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Stormi's Review: Emily, Gone by Bette Lee Crosby


APC PUBLISHER: Lake Union Publishing RELEASED: April 30, 2019 GENRE: MYSTERY, THRILLER LENGTH: 394 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE

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A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in this powerful and compelling novel by USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.

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When a music festival rolls through the sleepy town of Hesterville, Georgia, the Dixon family’s lives are forever changed. On the final night, a storm muffles the sound of the blaring music, and Rachel tucks her baby into bed before falling into a deep sleep. So deep, she doesn’t hear the kitchen door opening. When she and her husband wake up in the morning, the crib is empty. Emily is gone.

Vicki Robart is one of the thousands at the festival, but she’s not feeling the music. She’s feeling the emptiness over the loss of her own baby several months before. When she leaves the festival and is faced with an opportunity to fill that void, she is driven to an act of desperation that will forever bind the lives of three women.

When the truth of what actually happened that fateful night is finally exposed, shattering the lives they’ve built, will they be able to pick up the pieces to put their families back together again? FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

Let me tell you that this book had me hook, line, and sinker on page one. A music festival, no one wanted, and a tragedy that changed so many lives. That is the basis of this story. I gave it 5 stars, but it's worth so much more. This is not the first book by Bette I have read, and it will not be my last. This story was one of tragedy. and heartbreak. Also one of hope and forgiveness. This book is written with one thing in the center of the story, a mothers love. It's seen through the entire story. This story had a great set of characters. I loved them all even when at times it was hard too. This story was just great from start to finish. I started it at night which probably wasn't the best idea because I stayed up way too late trying to finish it. Of course, I finally had to sleep, but I did finish it the next day. This is a story, that is unforgettable. It is not one that is always bright, and chances are you will bawl more than once, but I can promise you will love it. By the end, I was laughing and crying all at once. It is a compelling story with an even more powerful message.


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