Holy Moly! This book was intense. I am not usually one to read suspense/thriller type books but for some reason, I couldn't resist this one. Here and Gone is way out of my comfort zone but man, it was a good book.
Audra is a mom of two who is driving across country with her children to escape her abusive husband. When she is nearing California where she plans to meet a friend to stay with her, she is pulled over by a police officer. He searches her car supposedly finds drugs in Audra's trunk.
She is shocked at this and begins to panic. She is then arrested and is scared of what will happen to her children when she is arrested. The police officer radios another police officer to assist with the kids and later when Audra is in questioning, the unthinkable happens...
I don't want to give too many of the details because you really need to read it to find out what happens. It is a book with some twists and turns and it was intense to say the least. As a mom it was a bit overwhelming for me at times so I could only read a few chapters at a time.
I am not a huge fan of curse words in books so I could have done a bit without some of those but overall, I didn't feel like it took away from the book for me.
I think I may have to read a few more thrillers in the days to come!
**I received this book free from Blogging for Books.**
We have a 1 year old!! Maddox celebrated his big birthday on June 6th!!
Let's recap month 12!
29 inches (20%)
23 pounds, 12 ounces (85%)
19 inches (95%)
Brother, Bud, Bud Bud, Love Bug, Brother Brother, Little Bit, The Professor, Mr. Serious, Bit Bit, Mad, Mad Mad, Ma-Mad, Mad Dog
No more bottles! All cow's milk straights from a sippy cup or cup with a straw. He is a great eater, too. He especially loves fruits but also eats vegetables and meats well. Favorites: carrots, strawberries, milk, water from his water bottle, black beans, green beans, pineapple.
Maddox is napping 9-11 and 1-3 each day and sleeping 7/7:30ish to 7:00 each night. Nothing has changed here. :)
All Target, Size 5, all the time.
18 months, 24 months and a few 2T. Some of the clothes in 18 months are huge. These sizes still amaze me even with my second child.
He got a little separation anxiety this month when we drop him at church and when he visited the doctor.
He smiles at nearly everyone he sees.
He loves to wave and say "hey!" to people.
He continues to be a big time people watcher.
New/fun things from this month:
He knows to sit down when he wants his water bottle now.
Loving music and dancing.
What he's saying:
--Momma especially right now...
--riding in the stroller
--storytime at the library
--anything sweet to eat
--his water bottle
--water table and pool fun
--music time and all of the instruments
--his car seat, while on a long trip
--when brother gets in his space and tries to touch him when he doesn't want to be touched
Momma and Daddy:
As expected, can't believe our big boy is 1 year old. We are loving the phase he is in and enjoying the snuggles he is starting to give.
They certainly have their moments but man, they are getting to be the best of friends. Maddox is starting to hold his own and Mason is starting to share more and more and enjoy playing with his brother.