Imagine for a minute that you lost of significant other in a freak accident. The police never find his body, but the evidence all shows foul play. Then to make matters tougher, you find out right after this that you are pregnant with his child. Trying to mourn a loss, being pregnant, then some complications occur when the baby is born. It's almost too much to handle. But it seems like there is more to the story. This is only part of the story that unfolds in The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Andrea Kane Knows That Disappearances Can Be Deceiving
THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE
July 1, 2012 The man she loved is gone forever. The child she lives for could be next. A special investigations team battles local corruption and government interference in the lastest nerve-racking thriller by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Andrea Kane, THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE (Harlequin MIRA; July 1, 2012; $24.95 U.S./$27.95 CAN.). It’s a race against the clock to locate a man everyone presumed dead — all before the infant son he doesn’t know he has dies. Amanda Gleason was distraught when authorities declared her boyfriend, Southampton real estate developer Paul Everett, a no-body homicide. They discovered signs of a struggle around his abandoned, blood-spattered car but were unable to find a body after days of searching and dredging. Amanda was even more crushed when she realized that she was pregnant with a child that Paul didn’t live to see. When she discovers that their newborn son, Justin, has Severe Combined Immunodeficiency and desperately requires a stem cell transplant, Amanda laments the fact that the best chance for Justin’s survival would’ve been Paul, if only he’d been alive. So when a friend emails her a photo of a man who looks identical to Paul, Amanda is stunned. Angry and confused, she realizes that if Paul is somehow alive, he is Justin’s best hope. That’s when she turns to Forensic Instincts—a specialized team with a reputation for solving cases no one else can.
Comprised of a behaviorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive, a former navy SEAL, a retired FBI agent and a human-scent-evidence dog, the FI team tackles the case on two fronts—the murder/disappearance of Paul Everett and his apparent resurfacing in Washington, D.C. However, powerful foes are aligned to make certain Paul Everett stays buried, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make sure the FI members come up empty-handed. When the FI team members find themselves up against civic, underworld, political and government forces, they realize that not only must they be on the right track but that there is a whole lot more to Paul Everett than anyone could have suspected. FI always gets its man, but will they find him in time to save his infant son? THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONEBy Andrea KaneMIRA; July 1, 2012400 pages; $24.95 U.S./$27.95 CAN.ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-1337-3
Andrea Kane’s psychological thriller The Girl Who Disappeared Twice became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits. It introduced Forensic Instincts, an eclectic team of maverick investigators, each with different personalities and talents, all with one common bond: a blatant disregard for authority. The Line Between Here and Gone is the next exhilarating installment in the Forensic Instincts series. Armed with skills and talents honed by years in the FBI and Special Forces, and training in behavioral and forensic psychology, the team solves seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement. With a worldwide following and novels published in more than twenty languages, Kane is also the author of eight romantic thrillers and fourteen historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is plotting new ways for Forensic Instincts to challenge the status quo. For more information, please check out Andrea’s website at AndreaKane.com.
1. Q: Are any characters in the book based on people you know or have met in your personal life?
A: I am constantly inspired by people (and animals) I meet while researching my novels: FBI agents, cops, other law enforcement personnel, doctors, nurses, vets, dogs, as well as people I meet in my everyday life. I think my characters embody the best and worst traits of all of them. Working closely with the FBI has given me the opportunity to see integrity, dedication, intelligence, and insightfulness up close and personal.
2. Q: Which part of THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE was the most enjoyable to write?
A: The best part of writing THE LINE, for me, was bringing back the whole FI team. They've become so real to me, I love "spending" more time with them!
3. Q: Which part was the least enjoyable?
A: My readers know how I feel about children and animals. And, as a mother, it was so hard for me to write from Amanda's perspective as she watched her critically ill baby struggle for his life.
4. Q: How did you come up with the character, Amanda Gleason?
A: It’s really hard to be a young woman in today’s world. Meeting the right person, pursuing a career, starting a family. Amanda embodies the hopes and fears of all women as they struggle against life’s seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
5. Q: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in the book?
A: Not right now. But I'm my own worst critic, so as time goes on, I'm sure I'll find things that bother me. Of course hindsight is always 20/20.
What I thought:
I really enjoyed this mystery. It had a great down-to-earth story about it. As a mom I can relate to the main character, Amanda, as she does everything in her power to save her infant son. What she encounters in her search is not easy. It stirs up many emotions as she discovers the truth, but the truth is worth it for the well-being of her child. I would do anything for my child too.
This is a great book that I recommend to everyone to read. It's a good one to pick up this summer and take along with you. I have not read Andrea Kane before, and I really enjoyed her writing. This is part of a Forensic Instincts series, but it didn't matter that I hadn't read any before this one. I was able to dive right in.
Where to buy: The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane is in stores now. You can also find it on Amazon.
How to connect: You can learn more about author Andrea Kane on her website- http://www.andreakane.com/index.php. She is also on Twitter and Facebook.
*Disclaimer: I received this product to review. All opinions are my own.*