In this taut and riveting suspense thriller, Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is called to investigate a carjacking. He finds that 11 year old Martha remained in the car after her mother was thrown out by the thief. When the suspect taunts the police and threatens another kidnapping, it becomes clear that the target is not the vehicles but the girls. Caffery knows that the longer a child is missing, the more likely that they will not be found alive. As he races to find the perpetrator, the case takes unexpected twists and turns and he realizes that they are chasing a clever criminal with access to police information. Sgt. Flea Marley is the police diver who sets off to explore underground canals on her own, on a hunch that clues may lies beneath the ground. When she turns up missing, Caffery must search for both missing the children and a friend. In Gone, Hayder sets a fast-paced tempo and the mood is chilling. Her portrayals of distraught parents, frustrated policemen and an emotionally drained Caffery are realistic and believable. This is a novel that will keep you in suspense until the very end!