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Emily, Gone

By: Bette Lee Crosby
Narrated by: Donna Postel
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Summary

A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in this powerful and compelling novel by USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.

1971.

When a music festival rolls through the sleepy town of Hesterville, Georgia, the Dixon family’s lives are forever changed. On the final night, a storm muffles the sound of the blaring music, and Rachel tucks her baby into bed before falling into a deep sleep. So deep, she doesn’t hear the kitchen door opening. When she and her husband wake up in the morning, the crib is empty. Emily is gone.

Vicki Robart is one of the thousands at the festival, but she’s not feeling the music. She’s feeling the emptiness over the loss of her own baby several months before. When she leaves the festival and is faced with an opportunity to fill that void, she is driven to an act of desperation that will forever bind the lives of three women.

When the truth of what actually happened that fateful night is finally exposed, shattering the lives they’ve built, will they be able to pick up the pieces to put their families back together again?

©2019 Bette Lee Crosby. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Sean Bell
  • 01-06-19

Good story but...

I liked the story, but it dragged. I made it to chapter 23 and then skipped to the final four. It still made sense and I got to move on to something else.

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  • Larry
  • 22-05-19

Excellent!

I loved this audio! Y’all don’t wait! It is gut wrenching and emotional and I’m not even finished yet! Bette Lee Crosby I love 💕 it

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  • Patti Piorkowski
  • 13-05-19

Emily gone

This was the greatest book i have read in a long time. Icouldnt put it down.

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  • Bhagirathi
  • 22-07-22

Abysmally bad book

Bought this in a hurry before a road trip based on audible reviews. What a mistake. The narration suits the book so it’s not that. Calling this book a novel is akin to classifying a Lifetime movie from 30 years ago as “cinema.” It’s astonishingly poorly written using the vocabulary of a 10-year-old, repetitive, schmaltzy, sexist, BORING, and honestly so mind-numbingly stupid that I actually invested more than an hour listening and skipping forward in disbelief. How did this absurd example of idiocy get sorted into the “literature” category of my audible browsing? And how did it have decent reviews?!? Unless you enjoy pretending to live in a stepford wives reality and need to hear the same sentence repeated four times with minimal vocabulary changes, spare yourself and your credit. I don’t usually write nasty reviews but I’m annoyed—that’s an hour I’ll never get back.

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  • Denise Hanson
  • 13-02-22

Awesome

Great heart warming story. Has a great ending and during the story you can feel the emotions.

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  • J Hall
  • 30-01-22

Amazing

This is an amazing story. I absolutely loved it. It is heart wrenching when a baby is kidnapped. I loved the characters. This book is written with such depth and feelings. I felt that I was right there in the story. Wow!

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  • NVR
  • 26-01-22

wonderful story

This story kept me on the edge of my seat. I could feel the love, despair, and hurt the author wrote about.

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  • Ann H.
  • 23-06-21

Slow Start

Good story that has a slow start. I normally listen with my daughter on car rides. I ended up listening to the end on my own because my daughter didn’t like how slow it was in the beginning.

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  • Kym
  • 05-04-21

Way too long

I'm in Chapter 50 and losing my mind. This book should have ended 3 hours ago. It's dragging on and on and on.
*Spoiler Alert* Totally unbelievable that a child can make it from preschool to high school graduation without a birth certificate. You have to have a birth certificate to get a social security card and you have to have a social security number to see a doctor or attend school or fill out college applications. Like I said this book is dragging on way too long. I've invested like 10 hours already so I guess I'm going to have to stick it out for these final two plus hours to figure out where this author is trying to get to.

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  • ATexasLady
  • 22-02-21

What a story!

This story was far better than anticipated. I wondered if it would come to a full circle or not? The readers did well with the voices of the characters and the story kept me engaged.

Definitely recommend.