Gone - Stacy Claflin


By Stacy Claflin

  • Release Date: 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,173 Ratings


One poor decision will haunt her forever. 

Macy Mercer only wants a little independence. Eager to prove herself grown up, she goes to a dark, secluded park. She's supposed to meet the boy of her dreams who she met online. But the cute fifteen year old was a fantasy, his pictures fake. She finds herself face to face with Chester Woodran, a man capable of murder. 

Distraught over his own missing daughter, Chester insists that Macy replace his lost girl. He locks Macy up, withholds food, and roughs her up, demanding that she call him dad. Under duress from his constant threats and mind games, her hold on reality starts to slip. Clinging to her memories is the only way of holding onto her true identity, not believing that she is Chester's daughter. Otherwise she may never see her family again. 

Gone is the first novel in the Gone saga, a trilogy of psychological suspense thrillers. If you enjoy page turning suspense with constant twists and turns, then you'll love this nail-biting read. 

Other books in the series:
Held #2
Over #3
Complete Trilogy
Dean's List
No Return
Girl In Trouble (Alex Mercer #1)


  • This is NOT a psychological thriller

    By Annmric8
    When a child predator chooses Macy online because she looks like his daughter, Macy clings to memories of her true identity to help her through this horrible ordeal. Macy was mislead by this guy online, ignoring all the safety talks her parents had with her regarding dating and sharing personal information. Her family deals with their own secrets while she is gone reflecting on the choices they made. Overall: Not every book is for every reader, sometimes an author writes a book that doesn’t work for a reader...this was that book for me. I didn’t technically not DNF this book, but I did skim this book...however I didn’t read it in its entirety. This was a chore to read. It was a long arduous journey. Very little progression occurred between characters. Being a character driven story the issues surrounding these characters didn’t help find their daughter. In fact, very little detective or investigative work took place. Life just carried on. I felt the story was stagnant moving at a snails pace. The drive itself too forever dragging out the scenes of her sleeping and complaining about the food he gifted her. Macy did very little to survive this situation other than concede to his wishes. I was confused by this captures behavior towards Macy considering he took her to replace his daughter. I was disappointed with her father’s attitude as if he couldn’t be bothered by her daughters actions for running away because it was infringing upon his time working on his online blog. The mother was a scattered brain mess of actions. Basically, running around like a chicken with her head cut off. Macy annoyed me with her stubbornness over her capturers insensitivity to her vegan diet. He’s not your friend he’s an abductor. Every character was self absorbed, hung up on their own issues, failing to find their daughter. I had the sense this author did very little research on the topics of Stockholm syndrome, abductors, and psychological abuse. Macy was abducted and all she kept worrying about were insignificant things like clothes, makeup, and her vegan diet for losing weight. I felt like this entire ordeal was a hard lesson against Macy’s parents for being too strict and inattentive towards her.
  • Gone

    By Leah011715
    This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I was reading it only on my lunch hour and I found myself wanting lunch to get here so I could read more. I was sad when the book ended, but now onto Held!
  • It’s great if you read the other books

    By deerman150
    I have read all the books in the series and they are great! You need to read them all though so the story makes sense. This series is a page turner and on the last book I read, I read it all in one night because I couldnt put it down!!
  • Leaves you wanting more!

    By Dkflamingo
    Good characters, suspenseful story. Can’t wait to read the next book.
  • best book ive read

    By Wacker Family
    this book was written really well and has a extremely good plot
  • Complex characters

    By Westerread
    Interesting storyline. A little bit more of truth comes out as the story progresses.
  • Gone

    By bottomofthebarrel
    Incredibly stupid! There is no conclusion; the writer just stops writing. It receives one star only because it would not send with zero stars.
  • Hugu

    By Sidecar Coach
    Aw E.P.uupkkl
  • Amateurish

    By Crystal~Lynn
    This novel is extremely amateurish. The only semi-interesting parts of the book were concerning Macy/Heather and Chester, and even most of those chapters were boring. The other characters in the novel from her parents, the mistress, her brother, her best friend, and Heather’s grandparents brought absolutely nothing to the story. Their characters were poorly written and not like-able. They were actually annoying and came off as dumb. They appear to have been added simply to make the story last longer. I definitely won’t be reading the other two books in the series.
  • Slow

    By 1FedUpGramer
    The book was slow and got repetitive. Even boring at times, lets hope the others pick up.