Emily, Gone by Bette Lee Crosby

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Emily, Gone by Bette Lee Crosby is a book I believe will satisfy most readers, regardless of their genre preferences. It hits the mark for psychological suspense, mystery, domestic fiction, perhaps even leans a bit into southern fiction and historical fiction as it travels back to music festivals of the early 1970’s.

This was the last book I read for 2019 – and what a way to end a year! Although I don’t usually don’t gravitate towards suspense novels, I thoroughly enjoyed this one! Besides simply being a gripping page turner, author Bette Lee Crosby did an excellent job of blending the story into an easier to read domestic fiction style novel.

The story is about a little girl named Emily and the women who loved and cared for her throughout her childhood. The big twist comes when at six months old, in the midst of an outdoor music festival, she is stollen from her crib. When you think ‘what more could happen’, a second surprise sneaks up and drops your jaw. The third and final twist comes a bit more predictably, but no less satisfying.

I highly recommend this well written page turner about love, forgiveness, and the lengths a mother will go for her child.

Emily, Gone is the first book I’ve read by author Bette Lee Crosby, but my enjoyment of the story and quality of her writing has automatically added her to my short list of ‘must read’ authors. This seldom happens after just one book 😉.

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