The Moment She Was Gone by Evan Hunter
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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.

About Evan Hunter

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Evan Hunter is the author of a number of bestselling novels, including The Blackboard Jungle, and the recent tour de force Candyland, which he wrote together with Ed McBain, the pseudonym he uses on his renowned novels of the 87th Precinct. As Ed McBain, he has written more than fifty novels. He has also written many screenplays, including the one for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Dragica.
Published July 17, 2002 by Simon & Schuster. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The book has a few effective sequences, particularly when Annie attacks Andrew's wife with a hammer and Andrew turns to his divorced spouse years later for support when Annie disappears.

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Book Reporter

As THE MOMENT SHE WAS GONE unfolds, the reader is made privy to Annie's history and, along the way, the sidereal history of her family as well.

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The story flips back and forth as Andrew tells the story and the events that led Anne to be a wanderer.

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Deseret News

It could have been an insatiable appetite for world travel that eventually drove emotionally volatile Annie Gulliver to the edge.

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