They only looked away for a moment…
Becky Townsend is in Calais with her best friend Jess, and Jess' son Noah. But while they are shopping in the hypermarket, three year-old Noah wanders off. A frantic search ensues. He can't have gone far.
The French police launch their emergency response to abductions, sharing Noah's image on television, radio and social media. They've never failed to locate a missing child within 48 hours. But as the hours become days, the chances of finding Noah alive diminish.
When a former soldier contacts Becky, and tells her Noah is being held by someone seeking revenge against Jess's dead husband, she learns there is far more at stake than just the safe return of little Noah.
THEN HE WAS GONE is a gripping psychological thriller tapping into every parent's worst nightmare: what if you can't protect your children against unseen threats?
I am a person who prefers watching movies to reading books, but then the lockdown happened and I decided after 15 years without a book crossing my eyes that I would start reading again. After downloading a Dan Brown Novel and Lee Childs the killing floor, I stumbled across “Then he was gone”.
I downloaded the Sample and 2 minutes later I bought the book to read. 2 pages was all it took for me to captivated by this book. The style of writing is engrossing, the storyline is enthrallingly brilliant.
I loved it! I have never known any book or film to have so many twists and turns that you are left guessing the whole time. The last 200 pages is compulsive reading and you will find it hard to put the thing down.
I don’t want to spoil this book for anyone, so I won’t say anything other than this isn’t a usual kidnapping and ransom book, it is so much more.
My only criticism is of the over usage of words Sipped and Sobbed when other descriptions would have been better but that’s just a minor gripe and that the book ended, which I know they have to but I really didn’t want it to end!
I really like Becky the lead character, she’s quite addictive and a series could easily be built around her. There were genuine moments that made me sit up and think about the scenarios as they raised so many questions and I realised the amount of research that went into this book is mind boggling.
Just read it, you will be happy that you did!!!