Then You Were Gone
By Lauren Strasnick
(Simon Pulse, Hardcover, 9781442427150, 272pp.)
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
In the tradition of 13 Reasons Why, a suspenseful and heart-wrenching novel from the author of Nothing Like You and Her and Me and You.
Two years ago, Adrienne’s best friend walked out of her life. One week ago, she left Adrienne a desperate, muffled voicemail. Adrienne never called back.
Now Dakota is missing. She left behind a string of broken hearts, a flurry of rumors, and a suicide note.
Adrienne can’t stop obsessing over what might have happened if she’d answered Dakota’s call. And she’s increasingly convinced that Dakota must still be alive.
Maybe finding and saving Dakota is the only way Adrienne can save herself.
Or maybe it’s too late for them both.
Lauren Strasnick grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, now lives in Los Angeles, California, and is a graduate of Emerson College and the California Institute of the Arts MFA Writing Program. She wrote her first short story, “Yours Truly, The Girls from Bunk Six,” in a cloth-bound 5x4 journal, in the fifth grade. She is the author of Then You Were Gone, Nothing Like You, and Her and Me and You. Find out more at LaurenStrasnick.com, and follow her on Twitter at @laurenstrasnick.
“Elegant, heart-rending, and deliciously good. Pulls you along with just enough mystery to make your breath catch.” –Terra Elan McVoy, author of Being Friends with Boys
"Beautifully written and achingly real, Then You Were Gone is taut, suspenseful, and moving." –Ann Redisch Stampler, author of Where It Began
“A gripping story, artfully told. Strasnick writes with precision and beauty.” –Jessica Martinez, author of The Space Between Us