HERE and GONE – Haylen Beck

Absolutely brilliant.
I was hooked from the first chapter. That’s not to say that I felt entirely comfortable reading those first few chapters; in fact, when Sheriff Whiteside made his appearance, I felt like holding the book between my finger and thumb, setting it down somewhere far away then scrubbing myself clean in a shower, it was THAT creepy!
Once I realised I couldn’t actually put the book down, my brain relished the quickly changing storylines and my heart demanded to know if they were going to save the children or not.
If I were to say one thing negative about this book, it would be that I felt that some loose ends remained at the final page…..Did Danny get a lead on his daughter’s fate? What about Robert and his mother – did they get some kind of punishment for the way they had treated Audra? What happened to Collins’ sick son?

Then again, when a book still makes us ask questions when we’ve finally closed it, I guess the author has done their job. Thanks, Haylen Beck, for sending my wheels of thought spinning!

A huge 5/5 stars for this one!

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