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Gone Tonight - a mother-daughter thriller filled with secrets and lies.

Twenty-four-year-old Catherine Sterling and her mother Ruth have an unusually dependent relationship. They have trackers on each other's iPhones, so they know where the other one is. They've moved around a lot over the years. It's always been just the two of them. For the first time, Catherine is about to leave the nest as she has an exciting new job as a nurse at John Hopkins in Baltimore. But those plans may have to wait as her mother is exhibiting signs of Alzheimer's and Catherine can't leave Ruth. Catherine is also compelled to start investigating more about her mother's family history as she has never met any of her relatives. She's starting to sense that her mother has not been truthful all these years. Ruth figures out that Catherine is becoming suspicious of her and now fears that all her lies will be exposed.


I had only read the thrillers that Sarah Pekkanen co-authored with Greer Hendricks, so I was anxious to read Gone Tonight, a solo effort. This is a slow burn thriller that starts off as a domestic drama and then ramps up in its intensity. The story is told from each woman's perspective as the suspense builds and builds. There are some very good twists and surprises. I enjoyed it very much.


Many thanks to St. Martin's Press for the advance.


Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Mystery | Thriller.

Publication Date: August 1, 2023.


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