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(Deadly Secrets #2)

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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

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Published January 10th 2017 by Montlake Romance
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Sarah Joint
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Before I read this book, I checked out the first in the series so I wouldn't be lost. That actually wasn't necessary. The characters are connected, but still separate. The main characters in the first make a few appearances in this one, but just as supporting characters. I actually preferred this one over Repressed, but the first is still worth a read. Considering the series seems to be staying in the family, who is next? I'm thinking the next book may revolve around Kelsey!

A four year old girl
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Princess under cover
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Second book by an author I'd only recently discovered (but was sort of familiar with ages ago). Pretty good.

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
Karen Whittard
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Thank you to Netgalley, Mountlake Publishing and Elizabeth Naughton for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review.

You can find my review on both Goodreads and Amazon from today. On Goodreads under my name of Karen Whittard and on Amazon under K.e.whittard.

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
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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4 stars

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
Purple Country Girl (Sandy)
I received a copy of Gone in a Goodreads Giveaway.

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
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
GONE (Deadly Secrets, #2) by Elisabeth Naughton
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
Λίνα Θωμάρεη
I almost love the story of Alec and Reagan.

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
Tara Dorough
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can't even begin to know where to start. Gone by Elisabeth Naughton is just amazingly great. It's the second novel in her Deadly Secrets series. I could not put it down. I had to force myself to adult the last couple of days instead of just reading it straight through. I firmly believe Mrs Naughton has another Best Seller in her future with Gone. After reading both Repressed, book one and Gone book two of her Deadly Secrets series I feel safe to say she has another award winning series to her ...more
Diane Saul
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing

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
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alec and Raegan had their little girl abducted and the horror tore them apart. Alec suspects that his biological father is responsible, but when other little children are abducted Raegen wants to investigate in her official capacity as a tv journalist. They want closure- but are scared what might be uncovered.

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
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Gemini

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
For the Love of Books & Alcohol Blog
Alec and Raegan lost their one year old daughter three years ago, the loss was too much and brought an end to their marriage. An anonymous call about a missing child found near the area where Emma went missing will bring Alec and Reagan together once again. Both are well versed in the art of investigating and this missing child will spur them to investigate other similar missing child cases. What they find could kill them or bring them the answers about their daughter that they’ve been looking f ...more
Alex McClane struggles with more than disappointing his wife and family; he also battles a severe drinking addiction and the notion that his erratic, violent behaviour might be genetically inherited from a man whom he calls his biological father. This much—along with the overwhelming guilt—bring him to end a short-lived marriage that died when his daughter goes missing. Three years later, he isn’t in a better place until a call from the FBI brings his ex-wife back into his life, who incidentally ...more
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
***ARC provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

3.5 Stars

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
Debbie DiFiore
Wonderful book

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
Joanne Robertson
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I do love romantic suspense and Elisabeth Naughton is a guaranteed top read for me and a trusted “go to” author for this genre. Saying that, I hadn’t realised until I started this that this is the second in her new Deadly Secrets series but it can totally be read as a standalone novel. The series follows a group of adopted siblings and each features one of the siblings as the main focus but there are no spoilers, just a curiosity to discover more about this intriguing family! Alec and Reagan wer ...more
Kate's Corner
3.5 Stay Strong Stars.

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.

Sandy S
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

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
Jessica | Booked J
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it
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A copy of this novel was provided through NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. You may also find this review on BOOKED J.

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
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. Winners are encouraged, but not required, to review the books they win. Here we go.

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
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
When their child had gone missing three years ago, Alec McClane and Raegan Devereaux parted ways and took matters in their own respective hands differently. While Alec's faith faltered and wavered, Raegan didn't lose faith and still held on to that tiny hope that their daughter Emma was still out there, alive.

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
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An edgy, chilling, romantic suspense that is a must read! I enjoyed the first book of the Deadly Secrets series, but this one is so much more. It had the perfect blend of intrigue, suspense, mystery, passion, and romance, which created a fantastic story. I was pulled in right from the start, and it kept me on the edge of my seat till the very end. This is a book that you won't want to miss!

Alec and Reagan have been through an unimaginable hell, a parents worst nightmare, since their child was k
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

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
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book broke my heart, and yet was so well written I couldn’t set it down.

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
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I never read the first book of this series, but that didn't matter. It did not take away the enjoyment of this book and i couldn't turn the pages fast enough. So much suspense! As always, i do refrain from writing what the story is about, as i would only be repeating much of which others have written. Plus i do not wish to spoil for others. I can highly recommend.

I received a free copy of this book and this is my honest review.
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Plot: 4/5
Characterisation: 3.5/5
Prose: 4/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4)5
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy and voluntarily reviewed it.

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
Maureen Timerman
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
This book had me riveted to the pages, and kept me turning, feeling all the time the injustice. Then we find out that there are more, how could someone do what we happening, and how can it be stopped?
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
Jennifer Zorko
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you want an amazing story with a lot of suspense and a truly HEA, than this is the book for you. I have loved everything that I have read by Elisabeth Naughton, and I have to say that this Deadly Secrets series ranks right up there with her Paranormal series (which is what hooked me on Elisabeth in the first place!) This is the second book in the series and this is Alec and Raegan's story.

Three years ago, Alec and Raegan McClane lived every parent’s worst nightmare: their one-year-old daughte
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Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.

Though primarily known for her romant

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