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From two-time Book of the Year finalist and Thriller of the Year Award winner Kathleen O’Donnell comes a gripping psychological thriller filled with quirky, unexpected twists.

A girl in serious trouble

Delilah Diamond had it all, the popular cooking show, a dream house, and a great romance with her producer, until the producer’s wife gets wind of it all. Delilah loses her s
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ebook, 321 pages
Published September 15th 2019 by Italics Publishing
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Píaras Cíonnaoíth
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A well-crafted and gripping thriller...

Award winning author Kathleen O’Donnell weaves a gripping psychological thriller. With intriguing twists and turns it will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a mesmerizing story of love, family and loyalty in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last.

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Monica Mac
I am sorry, I tried very hard to read this book but the choice of words got me offside, from the get-go. Maybe it's because I am Australian? I don't know, but I didn't like this book at all. Sorry. DNF.
Heather
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kathleen O'Donnell is a spell binding writer that tells some wild stories that are totally unforgettable. This is the 3rd book of hers I have read and she is rapidly becoming a favorite of mine. In Girl Gone Home, Delilah and her mother Fran are hard women who have lived hard lives. They love each other fiercely; even if they cant verbalize the sentiment to each other. Told in both the past and present we learn about their lives and what they are willing to do to protect each other. An amazing r ...more
Paul Brads
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OOPS! She Did It Again.
That would be Kathleen, as in Kathleen O’Donnell, author, world traveler, and recovering blogger.
I’ve touted her work before when I reviewed Last Day for Rob Rhino and The Invisible Heiress.
I’m a big fan.
Some have described her book, Girl Gone Home as “…a fierce and unapologetic tale of the collision of ambition and indiscretion…”
Couldn’t have said it better myself, but I’ll try.
Her love to love ‘em characters come to life on every page as she lets us know more and more a
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JAIME LINHART
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Comedy. Good story, interesting characters. The timeline back and forth made it a little difficult to keep engrossed in the story. If they made it into a movie, it would fall in the Drop Dead Gorgeous or El Camino Christmas category. Enjoyable for a one time read... not sure if it's good enough to revisit.
Dariel Raye
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Team Jefferson Davis

There's so much I could say about this delicious read but I'll keep this brief because you should start reading as soon as possible! "Girl Gone Home" starts off slow, lulling us into the misconception that everything is 'normal,' but as we continue reading, small details draw our attention to the fact that things on the 53 are anything but normal. Delilah, Fran, Jefferson, Hank and the many other colorful characters of the 53 make this deliciously irreverent, darkly satisfyin
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Stephanie
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting story that strived to ask the question...can you go home again? When Delilah moves back home, she finds that while some things have changed, a lot stayed exactly the same. The way this story was written kept the reader entertained throughout. The flashback chapters that go back 20 years, give the background of how things got to where they are now. The characters were well developed and the reader can easily picture them living in this small town. I really enjoyed this boo ...more
David Taylor
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Occasionally you find a very special story that deals with several interconnected threads all revolving around very serious incidents, in this case deaths. While I have to admit I almost gave up on this story because it didn’t quite fit my paradigm of a psychological thriller, I’m so glad I continued reading. Had I given up I would have missed out on an awesome story that kept me laughing, entertained and surprised at every turn. While this was my first book by Kathleen O’Donnell, The Last Day o ...more
Anne G. Kasaba
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow! I never saw the ending coming. Definitely want to read more by this author. The book started off slowly and I almost put it away but I’m glad I kept going. Once the story picked up the pace the interesting quirky characters and an intricate storyline kept me turning pages.

The Highway is definitely a place of secrets. Hard to tell friends from enemies because they all have each other’s back until they don’t.

I received an arc of this book and voluntarily am providing a review.
Gayle
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Life is tough growing up on Highway Fifty-three. Delilah left home at a young age only to return when her bad choices ends up in her life blowing up in her face. Out of work, home in foreclosure, and nowhere else to turn, she goes back to her childhood town. In the end, the story shows just how strong the bond can be between family and friends.
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Kathleen is a 2x Book of the Year Finalist and Thriller of the Year award winner. She is a wife, mom of four, grandmother of six, a recovering blogger and living in Nevada with her husband. They are travel junkies who try to visit a different country every year. If she weren't a writer she'd be a photographer.

She writes dark, irreverently funny mystery/thrillers about women behaving badly. In addi
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