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After She's Gone

(Northwest #3)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  3,957 ratings  ·  410 reviews
In this explosive new thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delves into the deep bond between two sisters and their shared dream that becomes a harrowing nightmare of madness, hatred and jealousy…

Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they’d survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed the
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by Kensington
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Liz It doesn't. The author devotes far too much time to Cassie's internal dialogue which is nothing but details about how stressed out she is. Awful, seco…moreIt doesn't. The author devotes far too much time to Cassie's internal dialogue which is nothing but details about how stressed out she is. Awful, second rate plot and nonexistent editing(less)
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Linda This book was so slow that I had to force myself to read it! She went over and over the same things--like let me tell you what I want to tell you, the…moreThis book was so slow that I had to force myself to read it! She went over and over the same things--like let me tell you what I want to tell you, then I'll tell you, then I'll repeat it again so I'll know you got it. Sheesh!!(less)

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Chelsea Humphrey
3.5 stars

Thank you Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

While it wasn't bad, it wasn't as "fast paced" and "thrilling" as I'd expected. I wasn't really keen on Cassie's character but overall not a bad little read. If you like her other books I think you'd enjoy this, but if you're new to Jackson I'd recommend starting with something else.
Alex is The Romance Fox
After She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson was a bit of a disappointment for me.

The story starts off really well but one third of the way I was completely “bamboozled” by what was going on. There were so many characters and a lot of different POV’s that I lost track of who was who and what was what. And all those flashbacks and inner monologues just added to my confusion.

The main character, Cassie – I couldn’t get this woman. Her behavior was beyond bizarre and she kept doing the most unbelievable things…
CD {Boulder Blvd}
Between the awesome cover, the 5 star reviews and the plot description, I was really excited to read this book. About 60 pages into the book my excitement had waned to the point I was questioning if this was the same book that everyone was describing.

The pace is very slow as there is a lot of minutia between plot points. I skimmed through some areas where the story was dragging so bad it was either skim or dnf. I was not expecting this to be so slow as I had read so many reviews that said fast p
Nov 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I decided to read this novel after it was spoke about highly by a couple of my Goodread friends. Once I started reading it I had a feeling wasn't going to like it but soldiered on nevertheless not been a quitter. The book got better and better the more I read and by the end I felt it was a decent read. Not great but decent.

The novel features actress Cassie Krammer who is a major suspect when her more famous sister goes missing and her body double in her latest film is shot on set. Lots of action
Elle G.
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this novel via the publishers at netgalley. Thank you!

:: 3.5-4 “Where is Allie” Stars ::

I am a huge fan of Lisa Jackson so when I was approved for this novel via netgalley I was very excited. Overall, this is a decent read but definitely not Jackson’s best. I had a hard time sympathizing with the characters; mainly Cassie- the lead, because she wasn’t very likeable. On the other hand, the plot was fast-faced, interesting, thrilling, and suspenseful- something that is alway
Nov 21, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I really liked the premise of this story... a young starlets body double is shot during the filming of a movie and the star goes missing. Cassie, the older sister, tries to find her and gets stonewalled a lot. I liked how the author shows us the growth of Cassie and how she is trying to rebuild herself and her life.

What bothered me is, the storyline seemed to get bogged down a bit with repetitiveness. You know, the cops telling us what they're thinking (same shit, different day). And
Linda Strong
Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie are the daughters of former Hollywood actress, Jenna Hughes. Both had followed in their mother’s footsteps, however, Cassie really has no acting talent, while Allie is a star.

They both have parts of a new movie, and in trying her hand at screenwriting has changed the very last scene. Cassie takes a smaller part in order to give her sister a bigger part. Unfortunately, the day it was filmed, Allie is a no-show and her body double is shot and nearly kill
Mar 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I am a big fan of Lisa Jackson. Unfortunately, I found this book to be disappointing. I usually can not put her books down until I finish it. I found this book to have too many characters introduced at the beginning and a lot of pages I call "filler." There were so many "wild goose chases" that led to the length of the book but did not enhance the story. It was confusing. Near the end, it picked up speed and then it was hard to put down. I am still a fan, but this one is not my favorite. ...more


Well, I think that After She's Gone will be receiving the "Biggest Disappointment of the Year" award from me. This didn't read as one of the amazing books from the talented Lisa Jackson, whom I fell in love with years ago. I picked this book up just knowing that I was in for a good read; Lisa Jackson was an author that I could go to if I just wanted to get wrapped up in a heart-stopping mystery. That is most definitely NOT how it played out this time. Actually, it was almost the furthest thing f
Jun 20, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, dnf
** I received an advanced readers copy from Kensington via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

This book just wasn't for me. I struggled and struggled to get through it and ended up giving up at the 50% mark. It was just a little too slow for my liking and it couldn't seem to catch my interest. There was too much inner dialogue and not enough action or movement on the pages to make me want to know more. I hate to give up on a book but I just couldn't do it. This was not the f
Joanne Robertson
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Oh a regular reader of Lisa Jackson I'm so disappointed to give this book just 3 stars. The plot sounds great, really interesting with a famous family of strong, gorgeous women set within the film industry. The first chapter was a little bit confusing and overly drawn out but ended up pretty exciting with a body double being shot with a supposedly fake gun. But after that things just didn't go as well as I would have hoped and expected from a classy writer like this. The plot was confu ...more
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
On a movie set in Portland, Oregon, Director Dean Arnette is closing in on the final moments, the final scenes. Then the unexpected happens. A gun is fired. The body double is shot, and all hell breaks loose.

Two months later, Cassie Kramer has checked herself into the psychiatric wing of Mercy Hospital, where she struggles with what seem like hallucinations and blackouts. And to deal with the disappearance of her sister Allie, who was the star of the movie Dead Heat, and whose failure to appear
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
After She's Gone by Lisa Jackson is a highly recommended mystery/thriller.

After Cassie Kramer's younger sister Allie followed her to Hollywood, Allie proved to be more talented and driven than Cassie and her fame quickly took hold. Now Allie has disappeared right after her body double is nearly killed on the set of her latest film, Deep Heat, and Cassie, unable to handle the stress, has committed herself to a psychiatric hospital. Cassie was the last known person to talk to Allie and their sibli
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it

Complex. That is how I would describe this book. The plot in After She's Gone revolves around one huge mystery - Where is Allie Kramer? The author then layers that problem with the chaotic lives of several characters, including one crazy, evil and unknown person.

Cassie Kramer is in the center of all the drama because she and her sister were overly competitive with one another. The consensus is that Cassie was not as smart or talented as her sister, Allie and that Cassie probably had something to
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure why, but I always forget about Lisa Jackson. I've read a couple of her books and I've always liked them. I am going to have to remember to put her on my list in the future. This book was crazy good!!! I was falling asleep, looked down and only had an hour and half to finish and still, I did not want to put it down. It was like 4:00 in the morning, but I had to know who the killer was.

As the morning drew closer and I kept looking down at how many more minutes I had left and my eyes
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am late to the Lisa Jackson fan club but once I started reading her she has fast become one of my favorite authors. This is about sibling rivalry and two sisters both in the film industry. One sister has made in big and the other is always struggling to measure up. One of the sisters, Allie, does not show up for her filming and her body double is almost killed. Was Allie the intended target? Now she has disappeared and Cassie has to find her before she is blamed for her sister’s disappearance. ...more
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
It is very hard for me to give a bad review. I appreciate how hard it must be to write a novel, knowing that I would not be able to do it myself. Since I received a free copy from NetGalley/Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review, here are my thoughts.
The plot of After She's Gone is great. Movie star Allie Kramer goes missing after her double gets shot at the set of her latest movie and her sister Cassie tries to find her. A whodunnit set in the film industry sounds great. Allie and Ca
Judy D Collins
A special thank you to Kensington and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Nice Cover.

Lisa Jackson delivers a complex and dark mystery, AFTER SHE’S GONE, of two sisters. Where is Allie Kramer? Two sisters shared a dream which leads to madness.

Cassie is the oldest and Allie the younger into a world of Hollywood. One sister is murdered and the other becomes a suspect.

A crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress years earlier. Deep Freeze (2005). Even
Nov 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgallery
Recently I've gotten more into the whole Thriller/Mystery genre and the synopsis of this book looked good. I don't remember reading anything from Lisa Jackson before either, so it was also a good place to start I felt trying out this authors work.

After She's Gone starts off with a great opening chapter, I literally was sucked in. However it seemed to fizzle a bit and then gradually build up again. At times I didn't feel like this book was for me, I can't pin my finger on why. Usually I can put t
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book was disappointing, to say the least, in several ways. First of all, shame on the publisher for poor editing eg. a television gets turned off twice on the same page! Plus, as other reviewers have mentioned, repetitiveness in both POV and wording. Is this done just to reach the number of required words?? Secondly, the story just spins in place for most of the book and the main character, Cassie, is not all that interesting. There isn't much new or thrilling here so don't bother and try o ...more
A Reader's Heaven
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they’d survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes. Still, Cassie moved to L.A., urging Allie to follow. As a team, they’d take the town by storm. But Allie, finally free of small-town Oregon, and just that little bit more beautiful, also proved to be more t
Beth Lechman
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although Cassie Kramer's character was a bit over the top I liked the book. After being kidnapped and almost killed 10 years before Cassie had blackouts. She became paranoid and wasn't able to distinguish fantasy from fact. The plot jumped from LA to Oregon and at times as a bit hard to follow. Overall though to me it had enough suspense to keep me interested and guessing until the last page.
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
3rd in the Series and kept you in suspense till the end and the end, Wow!!! Lisa Jackson such a Great Author...
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads, thrillers
I took a while to get into the books. There were too many characters and none were likeable. I’ve read the first book in this series a Long time ago and I liked it. Now I just can’t feel connected to Lisa’s writing style.
Judy Churchill
Jan 21, 2021 rated it liked it
Gruesome with so many dead bodies I lost count. I didn’t feel as close to the characters in this book as I did in the others. It was okay.
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Kind of predictable. My biggest problem was being so annoyed with the Heroine of the book.
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it

My mother-in-law got me into Lisa Jackson books and one of my all time favorites fall back reread books is one of hers, unfortunately this is not going to be one of those books. I enjoyed the mystery it's what keep me reading the book instead of just DNFing it. The first half of it is whiny and a mishmash of other Lisa Jackson books updated. Cassie is annoying, her heart is in the right place but the poor me attitude got old real quick. It did get better when Trent showed up and took
Nov 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Rating 3.5 Stars

A mystery thriller that takes sister competition to a whole another level. Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie have the average love/hate relationship. Their mother made her fame in the movies until a vicious attack on her and her youngest daughter sent her packing out of LA to the quiet of Washington state. Her daughters have followed in her footsteps in the movie business. Allie a popular actress making a un upcoming thriller and her oldest daughter a screenwriter. When
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Thank you very much to the publisher at Kensington books who sent me the EPub approved from Netgalley!

Although I hate reading a book I was excited about and not liking it, on top of being approved from Netgalley, I won't lie in my review and pretend to love a book. 3 stars, unfortunately :(

It was the length of the story, and while there was some chapters that held surprises or major events, it was a little drawn out for me. It has much potential to be an edge of your seat thriller, but it wasn'
Mar 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I give this 3 1/2 stars.
What has happened to movie star Allie Kramer? Checking herself out of Mercy Hospital after checking herself in and spending some months there, actress and writers, plus Allies older sister, Cassie Kramer , she decides to investigate where she is, if her sister is even alive. All this began when Allie never turned up for a reshoot of a scene in a movie filmed in Oregon and when another actress/stand-in, Lucinda is used to be Allie, is shot by another actor with a prop gun
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Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver.  She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages. 

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