Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review - The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane

Book Summary from NetGalley



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 on to 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.

My Review - 4 1/2 Great to the Last Drop

It is confirmed, Andrea Kane is my new favourite suspense/mystery author.  This is my 4th book read by her and I have gave all 4 stars and above.  I read her first book in the Forensic Instincts series, here is my review of  The Girl who Disappeared Twice.  I was looking forward to more of this unorthodox team, the banter between them was great, sarcastic and humorous, a refreshing edgy group.  Andrea Kane knew her fans wanted more and she allowed us to really get to know them, professionally and personally.  In the first book it was the banter between the Police and the FI team I enjoyed but the change was that it was between them this time.

The main thing I love about Andrea Kane's books, they are rapid, definite page turners and they always make me want to be a part of the team investigating the crime.  All the books have had the constant go go go flow, without being convoluted, great execution with the balance of it all, description, dialogue, great plot and interesting characters.

The Forensic Instincts team consist of a Behaviorist, a former Navy Seal, a technowizard, an intuitive, retired FBI agent and a human scent-evidence dog. They may be unorthodox in the way they get the information but they get the job done and in a hurry.  They put themselves in danger because they are getting to close to forbidden information which make it exciting.  Is it the FBI and cops they are competing with and making angry or is it the bad guys, and are the good guys bad or truly good.  These twist are exciting and keep you entertained and engaged.  At times you even had to ask yourself if the father truly existed or what part he played, bad guy or good guy.

Many secrets are uncovered including political ties and the higher up you go you realise the intensity of numerous people covering up something, but what and why?  Forensic Instincts is the team you want when you want answers, no matter what. 

The emotional pull about the baby was evident and at times I felt pushed in the readers face with repetition as evidence of urgency but I felt it was a little over done, where it could have been executed more as a roller coaster emotional tragedy.  Was it a race to save the babies life absolutely and the overall plot was fast, definitely a page turner.

When you read this genre all the time you can figure out the outcome, what is fantastic is feeling like you are part of the investigation and getting to the end.

Andrea Kane is known as a Romantic Suspense author.  She has some hot scenes but they fit completely with the story and are a bare minimum, executed to perfection, just enough to add the hot appeal to her books.

I highly recommend, a go to author for me, when she comes out with a new one I will be reading and I am working my way through her previous.


  1. Fantastic review. Marce, it's so funny how much our likes are similar. I thought the same thing about this book. Wouldn't a sequel be great? I am definitely reading her next novel too!!

  2. I've read several of reviews on all her different books. I definitely need to read something of hers and see for myself. Great review. Thanks!

  3. I love books that have me flipping pages like that. I'll have to check out Kane's work.

  4. I love a book who's pages practically turn themselves! Glad you liked it, and I'll have to seek her out : )


  5. Sounds like a very intense book - excellent review. If ever there was a movie made after it, I would like to see it. It was also interesting to see that you liked the book because you can figure out the outcome - I am quite the opposite, I love a good surprise. :)

  6. I wish I had read the first in the series before reading this, still I did enjoy it. Great review!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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