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The Moment She Was Gone

The Moment She Was Gone

Written by Evan Hunter

Narrated by Dan Futterman


The Moment She Was Gone

Written by Evan Hunter

Narrated by Dan Futterman

ratings:
3/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
Jul 1, 2002
ISBN:
9780743568005
Format:
Audiobook

Description

It's two o'clock in the morning when Andrew Gulliver gets a phone call from his mother, who tells him his twin sister, Annie, is gone. This is not the first time. Ever since she was sixteen, she's been taking off without notice to places as far distant as Papua New Guinea, then returning unexpectedly, only to disappear yet another time, again and again and again.

But this time is different.

Last month, Annie got into serious trouble in Sicily and was briefly held in a mental hospital, where an Italian doctor diagnosed her as schizophrenic. Andrew's divorced mother refuses to accept this diagnosis. Andrew himself just isn't sure. But during the course of a desperate twelve hours in New York City, he and the Gulliver family piece together the past and cope with the present in a journey of revelation and self-discovery. Recognizing the truth at last, Andrew can only hope to find his beloved sister before she harms herself or someone else.

The Moment She Was Gone, a shattering novel of a family confronting its collective secrets, marks the high point in a writing career spanning almost five decades.
Released:
Jul 1, 2002
ISBN:
9780743568005
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Evan Hunter’s writing career spanned more than five decades, from his first novel, The Blackboard Jungle, in 1954, to the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, to Candyland, written in tandem with his alter ego, Ed McBain, to his last novel, Fiddlers. He was the first American ever to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association’s highest award. He also held the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Grand Master Award. The author of more than 130 novels and story collections, he died in 2005.



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  • (3/5)
    A glimpse into a family dealing with the heartbreak of mental illnesss. Andrew's twin sister, Annie, is a schizophrenic; he struggles to understand and to integrate her into the family.
  • (3/5)
    Not a very memorable book. The family is dysfunctional beyong sympathy. Stereotypes abound and it's fairly predictable. For some reason, two reviews of mine got entered and I can't delete the other. So there you have it.