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Gone for Good Review

My first Harlan Coben book and will definitely not be my last.Gone for Good

I just love the way Harlan Coben writes. I think most authors struggle to pull of writing in the second person but you feel like Harlan’s having a conversation with you – the Reader – as you read this book.

It’s a story with many twists and turns and jut remember that nothing is ever as it seems.

Our protagonist has struggled to clear his brother’s name for most of his life. His brother has been framed as the killer of a girl he used to love. The police force think his brother’s guilty. The local community thinks his brother is guilty. The deceased’s family think his brother is guilty. Even his parents harbour doubts about his brother’s innocence. Still, Will believes his brother – Kevin Klein – is innocent. His brother goes on the run and for many years, it’d appear his gone for good and never to come back.

Will’s mother whispers something on her deathbed that sets his world upside down and opens a can of worms.

I liked how Harlan made Will Klein so vulnerable. You feel for him and wish him all the best. You wish him well but it seems his best intentions only hurt those around him and lead him to dead ends. Will discovers himself in the end and the truth sets him free.

Gone for Good will be a worthy addition to your library.

2 Responses to Gone for Good Review

  1. I haven’t heard of this one, but it does sound like a great read. I like that the main character is so well done and easy to relate to because of their vulnerabilities. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy New Year!

    • David Chuka says:

      Happy new year Stephanie!

      Gone for Good was my first Harlan Cohen book and I’ve read Six Years since then and have The Innocent lined up to read at some point later this year. I like the rich flavour of characters he presents.

      All the best in 2015!

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