Here and Gone by Haylen Beck: A Review
Since the second chapter, I could feel my heart start to beat a little bit faster and felt myself rushing to finish the page so that I could get to the next one and find out what was going to happen to Audra and the children. This story, featuring missing persons cases and dangers of the Dark Web, is truly terrifying. What happens to Audra is a nightmare for any parent. This book reads very quickly and I finished it in one sitting, staying up all night to finish it. The one criticism that I would have with this book is that the characters don't really have different voices and are not very complex. They are somewhat predictable and all sound the same. The small town sheriff is the typical bigot and Danny is a typical tough guy. It is very unlikely that a six-year-old child would ask, "You nearly done?" as a detective would. The ten-year-old seems to think and speak like a miniature adult, also, as he talks his mother into leaving his abusive father and believes that his father's money comes more from his grandmother than his father's hard work. The cliched and unrealistic characters are made up for by the excitement that the book offers, though. This psychological thriller will more than satisfy fans of Mary Kubica and Gillian Flynn. I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more by Beck in the future.
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This book will be available on June 20, 2017 and can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Read more reviews on this book on Goodreads.
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