book: gone

Professional violinist Min Kym had found her perfect partner in a 1696 Stradivarius — until it was snatched in a London cafe. She says, “I didn’t know who I was anymore, and I didn’t know what to do with myself. I felt as though I was just a sort of shell of a person.”

Kym comes to terms with that loss in her new memoir, Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung.

Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy’s World Became ‘Unstrung’


Andy Mientus (Smash) is set as a series regular opposite Leven Rambin and Chris Noth in Gone, a 12-episode procedural drama series for NBCUniversal International Studios, Germany’s RTL and France’s TF1.

Created by Matt Lopez based on Chelsea Cain’s novel One Kick, Gone tells the fictional story of Kit “Kick” Lannigan (Rambin), survivor of a famous child-abduction case, and Frank Booth (Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Booth persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. 

Mientus will play James, Kick’s close friend and a skilled hacker. When his family found out he was gay he was kicked out at as a teenager. While living on the street he was abducted and, like Kick, was rescued by Frank.