Three years ago, Alec and Raegan McClane lived every parent’s worst nightmare: their one-year-old daughter, Emma, was abducted from a park when Alec turned his back for just a moment. Emma was never found, and presumed dead. The crushing trauma, plus Alec’s unbearable guilt, ended the couple’s marriage.
Now a four-year-old girl matching Emma’s profile is found wandering a local park. Alec and Raegan are heartbroken to discover she’s not their daughter but are newly motivated to find closure…and each secretly feels desperate to be in the other’s presence again.
Alec suspects his vengeful biological father is behind Emma’s disappearance. But as Raegan investigates other abductions in the area, she sees a pattern—and begins to wonder if Emma’s kidnapping is actually linked to something more sinister.
As Alec and Raegan race to uncover the truth, a long-burning spark rekindles into smoldering passion, and they realize they need each other now more than ever.
4.5 of 5 Stars
by Cheryl Stewart
As a young boy Alec’s life was rough. Mother that abandoned him, father using him to deliver drugs. When his father was incarcerated, he finally got a break when he met the McClane family. A husband and wife that took in and cared for troubled youth and gave them a proper family upbringing.
Later in life Alec marries a beautiful girl named Raegan and they have a beautiful little girl named Emma. When Emma is just over a year old tragedy strikes. While playing in a park with her dad she is kidnapped. Alec was sure that his father was responsible for the abduction and convinced that he killed her. Raegan was sure she was still alive.
Alec had used alcohol in the past to block out bad memories. In a downward spiral Alec hit rock bottom, divorcing Raegan, drinking to hide the pain and cutting his family out of his life. Emma had been missing for 3 years when there was a discovery of a little girl, however it was not Emma. Raegan being a journalist had been keeping tabs on other missing children in the area trying to see if there were any ties to Emma’s disappearance.
This book grabbed me and pulled me in right from the beginning, I was consumed by it and had to know what was going to happen. It was truly that one more chapter before bed leads to hours, kind of read.
*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***