Gone for Good Author:Harlan Coben 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 brutally murdered in her family's basement. The prime suspect: Ken Klein. With the evidence against him overwhelming, Ken simply vanished. And wh... more »en his shattered family never heard from Ken again, they were sure he was gone for good.
Now eleven years have passed. Will has found proof that Ken is alive. And this is just the first in a series of stunning revelations as Will is forced to confront startling truths about his brother, and even himself. As a violent mystery unwinds around him, Will knows he must press his search all the way to the end. Because the most powerful surprises are yet to come.« less
I just finished this book and I feel like I've gone on a hell of a roller coaster ride without even leaving home. WOW! This book was absolutely incredible! Every time I thought I had it figured out, Coben came up with another twist to make me question my theories or spin them into nothing but complete chaos. The man is absolutely genius when it comes to thinking up plot twists and turns to keeping the reader second-guessing.
If you like a book that will keep you guessing all the way to the very last page, then run - don't walk - to your nearest library or book store and get your hands on this book! If you want something a little more sedate and bland, then you may wish to just leave this book alone because once you start reading, you won't be able to stop -- just like when you strap in to a real roller coaster ride.
The beginning of this story wasn't all that happy, but things really started to pick up around half way through. I don't want to say too much that wasn't mentioned in the synopsis and risk giving things away, but once passed the midway mark I just wanted to read the rest of the book through in one sitting!
I noticed some similarities between the main character in this book and the one in Tell No One (the only other Coben book I've read), and I wonder if that's common to most of Coben's books. There was also a very brief appearance in this story by a character from Tell No One, which was kind of fun. If you read them both, maybe you'll spot her too!
Eleven years ago, Will Klein's former girlfriend, Julie Miller, was raped and strangled. Will's brother, Ken, the prime suspect, vanished the same night. When his family never heard from Ken again, they believed he was dead. Now Will has found proof that his brother is alive. But before he can start looking for Ken, Will's girlfriend, Sheila Rogers, disappears. Will recruits his best friend, Squares, and Julie's little sister, Katy Miller, to help him sort out the disappearances and find who really killed Julie.
WOW! This is the kind of book you can't put down once it gets rolling. There are so many twists and turns that you don't see coming. I was totally shocked by the ending which ties together all of the lose ends in the story. Don't miss this one. My rating: 5 Stars.