Friday, May 19, 2017

#BookReview - And Then She Was Gone by Christopher Greyson

Title:  And Then She Was Gone
Author:  Christopher Greyson
Genre:  Mystery, Amateur Sleuth, Multicultural
Release Date:  October 1, 2016

About the Book:

The silhouette stood at the edge of the woods like a spider watching a fly enter its carefully crafted web. Only a few more steps and she’d be within its grasp.

Stacy Shaw has her whole life ahead of her. New job, new house and now a baby on the way—everything she’s ever hoped for is finally coming true. But on a warm summer night on the way home from work, she vanishes. The police race to find her, but the clues don’t add up. Conflicting facts emerge as her story twists and turns, sending the trail spiraling in all directions. 

A hometown hero with a heart of gold, Jack Stratton was raised in a whorehouse by his prostitute mother. Jack seemed destined to become another statistic, but now his life has taken a turn for the better. Determined to escape his past, he's headed for a career in law enforcement. When his foster mother asks him to look into the girl’s disappearance, Jack quickly gets drawn into a baffling mystery. As Jack digs deeper, everyone becomes a suspect—including himself. Caught between the criminals and the cops, can Jack discover the truth in time to save the girl? Or will he become the next victim?

Grab your copy of this brand new novel in the highly-acclaimed, wildly-popular Detective Jack Stratton Series and start reading this electrifying whodunit today! 

And Then She Was Gone is part of the Detective Jack Stratton Mystery Series, which has more than 2,000+ five-star reviews and over half-a-million readers and counting. If you love a page-turning thriller with mystery, humor, and romance, pick up And Then She Was Gone today.

Buy Links: Amazon 
My Review:

This was my first experience reading this author's work, but it won't be my last.  Christopher Greyson's ability to allow the reader to visualize each scene and really get to know each character was outstanding.  Although I'm generally not a fan of books involving teenagers, the background information about Jack Stratton really sets the basis for a series of books I can't wait to read.

Jack was abandoned as a small child by his prostitute mother and ended up in the foster care system.  Fortunately for him, he ended up in a wonderful foster home with Aunt Haddie and his "brother" Chandler before being adopted by a loving couple.

Seventeen year old Jack has big plans of joining the Army in order to attend college on the GI bill and then join the police department.  When a murder takes place and a young man from his old neighborhood is charged, Jack discovers evidence indicating they have the wrong man, but the police don't believe him.  That's when Jack takes it upon himself to find the real killer.  But doing so could jeopardize Jack's chance of joining the Army or getting on the police force.

This mystery had a number of twists and turns that kept the book interesting.  There was a bit of sweet young romance... all very clean.  And the strength of "family" was emphasized as well.   AND THEN SHE WAS GONE was well written and entertaining.  Like I said, I'm not a big fan of teenagers and that reason alone is why I gave this 4 wine glasses instead of 5 (just my humble opinion).  I am almost willing to bet that the next book in the series (when Jack is a wee bit older) will be more to my liking.  The writing, the scene setting and the character development were all excellent.

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About the Author:

Christopher Greyson is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of mystery, action, and thriller novels. His acclaimed Detective Jack Stratton Series has been read by over a million readers and counting. This action-packed series has a broad appeal, finding favor with mystery, thriller, and romance readers alike. The series includes Girl Jacked, Jack Knifed, Jacks Are Wild, Jack and the Giant Killer, and Data Jack. And Then She Was Gone, the next new book, was released October 1st, 2016 with Jack of Hearts to follow. Christopher Greyson has also penned the successful epic fantasy Pure of Heart. 

Greyson's love of mystery and adventure began with his grandfather, a World War I decorated hero. He will never forget being introduced to his grandfather's friend, a WWI pilot who flew across the skies at the same time as the feared legendary Red Baron. Since he was a little boy, Christopher Greyson dreamt of what mystery was around the next corner, or quest lay over the hill. If he couldn't find an adventure, one usually found him! Now he weaves those tales into his stories. 

Christopher Greyson's educational background is an eclectic mix of degrees in Computer Science, Theatre and Communications. He resides in Massachusetts with his lovely wife, Katherine Greyson, author of the bestselling romance-mystery series Everyone Keeps Secrets and their two wonderful children, Laura and Christopher. 

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