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. On the fifth anniversary of the attack, I resolve to move on. I can no longer hold out hope for something that's never going to happen.
At my sister's wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again. In one magical night, Eric sweeps me away from years of pain and the agony of not knowing what became of John, reminding me of what it's like to truly live. Eric gives me back my life.
The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by U.S. Special Forces in a daring raid that leaves several men dead and mints a new set of reluctant American heroes, including John.
From the minute I learn he's alive, I wait for a call that never comes. Heartbroken all over again, I try to stay focused on my new life with the man I love now while the past continues to haunt me. Did I suffer for all that time for someone who doesn't care enough to reach out to me when he returns home? And if he does call me, what will I do then?
From a New York Times bestselling author, Five Years Gone is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas.