Book Release Day: “When We Go Missing”


Today is the day that I can officially say that I published a book. When We Go Missing, my debut novel, is live and available for purchase in print and e-book form on Amazon. (The e-book version is also in Kindle Unlimited, so if you are a member, you can grab it for free!) When We Go Missing is a psychological thriller that explores women who vanish and what society does with those disappearances. If you are traveling in the next few weeks or simply want a fast-paced read, you should check it out.

Thank you all for following along on this journey. I have very much appreciated your support as I have written, edited, and rewritten (and rewritten, and rewritten, and rewritten) this novel.

If any of you end up reading When We Go Missing, feel free to write an honest review on Amazon, Goodreads, or your own blog. Feedback, even the not so positive kind, is vital to an author. (And more selfishly, I just want to know how people react to the book, what they liked and didn’t like about it. As you all know, I’m a data lover at heart, and what better qualitative data is there than hearing from you?)

If you want to know a little more about the book, the blurb is below.

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Once, Alex Gardinier was a successful physical therapist and a happy wife. Now she is trapped in a crumbling hospital room. Seven years ago Alex’s ex-husband, Nathan, was convicted of murdering five girls, and he has been rotting in prison ever since. Except the doctors say that Nathan isn’t in prison. In fact, they don’t believe that he is a criminal at all. According to them, Nathan is a devoted husband who visits her every week. But Alex can’t recall ever seeing him at the hospital, and the last time they met he was holding her hostage on a boat.

Maybe the doctors are right – maybe these memories of his crimes are her own personal delusions – but if they are wrong, then Nathan somehow escaped from prison. If they are wrong, he has trapped Alex in a psychiatric ward.

If they are wrong, he is hunting her sister.

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74 thoughts on “Book Release Day: “When We Go Missing”

  1. I look forward to reading this. And congrats on the inalienably marvelous task of having put together a novel. Having spent over half a decade attempting the same, I know it is it’s own private corner of madness and you survived it. A damn fine thing that.

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  2. I’ve also written a book about a woman who goes missing. Such an interesting premise, I think.
    I’m madly querying agents, though. I’m looking forward to sitting down and enjoying your book over Christmas break!

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  3. Kristen, congratulations on your first book! 😀😃I can’t imagine the thrill you must be feeling! I get goosebumps reading the blurb, just terrific and I do want to read this sometime soon…best of luck with ‘When We Go Missing’. Great title and cover by the way!

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  4. Kristen, such great news, and you can tell by the number of responses that you’re going to get a LOT of support & (hopefully) reviews from your followers. I’ll be among them. Congratulations again, and welcome to the world of published authors! (Oh, and now the REAL work begins!) 🙂

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