Book Review #220: Gone

Author: Elisabeth Naughton

Genre: Mystery & Thriller, General Fiction, Romance

Language: English 

Series, if any: Deadly Secrets, Book 2

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Date of publication: 10 January 2017

No. Of pages: 303


Three years ago, happiness was ripped out of their lives when Alec McClane and Raegan Devereaux lost their one-year-old daughter Emma. With each day dwindling their hope, Alec presumed that Emma was dead and he turned away from his marriage and took solace in a bottle. 

Now, a four-year-old girl matching Emma’s profile is found wandering jn a local park. Though Alec and Raegan are heartbroken to disciver she’s not their child, but both are renewed with a new sense of purpose to follow the pattern of seemingly innocuous abductions in the area. Their love has already been tested, and each clue seems to put danger to their lives. But just maybe, this time will hope will prevail.


I am seriously telling you there’s some kind of connection between using a dark and solemn cover image with a blue and black combination. They seem to have an excellent track record in capturing the essence of a good mystery/ thriller. 

The plot has been crafted with brilliance and there is not a single moment when the story appears to lag or outpaces rhe characters. Every element, every character have been utilised to compliment the plot and bring the best out of it. The emotions of the harrowing experience for those parents who lose their child by intention/ accident have been beautifully captured. The lead characters compliment well and the introduction of secondary characters hint towards a successful series. 

My opinion: A good read if you are dubious about what mood you are in; the combination of mystery, romance and action helps me in recommending it. 

My rating: 4 out of 5


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