Long Gone

A Novel of Suspense

Burke, Alafair

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Long Gone
When her dream job turns into a living nightmare, causing her to become the prime suspect in a murder investigation, art gallery manager Alice Humphrey must prove that she has been set up, a deadly mission that plunges her into a high-tech criminal conspiracy that is shockingly linked to her own family.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2011], ©2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0061999180
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bur
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 08, 2013

"Laid off from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Humphrey is elated to snag a job managing an art gallery. Until, that is, she arrives at work to find the place completely cleared out, with only the body of the man who hired her left behind. Soon, the police are looking very closely at her, and it's not just for murder. Other terrible crimes are linked to her, for it's under Alice's name that the gallery space had been leased, and they've got photos to prove that she (or someone who looks remarkably like her) was engaged in more than a professional relationship with the dead man, whoever he was. This "fast-paced, plot-driven nail-biter" (Library Journal) might be just the ticket after a long day at your own (hopefully conspiracy-free) job." July 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=652650

Sep 19, 2012
  • SPL_Laura rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I kept comparing this book to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl... Long Gone wasn't as good, something about it seemed less edgy... I would recommend it to those who enjoyed Gone Girl but probably not to hardcore suspense readers!

Jul 23, 2012
  • KathiT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another goodie from Alafair Burke, complex, toothy...just dig right in and enjoy a delicious read.

Oct 20, 2011
  • SusanLawson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't put this book down. I identified with Alice's dilemma and couldn't wait to see how the situation resolved.

Oct 09, 2011
  • cmllow rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A multi-layered story. At the start it keeps you on your toes as several inter-connected strands have their stories started. Then it becomes an exciting page turner as the reader trys to ascertain how these seemingly unrelated strands come together. The base story is a frightening realistic tale of how innocent details become compelling links to a murder.

Aug 22, 2011
  • Lasaller rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Couldn't put it down. The story flowed and has great characters.

Jul 15, 2011
  • dcafk rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Apparently Ms. Burke belongs to a kitchen sink school of writing in that she throws everything but the kitchen sink into this novel. For example, there is the missing teen ager sub plot which has nothing to do with anything and is not even interesting. She depends way too much on contrivance and coincidence as she tries to make this predictable "thriller" thrilling. Bor-ing!


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