Gone for Good

Version: Abridged
Author: Harlan Coben
Narrator: Dylan Baker
Genres: Suspense, Detective Stories
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: May 2005
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

Harlan Coben earned the raves of critics everywhere for his New York Times bestselling thriller, Tell No One, hailed as “pulse-pounding” (People), “compelling and original” (Los Angeles Times), and “a thriller of runaway tension” (Iris Johansen). Now, in a bold new novel, Coben continues to stake out new ground in suspense, unleashing a haunting tale of secrets and betrayal...and of one man’s search for his missing brother that spirals into a breakneck hunt for a killer, a victim, and the truth.

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 eleven 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. And 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....

Gone for Good is at once a powerhouse of suspense and a haunting tale of love--the love between brothers, between lovers, between family members. It is one of those rare thrillers that not only make the pulse pound, but stir the heart as well.

Reviews (3)

Gone For Good: A Novel

Written by Jocelyn Hofstede on October 27th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I can\'t stand this narrators way of reading. He holds out the vowels of the words, it\'s almost like he\'s singing.

really good

Written by Anonymous on August 4th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really like Harban Corben's writing style. He really keeps you pulled into a story. I have liked all of his books. I recommend this one. It is fairly short - only 5 CDs, but definitely an interesting mystery.

I am now a Harlan Coben fan!

Written by Angela Wilson on September 2nd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I was very impressed by this book. It truly kept me guessing the whole time, wondering who the newly introduced mysterious characters were and who was behind the killings/attempted killings. There were a number of twists and the end truly caught me off guard.

Author Details

Author Details

Coben, Harlan

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award - the first author to win all three -- New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben's critically-acclaimed novels have been called “poignant and insightful” (Los Angeles Times), “consistently entertaining” (Houston Chronicle), “superb” (Chicago Tribune) and “must reading“ (Philadelphia Inquirer). His most recent novels, TELL NO ONE and GONE FOR GOOD are international bestsellers, appearing on the New York Times, London Times, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Booksense and many others. His novels have been People magazine Page-Turners of the Week and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year pick. Harlan's books are published in more than twenty-two languages.

Since his critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series debuted in 1995, Harlan Coben has won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award, was nominated in 2002 for another Edgar. Harlan also won the Anthony Award at the World Mystery Conference, was nominated for another Anthony Award, won the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America, was nominated for another Shamus, and was twice nominated for the Dilys Award by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. His novel ONE FALSE MOVE earned him the prestigious “Fresh Talent Award”, given annually by Great Britain's largest bookstore chain, W.H. Smith. His short story A Simple Philosophy was nominated in 1999 for the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and the Agatha Award. TELL NO ONE has been nominated for an Edgar, a Macavity, an Anthony and a Barry Award.

After graduating from Amherst College as political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry.