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Wish You Were Gone

(2021)
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This “captivating thriller full of twists and surprises” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author)—about what happens when the death of a husband and father isn’t the tragedy everyone believes—is perfect for fans of the Netflix original series Dead to Me.

Emma Walsh has finally worked up the courage to confront her husband James about his drinking—his alcoholic rages, his blackouts, and the fear his behavior has created for her and their two kids. But James never shows up to meet her as planned, and all her righteous words go unsaid. And unsaid they remain, because the next time Emma sees James, his body lies crumpled amidst the wreckage of his flashy car, which has been smashed to its final resting place halfway through the back wall of their suburban house’s roomy garage.

In the aftermath of the fatal crash, Emma and her teenage children begin to embrace life without James’s looming, volcanic presence. Buoyed by the support of her two closest friends, she struggles to deal with her grief, complicated by the knowledge that her husband’s legacy as an upstanding business owner and family man shines only because so many people, for so long, were so willing to keep his secrets—secrets that twist into new and unexpected shapes as the mysterious details of his last day of life begin to come to light.

A sinister and suspenseful domestic thriller, lauded as “stylish” by Publishers Weekly and “delicious” by Booklist, Wish You Were Gone will keep you guessing “until not just the last page, but the last paragraph” (Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author).


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Equal parts murder mystery and complex relationship drama, Scott builds her house of cards with a steady hand using dirty secrets and tangled histories. I was holding my breath until not just the last page, but the last paragraph." - Chandler Baker

"Kieran Scott sharply unravels a web of secrets between friends and families at the heart of this suspenseful story. With hidden motives and complex relationships, Wish You Were Gone is a captivating thriller full of twists and surprises. I couldn’t put it down!" - Megan Miranda

"There are shades of Liane Moriarty in this tale of comfortable suburban lives thrown into upheaval by a mysterious death and the intertwining fates of those left behind. With twist after twist I didn’t see coming, Wish You Were Gone engaged me the whole way through and left me breathless at the end, the way the best domestic suspense fiction does." - Meg Mitchell Moore


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Hardback Editions

April 2022 : USA Library Binding
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February 2022 : Hardback
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Paperback Editions

November 2021 : Paperback
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Audio Editions

February 2022 : USA Audio edition
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February 2022 : Australia Audio edition
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2022 : Canada Audio edition
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February 2022 : UK Audio edition
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Author(s): Kieran Scott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2021 : Audio CD
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Author(s): Kieran Scott
ISBN: 1-79713-442-6 / 978-1-79713-442-0
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

February 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wish You Were Gone
Author(s): Kieran Scott
Publisher: Gallery Books
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February 2022 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wish You Were Gone
Author(s): Kieran Scott
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon UK