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Publisher's Summary

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 11 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. 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...

©2002 Harlan Coben (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The clockwork plot keeps picking up speed...breathtaking." (Booklist)
"Coben has written another winner, guaranteed to keep readers awake all night." (Library Journal)
"A tale of manifold deceptions guaranteed to show its readers up as suckers, and to make them love every moment of the experience." (Amazon.com)
"A compelling and original suspense thriller...intriguing, clever and unique." (Los Angeles Times)

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  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

wow what a book!!!!!

If your ready for a thriller wait till you get a load of this one. this is the second Harlan Coben book I've heard, and it's no disappointment. When you think you know it all trust me you know nothing at all. In Gone for good as well as tell no one, its all in the last 2minutes of the book. There both great a must have!!!!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

You can't stop listening

Harlan Coben is an exceptional writer. Gone for Good is truly his best work. A real page turner when I read it and just as compelling listening to the story. The narration adds a whole new dimension.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Too many characters

Characters enter the story and are linked with little notice. Good story but gets confusing at times

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Watch out

This story is so-o-o predictable. And the elements of the situation are so-o-o hard to believe. Not nearly as good as the author's "Tell No One" which I thought was great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Pretty good read

I found the villians to be a bit overdone. The plot twists were OK, but I found myself thinking at times that it was all too overboard. In all, though, it was entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Even better than Tell No One!

This guy is super. He's one great storyteller and always has a ton of surprises. This one is a MUST listen.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Raymond
  • north lauderdale, FL, USA
  • 08-24-04

AWESOME!!!

IM WRITING THIS IN CAPS TO EMPHASIZE MY DELIGHT WITH THIS READ. IT KEPT TWISTING AND TURNING AND THE SUSPENSE WAS TRULY UNEXPECTED. I COULDNT WAIT TO GET IN THE CAR, WORK OUT, TAKE A WALK WHAT EVER IT TOOK TO CONTINUE LISTENING. I GOT TO THE POINT OF JUST NOT MAKING UP EXCUSES, SO I LISTENED IN MY HOME. (TO THE READER WHO CANT FIGURE OUT THE LAST 30 SEC REFERENCE, YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE EPILOGUE ABOUT 5-6 TIMES TIL YOU CATCH WHO ITS TALKING ABOUT. CANT SPOIL IT FOR THE REST OF THE READERS)
AGAIN..GREAT BOOK. ALOT BETTER THAT TELL NO ONE.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Heather
  • Morgantown, WV, USA
  • 04-13-09

CLASSIC COBEN

This book is FANTASTIC! Exciting and keeps you guessing until the end!

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Buddy
  • Savannah, GA, USA
  • 10-27-04

Gone for Good

Harlan Coben is a master storeyteller and this book is no exception. It is a MUST-READ book that has many, many twists and turns.

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    3 out of 5 stars

So-So

In the beginning I enjoyed listening to this book. But as it developed I lost interest in the characters. They were a bit "cartoony" and exaggerated. However the reader was very good and seemed to put a lot into character expression. All in all I wouldn't say this one of Corban best books; I couldn't wait for it to end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful