The One Who Got Away

Rated 3.33/5 based on 11 reviews
Gwen Trueblood gets the shock of her life when she learns her husband David was murdered, not killed accidentally as she believed. Unbeknownst to her, he had been placed in the Witness Protection program when he was just six years old, the son of a mobster who testified against his buddies in organized crime. More

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About Amy Gamet

I'm a USA Today bestselling author with three kids, a husband, a slightly stinky and poorly trained dog, and an ancient calico cat who doesn't like people.

My house is in a perpetual state of disarray despite my constant attempts to clean it. Old women at grocery stores tell me how lucky I am, that it all goes so fast, and I nod my head and say something pithy like, "It sure does!" while trying to keep the baby from changing the language on the card reader screen or voiding my entire transaction.

I'm that woman.

People ask when I find time to write, and I point to my husband, the sweet frazzled sight of him as he hoses down a screaming child with one hand and unloads the dishwasher with the other. That, my friends, is romance. Well, it's what the best romances turn into if you're lucky.

As you read this, I'm probably putting someone into time-out, cleaning something, or explaining to my progeny why I put him/her into time-out or why I shouldn't have to clean whatever it was I just cleaned. Or maybe, if your timing is just perfectly right, I'm sitting on the purple reclining loveseat in a basement full of toys, writing my next big novel while my husband takes care of the chaos for a while.

For him, and for the kids and the stinky, cranky pets, and for the opportunity to tell you a story, I am grateful. I hope you enjoy my work.

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Review by: Robin McKay on June 18, 2013 :
"The One Who Got Away" tells the story of Gwen Trueblood. Gwen was first introduced as a ‘bit player’ in “Meant For Her”. She has lived alone since the death of her husband David 15 years earlier in what she thought was an accident. A visit from Hank Jared, her niece’s husband, reveals a shocking discovery. As a child, David had been placed in Witness Protection along with his Mom and mob-connected Dad. Gwen is shocked to discover that there are things she doesn’t know about her husband. To discover the truth, Gwen must work alongside Colin, and old friend with whom she shared an attraction many years earlier. Colin is now a U.S. Marshall with access to information that might help Gwen in her search for the truth about the man she loved and thought she knew. But can Colin and Gwen get past their personal history and work together to find the truth?

I enjoyed the book immensely
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cathy Shelton on June 12, 2013 :
I was given a copy of this via Library Things. This book was a quick and easy read with adventure mixed with a little romance. It was about Colin who had loved Gwen who was married to David. David had been killed 12 years ago but Gwen and Colin had never forgotten about the chemistry between them. Gwen finds out things about her dead husband that she never knew, and with the help of friends, met some people from her husband's life. This helped Gwen get on with her life, putting ghosts from the past behind her so she could have a future.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: lisa bishop on June 06, 2013 :
I was given a copy to review via Librarything and found the book to be an easy and enjoyable read. It's a good book to read anytime. I really liked the characters & the story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tania Harden on June 05, 2013 :
I thought this book had potential. There are sporadic, inexplicable supernatural events in the story line that could be expounded on. I liked the characters and the basic story though.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jacque on June 05, 2013 :
The One Who Fot Away is a romantic suspense novel, just right for a summer read. The main characters are sympathetic and you really want them to get together. The mystery is quickly resolved, but interesting.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marie Drake on June 04, 2013 :
I have read several books by this author. I liked them all. This book was quickly read, and enjoyed, but I also believe that it could have been a little more in depth. I had already learned a little bit about Gwen in a prior book, that hinted at the "feelings" she gets, but nothing that would explain how she could rescue trained officers in a shoot out or kill a man with a well placed high heel shoe. I like the fact that she is strong, smart, and independent - there was a U.S. Marshall in the mix and he was usually the one in need of saving.
She was so in love with her husband, David, and believed he died in an accident - only to find out later he was murdered and she has to solve the mystery. There is also the point that she and Colin shared an attraction a lifetime ago that she did not act on because she was marrying David. We find out a lot about Colin and David's past. Great ideas, intersting plot. It would be an even greater story to get into what makes Gwen tick.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marie Drake on June 04, 2013 :
I have read several books by this author. I liked them all. This book was quickly read, and enjoyed, but I also believe that it could have been a little more in depth. I had already learned a little bit about Gwen in a prior book, that hinted at the "feelings" she gets, but nothing that would explain how she could rescue trained officers in a shoot out or kill a man with a well placed high heel shoe. I like the fact that she is strong, smart, and independent - there was a U.S. Marshall in the mix and he was usually the one in need of saving.
She was so in love with her husband, David, and believed he died in an accident - only to find out later he was murdered and she has to solve the mystery. There is also the point that she and Colin shared an attraction a lifetime ago that she did not act on because she was marrying David. We find out a lot about Colin and David's past. Great ideas, intersting plot. It would be an even greater story to get into what makes Gwen tick.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Dave Stewart on June 01, 2013 : (no rating)
Review of “The One Who Got Away” By Amy Gamet.
The “The One Who Got Away” by Amy Gamet is a thriller/romance story. The plot revolves around Gwen Trueblood, her late husband David Beaumont, his past friend Colin Mitchel and the just revealed fact that David who was thought to have been killed in a skiing accident was in fact murdered. Another fact revealed was that as a child David was placed in the Federal Wittiness Protection program along with his parents. Colin who is now a US Marshal in the witness protection program and Gwen rekindle a romance that was cut short when she married David. Colin and Gwen work in harness discovering both clues while rekindling a long latent attraction. By the end of the story they are able to resolve the mystery of her late husband’s death and commit to a new life together as husband and wife.
I found the book to be an easy and enjoyable read. A bit more character development and a little less superfluous descriptions of apparel would help to move the story along. The author might want to start the story when Hank brings Gwen the news that her late husband David had been under the witness protection program. This will get the reader right into the meat of the plot.
Dave S
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dave Stewart on June 01, 2013 :
Review of “The One Who Got Away” By Amy Gamet.
The “The One Who Got Away” by Amy Gamet is a thriller/romance story. The plot revolves around Gwen Trueblood, her late husband David Beaumont, his past friend Colin Mitchel and the just revealed fact that David who was thought to have been killed in a skiing accident was in fact murdered. Another fact revealed was that as a child David was placed in the Federal Wittiness Protection program along with his parents. Colin who is now a US Marshal in the witness protection program and Gwen rekindle a romance that was cut short when she married David. Colin and Gwen work in harness discovering both clues while rekindling a long latent attraction. By the end of the story they are able to resolve the mystery of her late husband’s death and commit to a new life together as husband and wife.
I found the book to be an easy and enjoyable read. A bit more character development and a little less superfluous descriptions of apparel would help to move the story along. The author might want to start the story when Hank brings Gwen the news that her late husband David had been under the witness protection program. This will get the reader right into the meat of the plot.
Dave S
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Myra Espino on May 20, 2013 :
**I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review**


4.5 stars

Suspense... CHECK!
Romance... CHECK!

I love the story.. It's not that heavy and the suspense will leave you wanting for more.. The love-scenes are not too heavy but I like how it was made..

So if you are looking for a book that has romance and suspense in one, The One Who Got Away is what you need!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Ruth Bourne on May 17, 2013 : (no rating)
Enjoy a holiday read!

I was given a copy to review via Librarything and approached it with some trepidation as I am not a 'romance' fan, but had picked it for the 'suspense' tag! I had been prepared not to want to finish it, but actually galloped straight through after downloading.
I was pleasantly surprised, and enjoyed a competently written, well-paced light read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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