Here and Gone is a gripping, wonderfully tense suspense thriller about a mother's desperate fight to recover her stolen children from corrupt authorities.. It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she's pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they're gone than she must have done something with them... Meanwhile, halfway across the country a man hears the frenzied news reports about the missing kids, which are eerily similar to events in his own past. As the clock ticks down on the search for the lost children, he too is drawn into the desperate fight for their return.
Whew! There were moments in this story that gave me goosebumps like no other! It was gripping from the start and I found myself thinking about it even when I couldn't be reading it. It made me stop and think about my two children and what lengths I would go to protect them as their mom. However, it also gave me pause in thinking that I need to be a little more watchful of people and situations that may not always be as they seem. The writing was engaging and fast-paced, but my one problem would be towards the end it became a little to unbelievable and tied in a bow. Don't get me wrong, I like a satisfying ending, but I think I wanted more. The book could have been 50 -100 pages longer and explored additional details that could have made for a more interesting conclusion. I wanted more of Danny's story and felt that the side of the Black Net could have been more developed. Basically, I just wanted more! Definitely enjoyed the book and would like to read more stories like this one in the future.
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