Wednesday, August 16, 2017

[Book Review] Here And Gone by Haylen Beck

Book Review of Here And Gone by Haylen Beck

Here and Gone is a suspense novel that is sure to get your heart pounding! I thought that the premise was incredibly spooky because it’s so realistic.

Let's dive in!

Here And Gone by Haylen Beck

Goodreads synopsis:
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 when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they're gone than she must have done something with them...

Meanwhile, halfway across the country a man hears the frenzied news reports about the missing kids, which are eerily similar to events in his own past. As the clock ticks down on the search for the lost children, he too is drawn into the desperate fight for their return.

My thoughts:
As with any great thriller, my review will be rather short to avoid giving too much away. Even so, please still proceed with caution!

Phew, this book doesn't hold back at all! The main action starts in just the first ten pages and doesn't let up until the very end. Between all of the action and the wonderful writing style, I couldn't put this book down!

The characters were developed so well! While I absolutely loved many of them, I totally despised others, but in a great way. The bad/creepy characters were incredibly unsettling. I got chills so many times when they would just repeat themselves before I really understood what was going on. One character really surprised me with her role, but it was a very welcomed twist at that point in the book!

What really added to the depth of this book was the organization. Most of the book was centered around Audra or Sean and Louise, but some chapters focused on a few of the other characters to really draw everyone together and show the reader the full scope of what was going on. All of this was also supported by eerie emails from the dark net users.

My favorite passages:
Every breath he took now felt like a debt to her, as if the five years between here and there were simply borrowed. God, he missed her and his daughter like they were bones ripped from his body. Especially nights like this, when all he had were the ghosts in his head.

"It's terrible. I've never seen anything like it in my life. I mean, this little town, what's left of it, biggest news is if someone farts in public."

My final thoughts:
Pick this one up on your day off; you won’t be able to put it down!

I gave this book five stars.

Thanks for reading!
What great thrillers have you read recently?


  1. I gave this one 5 stars too - in my head. I've still got to write the review... lol :) Is it me or have you changed the way we leave comments? I bet it's me...

    Sass x

    1. I can't wait to read your review! And oh, I didn't purposefully change the commenting section. But I do see that there is a little scroll bar now...which wasn't there before. Strange!!

  2. Sounds like a parent's worse nightmare! Other than that, this sounds really good. Intense and one you don't want to stop reading. I am glad you liked this one, Erica. Great review!

    1. Oh my gosh, definitely!! I cannot imagine going through something like that!

  3. Nice review! It seems like the perfect weekend read.

    1. For sure!! I highly recommend it! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I remember seeing this one somewhere, sounds like a tense read! What a harrowing situation to find oneself in! I've been loving thrillers lately, and this sounds great.

    1. SO TENSE! I highly recommend it. I think you would love it based on the other thrillers you have been recommending lately! :)

  5. I agree completely, mystery/thriller book reviews are best sparse as not to give away too much. Sounds like a great read!

    Lonna @ FLYLÄ“F

  6. sound like a good book to read :D nice review dear

  7. Wow, this sounds like a thriller that might live up to the genre. I've been so burned by them lately but I'm putting this one on the wishlist. Nice review!