Here and Gone: A Novel By Haylen Beck is a thriller that was published on June 20th 2017 by Crown Publishing Group, NY. SYNOPSIS: 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.
About the author: Haylen Beck is the pseudonym of an acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author whose crime fiction has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and made best-of-year lists with numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.
My thoughts: Here and Gone is one thriller that you will not want to put down. Beck writes an intense, fast paced thriller that is full of heart pounding suspense. The characters are well thought out with amazing backstories that help the story to evolve. The plotline is unique and along with the setting it makes this book an overall outstanding read. Overall, I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a page turner that will keep you up at night. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**