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Review: And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall

Title: And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall
Publisher: Forge Books
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense
Length: 369 pages
Book Rating: B+

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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.

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And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall is a clever mystery starring a flawed but likable lead protagonist.

PI Grayson “Gray” Sikes has been impatiently waiting for her boss Dominick “Nick” Rader to assign her first real case.  And now he has, she is nervous as she meets with new client cardiologist Ian O’Donnell. His girlfriend Isabel Lincoln has vanished along with his Labradoodle Kenny G. Gray comes away with the impression Ian cares more about finding his dog than his wayward girlfriend.  While searching the missing woman’s condo, she finds some interesting and perplexing information. How do these unexpected findings fit into the case? And more important, where is Isabel?

Thirty-nine year old Gray has a wry sense of humor but she does not put up with any nonsense. She is cynical and cannot quite seem to escape memories of her past.  Gray is new to the PI business and although she makes a few mistakes, she is smart and tenacious.

Gray’s investigation is not as simple as she initially believed it would be. As she digs into Isabel’s life, she unearths very unexpected information. Some of these discoveries bring back memories Gray would rather forget. She quickly realizes that locating Isabel is going to be much more complicated than anyone could have imagined. But Gray plans to track down every last detail that will aid in her search for missing woman.

Weaving back and forth in time, And Now She’s Gone is a captivating mystery with a complex storyline.  Gray is a vibrantly developed woman who is strong, relatable and surprisingly vulnerable. The investigation into Isabel’s disappearance is fascinating and leads to stunning discoveries. With a series of chilling twists and dangerous turns,  Rachel Howzell Hall brings this ingenious mystery to an edge of the seat, breathless conclusion. Greatly enjoyed and HIGHLY recommend.

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