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Since You've Been Gone

Carlene Thompson

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A decade ago, teenaged clairvoyant Rebecca Ryan gained notoriety helping the local police solve high-profile cases. Then came the shocking kidnapping that hit close to home; the first crime she couldn't solve.

Haunted by guilt since the shattering day her beloved kid brother was found murdered, Rebecca has finally made a fresh start in New Orleans. Then comes the all-too-familar vision: Mind-numbing terror. Shattering pain. The grim certainty that somewhere, a child has been kidnapped from his bed in the middle of the night. A child who shares Rebecca's last name--and perhaps, her brother's grim fate.

Back in quaint Sinclair, West Virginia, Rebecca intends to use her psychic gift to find her cousin's missing son before it's too late. But some people in town--and in the Ryan household itself--still resent her for what her second sight did. Some haven't forgiven her for what it couldn't do. And one vengeful soul is determined that Rebecca and her family will once again pay a deadly ransom...

A decade ago, teenaged clairvoyant Rebecca Ryan gained notoriety helping the local police solve high-profile cases. Then came the shocking kidnapping that hit close to home; the first crime she couldn't solve.

Haunted by guilt since the shattering day her beloved kid brother was found murdered, Rebecca has finally made a fresh start in New Orleans. Then comes the all-too-familar vision: Mind-numbing terror. Shattering pain. The grim certainty that somewhere, a child has been kidnapped from his bed in the middle of the night. A child who shares Rebecca's last name--and perhaps, her brother's grim fate.

Back in quaint Sinclair, West Virginia, Rebecca intends to use her psychic gift to find her cousin's missing son before it's too late. But some people in town--and in the Ryan household itself--still resent her for what her second sight did. Some haven't forgiven her for what it couldn't do. And one vengeful soul is determined that Rebecca and her family will once again pay a deadly ransom...

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CHAPTER ONE
FRIDAY, 9:25 P.M.
“This is WCWT in Sinclair, West Virginia, bringing you one of our favorite oldies, ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by the Verve.”
String music soared throughout the car and Rebecca Ryan rolled her eyes. “Since when does a song from 1997 count as a golden oldie?” Her Australian shepherd, Sean, sitting on the bucket seat across from her, looked back alertly. “I wonder what they call songs from the fifties? Prehistoric?”
Rebecca drained the last bit of strong, lukewarm coffee from her Styrofoam cup and stuck it in the
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"Carlene Thompson creates smart, interesting characters the reader cares about within a gripping suspense story."--Judith Kelman, author of After the Fall
"Carlene Thompson creates smart, interesting characters the reader cares about within a gripping suspense story."--Judith Kelman, author of After the Fall

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  • Carlene Thompson

  • Carlene Thompson is the author of Last Whisper, Black for Remembrance, Nowhere to Hide, and Don’t Close Your Eyes, among other books.  She attended college at Marshall University and earned her Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University. She taught at the University of Rio Grande, before leaving to focus on her writing full-time. Besides writing, she spends her time caring for the many dogs and cats she's adopted. A native West Virginian, she lives with her husband Keith in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
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