Gone Trilogy

Gone300 Held by Stacy Claflin OverFinal3 Amazon: Gone | Held | Over | Complete Trilogy
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Kobo: Gone | Held | Over | Complete Trilogy
Google Play: Gone | Held | Over | Complete Trilogy
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Also available from the Gone saga…

If you enjoyed the Gone trilogy, you’ll love these standalone stories featuring Lydia, Rusty, & Alex:

About Gone…

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 withholds food, locks Macy up, 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.

Who would I choose to play in the TV series version? See my cast of characters.


Sitting in his warm truck across from the park, Chester Woodran watched her walk across the open field. An overhead light turned on as she passed under it in the dusk. Her long, dark hair swished back and forth behind her. She wandered around the playground, walking between the climbers and slides until she stopped in front of the swings.

He had spent hours watching her. Studying her. He knew her almost better than she knew herself.

The moment of truth would arrive soon. She’d come a few minutes early, but he wouldn’t deviate from the schedule. He would act exactly on time. He’d laid the groundwork. He wasn’t going to let her change a thing.

Chester pulled out his phone and scrolled through the pictures, stopping at his favorite. It was the girl in the park for sure, although he couldn’t see the details of her face up close yet. He would have to wait a few minutes.

From the phone, her light brown eyes shone at him. Her shy, almost insecure face smiled sweetly.

His heart sped up at the thought of many weeks of work coming together at long last. The waiting was about to end.
Clenching the steering wheel with all his might, he took several deep breaths to calm himself. Every precaution had been taken. Prepared with painstaking care. There was no chance of anything going wrong so long as he stayed with the plan.

The alarm on his digital wristwatch beeped. He turned it off and then leaned back into the seat, adjusting his over-sized glasses.

It was time.

35 thoughts on “Gone Trilogy

  1. Judy Pflueger

    Stacy, I am sorry I fell behind in getting this done. I have had some personal problems including unexpectedly losing our 7 yr. old dog. This book was great. I posted my review on Amazon and tried to post it on Goodreads but could not come up with it on Goodreads. Thank you for allowing me to read it and review it for you.

  2. Karen

    I finished the Gone trilogy last night at almost 2 AM. I have not stayed up that late reading anything in a very, very long time. I have just gotten Dean’s List and will start reading it today. It is rare that I pay $3.99 for a Kindle book since there are so many free ones. Thanks for the great books.

  3. Meryl McGinley

    Just finished gone… I’m captivated. I need to know what happens next… how do I get my hands on held?

      1. Star McCain

        Hi Stacy, after reading Gone, I signed up for the newsletter, followed the links to download Book Funnel, and downloaded the app and then what I thought was the LGonel trilogy, but all I find in my downloads, or my books and docs tabs, is the Stacy Claflin Starter Library. I was hoping to be able to read the rest of the “Gone” trilogy. Help?

  4. lilliana torres

    just finish reading reading gone and was visiting my granddaughters who are 13 and 14 years old. I had a long talk with both of them. wow this book was great cant wait to get my hands on the other 2. Thank you.

  5. Tracy

    Hi Stacey,

    I was on holidays and a little bored, some how I ended up downloading your first book from the gone series.
    I couldn’t put my iPad down…I ended up reading the whole series…
    Fabulous thanks it was great reading

  6. Rosemary Earll

    Hi I’ve just finished Dean List I loved it thank you very much. Look forward to reading more of your books

  7. Melissa

    I just read Gone. It’s the first book I’ve read of yours and it will definitely not be my last! I can’t wait to download the rest of the series and your other books. Thank you so much for a great read!

  8. Kayka

    Is there or is there going to be a movie adaptation of the Gone trilogy? I loved the books and would love to see it played out.

  9. Renee

    Gone is so amazing. It really is a lesson for young girls not to trust anyone on the Internet.

  10. Alison

    I’ve been truely captavated by the gone series, I can’t seem to put them down. The books have so many twists and turns but it’s not overwhelming; they flow so perfectly. I can’t wait to read more of Stacy Clafins work. It seems I found a new favorite author.

    1. Denise

      Just finished reading book two of the Gone Trilogy.
      Both are captivating reads. I couldn’t put them down!
      Can’t wait to read Book 3
      And many more from Stacy Claflin !

  11. Kristin

    Just fished the Gone trilogy. It was captivating. I read all 3 in a week. I am now looking forward to reading Deans list!

  12. Emily

    These books are definitely the best books I have ever read in my life, i’m currently reading No Return and i’m loving it, I love your work!!!

  13. Chadalena Hart

    The gone trilogy was absolutely amazing!! I cringed turning each page never being able to anticipate what would happen next! I am DYING to read the Alex Mercer series! Thank you so much for being such an astounding author!

  14. Jo wells

    Hi, I am living in New Zealand and have just read all three of this series purchased online. They were soooooo good I could not put my iPad down, so have read the three in only two days. Looking forward to downloading more.

  15. Deborah

    I’ve read the first two books and loved them! There were some reading errors here and there, but nothing that should deter you from reading these books! I can’t wait to get ahold of the last one, the sample of it made me want to read it more so!! Thank you Stacy!


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