The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones
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Hailed as “an astoundingly good novel” by Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, and winner of the 2014 Kentucky Literary Award, The Next Time You See Me is a gripping tale of mystery, desperation, and redemption.

When a small Southern town’s most fiery single woman is found dead in the woods, it’s not just her secrets that threaten to surface. There’s Ronnie’s sister, Susanna, a dutiful but dissatisfied schoolteacher, mother, and wife; Tony, a failed baseball star turned detective; Emily, a socially awkward thirteen-year-old with a dark secret; and Wyatt, a factory worker tormented by a past he can’t change and by a love he doesn’t think he deserves.

Connected in ways they cannot begin to imagine, their stories converge in a violent climax that reveals not just the mystery of what happened to Ronnie, but all of their secret selves. Praised as “immensely satisfying and skillful” by Kate Atkinson, author of New York Times bestseller Life After Life, The Next Time You See Me is a debut novel not to be missed.
 

About Holly Goddard Jones

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Holly Goddard Jones is the author of the short story collection Girl Trouble. Her work has appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, Tin House magazine, and elsewhere. She was a 2013 recipient of The Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Hillsdale Prize for Excellence in Fiction and a 2007 recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and lives in Greensboro with her husband, Brandon, and two rowdy dogs. Visit HollyGoddardJones.com.
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Touchstone. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Crime. Fiction

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Her husband, Dale, a high school band coach who never approved of Ronnie, pooh-poohs her concern, but when Susanna stops by Ronnie’s apartment, she finds worrisome evidence that Ronnie’s sudden departure was not planned.

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The New York Times

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New fiction by Holly Goddard Jones, Jim Gavin, Lucy Ellmann, Lars Iyer, Gene Kerrigan and Chloe Hooper.

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Publishers Weekly

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When Ronnie Eastman disappears from a small southern town in 1993, the residents start revealing their true characters, in Jones’s transparent debut novel (after Girl Trouble, a short story collection).

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BC Books

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Holly Goddard Jones' The Next Time You See Me is an auspicious debut novel.

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The Next Time You See Me is no ordinary thriller, and Holly Goddard Jones is no ordinary writer of crime fiction.

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The narrative moves back and forth between the points of view of these characters and several others, creating a nightmarish vision of what life is like for those who feel like they don't fit in: the cruelties they suffer, the isolation they feel.

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USA Today

That, of course, also means no luck with the ladies until he lands in the hospital with a bad heart.What this novel does is align and then intertwine the lives of these characters, fascinating us with their psyches and, let's face it, sad and sorry lives.And as we wait, along with the rest of Rom...

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Bookmarks Magazine

Holly Goddard Jones spins a tight if heartbreaking tale, always keeping the reader leaning forward.” —Stewart O’Nan, author of Songs for the MissingIn The Next Time You See Me, the disappearance of one woman, the hard-drinking and unpredictable Ronnie Eastman, reveals the amb...

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The Roanoke Times

Questions: customer@roanoke.com “The Next Time You See Me” will no doubt be compared to Russell Banks’ “The Sweet Hereafter,” primarily because the structure is the same: the author portrays the change in town relationships in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy.

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There is a truth here, a terrible truth that Susanna wants to walk away from, leave buried, and it occurs to her that this is why she left home, left Dale.

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Fayetteville Flyer

The beauty of “The Next Time You See Me” will come as no surprise if you’ve already read Jones’ superb short story collection “Girl Trouble”.

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