22nd June 2019
An early Harlan Coben novel, Gone for Good is the story of a man who has some interesting and complicated relationships, particularly following the disappearance of his brother years before.
I found it very reminiscent of the author’s Myron Bolivar novels - there are many similarities in the characters, the situations and the plot - and so reading it felt familiar and comfortable (although that’s not necessarily what I was looking for).
It’s a good story with a complex plot that keeps the reader guessing, and the characters are (mostly) likeable and have interesting lives that feed the plot. It’s not particularly believable, but that’s certainly not what I’m looking for in Coben’s work, which I’ve previously described as Hardy Boys for Grown-Ups.