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Author : T.J. Brearton
Title : Gone Missing
Pages : 386
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : November 16, 2017
Katie Calumet is on an early-morning run when she hears a baby crying. The park is deserted, and there’s no one in the street. She follows the cries, but then everything goes black. When Katie wakes up, she’s blindfolded and her hands and feet are bound.
Detective Justin Cross takes on the case, but with the trail leading into endless dense forest, and a failing marriage weighing on his mind, finding Katie is his most challenging case yet – not least because the Calumet family are keeping secrets of their own.
Justin and Katie face a race against time that will push them both to their very limits. As Justin works day and night to discover who took her and why, Katie fights desperately to escape from her kidnappers and the forest that surrounds her…
Can Justin find her before it’s too late?
One morning, out on a jog, Katie Calumet thinks she can hear a baby crying. She sets out to investigate but things go horribly wrong when she finds herself trapped in a van with two men who obviously don’t have the best intentions.
When Katie’s husband reports her missing, Detective Cross takes up the case. Initially, there are few clues to help the investigation along but they do all point to premeditation. Was Katie taken because she comes from a wealthy family? Will there be a ransom demand? Will Katie be found alive?
The chapters in this story alternate between Detective Cross and Katie. Personally, I found Katie’s chapters the more gripping as she struggled to survive her ordeal. Surrounded by dense forests with a limited supply of food and water and the threat of coyotes at every turn, I found that whole experience quite frightening and thought-provoking. I kept asking myself what I would do. Try to make a run for it or stay put?
That doesn’t mean the investigation into her disappearance left me cold. There’s plenty here to keep you reading as Detective Cross hits multiple dead ends and is pushed to his limits, all the while trying to deal with his failed marriage. But for me, it was Katie’s experience that made me flip the pages just that little bit faster.
T.J. Brearton delivers another well-paced story with an interesting plot and a few twists and turns and even managed to make me like one of the bad guys. With a healthy dose of tension and suspense, this crime thriller will most surely keep you hooked.
Gone Missing is out today!
T. J. Brearton’s books have been on the top 100 list for Amazon Kindle. He is the author of thirteen novels, including HABIT, SURVIVORS, DAYBREAK, and BLACK SOUL (the Titan series), BURIED SECRETS, GONE MISSING, and coming soon – NEXT TO DIE.
DEAD GONE is the first book in a southwest Florida crime series featuring Special Agent Tom Lange, THE PROTECTOR (working title) is second. Other works include the gritty crime thrillers GONE, DARK WEB and DARK KILLS.
The books are published by Joffe Books and Bookouture – a division of Hachette Livre.
He lives in the Adirondacks with his wife and three children where he writes full time, takes out the trash, and competes with his kids for his wife’s attention. If you’d like to see what he’s up to, visit tjbrearton.com