Three years ago, Alec McClane and Raegan Devereaux 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 wan...more
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I did skip over most of it, not because the mystery and suspense was bad - I'm sure they were great. It's just that I was more interested in the romance. I'm a sucker for people who love each other, screw up and find each other again, never having stopped loving each other in the interim. I'm a sucker for a happy ending, esp. when the premise was so sad - parents losing their only daughter ...more
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This is the second booon in the Deadly Secrets series. But don't worry if you haven't read the first in the series. Because you can read this mostly as a stand alone.
The series starts with every parents worst nightmare your chil ...more
WOW, what an emotional roller coaster this book was.
I was so involved in this book, it had me sitting on the edge of my chair.
The author's book WAIT FOR ME is one of my all time favorites. So I already knew I would love the writing and how well the author wrote suspense novels. But I still wasn't prepared for the intensity nor how much the topic would captivate me.
Alec McClane and his ex-wife, Raegan struggled with the horror of child abduction. In their case it tore their family apart. A ...more
Gone is the second book in a series by Elisabeth Naughton called Deadly Secrets. The first book is Repressed. Reading the description of the first book, I don’t think you need to read them in order. They appear to be connected more by shared characters than by plot as Repressed follows a different set of main characters that appear as minor characters in Gone.
Three years ago, Alec and Raegan McClane’s daughter, Emma, was abducted from a local pa ...more
It is a good thing I didn't know a thing about this book when I started reading it. If I knew this was about an abduction of a child, I know I would have skipped this one. I am so glad I read it because it wasn't depressing or bleak. I ended up loving this book. There is so much more to this book than children being abducted. Having two likable parents for main characters really gave this book many dimensions. By adding the narrative of Alec and Rae ...more
Alec and Reagan used to be married and absolute happy with their life and their daughter. Until one day they lost the ground out of their feet when their daughter got missed.
After 3 years we saw Alec and Reagan separate and complete strangers with each others.
Alec has very serious issues with his life .
1st of all he feels guilty for the disappearance of his daughter.
2nd he has serious issues with his father.
3rd he has a drinking past.
4rth he is madly ...more
Alec and Reagans one year old child was abducted 3 1/2 years ago. The abduction ended their marriage. Alec dove straight into a bottle, convinced their daughter was dead and blaming himself for her abduction. Reagan holds onto hope that she is alive and will be found one day. When a 4 year old child matching their daughters description is found wandering in a park Alec and Reagan are thrown together. Both are heartbroken that it is not their child. Emma has been researching missing children sinc ...more
I took a little while to settle into this book- but absolutely loved the second half of the book and was gripped with the storyline. I'm now keen to read more by Elisabeth Naughton and the ...more
Gone is the second book in Elisabeth Naughton’s Deadly Secrets series. Although I did not read the first book, Repressed, I did not feel like I was missing anything. Gone describes how two parents/journalists attempt to move on with their lives after their daughter goes missing from a park several years prior. The emotional turmoil that Alec McClane and Reagan Devereaux endured eventually ruined their marriage and sent Alec into a drunken stupor. To add insult to injury, Alec w ...more
This book started in a different place than I was expecting...which is not a bad thing, but it did mean that I went into it not sure what I thought was going to happen, which was a fun surprise.
I liked the characters, and I liked the storyline. And, I am not really able to say much more about the plot itself without revealing what can only be considered as spoilers, especially in a romantic suspense, where things I thought were obvious wi ...more
Really loved this book. It was very fast paced and I couldn't put it down. Loved Alec and Reagan and was very involved in their story and what happened after they divorced. You could feel their pain and their love. Their search for their missing daughter was sometimes hard to read but it kept me glued to the story. I had to know what happened. It was very touching. Would definitely
Loved it the second time too.
For Safety people, it said that neither one of them ha ...more
Every parent’s worst nightmare is turning around for a split second and then finding out your child is gone. This is what happened to Alec McClane and since then he struggles every day. After all this time it isn’t much better. He. Lost. Everything. And most of it was his fault no not losing his daughter but everything else that came after that.
Alec received a call from the FBI that a child has been found, a child that resembles is missing daughter Emma. It isn’t Emma.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 10, 2017
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 ...more
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Returning to Elisabeth Naughton's Deadly Secrets series, Gone is perhaps the first of Naughton's work that I actually couldn't put down and felt intrigued by. I enjoyed it far more than anything I've read by her thus far. Unlike Repressed, there was this pull in the writing that kee ...more
So this book was GOOD. It's #2 in a series and I have just enough CDO* to read #1 in a series before #2. Book #1 was good. This one was better. If there's a third, and if this trend continues, book #3 should be phenomenal. Here's hoping. Based on these two books, I'm definitely reading #3, when/if it comes out.
*For those who don't know, that's obsessive-compulsi ...more
After three excruciating years, another girl was found in the park where their daughter was taken, and Alec's biological father John Gilbert was about to be freed from prison. Alec knew hi ...more
Alec and Reagan have been through an unimaginable hell, a parents worst nightmare, since their child was k ...more
I enjoyed the first book in this series so much, I was excited to jump into Alec's story. Ms. Naughton once again did not disappoint! I am a self professed wuss when it comes to romantic suspense, but this one kept me reading longer than most. (I usually chicken out when things get dicey and have to put the book down!)
This is a second chance romance for Alec and his ex-wife Raegen. Three years ago, their world was ripped apart when their daughter was taken from them and never found. Th ...more
A parent’s worst nightmare comes true when young Emma disappears during a father-daughter excursion to the park. Alec and Raegan’s marriage buckles under the stress and they go their separate ways.
Three years later, another missing child suddenly appears at a nearby park, and though it’s not their daughter, Alec and Raegan are drawn to the case. Using their connections as reporters they chase a series of leads, desperat ...more
I received a free copy of this book and this is my honest review.
Gone is another gripping romantic suspense by Elisabeth Naughton. This is the second book in her “Deadly Secrets” series. However, even though the first book is an intriguing and riveting suspense novel, it is not necessary to have read that book to enjoy this one. Each book can stand alone, although I would highly suggest that you eventually read the first book, Repressed.
Gone is a gut-wrenching romantic suspense about a couple who face one of ...more
We find a couple very much in love, with the joy of a child in their mist, and then in the whisper of a second their lives are shattered. Their beloved child is gone, one thinks she is missing and the other she is dead, and thus the unit is shattered to the point of divorce.
What brings these two bac ...more
Three years ago, Alec and Raegan McClane lived every parent’s worst nightmare: their one-year-old daughte ...more
Though primarily known for her romant ...more