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Thanks to HarperCollins for the advanced reader copy of Good Half Gone by Tarryn Fisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.   


I’ve always been a fan of thrillers and have had many friends telling me that Tarryn Fisher is an author I need to read. When I found out that she had a new book coming out and I had an opportunity to read it ahead of the publish date, I jumped on it. I read this book in record time. All I can say is, buckle up.   

Good Half Gone is about a girl named Iris whose twin sister Piper was abducted right in front of her. After going to the police, no one believed her about what happened. So, she decided to go at it alone and try to find the answers for herself. Iris even went so far as to get a job at a remote island hospital for the criminally insane.   

I felt the rollercoaster of emotions while reading this book. Everything from sadness and confusion to frustration and absolute shock. The first big twist comes about halfway through and continues from there. The way Tarryn Fisher writes had me hooked right from the start and had me asking questions throughout the entire book. The story did, at times, go in some random directions that ended up being irrelevant, but I was into it the entire time.  

Because I read so many books of this genre, I can at times predict an upcoming event or even the ending. But this one threw me for an absolute loop. I thought I had it figured out, and without any spoilers, I did in a sense. But how the story played out was so farfetched. It took a crazy turn, so I never saw it coming. I’d like to give it more, because it was a good story overall and it did end with a massive twist, but because of how it came together, I give this book a solid 3 stars.  


Tropes in Good Half Gone include:

  • dual timelines
  • fake identities
  • mind games
  • plot twists


This was my first Tarryn Fisher read, but I will try another. New York Times Best Sellers include Wrong Family and The Wives. She also co-authored Never Never with Colleen Hoover.  


  • Tarryn Fisher's Good Half Gone

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Never Never

    Iris Walsh saw her twin sister get kidnapped—so why does no one believe her?

    Iris narrowly escaped her twin sister’s fate as a teen: abducted in broad daylight and long gone before she could convince the cops there was anything to investigate. With Piper presumed a runaway and no evidence to go on but Iris’s scattered memories, the case quickly goes cold.

    Ever since that terrible day, Iris’ search for Piper has bordered on obsession. Chasing leads across years and following clues that all seem to point to a single name, Iris does everything she can to get close to the only person who might know the answer to the question that still haunts her: where did Piper go? And if the police still won’t help, she’ll just have to find the answer herself–using her criminal psychology degree to intern at the isolated psychiatric hospital on Shoal Island, where secrets lurk in the shadows and are kept under lock and key. But Iris soon realizes that something even more sinister is simmering beneath the surface of the Shoal, and that the patients aren’t the only ones being observed…

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