THE MISSING YEARS is the final piece to Aleatha Romig’s CONSEQUENCES SERIES puzzle. Follow the twists and turns as secrets are revealed, consequences are delivered, and the future is shown.
In CONVICTED we saw what happened that fateful afternoon at the Rawlings Estate. Now experience the shocking repercussions firsthand. More than a companion, this full-length novel fills in the gap of time that was only mentioned, beginning when Claire Nichols forgets and seen through the eyes of collective men (the HIS is plural).
In THE MISSING YEARS, readers will see Anthony Rawlings fight for what belongs to him and cope with the reality of his past. Watch as Harrison Baldwin discovers the truth that threatens his beliefs, and as John Vandersol comes to terms with his revelations. Witness Phillip Roach, as he decides with whom his loyalties lay, and Brent Simmons, as he demonstrates the meaning of friendship—no matter the cost.
As the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED goes beyond. This final installment of the series offers a glimpse into the future of the lives that will forever be changed because there was a man who…
Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.
—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED
BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED also contains a complete glossary of characters and a timeline that covers the entire series. If you have read New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig’s CONSEQUENCES, TRUTH, and CONVICTED, you must learn the rest of the story:BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED: THE MISSING YEARS!
So we all remember the main man of this series…Mr. Anthony “Tony” Rawlings
He gave us our consequences, we learned what we thought was the truth and then he was convicted. So that’s it right? The story has been told and we know it all. Hell to the NO! The Missing Years fills in more blanks than you could have imagined. We are told the story through the eyes of Anthony, Phil, Brent, John, & Harry.
Claire wasn’t the only one locked up for all those years. While she was in the hospital, locked away in her own mind, Tony was in jail. We learn more about what ran through his head in the days, months, and years following the incident at his estate. Tony tells us what he went through, missing Claire and Nichol, not knowing what was going on, and not being in COMPLETE control over everything. We even sit in on his therapy sessions where he discovers more about himself than I ever thought he could. For all the Tony haters out there I think this POV will change your mind. To really see how he was feeling and what steps he was taking to better the lives of his loved ones was a treat.
Phil was such a crucial player in this series…he was the protector in one way or another throughout so much of the story. We know that he cares for Claire and Nichol deeply. Now we get to see how his feelings and priorities led him to be so loyal to the Rawlings family. He is a man with means and he uses them to the advantage of his employers to keep them safe and informed. I always liked Phil and I like him even more now.
His loyalty to the company, his friends and his family really shines through in this book. This poor man was pulled in so many different directions and dealing with everyone else’s bull shit that it amazes me that he didn’t throw his hands up and just quit! He was loyal to the end.
I enjoyed reading about how his feelings changed over the years. We see how his feelings towards Tony and anything Rawlings transformed and how he matured throughout the chaos that was his life. He took on more than he had to to keep his whole family together.
How can we ever forget Harry with his blue eyes and blond hair. He and Claire may not have been meant to end up together but they truly do care for one another. Talk about going above and beyond…through Harry’s POV we learn of the various startling discoveries that he made along the way and the steps he took in the name of justice.
My Life As it Didn’t Appear
One of my favorite parts of this book was that it housed a separate book within its pages. Many of these characters braved it and read Claire’s story, “My Life As it Didn’t Appear” . This also means that we are given the opportunity to get snippets of the story as she told it to Meredith. The emotions were flowing as I relived it through those words and read how the men felt reading it for the first time.
Overall this story gave us what was missing, it filled in the blanks and shed light on certain situations that were kind of hazy before. At the end of the book is a Glossary of Characters and a Consequences Series Timeline. I found this extremely helpful and well thought out! Well done Aleatha!!
Consequences Series Reading Order
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who has been voted #1 “New Author to Read” on Goodreads, July 2012 – Present!
Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana, growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty seven years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading, and creating heroes/ anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.
CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with Behind His Eyes Convicted: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the missing years in Convicted that previously were only mentioned as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. THE MISSING YEARS will be released May 20, 2014.
Aleatha also wrote reading companions for the Consequences Series. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES (Book 1.5) and BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH (Book 2.5) are currently available for those time and scenes when the readers asked, “What was he thinking?” These companions also contain never before behind the scenes scenes.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.