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FBI Special Agent Clare Marshall was separated from her sister Beth in childhood when their mother tried to kill them. Now Clare learns that Beth lives in the small town of Farley, South Carolina but when she goes there to reunite with Beth, Clare discovers her sister is missing and that someone in the town is responsible for her disappearance.

Clare receives an offer to h
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Hardcover, 309 pages
Published November 6th 2009 by Five Star (ME) (first published October 2009)
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Trish R.
Jul 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Passionless murder/romance..

Yet another book where the publisher tells an author that “sex sells” so she drops a sex scene in the book and thinks that’s a good thing. Believe me, it’s not! If you can’t write some kind of sexual attraction then don’t write sex in your book because it just stupid. And, by the way, there was nothing hot and steamy or explicit or anything but vanilla about it. I have no idea why the sex was even in this book.

That being said, it was a decent murder mystery. Jake was
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Patricia A. Woodburn
Nov 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
I started "Gone" last night and finished it today. I was weak with hunger by the time I finished the novel. It is a very suspenseful book. The novel is well written, and I especially liked the way Ms. Fenech wrote the characters. Each character had a very distinctive personality, even those who appeared to be lacking in personality, because that is the way they were meant to be.I look forward to more from Karen Fenech. She could perhaps have told us a little more about the killer before exposing ...more
Valerie Hodge
This read was super suspenseful, thrilling and you would NEVER guess "who did it".
The storyline was poignant and captured my attention immediately. Karen Fenech would be a great author to follow if you are an adrenalin juncky who loves psychological suspense.

“I was provided a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.”
Candice Gibson
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gone

Had me guessing till the very end. Fast paced and so much suspense. Loved this book and all the characters.
Luv_a_good_story
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great mystery, very complex and kept me thinking till the end. The romance was good but very light, would have preferred a little more.
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
When FBI Special Agent Clare Marshall was 5 years old her mother shot her 7yr old brother in the head and then pointed the gun and shot Clare before police broke in and stopped her from shooting her infant sister. When Clare awoke in the hospital is was to find out her brother was dead and that her baby sister was already adopted out. Now 25 years later her mother is finally being put to death. This causes Clare to have a panic attack remembering what happened 25 years ago and as she is trying t ...more
Judi
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never Stops!

If you like a book with lots of action, mystery, murder and love this one has it all. This had me from the first pages, Clare Marshall, FBI agent, is counting down the minutes until the execution of her mother. Her mother killed her brother, shot Clare, and left them for dead. Her sister, Beth, was just a baby. When Clare wakes up in the hospital, she finds out that Beth has been taken by child services. For 20 years, Clare tries to find her. When she rescues a woman from a hostage s
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Vicki Tyley
Aug 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Clare had been five when her mother pointed a gun at her head and fired." – Gone

Twenty-five years later, Jolene Marshall is executed by lethal injection. FBI Special Agent Clare Marshall is truly alone, abandoned by the mother who’d tried to kill her. That’s until she learns the whereabouts of her younger sister, Katie, adopted when she only a baby. Except her sister has gone and no one knows where to…

A fast read, full of danger and suspense with memorable characters that draw you into the stor
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Keri
Another very amateurish book. I didn't finish it. First, an FBI agent with a terrible past which led her to become an FBI agent still looks over her shoulder. Doesn't have many friends, keeps an unlisted phone number, etc. However, a victim that she helped was able to track her down by looking at all of the people with the last name Marshall in the city and was able to track her home address down and visit her. Not! The FBI agent was looking for her own sister and was waiting for information fro ...more
Karen
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This suspense filled standalone novel begins with FBI Special Agent Clare Marshall getting a lead on the whereabouts of a sister she hasn't seen in twenty-five years. She takes a leave of absence and travels to Farley, SC where she's told 'Beth' ran off with a produce delivery man a week earlier. She begins asking questions and runs into hostility from townspeople who side with Beth's abandoned husband. Then she runs into her former FBI partner and lover, Jake, who took a resident position there ...more
Jamie DeBree
Nov 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I've read by Ms. Fenech, but it certainly won't be my last. "Gone" starts off in a startling, attention grabbing way and though I had to put it down for things like work, I never *wanted* to, and I was always anxious to get back into the story. Clare is one of the most messed up heroines I've read in awhile, but her actions and growth are completely believable and consistent. The whole story is very well-written, and the pacing is perfect. The final scenes will leave you ...more
Danielle Gypsy Soul
This book was just OK. Unfortunately, I didn't like the lead female at all. I get that she was traumatized as a child but she was just not likeable. While the male lead was great I couldn't figure out what he saw in her. She wouldn't open up to him at all and if it wasn't her way she wasn't interested. She didn't treat him well at all. She didn't even grow throughout the book and it wasn't until the last few pages that she started to change. Thankfully, the story was interesting and the suspense ...more
Amanda
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I would have given it a 3.5 star rating, but of course no halves - don't want to take the ratings down though. It was an easy read with a fairly predictable ending. I wasn't too fussed on Clair as a character, but she was true to her circumstances. Would liked to have read a little more about Clair and Beth's recovery and their process of getting to know each other (I felt there was a gap in the story here). Also would have been nice to hear about Beth's life and her marriag ...more
Maureen Miller
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
"GONE" is the perfect title for this wonderful romantic suspense. "Gone" is Clare Marshall's youth when her crazed mother rips Clare and her siblings apart with an act of unimaginable violence. "Gone" is Clare's sister who is whisked away that very day. Clare never gives up and as an adult, finally locates her sister only to find that she is "Gone". She has disappeared, and though the reason for her disappearance seems explainable at first, the suspense starts you on a wild ride.

A very good rea
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Suzanne Brandyn
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A REAL PAGE TURNER. They say you have to hook the reader and keep her there. In Gone the first sentence hooked me, and I immediately asked questions, lots of them.

First sentence. 'In Seven minutes her mother was being executed.'

The Heroine is a Special Agent, Clare Marshall.

'Clare had been five when her mother pointed a gun at her head.'

The mother had shot her brother, and she has a little sister.

The story was amazing, well written, and so so suspenseful. I loved it. If you like romantic susp
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MaryAnn
Mar 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Interesting plot line and while the story pulled me in, I found it hard to like or care about Clare. She was pretty awful to her ex that merely tried to help her. I can see where having your mother try to kill you might warp your personality, but she was just mean. I prefer books where the lead character is someone I can relate to or at least like, but that wasn't the case here.

The mystery was interesting, but the ending seemed rushed.
ilona
Jan 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I would rate this book a 3.5. It's about an FBI agent who has been searching
For her sister who was adopted as an infant. When she finally gets a lead, she finds her sister
Has been missing for 1 week. She sets out to find her with the help of her ex boyfriend who is an FBI
agent and is now living in this town. Go figure.
It kept me interested and I liked the characters, but it had no depth.

Rinou
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the mystery and the writing was smooth, but I had more problems connecting with the characters. I didn't understand why Jake disappeared from Clare life when she didn't want to marry him. And I felt the ending a bit too rushed for them too (I like when my characters talk about their couple instead of just hoping they will do it).
Pmcdnld2
May 30, 2011 rated it liked it
If you like mysteries, this is a good one. An FBI agent is searching for the sister she has not seen in 25 years when the infant girl was adopted. She gets a solid lead but when she arrives in the small town her sister has lived in, her sister has recently disappeared. So her search now turns into what might be an abduction or is she a runaway wife!
Suzie
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I'm really liking this book so far! The writing is such that I'm very curious what direction the author is taking me in. I'm only 19% into it so the jury is still out. But so far so good!
I'm giving it 4 stars because it had some really dry spots that I kind of rushed through, but loved the ending. Good read!
Kathy West
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Good Book

I gave this book a 4/5 stars. It was a really good book, it just takes a lot to get a 5 from me. I loved the story and I was not prepared for who the bad guy was. Very good writing. I will be reading more of her books.
Darlene
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great suspense. Loved this book. Will read more of this author
Patricia
May 01, 2012 rated it liked it
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This story was ok. However, I did not like the main character.
Angelle
review coming soon..
Linda
Mar 09, 2016 added it
Very Good a page turner!
Megan Tiscareno
Apr 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Pretty intriguing story and it definitely kept my interest!
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USA Today Bestselling Author Karen Fenech writes romantic suspense novels and short works of suspense. She is the author of the romantic suspense series, The Protectors. Karen's novels and short suspense fiction have received critical acclaim and have been translated into several languages. When Karen's not writing or spending time with her family, she loves to shop, watch movies, and just kick ba ...more
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