Three years ago, Alec and Raegan McClane lived every parent’s worst nightmare: their one-year-old daughter, Emma, was abducted from a park when Alec turned his back for just a moment. Emma was never found, and presumed dead. The crushing trauma, plus Alec’s unbearable guilt, ended the couple’s marriage.
Now a four-year-old girl matching Emma’s profile is found wandering a local park. Alec and Raegan are heartbroken to discover she’s not their daughter but are newly motivated to find closure…and each secretly feels desperate to be in the other’s presence again.
Alec suspects his vengeful biological father is behind Emma’s disappearance. But as Raegan investigates other abductions in the area, she sees a pattern—and begins to wonder if Emma’s kidnapping is actually linked to something more sinister.
As Alec and Raegan race to uncover the truth, a long-burning spark rekindles into smoldering passion, and they realize they need each other now more than ever.
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Series: Deadly Secrets #2
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: January 10th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense
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Elisabeth Naughton write consistently great stories. Gone is yet another exemplary book. I’d call it more of a crime drama than a romance though the relationship between Raegan and Alec is certainly a huge part of the story.
No two parents should have to experience what these two have – the loss of a child. The worst part is because Emma was taken, they have no way of knowing if she’s alive. To deal with their grief, they’ve chosen different scenarios to believe causing a huge rift in their marriage and ultimately a divorce. An all too common and unfortunate result. Every facet of the McClane’s relationship and lives is perfectly written and completely realistic.
The suspense elements are equally well detailed and culminate in a heart-stopping, climactic scene. The book kept me guessing until the end with more than one unexpected twist!
It wasn’t an easy road but I was so happy to see Alec and Raegan work on restoring their relationship. I really like them and wanted their happiness.
I found Naughton originally through her paranormal romances but regardless of the genre, you’re guaranteed an excellent read when you purchase an Elisabeth Naughton book.