Gone By Stacy Claflin


By Stacy Claflin

  • Release Date: 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,444 Ratings


The complete Gone Trilogy is a USA Today bestselling title.

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)


  • Gone

    By gmapavjla
    This was a suspenseful read. It hopefully will be read by more young people. This is what our world seems to be today. I do want to read more, so you did a great job with the ending of this book. Thanks for a great read.

    By Sukhii
    This book is so poorly written. Everyone in the book are such horrific characters that it’s really hard to empathize with anyone. The book had problematic messaging which can be perceived as damaging. The author did not include an ending, just a cliffhanger, so you are forced to buy the second and third. This monstrosity doesn’t even deserve a star. I wish I never read it.
  • Gone

    By 733void
    I’ve come to get emerged in this series. Keep them coming.👌
  • Very interesting

    By Ashberry01
    I thought this book was actually pretty good. At first I didn’t know wether or not to get it sense I don’t rlly read mystery and thrillers but it was rlly good I had to get used to the writing style at first and then I rlly got into it all the shocking twist and turns and poor Alyssa and Macy. I defiantly would recommend. I think I might actually get the second book
  • Gone

    By nickname5452316
    Deep dive into pathology around a series of dysfunctional, but maybe all too typical, relationships and the kidnapping of a 15 year old girl. The story is not resolved within this book and requires reading on ... .
  • Wasn’t the best

    By Coco.here
    Really wasn’t one of the best books. Somewhat amateur like. Ending you have to pay for to continue reading. Don’t read it unless you are ready to pay 4 bucks for the other book
  • well written

    By books81419
    loved it
  • Great!

    By Davidfarrow
    So I’m an 18 year old that has never enjoyed reading. I recently started and out of state job that involves me sitting around a lot. I decided to get a free book to try to pass time. I wanted a free one because I didn’t expect to actually go through with it. I found myself reading roughly 100 pages a night! The book is a fantastic read and I highly recommend it. It stops kind of abruptly and you do not get to know what happens. With that being said, you will have to buy the following books in the series, but for 4 dollars I think it is worth it!
  • 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!