This book had me hooked from the first page. The story follows Audra Kinney, a woman who has left her abusive husband and is taking her kids to San Diego to start a new life. On her way there, though, she’s pulled over by a police officer and arrested. After being incarcerated, she’s told there were no children in her car. She must then figure out what happened to her kids and how to get them back.
Here and Gone is extremely fast-paced, and I sped through it. I NEEDED to know what was going to happen. I was invested in Audra’s plight to find her children, and was swept up by the mystery. I do have a couple of gripes with this novel, though. I felt like the characters would have benefited from being more fleshed-out, because it was difficult for me to fully engage with any of the them. The story is also somewhat predictable, and I was longing for a plot twist or two to keep the story fresh.
This is a white-hot thriller that is perfect for reading during the lazy summer months. The writing is excellent, and the central narrative will have you flipping the pages. I just wish there was a little more depth to the story.
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*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.