Book Review: The Line Between Here and Gone by: Andrea Kane

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Mira

Publish Date: June 26, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Hardcover

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason's newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. Justin's best chance for a cure lies with his father, who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child.

Or was he?

One emailed photo changes everything, planting a seed of doubt that Amanda latches onto for dear life: a recent photo of a man who looks exactly like Paul. Could Justin's father be alive? The mother in her is desperate to find out. But tracking down a ghost when every second counts is not for amateurs.

Forensic Instincts is the one team up for the challenge.

A behaviorist. A former Navy SEAL. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A retired FBI agent. A human scent evidence dog. Together, they achieve the impossible, pushing ethical and legal boundaries whenever the ends justify the means.

The manhunt is on for the elusive father. Yet the further the team digs into Paul's past, the more questions are raised about whether the man Amanda fell in love with ever really existed at all.

Dark secrets. Carefully crafted lies. From the Congressional halls of Washington D.C. to exclusive Hamptons manors, there are ruthless people who would stop at nothing to make Forensic Instincts forget about the man Amanda desperately needs to find.

Little do they realize that once Forensic Instincts takes the case, nothing will stop them from uncovering the shocking truth that transcends
The Line Between Here and Gone.


She stripped off her mask, gloves and gown, and tossed them into the discard bin, knowing she’d have to repeat the same sterilization process when she returned.

She stood there for a moment, head bent, taking deep, calming breaths to bring herself under control.  

Review: A no-body homicide, a desperate mother, a critically ill infant, a deep cover-up, and a relentless investigative team make up the strong backbone of The Line Between Here And Gone, the second Forensic Instincts book by Ms. Kane.

Amanda Gleason’s son, Justin, is fighting for his life in the NICU, the unfortunately victim of a rare immunodeficiency disease which could claim his life at any moment. Amanda’s been desperately looking for a bone marrow donor as she is not compatible. Justin’s father is dead (victim of a no-body homicide) and she doesn’t know of any relatives of his to contact.

Amanda’s hopes soar when a friend sends her a picture via text of a man who looks uncannily like Paul. Now she’s turning to Forensic Instincts, a private investigative firm, to find out what really happened to Paul – and if he’s alive, can they find him in time to save Justin??

As the members of Forensic Instincts starts their investigation what they find (and don’t find) lead them to believe Paul is still alive. Yet there are roadblocks from every direction – Amanda’s family members, the mob, the FBI, and other assorted interested parties.

Ms. Kane has a way of writing a thriller which begs you to savor it, but at the same time reach the finish as soon as possible. I enjoyed the characters, their depth and their relationships with and between each other. Well-researched and pulling from multiple law-enforcement and investigative disciplines, The Line Between Here And Gone will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Forensic Instincts Series: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (1), The Line Between Here and Gone (2)


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