Gone for Good

Gone for Good

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Harlan Coben earned the raves of critics everywhere for his New York Times bestselling thriller, Tell No One, hailed as “pulse-pounding” (People), “compelling and original” (Los Angeles Times), and “a thriller of runaway tension” (Iris Johansen). Now, in a bold new novel, Coben continues to stake out new ground in suspense, unleashing a haunting tale of secrets and betrayal...and of one man’s search for his missing brother that spirals into a breakneck hunt for a killer, a victim, and the truth.

As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken. Then, on a warm suburban night in the Kleins’ affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman--a girl Will had once loved--was found raped and murdered in her family’s basement.

The prime suspect: Ken Klein. With the evidence against him overwhelming, Ken simply vanished, spending the next decade as the elusive subject of rumors, speculation, and an international manhunt. When his shattered family never heard from Ken again, they were sure he was gone for good.

Now eleven years have passed. And Will, who always believed in his brother’s innocence, has found evidence that Ken is alive--even as he is struck by another act of betrayal. His girlfriend suddenly disappears, leaving behind compelling evidence that she was not the person Will thought she was. As two dark dramas unwind around him, Will is pulled into a violent mystery, haunted by signs that Ken is trying to contact him after all these years. Will can feel himself coming closer and closer to his brother . . . and to a terrible secret that someone will kill to keep buried. And as the lies begin to unravel, Will is uncovering startling truths about his lover, his brother, and even himself. He knows he must press his search all the way to the end. Because the most powerful revelations are yet to come....

Gone for Good is at once a powerhouse of suspense and a haunting tale of love--the love between brothers, between lovers, between family members. It is one of those rare thrillers that not only make the pulse pound, but stir the heart as well.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating his girlfriend's mysterious disappearance, Will Klein learns that she is somehow tied to his brother's death and becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes that everyone he loves is harboring dark secrets.

Blackwell North Amer
As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken. Then, on a warm suburban night in the Kleins' affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman - a girl Will had once loved - was found raped and murdered in her family's basement. The prime suspect: Ken Klein. With the evidence against him overwhelming, Ken simply vanished, spending the next decade as the elusive subject of rumors, speculation, and an international manhunt. When his shattered family never heard from Ken again, they were sure he was gone for good.
Now eleven years have passed. And Will, who always believed in his brother's innocence, has found evidence that Ken is alive - even as he is struck by another act of betrayal. His girlfriend suddenly disappears, leaving behind compelling evidence that she was not the person Will thought she was. As two dark dramas unwind around him, Will is pulled into a violent mystery, haunted by signs that Ken is trying to contact him after all these years. Will can feel himself coming closer and closer to his brother ... and to a terrible secret that someone will kill to keep buried. And as the lies begin to unravel, Will is uncovering starting truths about his lover, his brother, and even himself. He knows he must press his search all the way to the end. Because the most powerful revelations are yet to come.

Baker
& Taylor

Investigating his girlfriend's mysterious disappearance, Will Klein learns that she is somehow tied to his brother's death and becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes that everyone he loves is harboring dark secrets. By the author of Tell No One.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780385335584
038533558X
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 24 cm

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Eil_1
Aug 04, 2017

Read "Tell No One" separately from "Gone for Good". They were both exciting and excellent thrillers, and thoroughly enjoyed them. Well worth reading.

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elkhan
Jul 05, 2017

I thoroughly enjoy Coben books, and this novel was no exception! Read my full review on this book on my book reviews blog https://elsbookreviews.blogspot.ca/ and leave a comment regarding what you thought about this book! 📚

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ritarufus
May 14, 2016

A murder spy book. Very suspenseful. Quite enjoyed for easy read.

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Eil_1
May 05, 2016

I actually bought this book since the library doesn't have either "Tell No One" or "Gone For Good". They were both excellent. In particular, "Gone for Good" was complete with non-stop action, together with a spell-binding plot. One of Coben's best yet. Available at Chapters.

hania4987 Dec 14, 2013

the past really comes back to bite in this elegantly brutal story. The shoes keep dropping throughout, each time adding another yarn into this tightly woven tapestry -- every time you think you know where the story is turning ... surprise!

CoeryT Oct 02, 2013

The best first half to a story that I have read in a long time. Too bad I thought the second half S u c k e d

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rslade
Dec 13, 2011

As with all of Coben's books, a thoroughly twisted plot, backed up by some sympathetic, and some thoroughly weird, characters. The story almost doesn't matter: the convolutions make it hard to follow anyway. You still keep turning the pages, though, to find out what happens next, or what happened before that isn't what you thought it was. Reading Coben can leave you exhausted, as with any exercise that gives you a really good workout. (It's just that this one is mental.)

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