Gone But Not Missed by A.R. Kennedy – Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. A. R. Kennedy will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Lillian Brannon wakes up on Valentine’s Day in an exact replica of her bedroom but the only item that she believes is authentic is her dog, Laude. She is held captive in her kidnapper’s basement apartment, summoned upstairs once a week for a chaste dinner. But will his kindness last, and more importantly, why isn’t anyone looking for her?

Lillian’s story is interwoven with that of Nathan, a NYPD officer, who is intrigued by Lillian’s disappearance- how can a young woman be gone for two weeks before a Missing Person Report is filed? Local police believe Lillian has voluntarily abandoned a life she didn’t like. Lillian’s best friend convinces Nathan the authorities are wrong. With no jurisdiction, no resources, and no witnesses, he is compelled by the pictures of Lillian with her sweet smile and sparkling green eyes to obsessively take up the case. Armed with Lillian’s keys and personal information, he spends hours, then days in her home trying to find clues that will lead him to her.

Enjoy an Excerpt:


I woke with a terrible headache. The pounding reminded me of the night Annie and I discovered the potency and, the next morning, the after effects of martinis. The smile that thought brought to my face quickly faded when the throbbing intensified.

I feared opening my eyes. Not sure if that would make my head hurt worse and scared what I would see. I tried to recall my evening. I didn’t remember going to bed. Truth was, I didn’t remember coming home.

No. I remembered getting on the elevator. And, arguing on the phone with Annie, before getting on the elevator. And hanging up on Annie as I got on the elevator. But that was it. No getting into my apartment; no getting into my bed. I was trying to remember more when I remembered the most important thing, Laude.

I gradually opened my eyes and there she was. Sitting right next to me, staring at me. Her ears, which usually stood straight up, were down. Her head was down, too. Not exactly cowering but not the usual morning, happy to see you posture of my puppy. It was a bit disconcerting to see those two dark eyes fixed on me, never mind not knowing how long they had been staring at me.

About the Author:This A R Kennedy’s debut series.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. Audrey Stewart says:

    I can’t wait to read this. When I went to Goodreads, I saw you have other books. Thanks to this blog for the intro. I need to get busy reading.

  4. Kris Meldgaard says:

    This soundsxamazing!! Thank you for the tour!! Cantcwait to read it!! Def TBR’d!! Thanks so much for the chance!!💋xoxo🍀

  5. Sounds great!

  6. This book sounds very good. How did you come up with the concept for it?

    • Thank you!
      I had a long, boring commute to a job I didn’t like. One day I thought, ‘What would happen if I just didn’t show up?’ I realized they wouldn’t care and that they wouldn’t do anything. But my mother would notice quickly.
      From there, my over-active imagination came up with a character, Lily, who could go missing and it would take some time be noticed.
      Thank you for the interest.
      A R

  7. Thank you for hosting.
    A R

  8. bernie wallace says:

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. This looks like an interesting read. I hope that I win.

  9. Emily Endrizzi says:

    This book sounds wonderful! Thanks for hosting.

  10. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the giveaway 🙂

  11. Thanks for the giveaway.

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