Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

Will Klein's family was left in shambles when his older brother Ken was suspected of murdering Will's high school love, and then disappearing. The family suspects that Ken was actually murdered as well and had nothing to do with Julie's murder. It's been 12 years since Will saw Ken, when his mother becomes sick and on her death bed tells Will that Ken is still alive.

Will starts trying to find where his brother is when his girlfriend suddenly leaves and the FBI visits asking about her. Her fingerprints were found at a double murder in New Mexico. With this help of his friend Squares, Will digs deep into his brother's past to determine what has happened and why he left all those years ago.

This book was full of suspense and made for quite a page turner. It involves mafia, murder, FBI, and cover ups. There were so twists at the end that I sort of saw coming. I do find Coben's writing pretty choppy though. He writes in very short sentences which makes the writing come off almost amateurish despite the fact that the plot lines are intricate and complicated.

First Line: "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."



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