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The Line Between Here and Gone (Forensic Instincts #2)

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The man she loves is gone forever. The child she lives for could be next.

Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason's newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. Justin's best chance for a cure lies with his father—who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child.

Or was he?

One email changes everything—a re
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2012)
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Wendy Hines
Amanda Gleason is at her rope's end. Her one-month old son, Justin, is fighting for his life. He has a rare disease and he needs a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately for Amanda, her Hepatitis C prevents her from being a donor candidate. What she needs is Justin's father, but he was murdered eight months ago.

On a rare break at the hospital, Amanda receives a text from a friend. The text contains a picture that looks just like Paul, her old boyfriend who was killed. Grasping at straws, Amanda i
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Stephanie
This review originally appeared at www.readinasinglesitting.com.

Last week I attended a blogger conference where two of the participants told us about how they’d been taken in by an online “friend” who turned out not to have existed at all. Or, at least, the online identity of this person didn’t. The bloggers were perplexed: how could someone they’d chatted with on Twitter, friended on Facebook, and had even arranged to meet several times in person (none of which, as it turned out, eventuated), b
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Kris
3.5 STARS

(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review).

Amanda Gleason's infant son, Justin has a rare immune deficiency that only one person seems to have a cure for...his late father. Paul was murdered before Amanda even had a chance to tell him she was pregnant. Just when time seems to running out a friend sends her a photo that shows a man who looks a lot like Paul. Amanda wonders if Paul may be alive. If he is he could save his son's life. A desperate mother falls at th
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Tracy
This was a book that once you get caught by the story you just can not put it down. Knowing that an infants life is in the balance makes this story so much more important than if you were just trying to peal back the layers of an onion to get to the truth. The characters are ones that you can really like, that you want them to succeed to save baby Justin. I found it fascinating to see the FI team work to see them dig and keep digging for the truth using all the tools that they have at their disp ...more
Ed
#2 in the Forensic Instincts. The series has a basically good if not original idea, assemble a team of the best in different disciplines and solve problems - Mission Impossible, The A-Team, U.S.Army Special Forces, etc. The teammates have strong egos and, except for the retired FBI agent, are not averse to breaking rules. So far, so good. The problem is that the book runs 386 pages and could easily be edited to half that. The child's fragile health is discussed ad infinitum, as is the mother's e ...more
Saturnus
När Paul Everett försvann från jordens yta trodde hans flickvän aldrig att hon skulle få deras gemensamma barn 6 månader senare. Inte trodde hon heller att hennes son skulle lida av en sällsynt sjukdom som gör att han måste ligga i respirator vid 3 års ålder.
Men det är verkligheten och trots att Amanda går igenom en kamp varje dag samtidigt som lille sonnen Justin kämpar för sitt liv, inser hon att Justin inte kommer att överleva på hoppet.
Så hon ringer Forensic Instincts.

Forensic Instincts be
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Kathy Martin
Amanda Gleason's baby son is very ill. He needs a stem cell transplant from a matched donor to survive. Unfortunately, Amanda is not a candidate and the baby's father - Paul Everett - was the victim of a presumed homicide though his body was never found. But a friend has sent a cell phone picture that looks like Paul that she recently took in Washington, DC. Amanda takes the picture and all her hopes to Forensic Instincts in the hopes that they will be able to find Paul in time to save his son's ...more
Christa
I always look forwrad to Kane's books, and this one did not disappoint. I enjoyed reading about the members of Forensic Instincts in The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, but I liked this book even more. I thought that the characters were wonderful, the storyline was gripping, and I already want to read more. This book had everything I could have wanted in a mystery.

Casey Woods and her Forensic Instincts team are contacted by a desparate mother whose only hope for her baby's survivial is to find his m
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Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
A no-body homicide, a desperate mother, a critically ill infant, a deep cover-up, and a relentless investigative team make up the strong backbone of The Line Between Here And Gone, the second Forensic Instincts book by Ms. Kane.

Amanda Gleason’s son, Justin, is fighting for his life in the NICU, the unfortunately victim of a rare immunodeficiency disease which could claim his life at any moment. Amanda’s been desperately looking for a bone marrow donor as she is not compatible. Justin’s father is
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Kari
Most people could probably read this as a stand alone book, but I would suggest reading the first one to see how the team got started and the motivation behind what they do.

This time around, they are asked to find Amanda Gleason's former lover. He is probably the only one who can save their infant son's life. The problem is that most people think he is dead Once they start looking into his life, the team finds there is much more than meets the eye. This story had a ton of twists and unexpected t
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Darcy
While I really like the team that is Forensic Institute, what really drew me to this story is baby Justin. I don't think that anyone that reads this one will feel any different. The whole story is a race to save Justin's life, but not in the way one would think. Our team of professionals isn't looking for Justin, but for his father, a man who has a really good chance of being a blood match that will save the baby's life.

I was surprised by all the twists and turns that this book took. I felt like
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Jackie Lane
I absolutely adore Kane's books. As with The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, this book did not disappoint. From the first page to the last, I felt compelled to read it.

I absolutely love the team that Kasey has assemble for Forensic Instincts. They are a great group and I love when she adds a new member. She relies heavily on her team and they all pull together to get the job done.

The story of a mother who is watching her child die and could only be saved by a family member struck a chord in my hear
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Amy
The last quarter of the book was what saved it from a one star. Otherwise too much was spent on repeating the same thoughts and motivations of the character...How many times can you say, "We have to find Paul." "We will find Paul." "Just find Paul." Reading repeatedly how one character has a weakness for helping children and he is the main character's rock also was tiresome. Kane said it once, no need to repeat it. The FI team also seem to spend an tremendous amount of time patting themselves on ...more
Louisa George
I received this book as a freebie at a conference, I think, and found it the other day, thought I'd give it a go. I was very pleasantly surprised. It's an excellent crime novel involving a woman who has a desperately ill newborn and is seeking a donor match- when suddenly she hears that the child's dead father has been seen, apparently alive... she enrols the help of Forensic Instincts, a quirky group of crime solvers comprised of an ex navy SEAL, an ex FBI agent, a behaviorist, a techno whizz k ...more
Annes
The book kept me immersed for hours. This is the second book by Andrea Kane about the Forensics Instinct Team as they go about searching for for answers to why someone disappeared and how they can get him back so that he can undergo testing to save his newborn son.

The book starts out as the FI has just finished a job and one of the guys gets a call to find the father of a newborn who has major health issues. The mother's story tugs at his heart and he accepts the case before running it through h
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Kelly A
WOW, Andrea Kane has done it again. She definitely keeps getting better and better. It was so nice to meet back up with these characters from Forensic Instincts. My heart broke upon hearing baby Justin's story and I was pulling for him the entire time. Twists and Turns: check! I was totally surprised by how the story unfolded, and I can't wait to read more about this team. Especially Claire and Ryan. =)

Bring on the next installment! I hope we don't have to wait long.
Diane
This is the second book in the Forensic Instincts series by Andrea Kane. This is the story of Amanda Gleason who has given birth to a son, Justin. Justin is found out to have a Severe Combined Immunnodeficiency and hospitalized. The father Paul Everett has disappeared and is presumed dead. The file on his death has been closed. Amanda's photojournalist friend swears she sees Paul in Washington DC and takes a picture to prove it. Justin is in need of a stem cells for his condition and Paul is the ...more
Robin
Amanda Gleason is desperate when she approaches Forensic Instincts for help. Her baby, Justin, is sick with a rare immune deficiency. His best chance for life is a bond marrow transplant from his parents. Amanda is not a match and his father is dead...or is he? Amanda has received information that Paul may actually be alive. She has hired the team at Forensic Instincts to find out if Paul is alive and bring him back to save Justin's life.

This is the second in Kane's Forensic Instincts series. Th
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Sharon
3.5 stars
A nice, solid mystery that grabbed my attention right away.
Forensic Instincts is at it again. This time, the talented, rule breaking, clever and dedicated group of private investigators are faced with a case that they can't say no to. Amanda, the single mother of a newborn, comes to them with a desperate plea- they must find her former boyfriend Paul, who is the only person in the world who might be a suitable donor for her terminally ill baby boy. The only problem? Everyone else belie
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Katie
I can barely remember the description of Ryan (other than "gym rat"), but in my head he looks like Chris Evans playing Jensen in The Losers. That is a very good look.
Bridgewes
This is now one of my new favorite authors. This actually is the second book in the series. I didn't know that, but it's OK. The Girl Who Disappeared Twice is the first one.
CJ
3.4 Stars The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane is a well written tale about a new mother whose infant son is in critical condition. He may lose his struggle for life if his father cannot be located and provide his little body with some stem cells to strengthen his immune system. The problem is that everyone thought his father was murdered until his mother's friend sends a grainy picture of the father through her cell phone. She hires Forensic Instincts, a group employing a psychic, an e ...more
Kathryn
Jun 12, 2013 Kathryn marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Received Andrea Kane's book. Looking forward to reading it!
[☆] Yuu [★]
Ein grossartiges Buch, welches mich positiv überrascht hat.
Peace Love and Reviews
Like the previous book of Forensic Instinct, this book is full of psychological thriller and mystery. Twist and turns and shocking revelations. The case this time is for a missing person, that was assumed dead for years. There was no doubt in my mind when Amanda Gleason walked inside FI and talked to Marc Deveraux, a former Navy Seal about her case, that the team is going to accept it. It was unorthodox that Marc dropped the ball without consulting his team members first but a child's life is at ...more
Crystal
I really enjoyed The Line Between Here and Gone. It's the second in the Forensic Instincts series, but it's the first one I have read and while I can see where reading the first in the series can give you a greater understanding of the main players behind Forensic Instincts. I didn't have any problem reading the second book without reading the first book.

The Line Between Here is Gone is very exciting and Ms. Kane keeps up the suspense plot until just about the end, but near the end everything i
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Allison
I liked the premise of this book: a newborn is struggling to live because he has a condition that only a transfusion from his father can cure. His mother, Amanda, isn't a match, but she's trying to find another donor because Paul, the baby's father, died before Justin was born. Then a friend sends a photo of Paul to Amanda - apparently he's alive and just ran away from something. He never knew she was pregnant but Amanda is still hurt that Paul might have abandoned her and their son. She hires a ...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
The Line Between Here and Gone is the second book in Andrea Kane's latest suspense series featuring Forensic Instincts, an investigative team comprised of a behaviorist, a former Navy SEAL, a techno-wizard, an intuitive, a retired FBI agent and a human scent evidence dog. When Amanda Gleason learns the father of her dangerously ill newborn son may still be alive she hires Forensic Instincts to find him. As the team digs into Paul Everett's latest development project and his past, they discover l ...more
Nath
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The Line Between Here And Gone by Andrea Kane
Published by Harlequin MIRA
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
ISBN-10: 0778313379
ISBN-13: 978-0778313373
Pages: 400 pages
Review Copy from: Media Muscle (The Book Trib)
Edition: ARC TPB
My Rating: 4

Synopsis (from author's website):
Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason's newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. Justin's best chance for a cure lies with his father, who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child.
Or wa
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