Review of Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Audra Kinney and her two young children (Sean and Louise) are driving from NY to California to start a new life. Audra is fleeing an abusive husband, as well as her past life as an addict. Two years sober, and Audra is finally thinking clearly. A quick stop in Arizona turns into a nightmare and Audra is suddenly thrust into a mother’s worst fear – losing her children and desperately trying to get them back.

I didn’t finish this book, which doesn’t happen to me often. However, I found this book far too violent and disturbing to continue to read on. I wasn’t at all impressed with the author’s writing, the plot or the degradation and violence toward women and children to trudge on. In fact, I found the subject matter quite disgusting. I’m angry that the book’s description did not even hint at the disgusting nature of the subject matter. If it had, I would never have requested this book for review via Blogging for Books. This, unfortunately, is all I can say about this book.

1 of 5 Stars – I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books and am truly sorry that I ever requested it in the first place.Β