Here and Gone
It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she's pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only whe ...more
After reading just a few sentences of the description for "Here and Gone", I knew it was a book I wanted to read. The plot sounded intriguing and I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it.
I was right. After reading only a few pages I was totally engrossed in this story. It was INTENSE.
The book opens as Audra Kinney and her two children are driving through Arizona on their way to California. The land is so beautiful ...more
Audra is escaping a violent husband with her two young children in tow. Driving across the blistering, Arizona desert in seemingly the middle of nowhere, she’s pulled over by the local sheriff. With no explanation, she’s handcuffed and tossed in the back of his cruiser. Her children are whisked away by yet another officer. As Audra makes a desperate plea for her children, ...more
Audra is stopped by the local sherriff whilst travelling through Arizona. She and her two children are fleeing an abusive marriage, but she's about to face what can only be described as a mother's worst nightmare.
The sherriff takes her into custody on a flimsy jumped up charge and calls for another officer to t ...more
Now I want to read all his books.
I'm sure if you've seen my reviews you are seeing that I get a tad ticked off when all the newer thriller authors think that they have to have shocking twists in the story to make the reader stay interested. This book shows that you don't need that crud if you have the writing chops to just tell a story and keep the reader turning pag ...more
High octane-edge of your seat- suspense!!
Audra, with her two children in tow, is fleeing from her abusive husband. She’s riding through Arizona, basically in the middle of nowhere, when she’s pulled over for a minor infraction.
Before she knows it, she’s in handcuffs, and is being taken to jail, while her children are left in the care of a deputy.
Yet, when she arrives at the station, and her official questioning begins, ...more
Creepy....Terrifying....Unsettling....are words that come to mind when describing the start of HERE AND GONE.
With Audra on the run from her abusive, control-freak husband, one nightmare turns into another when she is stopped for a traffic violation in rural Arizona and her children are abducted. (no spoiler here)
Fear soon turns to anguish and crime-mystery turns thriller as lies and brutality from the sheriff begin and a helpless mother's screams fill the air.
HERE AND GONE kept me hooke...more
Audra has taken the plunge and finally made a decision that she thinks is best for her and her children after years of turmoil in her life she makes a long car journey to find a safe haven and to create a fresh start for her and her children, but stopped by a police car on an empty road in Arizo ...more
In the beginning, Audra is on the run with her kids, Sean and Louise. Audra has had enough from her husband and she's getting them out of there.
She is going down old country roads trying to keep off the main roads but then ends up in it when she runs into Sheriff Whiteside. He p ...more
HERE AND GONE by HAYLEN BECK is a gripping, intense, terrifying, and fast-paced suspenseful thriller that had me racing through those pages as fast as I could with my heart palpitating quickly all the way to that killer ending.
HAYLEN BECK delivers an extremely angst driven read here with an unsettling storyline that had me totally panic stricken for Audra and the safety of her children, ...more
Then her worst nightmare begins her children are kidnapped she is taken prisoner but her sanity is compromised. Will she ever see her children again, i wo ...more
Here and Gone was a surprise and last minute read that we were able to come together and read as a Traveling Sister NetGalley Read.
Here and Gone is a haunting, unsettling and chilling story that drew us in shortly after meeting nervous and desperate Audra who is fleeing on a country isolated road. We were drawn into her life and her fears and then into her nightmare of losing her children in a heart s ...more
Audra finally gets away from this monster mother and son duo, but her escape takes one ...more
The storyline is frightening and highly disturbing! It is a terrifying, creepy, unsettling and nauseating plot that would be one of my worst nightmares as a mother. While reading thriller-type books together, my “sisters” and I often q ...more
Wow, What an amazing read !
Audra is fleeing an abusive relationship, going down old country roads with her two kids Shawn and Louise, she gets pulled over by the local sheriff, and arrested for drug possession.
At the police station, Audra is afraid, and asks about her kids, but the sheriff claims that they were no children with her when he arrested her.
"Please," she said, unable to keep the quiver from her voice. "I've done everything you said. I've been cooperative. Please tell me wher ...more
This is the chilling nightmare that Audra Kinney finds herself living in Here and Gone. Locked in a cell she is unable to look for her children, make any phone calls or contact anyone. When the police dis ...more
the last 20% were thrilling, for sure. but there was absolutely no mystery here and the majority of this was just anxiety inducing. which if you're into, you might love this. but i was... mostly bored.
i read 13 thrillers in 13 days here's what happened ...more
This is one of those books that's especially difficult to ...more
With Audra in her car were her ten year old son Sean and six year old daughter Louise. They had been driving for some time; taking the back roads – fleeing Audra’s abusive husband – would she ever know peace? As they neared a turn off to settle for the night, Audra was pulled over by a local sheriff for a misdemeanour – and from that moment on, things went downhill fast. Before Audra knew it she’d been thrown in jail and her children had disappeared. But then the sheriff declared she was al ...more
Just when I thought all was going to be okay, Audra and her two children would be reunited,
another wave of OH!! NO NO NO! would come rolling in! I spent the whole day curled up in my chair reading it cover to cover!
If you are looking for a book that will put your heart in your throat, over and over and over again, this is the book for you!
This is the first novel I've read by Hay ...more
So Here and Gone has a hugely emotional core, missing children, now in danger – of course its going to get you right by the throat. What helps that along and makes it so darn ...more
This one is set to disappear from the ol’ Kindle any second now, so I better puke something up real quick.
Here and Gone begins with Audra driving cross-country with her two young children in order to start a new life in California, far away from her controlling ex. When Audra gets pulled over by Barney Fife in the middle of BFE, her first concern is that she’s been reported for kidnapping. Her worries are put to rest when the ...more
This book reads like one of my favorites, Harlan Coban, basically written almost conversationally which equals fast read & very hard to put down. The chapters all end on mini-cliffhangers so ...more
This road trip is the beginning of every parents worst nightmare! She is pulled over by an evil and corrupt cop. He convinces her she has done something wrong and arrests her. He promises her the kids will be safe and a patrol officer is on her way to take them to a safe place.
After she is locked ...more
We explore a very serious subject ...more
Audra needs to get her children and herself away from her abusive a-hole of a husband, so she drives across country headed toward San Diego where a friend lives. Along the way in a cesspool of a town in Arizona, her son and daughter go missing and it's up to her to prove that she hasn't hurt them, that she wasn't responsible for their disappearance. It's just Audra, alone, against the world, which has already determined her guilty. Then hope arrives in the form of a dark stra ...more
What would you do if your children were abducted? How far would you go to save your children? Well, Audra Kinney knows what she will do! Audra is on the roller coaster ride of her life, from fleeing an abusive and manipulative husband to fighting the cor ...more
Patrick blushed and smiled as Margaret squeezed his knee. And Audra caught a glimpse of her function in the marriage, then. She shivered and counted the minutes until she could go home and retreat to the haze.”