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Kids change your life, they said. Things will never be the same again, they said. Isn’t it wonderful, they said. But no one knows what to say now. My husband wants to take the kids. My husband thinks the accident was my fault. My husband thinks I need help. But I think he wants rid of me....

Title : No Kiss Goodbye
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ISBN : 9781517279691
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 360 Pages
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No Kiss Goodbye Reviews

  • Deanna
    2019-03-18 12:47

    This book was incredible!Whoa..It seems like I've been saying that a lot lately. But sometimes it's the only word that fits.This is one heck of a psychological thriller in my opinion.I like how the blurb didn't give away a lot of the plot but at the same time it sure made me want to read it. Especially:My husband wants to take the kids.My husband thinks the accident was my fault.My husband thinks I need help.But I think he wants rid of me.In regards to the plot I'm going to leave it at that, I don't want to accidentally spoil anything. I went through a wide range of emotions while reading this book... I was on-edge, anxious, surprised, shocked and sometimes quite confused having no clue to what was happening. But I couldn't stop reading... I had to know what was going on! At first I thought that the author had made some huge mistakes because one and one was definitely not equaling two.... it was more like twelve. However, as I kept on I realized it was all intentional and I was compelled to keep going. This may not sound like a good thing but it was, it really really was! Who's the good guy? Who's the bad guy? I couldn't figure out who to trust and my mind kept changing every few pages!!The suspense kept up all the way from start to finish...The only negative - There were a few grammar and spelling issues (like I'm one to talk, there's probably twenty in this review) but I don't feel like it was that big of an issue. In my opinion it didn't interfere with my enjoyment of the book. This novel was suspenseful, powerful but also emotional and heartbreaking. A novel that I won't soon forget. I highly recommend this book!!!!

  • Lee
    2019-03-13 13:52

    This book definitely keeps you guessing. When I first read the reviews for this book I was curious as to why no one wanted to say too much about the plot - now I have finished the book I totally understand. This book messes with your head but in a good way. It is exciting, gripping and has several OMG moments. I was totally hooked throughout the story and have to say this was one of my favourite reads this year.

  • Jules
    2019-03-20 11:07

    Wow!Wow! Oops, have I already said that?This book has completely blown me away. It took a few days to read, as I had very little available time for reading, until this morning, when I read the entire second half in one sitting, as I couldn’t put this down. I finished this book a few hours ago, but I’ve yet to come down from the experience.I really don’t want to say too much about the plot at all, as it is so good, I don’t want to give anything away. However, to give you an idea of what it is about, the main focus of this story is on a wife and mother who has been injured in a car accident. She is struggling with her memory, which has a huge impact on her and those around her.No Kiss Goodbye is an incredibly well plotted psychological suspense thriller, and you will not know who to trust. I’m still feeling rather shell shocked by the whole experience. I feel like this book put me through a lot of emotions, from curiosity, confusion, and anticipation to sheer frustration at times. Oh, and you may need some tissues, as there are some rather emotional parts too.I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading. Fans of psychological thrillers and suspense novels will love this. Even if you’ve never read a psychological or suspense novel before, this is definitely worth a go. It’s not scary or violent in a horror or dark thriller kind of way, but it is very psychological and will have your mind spinning so much you’ll feel dizzy by the time you reach the end. I cannot recommend this enough – READ THIS BOOK!I would like to thank the author for a copy of this book, via THE Book Club (TBC) on Facebook, in exchange for an honest review, and wish her great success with this book.

  • Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
    2019-03-22 07:52

    **** 5 Lost In My Mind Stars ***** THIS BOOK WAS FANTASTIC! With that being said, I will warn you, this book is NOT what you think it is. With each word you see, your mind will be flipped around like you jumped inside a jumbo sized clothes dryer. From the beginning to the end, your mind is about to ride front seat in the mind of a woman fighting for what's real..... in her own mind. I apologize now for this review. I don't want to give anything away and some of it may not make sense.Laura is a wife and mother of one with a baby girl on the way. She has a fabulous life in Ireland until one day, things go horribly wrong. One bad decision and her life and the lives of her close friends and family are destroyed."Nothing would ever be the same again. Everything was still and terrifyingly silent, as my mind lay trapped inside my limp body. All I do know is at that moment, I stopped fighting for my life. At that moment, I stopped being me."No truer words have ever been spoken. Laura's life is about to get really hard. After a horrific car accident, Laura is left with amnesia and paralyzed. Needing to get out of the hospital and back to her life with her husband Mark and her children, she fights to be well.Finally being released from the hospital, life begins to fracture into little pieces that do not make sense to Laura. She knows people are keeping secrets from her but she can't figure out what they are. Laura's mind is cracked. All she has right now is paranoia and she senses her husband is having an affair and trying to kill her. To keep herself alive, she escapes her home with the help of her friend Ava. Laura has to prove that her husband is up to no good. He has moved on and is trying to end her but no one believes her. Laura has no idea that her escape from the man she loves is about to be the breaking point for her mind and for the lives of the people that were involved that one horrible day. Laura has no idea that the life she thought she had is NOT the life that is reality. The husband that wants her dead, the friend that is trying to steal her husband, her children being withheld from her, the friends that won't tell her the truth, overcoming paralysis, the memories of a life she really had and the life her mind is pretending is real will lead to a book finale of epic proportions. "Is she happy?" I was left absolutely speechless.Psychological thriller at it's finest!

  • Jo
    2019-03-12 15:51

    I read this book due to all the wonderful reviews but I hated it. The only thing it had going for it was that it intrigued me to the point where I had to finish it to find out what was going on.I found it confusing and it dragged on and on. I wouldn't recommend this book, but each to their own. Im glad I've finished it and annoyed that I wasted my time reading it.

  • Lu's Reviews
    2019-03-13 15:59

    WowWell what can I say, this book kept me guessing the whole way through. Quiet complicated in some places but stick with it, a truly great read.

  • Mariana Sasso
    2019-03-06 09:05

    I started to read this book hoping for twists and surprises, but I actually got none, just struggled so much to finish it. It just kept stalling from the beggining until the end, which wasn't a big twist/surprise.

  • Marina
    2019-03-10 09:01

    "If you want the intensity of Gone Girl and the emotion of The Fault in our Stars then No Kiss Goodbye may be the perfect mix for you."Again with this fucking comparison. To the marketing people: these are not the only two books that exist!

  • Tracy Fenton
    2019-03-14 13:46

    Wow! what a Rollercoaster of a book. I don't want to say much as I don't want to give anything away about the storyline but I devoured this in one day, didn't know who to believe or which character to root for. My head is still spinning! Can't wait for more from this author

  • Anna
    2019-03-15 12:57

    Wow.I'm not going to go into the plot as this is one of those books where the less you know about it the better, but if you like the psychological 'trust no-one' genre, together with tightly-woven and emotive storytelling, then read it.Compelling. Tragic. Brilliant.

  • Dani Jade
    2019-03-24 10:46

    I have slightly mixed feelings about this novel - on the one hand, it is a good, well done, tense and twisty thriller. On the other- it was def. heavy on the 'tense' part! This was... uncomfortable to read, almost. I couldn't read too much at a time as, although I was desperate to find out what was going on, it would just put me in a really negative head space! To be honest though, that was a testament to the authors writing - I only felt that way because of how well the author made me feel like I was inside the MCs head. And the MC was not having a great time. Overall - I recommend :)

  • Jennifer Berner
    2019-03-23 12:59

    This book only cost $1 on Amazon Kindle, and now I know why. The plot sounded intriguing, and the book got some terrific reviews, so I snapped it up. The plot itself is complicated and is written in a pseudo stream of consciousness way, as the protagonist has lost her memory and is trying to make sense of her situation. However, instead of sympathizing with the character's confusion and disorientation, the reader ends up frustrated, confused and annoyed. The main character, Laura, is not particularly sympathetic. The whole story is supposed to be about how much she wants and misses her kids, but whole chapters go by without her even mentioning them. It seems that the author thought the reader would be satisfied by having the character occasionally state the she loves her kids more than life itself. The big reveal at the end which is supposed to explain everything leaves many scenes, conversations and even characters unaccounted for. The editing mistakes are inexcusable - mis-spellings, wrong tenses, etc. They were very distracting and frustration inducing. I gave this book two stars because the central idea is interesting, and other readers may be curious as to whether they can "figure it out" better than I could. It is a relatively quick read, so you won't waste more than a day if you hate it!

  • Steph
    2019-03-22 15:07

    Wow just wow...this book has gone into my top ten. From the very first to the very last page I was hooked as it reeled me in further and further will absolutely no clue what was going on.It starts off with Laura being in a car accident with her young children and quite simply from there you are taken on a roller coaster of events, strange, startling, surprising, shocking and much more.As the story develops you realise that Laura is suffering some sort of memory loss but how far back does it really go and what the heck really happened.I thought I had a certain part worked out but then I would think no, this happened the whole way through,were I would think that was it for it to be turned upside down once again and my theory quashed.This book has so many twists and turns and surprises that were phenomenal and left me stumped every time.My emotions were up and down with regards Laura as I felt sympathy for her as clearly she has lost someone somewhere and suffered such a traumatic event that she has blocked it out but she had a real selfish streak in her too and the pain she was putting her friends and family through at times.There were lots of characters and most of them likeable too.I see-sawed on liking Mark her husband but that's because of the way the story was going,do we trust him or not.Clearly her friends are all in on whatever this is and are keeping quiet so as to let her remember on her own.As the story comes to a close I thought I had it figured out and it was wrapped up but no were thrown another head spin and then another and another and in the end it doesn't end the way you imagine it should or the way you think.I found myself sitting thinking about it afterwards and suddenly remembering certain parts and rushing back in to read again now that I knew the outcome and it was just mind blowing,there's no other way to describe it sufficiently enough.Couldn't recommend this book highly enough so just read it :-)

  • Rose English
    2019-02-25 08:45

    I liked this book, I was drawn in by the book cover however, I didn't love it because like people had mentioned it was very twisty and turny. Totally messes with your mind.At times I thought 'Ah yes, this is going to happen or that is going to happen' but how wrong was I.Rather a challenging read, would I recommend it? YES, just because I think you will need to check it out for yourselves.Happy Reading :-)

  • Kiran
    2019-02-26 14:44

    A terrible book - badly written. Most of it made no sense. It leapt around like you were in the mind of an unhinged person - and not in a good literary technique way! The ending and truth revealed honestly just felt pointless and the actions and motivations of the other characters completely inexplicable. It was a total annoying waste of my time reading this book.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-13 08:53

    Having read the authors second stand alone novel, See Me Not, I knew I had to go back and read her debut No Kiss Goodbye. The author seems to have a knack of sending your mind in turmoil. I really had no idea what was going on with Laura, the main character in the story. She has obviously been involved in an horrendous accident but for some reason seems to struggle with remembering events of that day. Her husband Mark and her friends and family seem to walk on egg shells round her and I was well and truly desperate for the truth. This is one of those stories that really frustrated me. But in a good way. I had so much going on through my head as to what I thought had happened and how it was all going to come out. Every time I thought I was on the right track, something would happen that would make me change my mind so that I was totally clueless and had to wait for the author to tell me in her own time. In a way I'm glad I was reading it on my kindle as if I had an actual book I would have been so tempted to have a sneak peak at the back as I was so desperate to know, obviously that would have ruined the whole story and by the end I was so glad I waited until then to find out as it was more than worth it. As with See Me not, I was a total emotional wreck by the end. This author seems to well and truly get inside the readers head so that you are so captivated by the characters you are reading about that you almost feel that you are going through the same ordeals as they are. For a debut novel, No Kiss Goodbye is totally spellbinding. It's one that has the reader desperate for answers and leaves you feeling like you've just walked away from some sort of wreck. I was left feeling mentally and emotionally worn down but I loved every agonising minute of it. Brilliant!

  • Anne Hayes
    2019-03-22 10:55

    What did I think of this book? I thought it was poorly written and edited. The tense changed constantly, even within sentences. The plot was ridiculous and riddled with holes. The lack of research around mental illness (my field of work/study) was evident. Disappointed. There are good reviews and the book didn't stand up to the hype. To compare it to The Girl On the Train is ludicrous.

  • Jen
    2019-03-08 16:09

    2.5 stars. Took me forever to get through this one. It dragged and was confusing...

  • Misfits farm
    2019-03-11 13:03

    OMG. A book to remember and a book to blow your mind. If you like a slightly disconcerting read that keep you thinking then this is the book for you. One to keep you on your toes! I won’t go through the scenario in detail other than to say Laura finds herself unable to walk after a car accident. She finds her husband and friend conspiring against her and is convinced that they are having an affair and trying to get her committed into the bargain. What transpires is a series of twists and turns in a very compelling and sad story in more ways than one. I hope that this book highlights the trauma of PTSD as well as other issues raised and how it can affect the lives of the sufferers and those around them. (I won’t spoil it by saying anymore) The mind is a very powerful tool and weapon and should never be underestimated. Be careful with it- it is a very precious thing.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-06 09:51

    I don't want to say too much and risk spoilers but I will say this is a completely gripping storyline. I went to bed intending on reading one chapter, 2 hours later I made myself put the book down but couldn't wait to pick it up again in the morning. The only slight criticism I would have would be I thought the ending was slightly disappointing compared to the rest of the story. Would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Lora
    2019-02-21 08:47

    3.5 stars from this girl. This book is by far the most twisty turny novel I've ever read! I was definitely set on giving it 4 stars, but I found so many typos in it that I just can't. Haha. So this book will have you trying to guess what in the world is going on until the very end. What is real, what isn't? Who is good, who is bad? Are they trying to get rid of Laura, or do they truly love her? Is she crazy or is she being made to feel like she is? So many questions and they don't get answered very quickly! Overall this was a great suspense and psychological thriller read. I don't know about anyone else, but toward the end I did find myself thinking..."Ok just get on with it, will someone please just answer her questions so I can wrap my head around what is going on here?!?!" I was growing a little impatient with everyone dodging her questions. However, I would definitely recommend this book! I'm sure this author will find herself on my list of books to read in the future!

  • Çimen
    2019-03-16 11:54

    Oh dear... I'd read many great reviews on this one and I was really excited as I began reading. Sadly, it just didn't work for me.Let me try to explain without going into the plot, I won't give away any spoilers. I really don't want to dissuade anyone from giving it a go. Some might find this whirlpool of events really intriguing. For me though, it was just exhausting. And I really didn't like Laura. I know she was going through a particularly hard patch but instead of feeling sorry for her I found myself getting frustrated and sometimes even furious with her. Nothing that came to pass made sense. There were times that I wanted to yell at her "Can you hear yourself? Just concentrate for once on what you are actually saying!!". Or thinking, for that matter. I flew though the pages because I just wanted to see how it would all end. Of course there is an explanation for all that was going on. But when we did get to that point it just wasn't satisfactory for me. I thought about going back to reread certain passages with this point of view but I felt that it wouldn't cover all the plot holes for me. One particular twist was quite shocking, that one I enjoyed, but other than that it's 2.5 stars for me.

  • Lynda Kelly
    2019-02-23 08:59

    I got 20% in with this and packed it in. All of a sudden things started to get way too farfetched for my liking. I have to believe something I'm reading and it stepped over the threshold into something not resembling any reality for me and I couldn't carry on with it.Laura mentions being able to bring her kid up in one flashback but she has two....I didn't understand what a "strong hour and a half later" meant, "He must give it go" lost a, we see Mark's infamous coffee mentioned and I've no idea why it was described as infamous. At one point I assumed she had returned to hospital because Mark got her a glass of water from her bedside locker, but she hadn't !! She spelt strait-jacket wrong and used his and not he's in one sentence.......they're all the errors I happened across, though, which wasn't horrendous.We're to believe Mark was comforting another woman in the doctor's office and not his wife. That for me was enough. Plus Nicole had appeared in the story with nary a mention as to who on earth she was !! I flicked to the end after I'd decided to pack it in and all became clear but if she'd made things a little clearer and explained who she was earlier, as opposed to just chucking her into the story leaving readers baffled, it may have worked better for me.

  • Melanie Lewis
    2019-02-23 11:46

    I'm not sure I can say I enjoyed reading this book, but that's because the subject matter was so sad, nothing to do with the writing. It did intrigue me and I did what to find out what happened. However, there were points when I found I was getting frustrated with the book as it didn't make sense. It was only when the end was revealed did it all become clear, but that doesn't help you when you're half way through and thinking, "erm, that's not possible, what's going on here?". I kept flicking back to see if I'd missed a page because it seemed so disjointed at times. Once you know what's going on it all makes perfect sense. That's why I've only given the book three stars. Saying that, I'm not sure how the author could have done anything differently. Maybe the subject is just too traumatic to write about. A difficult book to read, makes the reader feel quite uncomfortable at times. Brave of the author to tackle this subject.

  • Janet
    2019-03-09 10:05

    Oh my....mind bendingly heart wrenchingly powerful.I'm sitting with tears in my eyes having finished this book...I've got goosebumps...You really think you're on the right track then something comes along and knocks you sideways, are you standing up or upside down? That's how this book sweeps you off your feet, it's so intense and yet so thoughtful. I won't spoil this for anyone who intends to read it because you really have got to read this yourself...I fell in love with all the characters even the 'bad guys' they're so real and so well written.There are books that stay with you, this really is one that will always stay with me, after just never know what's around the corner.With thanks to Janelle Harris and The Book Club for the review copy in return for an honest review....powerful

  • Ranjini
    2019-03-24 15:41

    I haven't read any book in the recent past which messes with your head so much!This was a brilliant work of fiction wherein nothing - and I mean absolutely nothing - made any sense.Just when you thought you understood something, and have taken one step forward, it would suddenly take you 10 steps back.I have gone back and forth between pages, trying to figure and get the link - but no matter how hard I tried to make 1+1 = 2, it would always be 11!I've felt frustrated and wanted to abandon - thinking it's a madman's book -- but I plodded along, because the writing just eggs you on.The end is beyond conceivable...And I honestly truly loved it.

  • Jackie Roche
    2019-02-23 13:02

    What a book! Janelle Harris is a new author to me, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't expect such a powerful, psychological thriller.There are twists and turns and an abundance of OMG moments.The characters are developed perfectly. My loyalties changed so many times during the reading of the book. I didn't know who to trust until the end, an ending I certainly didn't anticipate.All I can say about this book is you MUST read it.I would like to thank THE Book Club and Janelle Harris for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest and open review.

  • Mimi
    2019-02-25 13:54

    Um no. Not even close to "gone girl or fault in our stars"..... Very misleading! It started off attention grabbing and quickly turned into a confusing mess of nonsense. Not suspenseful or written particularly well. All characters were a drag. I was disappointed and struggled to finish.....but I wanted it to count towards my reading challenge and not be a complete waste if time.... so I was able to get the to the end and not look back. Can't recommend.

  • Joanne Robertson
    2019-02-25 10:48

    Well.......just don't really know what to say about this book except that it takes a lot to surprise me with the amount of books I read but this book certainly took the rulebook and tore it up then rewrote it!I don't want to go into the plot-you need to read this book with a blank mind, don't read reviews and don't ask any questions. Just buy it and read it and go with the flow.Loved it (and will even forgive the occasional editing and proofreading mistake to give 5*)

  • Karen Farrow
    2019-03-15 12:08

    This was a fantastic book which I devoured in one sitting. I really couldnt put it down! When the book begins you think you know who are the "goodies" and who are the "baddies". I must have changed my mind at least three times throughout the book. I will definitely read more from this author in the future. Simply brilliant!!