Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

Gone for Good

Harlan Coben

I really found it very easy to become totally involved in this story. It's a lesson in just how close to the edge most of us come and how little we know about those nearest to us.


'When a tragedy hits you,' her mother began. 'I mean when it first hits you, it's the end of the world. It's like being dumped in the ocean during a storm. The water tosses you and thrashes you and there's nothing you can do but try to stay afloat. Part of you - maybe even most of you - doesn't even want to keep your head above water. You want to stop fighting and just sink away. But you can't.'

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