Book Reviews of Gone

Gone
Gone
Author: Kit Craig
ISBN-13: 9780425139448
ISBN-10: 0425139441
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Until one Saturday,The Hales are a fairly ordinary Navy family in a small New Enland town. In the absence of their father,the children form a storng bond with their mother.Then something happens in the night,Their mother is gone.
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When fifteen-year-old Michael Hale wakes and finds his mother missing, he knows something's wrong. His older sister says he's overreacting. His baby brother, Tommy, is too young to know what's going on. But as the day wears to an end and their mother still does not return, it's clear that Michael is right. Beautiful, loving Clary Hale is gone...
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A 15 year old wakes up to find his mother missing and he knows something is wrong. His older sister thinks he is overreacting and his baby brother is to young to know anything.

called a totally wound psycho thriller
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When fifteen-year-old Michael Hale wakes and finds his mother missing, he knows something's wrong. His older sister says he's overreacting. His baby brother, Tommy, is too young to know what's going on. But as the day wears to an end and their mother still does not return, it's clear that Michael is right. Beautiful, loving Clary Hale is gone...
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To paraphrase Hitchcock, sometimes what the audience doesn't see, but anticipates, is more horrifying. That is the case with Craig's book. The creeping fear that gradually consumes the three children of Navy widow (is her husband dead or not?) Clary Hale as they begin to realize their mother has disappeared into the night without leaving a clue, is so thick you will find yourself shifting uncomfortably in your chair. Craig has an excellent turn of phrase and he sets you up to feel exactly what each of his tortured characters feel.
Gradually the nosy elderly neighbor and the oversexed, love starved cleaning woman also draw you in with their own theories and speculation as to what has happened to Clary and their stories jump off the page as we see what they do not - the fact they are very involved in the disappearance. In addition, they are followed and approached by a Naval officer who states he can assist them in finding their mother. He is charming and commanding - but is he what he says he is? The children's search takes them on an agonizing road trip with deadly results as they try to piece together the mystery, using clues that may very well lead them to their own deaths. The plot hinges on a tragedy from Clary's teenage days.
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I liked this a lot. Kept me guessing.