Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

About the book: On October 17, eleven years ago, Julie Miller was found brutally strangled in the basement of her house in the township of Livingston, New Jersey. On that day, Will's brother, Ken Klein, became the subject of an international manhunt accused of the crime. He has not been seen since. Will has tried to get on with his life in the intervening years. He has a beautiful new girlfriend, Sheila, and a job working with the homeless. But when his mother reveals, on her deathbed, that Ken is still alive, and shortly afterwards Sheila disappears, the cracks start to show in his landscape again. But it is only when he finds that Sheila herself is wanted for a savage double murder that his life actually starts to fall apart...

Quote: Three days before her death, my mother told me - these weren't her last words, but they were pretty close - that my brother was still alive.

Why this book you may ask
: I recently discovered Harlan Coben for myself so when looking for books on CD in my favorite local used book store this book was there calling my name.

My thoughts: I found this book to be thoroughly entertaining & suspenseful. It kept me wondering and listening right up to what I thought was the end. At that point, I was confused, questions were not answered. A actually thought "what the..." But not to worry, in what I thought would be merely short wrap up there were more twists and turns than a roller coaster. After navigating this ending my questions were answered and all was well with the world! I would not hesitate to recommend this book to mystery readers!

Official Coben website.
Preview it here.

Audio CD
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (April 30, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553712985
ISBN-13: 978-0553712988

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Audio time 2010:
This book - 5 hrs.
Total - 31 hrs. 25 mts.


Jo, a retired teacher said...

Thank you. I'll try him.

Alyce said...

This sounds really intense! I'd definitely have to be in the right mood to tackle it. :)

Teddyree said...

So glad you enjoyed this one. Have you read The Woods? One of his more recent ones and I really liked it.

stacybuckeye said...

I'm a huge Coben fan and have read all of his books. A few years ago I went to a book signing and he was fabulous!

J. Kaye said...

That's how I like his books, on audio. He's a great storyteller!