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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  6,825 ratings  ·  646 reviews

**Get ready for the next ‘must-have’ on your reading list. GONE GIRL meets THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN in this stunning, unsettling psychological thriller.**

A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back?

When Estelle’s baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn’t report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory

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Paperback, 456 pages
Published September 24th 2015 by Avon (first published July 7th 2015)
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Alicia Gard I had the same feelings.......I ended up skimming through a lot of it. That aspect of it was disturbing. By the time I got to the part where we find…moreI had the same feelings.......I ended up skimming through a lot of it. That aspect of it was disturbing. By the time I got to the part where we find out what really happened to Mia I felt like the author had dragged us (the readers) all over the place.(less)

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Joodith
Aug 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
If you like a book which is well written, with believable, sympathetic characters, good plot, tightly written narrative and well paced – avoid this book, it is none of those things. It is truly awful. Where do I begin?

Estelle Paradise is a Failure. She's failed at college, she's failed in relationships, she's failed in Life. Enter Jack with whom sleeps soon after meeting him, becomes pregnant and marries. Their daughter Mia is born. Exit Jack to a new job out of town, leaving Estelle and Mia to
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Lisa
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt got me in right from the get go i thought this was a wonderful read & shows this can happen to anyones child.

Mia was 7 months old & went missing without a trace all her bottles, diapers etc disappeared as well, meanwhile her mother Estelle has an accident wakes up to find Mia gone she ends up in hospital without any recollection of what happened & was frantic to know what happened to her child.

Detective Kilczek is brought in to find her & unrave
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Liz Barnsley
**4.5 stars**

First of all I’m going to address the elephant in the room as far as genre and bloggers overload goes. Yes this title has the word girl. And gone. And yes we are fed up with gone girls and domestic noir overload – there have been rumblings in the proverbial jungle and I myself swore after a recent disappointment that I wouldn’t be going there again for a while..still I’d heard great things about this one from trustworthy sources so hey, what the heck right? One more for the road…

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Christine
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nothing impresses me more, than a story with a delightful dark mystery at its heart and a strong emotional pull. In Alexandra Burt’s debut novel, we follow an anguished and disturbed mother of a missing baby.

Estelle is a young mother, who is not coping very well with life. Her baby is very unsettled and nothing she does seems to make much difference. She has post natal depression and can barely function. Estelle is involved in an accident and finds herself finds lying in a hospital bed, with par
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Myrna
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I love smart thrillers but Remember Mia fell short in a couple of areas. It is a decent read and captivating from time to time. At other times, it is odd, confusing, and repetitive. Plus, the main character is not very sympathetic and she has LOTS of inner thoughts at the beginning. I did keep listening because I wanted to know what happened to Mia but not sure I would recommend this read.
Wendy Darling
Like Girl on the Train? No.

Riveting psychological suspense? No.

Terrifying? No.

Marketing blurbs, man.
Holly
Sep 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
This book was described as suspenseful but I didn't find that to be true. It dealt with a lot of post-partum depression, which I understand but can't fully relate to, so therefore I found those parts tedious and boring. Unfortunately, the middle (Part 2), got bogged down with "sessions" with Estelle's psychiatrist. It also had quiet a few flashbacks that detailed Estelle's childhood, her marriage with Jack-- who I found to not be a sympathetic character, the depression that followed Mia's birth, ...more
Carlos
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a big meh. The plot is good enough but the story doesn't offer anything new in the thriller genre. The ending feels empty and cliche . I did like the transition from beginning to the middle of the book but from then on the book loses cohesion and goes on becoming trite . This is just my opinion, it had its ups and downs but mostly downs.
Erin Dunn
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yey! I won this from the goodreads giveaways! I can't wait to get it. I hope it's very suspenseful.

Wow! That was a great thriller. I had my suspicions in the beginning about what happened. I was very surprised with how things played out though and the ending!! Remember Mia had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I was hooked from page one. I'm surprised I haven't heard more book buzz about this one. Especially being along the same lines as Gone Girl and Girl on the Train which have been ma
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Laurel-Rain
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is something profoundly troubling to me about Remember Mia.  A missing baby, a car accident, amnesia…all of these events are seen from the perspective of an unreliable narrator.  A woman probably suffering from Postpartum Depression, possibly even a psychosis. If we see the other characters from Estella’s view, they are very sinister, or at the very least, annoying.  Her husband Jack is so annoying as to be someone I might suspect of nefarious deeds.  Yes, he is cold, he is detached, and h ...more
Bookread2day
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This is Alexandra Burt's first novel, and I believe that she is up on top with all the rest of the psychological thriller writers.

Estelle's husband Jack was unpredictable in many ways. When baby Mia is born she cries all the time with colic. Jack has to work a way from home for a few weeks, but while he gone, seven-month-old baby Mia disappears. Estelle Paradise failed to contact the police to tell them that her baby daughter has been taken from her cot in Brooklyn, NY.

Details were released th
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hayden
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
movie adaptation, please! bestseller, please! Hollywood treatment, please!

oh, boy. REMEMBER MIA put me through the ringer.

review to come.
Laura
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remember Mia is a well-written, fast-paced psychological thriller. There are twists and turns all the way through the story keeping you hooked until the end. It is in the same family of books like The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl leading to many comparisons that are fitting to an extent. Equipped with an unreliable narrator and thrilling plot, this one is quite good.

The story starts with twenty-seven year old, Estelle waking up in a hospital after a very serious car crash and can’t remembe
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Tracy Fenton
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Hmmm a difficult book for me to review without appearing too harsh. Firstly it was a great plotline and hooked me in quite quickly, however the main characters behaviour and "lack of action" left a rather sour taste, and because I couldn't relate to her inability to deal with things rationally I ended up getting more and more frustrated, however the fact that this book evokes such strong reactions from me isn't actually a negative! Who knows how people deal with horrific events in their life... ...more
Fungi From Yuggoth
REVIEW: LITTLE GIRL GONE by Alexandra Burt

LITTLE GIRL GONE is a novel of psychological horror, focusing on a seven-month-old baby who has simply disappeared. Not an ordinary abduction, all evidence of the infant is missing, from clothes and diapers, to prepared bottles and even soiled diapers in the trash. I was constantly seeing this in late Victorian, European terms: the emotionally and psychologically abusive husband, gaslighting the confused and unstable wife; the woman involuntarily committ
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Laurie Carlson
Wow! What a story! We are pulled into this book reading it immediately and frantically, glued to the pages from the start! We are really trying to figure out what is going on, what is happening, and we want to find out.
One day Estelle's baby, Mia, disappears. ALL of Mia's things disappear. EVERYTHING of Mia's disappears. Not one sock is left. Not one pacifier is left. Not one bottle of formula is left in the refrigerator. What's going on? Estelle's husband blames HER! What about HIM? This is a
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Debbie
Sep 15, 2015 rated it liked it
3 stars!

Finally I have finished this book. The blurb said a psychological thriller. I found it to be mostly psychological sessions with an amnesiac woman. BORING!!!! While reading it was the darndest thing I found myself absent-mindedly playing with a rope and turning it into a noose.

I skipped so many pages of this book, it was sad. Finally about 55% of the way through the book it started to get exciting for about 15 minutes. Then finding nothing to hang the noose from, I got out my gun and star
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Nattie
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: incomplete
This is another book that wasn't bad, but lost my attention. Things were going fine for a while, then I simply could not take anymore of Estelle's whining, Jack's berating of Estelle, and the police's accusations.One would expect to get all that in a story where a baby is missing, but it was nonstop, so much so that I was doing more wincing than anything else.
Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
I had seen all the hype on social media in the lead up to LGG's release, and I was lucky enough to win a copy on a Halloween give away from Killer Reads over on Facebook so I finally got around to reading it in the past couple of days!




About the book (via Goodreads)

A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back?
When Estelle’s baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn’t report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory.
Estelle kn
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Deborah Blanchard
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, for-review
First, I would like to thank HarperCollins publishing and NetGalley for allowing me the honor of reading this book.
Wow! This is my first reaction as I finish this exquisitely written novel. The psychological suspense is incredible. You don't know what is really happening and then Boom! Once I got going on this book I finished the 2nd half in less than a day. It will keep you guessing and that is what a book in this genre should do. I thought I knew what was happening, but you won't, no matter ho
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Laura
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Comparisons to Gone Girl and Girl On The Train did nothing to help this book. I went in expecting an incredibly fast paced, concise and coherent plot. The narrative felt all over the place, there were some bizarre descriptions and ways of presenting events. I didn't find it compelling and was thoroughly confused most of the way through. Sadly I didn't enjoy it and wouldn't recommend.
Leslie
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!! this one definitely needs to be made into a movie. What a wild, crazy, heartbreaking yet heartwarming ride! It's the story of a missing baby, a mom who's been deemed "crazy", but the outcome....wow. Read this one!
Sara van meter
This book is an emotional roller coaster! Couldn't put it down!
Ana

Originally posted on This Chick Reads

*Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I know what most of you were thinking when they heard this book was out, probably something along the lines 'Oh, no. Another Gone Girl!' And you know what, that's not a bad thing, I was in the same group of people, slightly getting fed up of books compared to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

But you know how they say never to judge a book by the cover? Well, I guess same way it could be said
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Jen
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Poor choice of title as it only aids the comparisons to Gone Girl. (Oh, they have changed the title! It is still Little Girl Gone on Goodreads, but Amazon has Remember Mia, a better choice.

Brief synopsis: When Estelle’s baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn’t report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory.
Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night – but what she doesn’t know is whether she was responsible…
Anothe
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Heather
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was sort of good? I realised who the 'baddie' was very early on. There were somethings left unexplained. Needed more editing - some parts were just so flowery and ridiculous. Repeat sentences on one page. Bit far fetched, especially the ending. Not a bad debut but nothing memorable either. Lose 100 pages, edit and put a little more effort into the ending and all in all it would be a stronger novel.
Chloe
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Laura
Oct 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I also posted this review on my blog, bibliofagista. You can check it out here.

* I got this book via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. *

As the blurb says, the novel is about Estelle and finding what happened to her daughter, Mia. The story starts with Estelle in the hospital, having amnesia – she dose not know what happened to her or to her baby. Therefore, a big part of the novel is focused on Estella trying to recover her memory. There is some action as well – in the memories that are
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

*unfinished draft*

Little Girl Gone (also published as Remembering Mia) is a tense psychological thriller from debut author Alexandra Burt.

When Estelle Paradise emerges from a medically induced coma in the County Hospital with amnesia, she can't explain why she drove into a ravine three hours from home, how she sustained a gunshot wound to her head, or what has happened to her missing baby daughter, Mia. Committed to a psychiatric hospital, Estelle is desperate to unravel the mystery of Mia's dis
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Kate B
Aug 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this as a Goodreads giveaway. It came with a cheery note, from Avon Books, hoping that I enjoy it. It was also adequately packaged. (Perceptive readers might guess I'm searching for positive things to say, and I reached the bottom of the barrel a while ago.)

With the economic downturn, I'd hoped that publishers would deal with shrinking book sales by careful selection of what to publish; fewer books would be released but the cream would still rise to the top, and those books that still
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