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Nicole Baart

Autor/a de Everything We Didn't Say

11+ obres 1,509 Membres 93 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Nicole Baart is the critically acclaimed author of After the Leaves Fall, Summer Snow (a 2009 Christy Award finalist), The Moment Between, Beneath the Night Tree, and Far From Here. Nicole is passionate about global issues and is a founding member of One Body One Hope, a nonprofit organization that mostra'n més works alongside an orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Nicole Baart

Everything We Didn't Say (2021) 447 exemplars
Little Broken Things (2017) 221 exemplars
After the Leaves Fall (2007) — Autor — 216 exemplars
You Were Always Mine (2018) 112 exemplars
The Moment Between (2009) 96 exemplars
Summer Snow (2008) 94 exemplars
Sleeping in Eden (2013) 93 exemplars
Far from Here (2012) 73 exemplars
Beneath the Night Tree (2011) 58 exemplars
The Long Way Back (2023) 54 exemplars
The Beautiful Daughters (2015) 45 exemplars

Obres associades

The Snow Angel (2011) 239 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Baart, Nicole
Nom oficial
Baart, Nicole Lynn
Llocs de residència
Iowa, USA
ranch hand
One Body One Hope



I must have read a different book than everyone that gave this 5 stars!
Reads like a YA book. In the first 60 pages you can easily figure out:
Who how the story will end
Who the father is of June’s kid
Most of the misdirection regarding who the killer is and isn’t.
Then you get 200 pages of boring fluff that goes nowhere and means nothing.
The past 40 or so pages has the reveal but by then it was just an explanation of what I already figured out.
zmagic69 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Dec 17, 2023 |
A great mystery/suspense novel about adoption, the deep love of a matter if she gave birth to the child or not, and it's a story about trusting those we know and love. It will keep you guessing as to what really happened, and the "who" behind it!
JillHannah | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Nov 20, 2023 |
The Long Way Back by Nicole Baart is a very highly recommended domestic thriller with several surprising twists in the plot.

When her thirteen-year-old daughter Eva begs her for an Instagram page, Charlie, mother to Eva, agrees to open a shared one as mother and daughter. The page is titled The Sutton Girls and a photo Charlie takes of Eva goes viral and the two actually begin to become influencers. After a year, the name of the account is changed to Eva Explores. The two share photos and descriptions of places they traveled, camped, and explored in their vintage Airstream trailer. Charlie is always very careful to never photograph their full faces.

When Eva is ready for her senior year of high school, she asks if the two can settle down so she can attend high school. They temporarily settled in Minnesota on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Eva has a job and is sending off applications to colleges. Charlie is hoping for one more summer on the road, but Eva isn't interested. The two do take their boat out on the lake one day just before Eva's graduation. When Charlie falls asleep on the boat, Eva disappears and Charlie is the main suspect. But hold on because that is just the first act of this novel. Things are about to get much more complicated and twisty.

The well-written narrative is told through the point of view of Charlie, Eva, Instagram posts, and Eva's college application essays. The presentation of these various plot elements work very well. The novel is almost divided into several sections. They are all interconnected, but each new revelation will be totally unexpected and shocking as it is explored in the novel.

One important point that can be written about is the two largest fears that are tapped into: a child's disappearance and the risks inherent in social media. Both Charlie and Eva are characters you will care about and long the best for in the end. The writing is pitch-perfect as it reveals new information and twists in the plot. Readers will not be able to guess the direction the plot is going to take.

A note must be made about the quality of the writing. Baart does an exceptional job presenting the story in the most caring, suspenseful, and intricate way possible. The Long Way Back goes above and beyond many mother and daughter novels. This will be a perfect choice for book clubs as there is so much that could be discussed.
Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Atria Books via Edelweiss.
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SheTreadsSoftly | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jun 7, 2023 |


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