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The Next Time You See Me

(2013)
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A debut novel by award-winning author Holly Goddard Jones, about the people surprisingly connected to the discovery of a dead woman's body in a small town.

Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn't have many friends. She finds more comfort playing make-believe in the woods near her house in Roma, Kentucky, than with her classmates, who find her strange and awkward. When she happens upon a dead body hidden in the woods one day, 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 often drove home at sunrise, 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 in Roma who truly cares about her sister's fate, she starts to question her quiet life and its value.

The Next Time You See Me is the story of how one woman's disappearance exposes the ambitions, prejudices, and anxieties of a small southern town and its residents, who are all connected, sometimes in unexpected ways: Emily; Susanna; Tony, a failed baseball star turned detective, aspiring to be the county's first black sheriff; and Wyatt, a fifty-five-year-old factory worker tormented by a past he can't change and by a love he doesn't think he deserves. Their stories converge in a violent climax that reveals not just the mystery of what happened to Ronnie but all of their secret selves.


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Praise for this book

"So rich in character... An immensely satisfying and skillful debut novel." - Kate Atkinson

"[A]n astoundingly good novel... Jones writes with authority and a deep generosity... The result is simply mesmerizing." - Gillian Flynn


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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Next Time You See Me (Thorndike Press large print core)
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-4104-6031-2 / 978-1-4104-6031-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-78239-082-0 / 978-1-78239-082-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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February 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Next Time You See Me: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-4516-8336-7 / 978-1-4516-8336-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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Paperback Editions

April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-78239-085-5 / 978-1-78239-085-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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March 2014 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-78239-386-2 / 978-1-78239-386-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus Books
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Next Time You See Me: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-4516-8337-5 / 978-1-4516-8337-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-78239-083-9 / 978-1-78239-083-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-4708-3905-9 / 978-1-4708-3905-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Next Time You See Me (Library Edition)
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-4708-3906-7 / 978-1-4708-3906-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
ISBN: 1-4708-3903-2 / 978-1-4708-3903-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Next Time You See Me
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
Publisher: Corvus
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February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Next Time You See Me: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Goddard Jones
Publisher: Touchstone
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