Three years ago, Alec and Raegan McClane lived every parent’s worst nightmare: their one-year-old daughter, Emma, was abducted from a park when Alec turned his back for just a moment. Emma was never found, and presumed dead. The crushing trauma, plus Alec’s unbearable guilt, ended the couple’s marriage.
Now a four-year-old girl matching Emma’s profile is found wandering a local park. Alec and Raegan are heartbroken to discover she’s not their daughter but are newly motivated to find closure…and each secretly feels desperate to be in the other’s presence again.
Alec suspects his vengeful biological father is behind Emma’s disappearance. But as Raegan investigates other abductions in the area, she sees a pattern—and begins to wonder if Emma’s kidnapping is actually linked to something more sinister.
As Alec and Raegan race to uncover the truth, a long-burning spark rekindles into smoldering passion, and they realize they need each other now more than ever.
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Talk about a book that you won't want to put aside! It deals with some hard issues including addiction, child abduction and whether love remains after the loss of a child.
Ms. Naughton has done a such wonderful job with the characters that you will find yourself caring what happens to them. Will Alec be able to cope with opening himself back up to Raegan? What will happen to her if he starts drinking again when they finally find proof that Emma is dead? Can they trust each other and their love after their loss? I found myself rooting for them both and wanting to smack Alec along side the noggin more then once.
I really recommend GONE to any of my readers who enjoy an emotionally charged romantic suspense. You can't go wrong with this book and this series.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.