Release and Review: GONE

Gone,  Deadly Secrets #2
by Elisabeth Naughton
Published: January 10,  Montlake Romance
Genre:  Romantic Suspense

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 daughter but are newly motivated to find closure…and each secretly feels desperate to be in the other’s presence again.
Alec suspects his vengeful biological father is behind Emma’s disappearance. But as Raegan investigates other abductions in the area, she sees a pattern—and begins to wonder if Emma’s kidnapping is actually linked to something more sinister.
As Alec and Raegan race to uncover the truth, a long-burning spark rekindles into smoldering passion, and they realize they need each other now more than ever.

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4.5 Hearts

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.  The stress of everything left little time to heal each other.  As new information comes to light, they agree to work together again in hopes of finding their daughter.

The emotional roller coaster this book takes you one will leave your head spinning!  So much pain and love and hope!  Really heart wrenching at times to see Alec and Raegen struggle to find themselves again.  Oh so sweet when they realize their love never ended, just got put on the back burner.

I enjoyed catching up with the rest of Alec's adoptive family members.  Looking forward to seeing where life leads them all.  Fabulous epilogue!!!

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—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 Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home. Visit her website at to learn more about her books.


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