The Next Time You See Me

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Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn't have many friends; her classmates find her strange. When one day she happens upon a dead body hidden in the woods near her house in Roma, Kentucky, she decides not to tell anyone about her discovery—a choice that begins to haunt her. Susanna Mitchell has always been a good girl, the dutiful daughter and wife. While her older sister Ronnie trolled bars for men and came home late, Susanna kept a neat house, a respectable job, and a young daughter. But when Ronnie goes ...

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Overview

Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn't have many friends; her classmates find her strange. When one day she happens upon a dead body hidden in the woods near her house in Roma, Kentucky, she decides not to tell anyone about her discovery—a choice that begins to haunt her. Susanna Mitchell has always been a good girl, the dutiful daughter and wife. While her older sister Ronnie trolled bars for men and came home late, Susanna kept a neat house, a respectable job, and a young daughter. But when Ronnie goes missing and Susanna realizes that she's the only person who truly cares about her sister's fate, she starts to question the value of her quiet life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410460318
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Edition description: Large Print Edition
  • Pages: 615
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Holly Goddard Jones is the author of Girl Trouble: Stories. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Epoch, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere. A 2007 recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, she teaches in the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and lives in North Carolina with her husband, Brandon. Visit her website HollyGoddardJones.com.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

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    Something was missing...

    What do a middle school English teacher, a middle aged factory worker, a thirteen year old misfit and the town tramp have in common? They are all on a collision course that can't have a good resolution. Each one believes that life owes them more than what they got. This book had alot of potential but I thought it fell short of reaching it. It was just an ok read. Not really one that I would recommend to someone and not one that I will probably remember reading in a month from now.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    On the cover, there is a comparison to Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

    On the cover, there is a comparison to Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). That's about all the comparison you'll find. Where Flynn grabs you and takes you forces you to pull all nighters, this book has intrigue but you find you are willing to put it down and get a good night's sleep. In every Flynn book, you are think you know where she's leading you and then, uh oh!, she packs a whollop of an ending. This did not happen in TNTYSM. Jones' ending is exactly where she was leading you. The predictability was so disappointing. It left me flat. Sadly, this book goes in the Goodwill box. I really wanted to like it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    good book

    this is the first book i have read from of this author . Very good book but didn't care for the ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Good first novel.

    You become quite sympathetic to these characters.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Wow! What a great book! It was several stories in one book but w

    Wow! What a great book! It was several stories in one book but with a common thread. It was a mystery with  a hint of  romance and the trials of everyday life. This is the author's first book and hopefully many more will follow!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    I had trouble getting into this book. I actually had to force m

    I had trouble getting into this book. I actually had to force myself to finish it. The story did have potential but just fell short.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Some of the best novels are those where the main characters are

    Some of the best novels are those where the main characters are less than loveable--
    This is a strange book. One main character -- the sister of the missing woman -- is understandable, yet less than loveable. The bad guy is someone you can feel somewhat sorry for in a strange way. Things don't work out all for the best for the teenage girl. It seemed this book really hit the nail on the head in describing real life, where nothing is every really black or white. If you want a happy ending where everything gets tied up in a nice bow, don't read this one. But it will be your loss.  An excellent read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Very good read

    This was a really good book. The author switches back and forth through the characters allowing the reader an insight into each of them. This helped the reader to be able to understand and sympathize with each one of the characters.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Great book.

    It was so good I wanted to read it in one sitting!

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

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    I've had difficulty in deciding how exactly I would rate this bo

    I've had difficulty in deciding how exactly I would rate this book. In the end, I would rate it about a 3.5, but can't establish that, so I kept it
    at 3 starts. I did like the story, though! Although I thought that Jones did a wonderful job writing the story, the ending left me wanting more 
    or maybe less for that matter. I didn't care for the last part of the book, taking you back in time to the life Ronnie and Suzanna had when
    they were younger. This may have been alright in another part of the book, however, I feel like it was out of place at the end. I was satisfied
    with the story until that point and that left me disappointed. 

    I listened to the audio version of this book which was narrated by Cassandra Campbell and I thought that she was a spectacular narrator. I
    would not hesitate to listen to another book narrated by Campbell. She did so wonderful conveying the different emotions that the author
    takes you through throughout the book.

    The characters were very unique and in depth. You couldn't help but like Suzanna but feel sorry for her at the same time. I had to feel so
    proud of her in the end! I felt compelled to continue reading to find out what happened to each of these characters.  

    Overall, I did like reading this story and wouldn't mind picking up another book by this author.  I felt like she did a great job writing this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Not good

    Not worth the read recommended by Newyorker big mistake

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

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    In the small town of Roma, KY, a woman goes missing. Like many s

    In the small town of Roma, KY, a woman goes missing. Like many small towns in the 90's there are lines drawn by how much money you make and the color of your skin. Those lines become blurred when Ronnie Eastman is missing and the lives of numerous residents are about to collide and will never be the same. 




    At the tender age of thirteen, is an awkward girl, a loner, an outcast. Emily is hiding a dark secret. Suzanna is a teacher, wife and mother. She is struggling with her marriage and the decisions of her past when her sister goes missing. Wyatt, an older guy who has spent his life in a factory and never found love. Last, Tony. Tony a former baseball player who had been perusing his dreams to play in the major league, when an accident cost him his career--sending him back to Roma. Their lives become more and more tangled until the shocking end. 




    The Next Time You See Me is told by multiple viewpoints, I really felt this allowed me to 'see' the characters as others saw them, as well as get to know them. By doing this I really got a sense of each of them, making me more sympathetic to them, where written differently I might not have. Even though the story is told using multiple points of view, it was very easy to follow along. 




    I really enjoyed being swept away into this mystery/suspense novel. The most well written descriptions I've read in a book, I could hear the sticks cracking and leaves rustling about as Emily walked through the woods. The cast of characters were all flawed, so I never really loved or hated any of them. At the end of the story, I was surprised by my final thoughts of the different characters. Even though I pretty much figured out the 'who done it' part of the book pretty early on, I really enjoyed the book. The characters really drove the story, so the story became less about the who and more about the why. I am recommending The Next Time You See Me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Pretty good read

    This novel was a pretty good one especially te characterization. The author made the charactets so honest and relatable that you could not help but empathize with them. I found that I unerstood myself bettet by looking at life through their eyes; not many authors can pull tat kind of metacognition out of her reader.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY RAN AT THE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. In a small

    THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY RAN AT THE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN.

    In a small town it’s normal for everyone to get in your business—for the community to know about the women that run around, the men that abuse, the spoiled kids with their sense of entitlement, and the loners who belong to nobody. Set in Roma, Kentucky, The Next Time You See Me (Touchstone Books) by Holly Godard Jones is a literary thriller that links a variety of perspectives into a complicated web of deceit and lies that replace hope and peace with bittersweet longings for what might have been. But buried in there is a lesson about perseverance, a glimmer of optimism, and the eternal complications that are the duality of man. This is the mirror that Holly Goddard Jones holds up, as we bear witness to these defining moments of destruction, as well as revelation.

    We follow a variety of lost and lonely people around the countryside, each of them trying to find ways to fit in, to feel less alone and more complete. There is Susanna, the middle grade teacher continuously lessened by those around her. There is her sister, Ronnie, always up for a good time but stuck in a dead-end job, who eventually goes missing, leaving a trail of clues in her absence. There are the kids, Emily a loner, and Christopher a popular, good-looking boy—both perceived to be one thing, but often quite different when alone. There is Wyatt the aging factory worker, teased by the young guns at work, alone but for his dog, Boss, just trying to get through each day. And there is Tony, one of the few black citizens of Roma, who is a fading athlete and the town’s lone detective. Their stories overlap, intersect, and influence each other; they take us deep into the woods of rural Kentucky with voices that echo over the hills, mingle with the barks of fenced in dogs, and become obscured by the sounds of rustling leaves and rubber tires on gravel roads which lead us in circles.

    Holly Goddard Jones creates characters that are both typical in their behavior—people we know and recognize—but also layered with emotional depth and longing that transcends stereotype. Ronnie is not just a simple woman, beat down by her factory job, looking for someone to take her home—she is also a sister, a friend, and an aunt. Take these thoughts by Abby, Susanna’s daughter, about how Ronnie looked:

    “Of course, Abby, who so loved long hair, was also the child who’d said, ‘Aunt Ronnie’s a princess,’ the time Ronnie came over in her trashiest club-crawling wear and dark purple eye shadow, hair sprayed to the rafters. Susanna laughed at the memory, then swallowed against the tears. How she wanted her sister right now.”

    So we get not only the worry and tension of Susanna missing her sister, but her forgiveness of Ronnie’s imperfections. For a moment, in this memory, Susanna sees Ronnie as her daughter does—shiny and sparkling, laughing and full of cheer, flitting about the room, a princess—not the shadowy, wrinkled and bruised woman the night will leave behind. By showing us these characters at their best and their worst, we are allowed to witness their history, and withhold our judgments, to simply see them as human beings—flawed, but still full of hope and desire. (continued at The Nervous Breakdown)

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Quite a mystery

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
    Quite a mystery that makes you keep putting puzzle pieces together bit by bit until the very end and everyone in this small is interconnected by the drama that occurs in one way or another.  Susanna Mitchell is a wife, mother and a teacher at the local middle school, her husband is the band director at the high school, so you could define them as the All-American couple with their daughter completing the equation.  When her eccentric sister goes missing, she must try to keep her cool.   

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