Here and Gone by Haylen Beck- Review

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Title: Here and Gone
Author: 
Haylen Beck
Rating:
4/5
Release Date: 
June 20, 2017

Description from Goodreads: “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.”

Review: This was a very interesting story. I haven’t read anything like it before and was impressed by the depth of the story. You know what happens from the get go so it’s not really mysterious, but you can’t help but keep reading to see how it all plays out.

As you get to read from multiple points of view, you get a feel for the entire story. You see what Audra is going though, what the children are going through, and you read what Sherriff experiences. It also included correspondence between chapters to further your understanding of all parties in play.

This was a very quick read, I was able to read it in a day, so this is a great lazy day book. The tone of this book was quite dark and creepy, a perfect book for a dark and rainy day. This is not a psychological suspense book, so I was impressed with the way this book was able to keep attention and suspense, without the psychological aspect.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend this to anyone who loves thrillers.

 

* I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*

 

 

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