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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 recent photo of a man who looks exac
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2012)
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Wendy Hines
Apr 03, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Amy
Jul 27, 2012 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Kris - My Novelesque Life
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
Jul 23, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Christa
Jul 04, 2012 Christa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-arc
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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Ed
Aug 13, 2012 Ed rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
#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
Jul 05, 2012 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Star
Jul 13, 2012 Star rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 03, 2012 Kari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, 2012
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
May 18, 2012 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 17, 2013 Jackie Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ng-arc
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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Robin
Aug 10, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, mystery
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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Louisa George
Oct 31, 2013 Louisa George rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-group
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
Anne S
Mar 09, 2014 Anne S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 Olivermagnus
Jan 19, 2016 Olivermagnus rated it really liked it
Amanda Gleason 19s month old baby desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. His father may be the only possible donor but he's dead. When Amanda gets news that he may actually be alive she contacts Forensic Instincts in an attempt to find Paul before it's too late for their son. The five members of the Forensic Instincts team take the case and almost immediately find out that it is much more complicated than they expected. Their investigation soon leads them to evidence of mob coverups and cor ...more
Sylene
Jul 09, 2015 Sylene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good read but I felt that it dragged on a bit in the middle. Still, I love the characters ;)
Kelly A
Jun 26, 2012 Kelly A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Amy
Mar 10, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: suspense readers
I've always enjoyed Andrea Kane's romance novels but I think she has truly come into her own with this suspense series. This is the second in the Forensic Instincts series and it was every bit as engaging and compelling as the first. The team is a little larger this time as Patrick and Claire joined FI at the conclusion of the previous novel. And this tale shows them working as a team--with some give and take and tensions--to ultimately help a newborn infant. Their search for the infant's father ...more
Diane
Jul 04, 2014 Diane rated it liked it
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
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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Sheri Jesse
Nov 07, 2015 Sheri Jesse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I especially like the group of diverse characters that make up Forensic Instincts. They are all strong individuals in their own right and when they work together they give their all to make the client's wishes come true. I love the interaction between the FI characters and have enjoyed seeing them develop since the first book.
This story revolves around Amanda whose infant son desperately needs a stem cell transport and the person who would be the best candidate, his
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Julie Hoffpauir
Jun 20, 2016 Julie Hoffpauir rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've only just started reading Andrea Kane and the Forensic Instincts team and I've really enjoyed this series of books so far. A friend of mine told me I should try the audio books but I love reading and I usually like to create my own idea of how each character in a book looks, sounds and moves while reading their interactions so I've dismissed doing audio books. I love the style of how Andrea Kane gives a little review of each character as your reading and highlights each of their styles. I l ...more
Tereza Mikulová
Apr 21, 2016 Tereza Mikulová rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nemůžu hodnotit plným počtem, zase tak skvělé to rozuzlení nebylo. Respektive, příběh byl vymyšlený dobře a kvalitně, ale to, jak to dopadlo, asi nebyla ta pecka, co jsem původně očekávala. Hrdinka Amanda, která celý příběh odstartovala, byla neskutečně silná žena, jelikož já, mít tak nemocné dítě, jako byl Justin, bych už ležela vedle něj v bezvědomí. To, co se mu dělo, bylo jednoznačně strašné a já to plnými doušky prožívala. Tohle je totiž příběh, který prostě musíte prožívat. Z celého týmu F ...more
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.
Jerry
Feb 04, 2015 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
We’re still new to Kane, having only read the first in her “Forensic Instincts” series, and now this second entry. The plot features a single mom with a very ill infant who desperately needs a stem cell transplant. When a mysterious possible sighting of the supposedly dead father appears, she hires the FI team to find him, as no suitable donors have yet been identified. As predicted in book one, psychic Claire and ex-FBI agent/guru Patrick have joined company with leading lady Casey Woods and Ma ...more
Bridgewes
Aug 14, 2012 Bridgewes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tam B.
Oct 01, 2015 Tam B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy these books. I always feel like I'm part of a particular good episode of Criminal Minds, with a twist.

I like that these books are fast paced but not rushed. Details are not glossed over. Whilst there are some leaps of technological and 'psychic' faith, they feel believable given the context of the firm and it's people.

This book had the completely heart-wrenching element of a baby in dire straits. You felt the helplessness of the mother, you were part of the clock running down. The
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Valerie Andrews
Forensic Instincts is brought in to find out if Amanda's lover – and her baby's daddy – is really dead. Paul was determined to be the victim of a homicide eight months ago, but no body was ever found. And Amanda's infant son is in need of a blood donor to save his life from an immune deficiency. FI runs into the usual walls and circumvents them, also as usual, as they work to find out what Paul was involved with that ended in his abandoned car being found, splattered in blood, and his company be ...more
CJ
Jul 25, 2014 CJ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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