As a mother, I can not imagine anything worse than having your child gone missing, and knowing in your heart, that she is still out there, alive, but not with you. That is a nightmare the parents of Emma, are living with, in “Gone” by Elisabeth Naughton
Because of the subject matter, I was completely breathless, hoping, wishing that the intuition of the mother Raegan, was right and the little girl was fine.
But I also understood the hesitation and desperation of the father to believe her. After all, there was no evidence to contrary, and it had been 3 long years, which made her chance of survival almost zero.
This book lives and breathes inside of that emotional turmoil, the toll it took upon the parents, and the conviction of a mother, that her child is out there, waiting to be rescued.
It broke my heart at times, made me angry at others. Gone deals with real trauma, but also unexpected twists and turns. I love books like that.
Gone is the second book in the series called Deadly Secrets, but can be read as a stand alone novel. I did not read the first book prior to this one and had no problem getting into the story, connecting with all of the characters, and wishing that there was more.
A well-crafted, emotional book, that I highly recommend.
“Gone” is available on Amazon right now
5 out of 5 Stars
Author: Elizabeth Naughton
Series: Deadly Secrets # 2
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
Genre: General Adult Fiction, Romance
Three years ago, Alec and Raegan McClane lived every parent’s worst nightmare: their one-year-old daughter, Emma, was abducted from a park when Alec turned his back for just a moment. Emma was never found, and presumed dead. The crushing trauma, plus Alec’s unbearable guilt, ended the couple’s marriage.
Now a four-year-old girl matching Emma’s profile is found wandering a local park. Alec and Raegan are heartbroken to discover she’s not their daughter but are newly motivated to find closure…and each secretly feels desperate to be in the other’s presence again.
Alec suspects his vengeful biological father is behind Emma’s disappearance. But as Raegan investigates other abductions in the area, she sees a pattern—and begins to wonder if Emma’s kidnapping is actually linked to something more sinister.
As Alec and Raegan race to uncover the truth, a long-burning spark rekindles into smoldering passion, and they realize they need each other now more than ever.