Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Source: First To Read
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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.
I received this book for free from First To Read in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I loved the premise of this book , how scary is it that you are on a road trip , get stopped by the local police on a trumped up charge , wind up in jail and find out that no one believes your kids were with you. Everyone in this small town actually thinks you are covering up for murdering them. I went on a roller coaster ride with this one! As a female lead character Audra was everything she should have been, strong , determined and resourceful. I was so rooting for her during this story and the fact that there is something much more sinister going on here with some of the members of the police force just added to the overall drama and mystery of where are Audra’s children? Of course about midway through the book I figured out what was happening, the author actually spells it out. When this happened for me I became very tense about the whole situation which is okay but I am not a fan of this type of anxious tension in a book.
After much drama and more tense moments (many) all is resolved and wrapped up. All said and done this is a solid story with a great premise. I just was not a fan of the tenseness that I felt while reading this book.