Gone - Stacy Claflin


By Stacy Claflin

  • Release Date: 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 902 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


  • 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.
  • Intriguing But Might Not Buy the Next

    By Daniadeleon10
    I have never written a review but o feel as though this one merits one. At first, I thought it was just a slow beginning to the story like many books and series do. They start slowly and kinda boring to create the characters and get you to relate or at least care about them. But then I noticed that there were typos and grammatical errors? And I though ok... big loss for me. I’m not proof reading an essay, I’m reading on my spare time. The your vs you’re issue should not be a problem for an author writing trilogies. I’m sorry to be rude but 🤷🏻‍♀️ I also was skipping through pages and skimming because it sometimes felt so.. basic. I began to realize that all the characters had the same voice. So adults and kids sounded the same. The characters might not have been developed enough to have their own linguistic pattern so they all thought in similar ways. Yes the book had plot twists BUT the errors were distracting and the characters seemed cliche and seemed not to react to situations realistically. I read until the end to see how Macy would get out but that’s not a part of this book... or apparently the next one (Held).
  • Good

    By Trish1234567
    This was a great book and kept me interested. The ending was absolutely horrible. It was like the author just stopped writing! It’s really too bad because I would have purchased the next book, but there wasn’t any closure or anything solved
  • One star

    I am extremely surprised this book is rated as high as it is. This is the most amature writer. The book is repetitive and I am amazed someone would make an ending like that. I pushed myself to read through nonsense just to get to the end just to find out I have to read an entire other book. Not even for free. I do not recommend.
  • Don't waste your time

    By Ridleys mom
    Dear author, Are you 12? Because this is the type of story a pre-teen would write. Do yourself a favor read any of Karin Slaughters books and learn from one of the best. These characters are poorly formed and shallow. The plot just keeps circling the drain. The adults are stupid and the teenager knows about Stockholm's syndrome. Good thing it was free