Gone - Stacy Claflin


By Stacy Claflin

  • Release Date: 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 764 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


  • 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
  • Gone

    By kenwortlady
    Loved it
  • Awesome Book

    By Mr. Doge faced Pooskay
    I love the story, but there’s a reason I rated 3 and not 5. 2 to be exact, they both deduct points. 1, it’s to short, I can read it to fast, and the other books cost money, the money that I don’t have. 2 The part with Macy’s REAL family is to short. I’d love to have a book about their perspective, not just have it in a short part. Like, if you do my idea, make it a series. Not just 1 book, 1 for the 3 books (I think). AND make the first one free, and, if you don’t want to, don’t give credit to me. I wish someone could gift me the 2 books that involve Macy (the 2 OTHER) but that isn’t happening.
  • Ok read

    By sexikaykay
    I like it but very slow took me 3 months to read. I usually take only a week if it is a really good book. I think it was to many character point of views she just needed to keep with the one character I feel. I really don’t know if I want to to read the second one if it’s going to be like the first. Overall it was ok
  • Chilling with some tears

    By Gotitall47
    OMG from the first page I was hooked. Every character had their own role and the author made sure we knew who everyone was with out going on a random tangent. Every chapter made sense and it flowed so well I could not put my phone down. Now I have to buy the other because I need to know what happens to the “daughter”
  • Wish the second book was free!

    By Waytomany ADDS!
    Sehr Gut!