Book Reviews of Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20)

Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20)
Gone - Alex Delaware, Bk 20
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780345452627
ISBN-10: 0345452623
Publication Date: 3/27/2007
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 462 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
"Gone" is a more cerebral offering to the Alex Delaware series, with more attention than usual paid to the psychology of actors than the crimes themselves, and yet, in the end, we're left with no real answers, not even anything very concrete as to why the crimes occurred in the first place. Alex seems to be wandering in this one, as he re-evaluates his life, and the changes that take place - with Robin's return and Allison's slow fade - exemplify that. The distance Alex takes makes it hard to care about much of anything except his relationship with Milo. I'll freely admit half the reason I love these books is because of Milo, so getting to see him so much is a joy. It's the interactions between him and Alex in this one that make it readable, not necessarily the mysteries themselves.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
another winner from kellerman- i love this character and again the twists are amazing.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 142 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another good Alex Delaware book. This one kept me guessing.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 734 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An Alex Delaware novel ...Excellent ...as usual
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good book - another great Alex Delaware story!
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite authors and this is one of his best.
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Helpful Score: 1
Filled with suspense and a little more graphic violence than I like.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great book. Alex and Milo rock!
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Helpful Score: 1
Jonathan Kellerman is a winner - at every level. His Dr. Alex Delaware is a most believable and wonderful character, as are his LAPD buddy Milo and his old love Robin. This book - as do many of Kellerman's - deals with the scum of the earth, serial killers, and their ultra-twisted psyches. Bone-chillingly super read!
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another great Alex and Milo mystery. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book, suspenseful, well written, highly recommended!
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent as always!
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Helpful Score: 1
Good continuation of the Delaware series...
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was great! Just when I thought the story was over there was more story to read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Large print edition

"From Publishers Weekly
In bestseller Kellerman's pulse-pounding 20th Alex Delaware novel...the Los Angeles psychologist looks into the murder of attractive 23-year-old Michaela Brand, an aspiring actress. Soon after Michaela and a fellow acting student, 24-year-old Dylan Meserve, achieve their 15 minutes of fame by staging their abduction, their hoax is exposed and Michaela turns up dead in circumstances reminiscent of her faked assault...
While the murderer's identity may not be that surprising, the author's ability to convey the unrelenting sadness of his characters' lives and his deep psychological insights will satisfy those looking for more than mere thrills."
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This book was okay. I was expecting a lot more and thought it dragged throughout.
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Another great Alex Delaware mystery. I really enjoy the banter between Alex and Milo.
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Good read. One of his better books.
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A slow start to this book, but when it picks up, there is lots of action and many twists.
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This was a real page turner, I had a difficult time putting it down every night. Enthralling.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 3 more book reviews
A great who-dunnit. As always, the Alex Delaware novels don't disappoint
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As always, a complicated plot in a great format. Easy to read and follow. Will keep you guessing!
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Not well-paced. Long periods of redundant material.
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This story was intriguing and kept me turning pages. Enjoyed the investigators and had a vivid picture of all the central characters. The author knows how to keep a reader.. reading.
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Not one of his best, but there is plenty to chew over in this very graphic and sometimes gory tale of Hollywood gone bad.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 352 more book reviews
This is a very creepy and also very awesome entry in the Alex Delaware series. Just when you think Alex and Milo have dealt with the most macabre criminals...along comes a book that proves you wrong!
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Alex Delaware is the kind of guy that you'd like to have as a friend.
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Lots of twists and turns, but a little tough to start of.
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A psychological thriller. An exciting read
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Great series. Little slow. Picked up and got interesting near end.
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I haven't read of Kelldrman's books before, but I'm going to find some other titles now. The man has a twisty-twisty mind! This Who-Dun-It kept me wondering 'til the very last chapter.

From back cover: No one conducts a more chilling, suspenseful, thoroughly engrossing tour through the winding corridors of criminal behavior and the secret chambers of psychopathology than Jonathan Kellerman, the bestselling "master of the psychological thriller" (People). Now the incomparable team of psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, into the dark places where risk runs high and blood runs cold.
It's a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu -battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor.
The details of the nightmarish event are shocking and brutal: The couple was carjacked at gunpoint by a masked assailant and subjected to a horrific regimen of confinement, starvation and assault.
But before long, doubts arise about the couple's story, and as forensic details unfold, the abduction is exposed as a hoax. Charged as criminals themselves, the aspiring actors claim emotional problems, and the court orders psychological evaluation for both.
Michaela is examined by Alex Delaware, who finds that her claims of depression and stress ring true enough. But they don't explain her lies, and Alex is certain that there are hidden layers in this sordid psychodrama that even he hasn't been able to penetrate.
Nevertheless, the case is closed - only to be violently reopened when Michaela is savagely murdered. When the police look for Dylan, they find that he's gone. Is he the killer or a victim himself? Casting their dragnet into the murkiest corners of L.A., Delaware and Sturgis unearth more questions than answers - including a host of eerily identical killings. What really happened to the couple who cried wolf? And what bizarre and brutal epidemic is infecting the city with terror, madness, and sudden, twisted death?
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I don't think Kellerman is even trying to put out good stories anymore. This was a rehash of everything else he's written, but a bad rehash at that. It wasn't exciting or suspensful in the least.
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I loved it -
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This is an abridged version, 6 hours, 5 CDs.
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Great story. I listen to in my car when I travel and it certainly made my trip seem very short.
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Would have been scary if I had read it, not listened to it. Held my attention the entire time. A big twist at the end keeps you guessing. Defintely a good audio book!
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A very interesting story line and some good humor at times.
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Not my favorite in the series, but a solid read.
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Drags a little and the plot is a bit odd, but a good quick read for the beach or a ride.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 42 more book reviews
This book had some great twists and turns, deginitely Kellerman at his best!!!
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Gone, has Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis out to solve a young woman's murder, they end up finding bizare suspects. Ties up some lose ends for Kellerman's last few books. I enjoyed it.
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I figured out who-dun-it halfway through the book. But I enjoyed knowing what Milo and Alex didn't know.
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I really liked it, especially the ending.
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A psychological thriller. Fans of Jonathan Kellerman will love it.
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Very good Delaware novel, with lots of Milo and....well, a surprise.
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Great job, as usual.
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I have read all of Jonathan Kellerman's mysteries, and this is neither the best or worst. Quick read.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 18 more book reviews
Another fantastic book from Jonathan Kellerman!
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Nice twist in the story. My first Alex Delaware novel.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 142 more book reviews
Everything we've come to expect from a Kellerman-Delaware book. Not that the formula is getting old, it's just consistently good.
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Young lovers, and fellow acting students vanish on the way home from a rehersal. Every chapter is full of twists and turns. One of his best books to figure out who did it.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 39 more book reviews
Another great addition to the Alex Delaware series
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 178 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book-VERY GOOD READ.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 240 more book reviews
Alex & Milo at it again. Carjacking, abduction, and abused victims.
Will definitely hold your interest.
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 112 more book reviews
Good fast and easy to read. Great mystery
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Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, into the dark places where risk runs high and blood runs cold. Truely an exciting novel!
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 23 more book reviews
Excellent in the delaware series,keeps you guessing!
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This one has a lot of twists and turns.
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Suspenseful 'til the end!
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Typical kellerman; twisted plot great characters, lots of intrigue
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Another Alex Delaware must read
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Great Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis book. Interesting characters and plot!
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Typical Kellerman. Good read.
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Long-time fans of Dr. Alex Delaware will be pleased with this book. I can hardly wait for the next one!
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Hollywood hopefuls and a real mysterious disappearance. Great read!
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Was never a great Kellerman fan, but this was one book I couldn't put down. Will definitely be looking at his work.
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Another good Jonathan Kellerman book!
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A really great book. Spine tingling and of course like all the Alex Delaware very good and scary!!
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Good book. Typical murder/mystery.
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Another great Doctor Delaware read. I didn't know "who did it" until the end!
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Missing acting students Dylan & Michaela are found in the remote mountains of Malibu, battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. But forensic evidence soon exposes the incident as a hoax, and the kids are charged as criminals themselves. After examining Michaela, psychologist Alex Delaware is certain that there's more to this sordid psychodrama, and his instincts prove dead-on when she is savagely murdered. Casting their dragnet into the murkiest corners of L.A., Delaware & homicide cop Milo Strugis unearth more questions than snswers-and a host of eerily identical killings. What bizarre and brutal epidemic is infecting the city with terror, madness, and sudden, twisted death?
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 158 more book reviews
better than the last couple he wrote
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Alex and Milo team up to find the killer of a young girl that Alex saw as a consult for "pretending" to be abducted. Unfortunately, the real thing happens and she is murdered. Alex and Milo are frustrated at every turn trying to find out what happened and who is responsible. The truth they find is more grisly and horrible than either of them imagined in their worst nightmare. Good read.
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I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS ONE,IT WAS HARD TO HOLD MY INTEREST,IF I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF READ IT,AND THATS WHAT I DID WITH THIS ONE,ITS NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 126 more book reviews
This story was just ok. His storys get longer but drag in the middle and the ending was ok. I finished because I like most of his other books.
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great read
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A great read!
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 232 more book reviews
This mystery writer is one of the best! The bk is brand new, only carefully read once. Real good story!
reviewed Gone (Alex Delaware, Bk 20) on + 24 more book reviews
Missing acting students Dylan and Michaela, are found in the remote mountains of Malibu, battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. But forensic evidence soon exposes the incident as a hoax, and the kids are charged as criminals themselves.After examining Michaela, psychologist Alex Delaware is certain that there's more to this sordid psychodrama, and his instinct prove dead-on when she is savagely murdered.