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ISBN: 0743250265

ISBN13: 9780743250269

Now You See It

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Book Overview

David and Jessica have almost everything they could want: he is an accomplished journalist, she teaches at an elite private school, and they travel in a circle of alluring friends. Theirs is an enviable life -- until one night when David returns from a business trip. Jessica's wallet and keys are in their usual place, but she is gone. As months pass without her, David's certainty "that she is going to walk in that door tonight" slowly diminishes...

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4 ratings

Very engaging

When David's wife disappears, he faces everyone's worst nightmare. His wife is gone without a trace, and all attempts to get to the bottom of the disappearance lead to dead ends. But the real success of Now You See It lies less in the mystery, and more in the psychological portrait of David's desperate uncertainty. David must contemplate many terrible possibilities, ranging from murder to the suggestion that she purposefully vanished. But the harder blow he must absorb is the idea that he will never, ever know what really happened. Lynn's exploration of this kind of bitter confusion and uncertainty is excellent and absorbing. I'll be ordering the next one as soon as it comes out.

All consuming...

After reading reviews of Lynn's book in US weekly and People, I put this book on my must read book. I became completely consumed by the story and the characters. As a former New Yorker, I felt I knew these characters and the dinner parties they attended. I loved them, I hated them, and left the book feeling grateful I was not them. The story "haunted" me both spiritually and existentially. I am indebted to Lynn for giving me closure in her final chapter, for I was far too wrapped up in the story to let it go once the book ended.

Smart ,Thoughtful and Thoroughly Entertaining

This is one of the most thought provoking and intriguing modern novels I have ever read. Despite the fact it is a page turner, I found myself thinking about it for days afterward. It deftly and subtly explores the fundamental theme of how and where we find contentment and joy; how that happiness is different for most people, and how many people aren't even aware of what brings them joy. As I read, I was amazed at Lynn's ability to sustain intrigue and momentum throughout the book, and I was grateful for the surprising and satisfying ending. I haven't enjoyed a recent book this much since Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything is Illuminated." Kudos to the author.

A Great Read

When you sit down with a new author, you?re never quite sure what to expect. Just a few pages into Allison Lynn?s first book, I knew she?d be an author that I would turn to again. Her characters and their relationships are as real any you might know. It?s Allison Lynn?s ability to bring her characters to life, to make them seem as though you might have met them at a party last week, that makes the disappearance of Jessica all the more captivating. I turned each page with an increasing desire to learn not only more about what happened to the characters but also about the personalities and relationships that caused them to act as they did. Now You See It is a great read and I look forward to more books from the author.
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