past, leading up to the time period when Wyn disappeared. There are also multiple POV, a lot of characters, plenty of tropes, and (was it just me) some eye rolling. Despite that, I wanted to know what happened, so this is a good read. It could have used some editing; some things are described in such detail, you think the author is writing for someone not living in our society. The very pretty cover is will probably sell more copies than the content. 3.5 stars.
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One Year Gone by Avery Bishop
Pub Date August 10th 2021
A mother will risk everything to find her missing daughter in this twisty thriller from the author of Girl Gone Mad.
“Sometimes teenagers run away…Give her a few days. She’ll be back.”
That’s what the police tell Jessica Moore when her seventeen-year-old daughter, Wyn, vanishes. All signs point to this being true. But days become weeks. Weeks become months. And Jessica begins to fear the terrible truth—that she may never see her daughter again.
Then, one year later, when all hope seems lost, Jessica gets a flurry of text messages from Wyn that freeze her blood: mom. please help. i think he’s going to kill me. But Wyn’s terrified plea comes with a warning not to call the police. Her kidnapper wears a badge.
As Jessica’s fears are raised again, so are the stakes. Delving into the months leading up to Wyn’s disappearance, Jessica stumbles upon information that could put her own life in danger. With each revelation, the nightmare deepens. Now she must decide just how far she’ll go to bring her daughter home.
I thoroughly enjoyed Avery Bishop’s novel, Girl Gone Mad, so I was excited when granted a copy of One Year Gone to review.
This thrilling read keeps you hooked throughout, and with some chapters ending on minor cliffhangers, it makes you turn the pages to see what happens next.
The story moves backwards and forwards before and after Wyn’s disappearance and is told from various points of view. We learn about both Wyn and Jess and why what occurred happened. 
This book kept me guessing all the way through. 
A thrilling, emotional, heartbreaking, fast-paced mystery/thriller, One Year Gone has enough twists and turns to entertain everyone who enjoys this genre. I highly recommend it.
I want to thank NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and author Avery Bishop for a copy to review.
@AveryBishopBks #NetGalley #OneYearGone
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Jessica’s daughter Wyn (short for Bronwyn) disappeared a year ago on homecoming weekend.   Jessica gets a text message a year later saying “Mom”
    The timeline in the book goes back and forth, back to events leading up to homecoming and forth to now.  We go back to see  Wyn’s perspectives, and forth to Jessica’s.  Many many characters in the book; the one most often mentioned was the mayor.   Bottles of wine were important to Jessica. 
    It took a long time for me to read the book.  I wanted to see what happened to Wyn and if she’d be found.   I’m glad I finished it; am ready for another book.  
    Thanks to Netgalley.
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This is an author that I have enjoyed from the first book I picked up of hers.  I never hesitate to pick up one of her books as I know I am in for a great suspenseful story.  This book is no different.  This is a suspensful story about how far a mother will go to find her missing daughter.  Jessica is deterined to bring her daughter home.  The problem is the more she uncovers the more she puts herself in danger.  Will she bring her daughter home safely?  I enjoyed being pulled into this story by the characters.  They are connectable and brought the story to life.  I enjoyed watching their growth thoughout the story and what they brought to the story.  This is a fast paced story that I had a hard time putting down.  This is an engaging story about a mother's determination that could just mean her life.  I highly recommend this book and this author.
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“Sometimes teenagers run away…Give her a few days. She’ll be back.”

That’s what the police tell Jessica Moore when her seventeen-year-old daughter, Wyn, vanishes. All signs point to this being true. 

Then, one year later, when all hope seems lost, Jessica gets a flurry of text messages from Wyn pleading for help. But Wyn’s terrified plea comes with a warning not to call the police as her kidnapper wears a badge.

As Jessica’s fears are raised again, so are the stakes. Delving into the months leading up to Wyn’s disappearance, Jessica stumbles upon information that could put her own life in danger. With each revelation, the nightmare deepens. Now she must decide just how far she’ll go to bring her daughter home.

An intriguing premise which starts off very well but doesn’t quite capitalise on it.

The plot is narrated across dual timelines and multiple points of view, covering events and circumstances leading to Wyn’s disappearance to Jessica’s present situation. The flashbacks aren’t in any particular order and they involve a rather large cast of characters, none of whom are very likeable, which tends to make you lose interest in between.

But I was desperate to know what happened and fortunately there are plenty of twists in the plot. The ending was definitely a surprise but it felt too unreal!

Overall, an okay read.

Thank You NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this ARC!
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After reading Avery Bishops Girl Gone Mad, I could not wait to get my hands on One Year Gone. It definitely did not disappoint!! Going through Wyns story from start to finish and boy that was a wild finish, I was full of emotions! I didn't see a few twists coming and it while I didn't love the ending (not going to spoil it) it was perfect!! 5 stars from me!!! Thanks netgalley for the "read now" chance!!
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One Year Gone is an amazing new suspense novel from @averybishopbooks. Bronwyn or “Wyn” is the daughter of Jessica and Joe, and and she disappears after a school pep rally a year ago. Suddenly Jessica receives messages from Wyn and everyone tries to locate her, but it’s very difficult. Lots of secrets are uncovered during this time and it’s one that’s truly engrossing. 

This book was really interesting- obviously we want to know what happened to Wyn, but her own BFF Taylor also died weeks before Wyn went missing. So we also want to know what happened to her. There were lots of clues and people involved for both crimes. Jessica is also an alcoholic and it makes her account of things hazy since she drinks a lot every night. This was definitely a good read and I’m looking forward to more from Avery.
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After reading the description (and some lower rated reviews) I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. So I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. I enjoy reading YA drama/suspense/mystery and I feel like this book leans more toward the YA genre.

The POV's are mostly Jessica (present day and after Wyn's disappearance) and Wyn (day of the pep rally). The book starts off with Jessica's POV - she receives a text from Wyn a year after she's been gone, asking for help. This starts pushing Jessica to re-open the investigation into Wyn's disappearance. The flashbacks help fill in the backstory and eventually lead us to what happened. Wyn's POV is full of teenage drama - mean girls, boys, mom/daughter woes, and the death of her best friend.

The story kept me guessing until the end and the reveal was definitely darker than I could have even imagined. A fast-paced read full of twists!
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Last summer I loved Girl Gone Mad so the moment I saw announced One Year Gone it became one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I’m glad to say it delivered.

Wyn has been missing for a year. When she disappeared everything pointed out to her running away, but when she suddenly texts her mom Jessica in the middle of the night asking for help, she reveals she’s been abducted by a member of law enforcement, sending Jessica on a wild chase trying to find her daughter but…who can she trust?

The story is told from several POVs and timelines and, although at first it was a bit hard to keep them all straight, once I got hooked, I found myself really invested in both timelines.

I really felt for Wyn. Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially when you’re going through what we later found out she was going through, so it was really gut wrenching to read some of her chapters.

I liked Jessica’s determination in finding out what happened to her daughter even when she kept encountering roadblock after roadblock.

As the story progressed my anxiety kept building, cause I was praying for an ending that turned out more improbable as the pages went.

Although I read lots of thrillers/suspense stories, the ending of this one felt like I was punched in the stomach, so vile it was. Even when I thought I could not be more surprised a final twist came that knocked me again. I’ve read some reviews complaining about the ending being OTT and not believable, but you just gotta turn on the news to realize weirder things happen in real life, so I completely bought it.

The only reason this was not a 5 stars read for me was because the middle part dragged along a little bit, but once things started unraveling in the last third it was an absolute rollercoaster.

I will now go wait anxiously for Mr. Bishop’s next release.

Thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and, most of all, Avery Bishop for my gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I'm not sure I would class this as a thriller. But we don't know whether or not it is a crime novel either. It is a story of a family and a small town. The story is told from now - one year on, mainly from Jessica's perspective, a mother whose 17 year old daughter, Bronwyn (Wyn) went missing a year ago following an embarrassing experience at school. Jess is convinced Bronwyn didn't run away, but all the evidence is there - however the police didn't seem to prioritise the case and treated Wyn as a runaway. The book goes back and forward from the present to the events of the past year told from Jess and Wyn's perspectives. So we see what was going on in Wyn's life too. Jess split up from Wyn's dad, Joe when their daughter was small, and he is married with two children. All are on good terms, and Joe runs much of the town as Aide to the mayor. When a year on, Jess receives messages from Wyn saying she is being held captive, the case is blown open and all efforts are made to find Bronwyn before she is killed. I didn't see the twist at the end coming, although I felt there had to be something, the clues are all there if you can only see them. A really good read. #netgalley #Oneyeargone
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I loved Girl Gone Mad so I was so excited to get a chance to read this one early. This is a fast paced thriller that has some wild twists in it. The author left many cliffhangers at many points that kept me guessing and wanting to know more--I didn't want to stop reading. I don't want to say too much to avoid spoilers, but I definitely found myself surprised many times while reading this!
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One Year Gone by Avery Bishop is a very tragic story.

A teenage girl goes missing and her mother does anything to try and find her daughter. A year goes by and they’ve had no luck in finding her daughter. Then one day the mom receives a text from her daughter and the search for her really picks up. 

This story was full of twists and so many secrets by different characters. This book has some very heartbreaking truths revealed that will have you just broken. 

The story does jump back and forth between the present day and a year ago. The girl goes missing on a Pep Rally day and so when the story goes back it’ll jump around (example: Day of pep rally, then 4 days after pep rally, then two days before pep rally) so I didn’t like that BUT if you stick to the story and get to the end you will be shocked!!
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I am a complete Avery Bishop fangirl. I enjoyed Girl Gone Mad so much that I googled the author, and was fascinated to find out it was a pen name for…a dude! Bishop writes women so well, I thought, that I just assumed he was one. Then again, he writes psychos fantastically also and I don’t think he’s one of those. Hmmm. But I digress. Anyway, after reading Girl Gone Mad I listened to and LOVED Dear Seraphina, a short story on audible. Seriously, run, don’t walk to listen to this fun and creative chiller. So I was poised and ready for the next Avery Bishop hit almost immediately.

This book is a bit of a departure from the last two, as it is not about psychotic women doing batty things (which I must admit is my favorite genre). Rather, it is more of a ponderous character-driven drama reconstructing what happened to a missing girl from (primarily) two points of view. Bishop’s writing remains suspenseful and page-turning. The writing alone kept me entertained for the first third of the novel. But unfortunately I found I had trouble getting as invested in these characters as I did in Bishop’s previous two works and I found myself a little bored with both the mother Jessica and her missing daughter, which is a problem when they are the two main characters.  I also was not as intrigued by this plot, perhaps because there have been so many of these missing girl books of late. I found the middle of the book slow, and it was not too difficult to see where things were heading regarding the missing girl, Wyn. By the time I reached the multiple twists at the end (Bishop ALWAYS delivers a twist or five) I found that to my disappointment I was not too invested in or satisfied by the outcome. Also, many facets of the ending were hard to believe and did not feel too real. 

So in conclusion, while the book had entertaining moments, by the middle I was bored, and a bit sad I didn’t love this one as much as Bishop’s others. Now, am I still a fangirl, and would I still snatch up that next Avery Bishop novel sight unseen? Absofreakinlutely. A personal plea to Avery Bishop: more total, unabashed psychopaths, please. You’re SO good at writing them so deliciously and I think that’s what I was really wanting again here. 

Thanks to Lake Union Publishing, NetGalley and the author for the ARC. (Also, don’t forget to go listen to Dear Serafina,)
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Wyn has gone missing, without a trace, Jessica her mom cannot involve law enforcement. What would you do if your only daughter vanished without a trace and on the year anniversary all you got was mom. help? 

Told in alternate POV's ( which is my favorite set) from Jessica and daughter Wyn is a mother's plea to be united with her daughter.  I don't think anyone would be able to figure out this book if they tried. I did figure one aspect of it, but all of it? No way, it was a little shattering, so pick up that book and grab a glass of wine, you will need it.
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I thought this book literally made me cry. It's not a thriller, but it's about a mother who is searching for her daughter who went missing almost a year ago, on the day of the pep rally in school. After a year, Jessica gets a series of messages from her daughter, asking her to help her, worried that her abductor was going to kill her. Then Jessica enlist the help of her husband and the FBI agent to track down her daughter's whereabouts.

OK, the story divides between the day of the prep rally leading to Bronwyn's disappearance and the present day and is told from the perspectives of Jessica, the mother and Bronwyn, the daughter. The story was a bit slow at first but then gradually, I got hooked into the story by the middle of the story. I didn't like the characters much--particularly the main character but in general, none of the characters appealed to me. What got me interested in this book was when Bronwyn sends the message to her mother, asking her to help her and from then, I really wanted to find out what really happened to Bronwyn. The ending to me was bit sad and emotional, wondering how mean and selfish people can really be, particularly in the small town. Overall, it was an OK book, to me, not too bad, but I wouldnt' particularly call this book thrilling.

Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.
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I loved Girl Gone Mad, so when I saw this new novel by Bishop, I had to jump on it.  Thank you to netgalley and amazon publishing for the copy in exhange for an honest review.  

While i flew through this book, I'm not sure how i feel about it.  The ending is what is putting me off the most, and I don't know how I feel about it.  The storyline overall seemed promising, but just fell so flat for me.  

Thank you to netgalley and lakeunion publishing for the copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Avery is a new author for me but one I’ll definitely keep on my watch list. One year gone is a duel POV story with Jessica and her daughter Wyn. 
This story brings to life every mother’s worse nightmare. A daughter disappears without a trace. A year later, and text arrives from Wyn saying that her captor is going to kill her and he wears a badge. 
Now Jessica can’t involve law enforcement but somehow needs to find her daughter!
A brilliant book that will have you thinking you know what the outcome is, but you will be totally wrong.
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One Year Gone is narrated from the dual POV of Jessica and her daughter Wyn. There are multiple timelines which begin to weave together as the story progresses which ultimately reveals not only the events that led to Wyn’s disappearance but also the truth about where she is. 

Like the majority of books that I read my favourite character turned out to be one that I shouldn’t have liked but he was intriguing so my bad. I was absolutely shocked by how everything turned out so kudos to the author for that one. I loved the ending because it wasn’t what I was expecting but I would have liked to know what more about what happened to those involved.
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This is a really exciting thriller that will shake you to your core.  Although you may have your suspicions about where the book is heading and you may even guess some of the aspects of what is going to happen, you will not be able to completely guess the ending until you have read it.  It is a complete shocker. If you are looking for a little light ultimately uplifting book to read, you may want to skip this one. If you enjoy very unpredictable extremely dark books, you may enjoy it.
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This is another one of my favorite reads this summer! Avery Bishop amped up the suspense factor in One Year Gone, and with each turn of the page I was biting my nails with anticipation.

Jessica Moore’s daughter, Wyn, vanished one night, and the police believed it was nothing more than a simple runaway case.  But one year later, Jessica starts receiving texts from her daughter asking for help, and to make matters worse, Wyn says her captor wears a badge. Jessica is determined to find her daughter, but as new information is revealed, it becomes apparent that her life may be in danger as well. 

This story brings to life every mother’s worst nightmare, and it broke my heart to see the agony Jessica went through. Every truth that came to light was more heart-wrenching than the last, and as the end neared, I wondered if Wyn would ever be found. Highly recommend this book!
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