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Gone by Leona Deakin
About The Book
Four strangers are missing. Left at their last-known locations are birthday cards that read:
YOUR GIFT IS THE GAME. DARE TO PLAY?
The police aren’t worried – it’s just a game. But the families are frantic. As psychologist and private detective Dr Augusta Bloom delves into the lives of the missing people, she finds something that binds them all.
And that something makes them very dangerous indeed.
As more disappearances are reported and new birthday cards uncovered, Dr Bloom races to unravel the mystery and find the missing people.
But what if, this time, they are the ones she should fear?
Let me say from the beginning that I really, really liked this book; the characters and the plot were original and twisted, I am sure that any crime lover would love this book, all of them!
Now, let’s talk a little bit about the plot (without any spoilers, of course); some people are disappearing after receiving a birthday card, seems like a typical thriller, am I right? Now let’s start with the twisted part, let’s say that the ones that had disappeared have a secret life and lied to all their families and friends? Yes, the ones that are missing are not as “innocent” as they seem…
Dr Augusta Bloom and Marcus Jameson will have to join forces to discover what’s really happening and for how long people had been disappearing… they will have to trust each other in the most visceral way… because this is personal; they will be hurt on their core. The main question is, if they survive after this case, would they prefer to be dead?
Let’s talk a little about the characters, Augusta is a cold woman, all her life is work centered. She has regrets from the past but is always eager to help… but how much is she ready to let her fear go to keep the ones she loves safe?
Marcus had not have an easy life, he is an ex-secret agent, but now his life seems to have a meaning, but when his sister asks for his help all her world will turn upside down within just a few days. Will he be the same after this case?
I’ll admit that there are a few twists on the case, some of them are more surprising than others, but what kept me reading the story was how the story was told and how everything would unfold in the end. There’s an open ending, but I think it is to let the characters breath and prepare the reader for another exceptional case. Because I want to know what happens next, how this case will affect to the main characters and their work, we have to know!
Gone is an exceptional debut novel; intriguing, original and addictive! Ready?
About The Author
Leona draws inspiration for her writing from her own experiences having started her career as a psychologist with the West Yorkshire Police and her successful work in psychology since. She is now an occupational psychologist and lives with her family in Leeds.
This is her debut thriller.