Shannon Will is nearing thirty and has already made six trips to rehab (not that anyone's counting). But this time, she swears, will be different. She'll clean up her act, go to meetings, find a sponsor, and make a clean break with her past—starting with a new phone number.
But old ties aren't so easy to sever. When Shannon's new phone starts getting messages she was never meant to see, Shannon has to decide whether to risk getting involved, or stay safely disconnected.
Gripping, suspenseful and smart, Disconnected is a riveting tale of addiction and obligation, secrets and redemption.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:March 28, 1970
Place of Birth:De Ridder, Louisiana
Education:B.A., Princeton University, 1991
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A gripping and moving short e-story for a few tidbits in preparation for Jennifer Weiner’s upcoming novel (April, 2014) ALL FALL DOWN. Like Jodi Picoult and Amy Hatvany, Weiner is not afraid to tackle raw and emotional (sometimes controversial) subject matter. Their stories are heartfelt and help other relate to those with drug, sex, alcohol, and other addictions. Full of suspense, secrets, and redemption. Shannon Will is close to 30 yrs. old and has been in and out of rehab many times; however, continues to get caught back up in the drama of addiction. At her lowest she decides to start over and gets a new cell phone (her parents pay for it). However, the when she gets the new # the rep at the phone company is programmed in and for some odd reason she is receiving desperate texts from someone to help her. Shannon decides she has to help! Looking forward to reading All Fall Down in 2014 and her new book coming 2015 the FWord. As usual, Jennifer knows how to write and entertain with cutting edge material.
BN does not post negitive reviews. Worst book ever. 44 pages total. 28 pages of poorly written story, 16 pages of advertising. Will not buy any books by this author.
Every so often it is nice to sit and read a short story and just enjoy a full story in one sitting! It is also awesome when that story comes from an author that I know that I will love! Jennifer Weiner is known for fantastic "women's fiction" and this short story had a great suspenseful twist at the end! Of course I will not spoil! Shannon is an addict who can't find the motivation to quite her ways and leave the friends who keep her in the dark place of addiction. So as she finally turns over a new leaf and gets a new phone with a new number to disconnect her from her previous ways, she starts getting weird text messages and must make a big decision. As short stories must have, it was easy to get to know this main character and want to know what her short journey would be. Also, the conclusion was awesome - I was sad to see it end, but wouldn't mind a full novel based on this character.
Addiction is depressing enough thiis is edge of your sear and then smashes u at the end, leaving u stunned