The Girls Kidnapping Story in And Then There Was One

How could Sammie and Alex vanish without a trace? This question arise in And Then There Was One when Katie and Scott Monroe were blessed beyond their wildest dreams with identical triplets, Sammie, Alex, and Jackie. Three beautiful daughters and two adoring parents formed the picture-perfect party of five.
But this tight-knit family unravels when the three little girls go to see a movie, but only one emerges from the darkness of the theatre.

How could Sammie and Alex vanish without a trace?Plunged into the abyss of a parent's worst fear, Katie and Scott hang by a thread-waiting, worrying, not knowing, and confronting the terrifying realization that the kidnapping may not have been a random act.Who took Sammie and Alex? Why? Where are they? When will they be found? And what if they're never found, or not found alive? When Jackie, the remaining triplet, crumbles under the weight of grief and survivor's guilt, Katie and Scott struggle to hold out hope and hold on to what remains of their family.Until-or unless-Sammie and Alex are found safe, this picture-perfect family can't be put back together again.

Every parent can relate to the fear and anguish felt by the parents of the triplets in this book, two of whom are kidnapped and the third rendered comatose with fear for her siblings. A cast of possible suspects keep you guessing the motives and identity of the kidnapper.

And Then There Was One a novel by Patricia Gussin will pull at your heart strings and keep you in suspense until the last page. This novel recounts a heart-rending and an equally disturbing family tragedy that unfolds against the backdrop of every parent's worst imaginable nightmare. From the first page itself, you will be gripped in the never-ending suspense surrounding a devastating mystery.

In Detroit, the nine year old Monroe triplets go a movie theatre at the nearby mall. Sammie and Alex attend one picture at the multiplex while the third sister Jackie and her cousin see a different picture. After the movies end, only Jackie goes home as her sisters vanish without a trace.

As the investigation sends the FBI on a goose-chase with several suspects and false leads, Scott and Katie's suffering continues as hope eludes them. `They each seem to cycle in and out of paralysis. In and out of hope. In and out of despair.' As the seemingly never-ending search for the missing triplets continues, Scott finds himself collapsing under despair as much as Katie has. `He didn't know if he could take another day of agony, another day of uncertainty, another day of abject helplessness.' What if their daughters are never found, or not found alive?

Narrated just over a span of one week, Gussin effortlessly ensnares the readers into the heart of the terror that engulfs the Monroe family. The flawless, taut writing makes it a thrilling ride from cover-to-cover as Gussin gradually peels layer by layer of the dreadfulness that await to engulf not only the Monroe family but also us, readers. Similar to that of the emotional roil of The Lovely Bones and the adrenaline rush of Gone Baby Gone, Gussin tugs at your heart mercilessly with the extremely vivid, distressing details that would make you recoil at times and gasp at other.

An utterly absorbing thriller that will leave you breathless, the fast pace of it will send you turning pages at super speed in your quest to find out the fate of the missing triplets. You will not be able to close the book until you have reached the end of this haunting tragedy. Filled with twists and red herrings, readers will enjoy And Then There Was One. You have got to read this one.