Five Years Gone

"There is not a doubt in my mind that this book will be one of the top books of 2018 for me.” —5 stars, Julie from Hey Girl HEA

The most brazen terrorist attack in history. A country bent on revenge. A love affair cut short. A heart that never truly heals.


I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone.

That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again. 

The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by U.S. Special Forces in a daring raid. Now I am trapped between hoping I’ll hear from John and fearing what’ll become of my new life with Eric if I do. 

From a New York Times bestselling author, Five Years Gone, a standalone contemporary, is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas. 

93,000 words/400 pages


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pudge48

Five Years Gone5 star

This book was awesome. I really didn’t know how this was going to end. It was very heart warming and I am so glad to see another one coming to continue this. Also, all your books have been such good reads. You keep me going. Pudge48 55

New2passion

Five Years Gone5 star

OMG ! Where do I start ! I usually don’t do reviews other than Star ratings but, I must let you all know what I think about this book that Marie Force has given us . It starts as a romantic military type book yet quickly turns into AVA and her journey through five years of hoping and wishing and feeling left behind mixed in with her undying love for John West. All the while starting over with the most amazing love she could ever imagine finding through her Sister’s Husband. I am a slow reader and reread several chapters to get deeper into the characters. I could not put it down. As one reviewer wrote, it was unputdownable. This is simply Marie’s best ever book. 55

Fongoul

Boring1 star

Dragged on and on. Sorry 15

KateW65

OMG! Marie Force has out done herself!5 star

Five years gone is truly a masterpiece! I have never read anything like this. EPIC I all I can say. I was hoping that Ava didn’t take John back. I definitely would highly recommended this book. I laughed and cried. I’m looking forward to the next one. Brilliance!!! 55

Lynda.Custer

Five Years Gone5 star

A will written compelling story of loss and recovery by Marie Force. She displays a sensitivity while portraying each characters struggles to move forward from life altering crisis. A great read. 55

Big Marie Force fan in Phx

Five Years Gone5 star

WOW!!! Another reason why Marie Force is one of my favorite authors. Five Years Gone is an absolute must read. Just make sure you have a box of tissues on hand. Can’t wait to read John’s story! 55

Katy girl

Another amazing book5 star

This book was so good, I read it in 1 day. Absolutely could not put it down! Can’t wait for the next one to find out what happens to Jack. 55

C Reader

Disappointing and unrealistic2 star

I’m a fan of Mrs. Force’s Fatal series, and each book gives you a complete story within a story. This book dragged to the end with a lot of filler that didn’t advance the story line, and really just a set the reader up to sell another book. Reminded me of the YA romances that I’ve come to avoid. Disappointing! 25

Reading addiction

Holy SMOKES!!!5 star

What an amazing story! This book is a page turner from chapter 1. Definitely NOT the “Military Romance” some people imagine it to be. Such a refreshing story that has never been told before, the characters keep you on the edge of your seat the entire book! I definitely cried during this read but it’s because the characters pull you in and you can feel their emotion through Marie’s words! This book is a must read and totally worth the few dollars to purchase! 55

GinaLev

Five Years Gone5 star

An amazing and complex standalone from Maine Force!!! So many different layers to this story!!! 55


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