Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

IMG_0177Wow! This was an intense, fast thriller! I give it an easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!

Audra is on the run from an abusive husband with her two kids. As she drives across the country,  she gets pulled over in a small Arizona town,  and as the officer searches her car he finds a bag of marijuana.  Audra has no idea where it came from,  but the officer arrests her anyway.  A deputy is called to come and get Audra’s two kids and take them somewhere safe while they go to the station.  Once Audra is in a holding cell at the police station she asks where her kids are and the arresting officer says  “What kids?”  He continues to tell her that there were no kids in the car  when he pulled her over. The rest of the book follows Audra’s struggle to find her kids while the town starts pointing their finger at her.

I was hooked from the first page!  This was one of the fastest moving thrillers I have ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  There is just enough backstory thrown in to help the plot make sense,  but not too much so that it becomes extraneous. What made this book scary was how real the plot could be: this is something that could really happen! I liked the ending and would highly recommend this book!