MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE
Arsenault’s third novel is a charming, yet haunting, mystery that contains a book within a book. Although the beginning of the novel is intriguing, the mystery loses its punch near the middle, and the conclusion feels as if it will never be reached.
Gretchen Waters is on the road researching her latest memoir, supposedly about classic country singers, when a fall down a flight of stairs ends her life. Her notes and unfinished memoir are handed off to Jamie, her best friend, who plans to finish and publish Gretchen’s work. However, as Jamie begins reading the notes and journals, she learns that Gretchen may have uncovered the true identity of her biological father, and that the fall might not have been an accident. (MORROW, Jul., 320 pp., $14.99)