Review by Norma: Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

Gone for GoodGone for Good by Harlan Coben

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  December 25 to 28, 2016

GONE FOR GOOD has so many surprising twists and turns to make it a most enjoyable read by HARLAN COBEN which gets a 4.5 star rating from me!

I really like this authors writing style and his dialogue is terrific throughout this novel. Most of the chapters were nice and short with most having some type of revelation to keep you interested and wanting to keep turning those pages.

The plot was filled with lots of twists at a surprising speed that kept be totally engaged in what I was reading. I found that it was so entertaining and fast-paced that I didn’t even want to guess the outcome even though I can now see that we were given a few clues. I found that we were given enough information on each character that it was easy to follow along with them and the storyline.

Will Klein was my favourite character as I felt for him and was rooting for him. HARLAN COBEN actually made me feel that Will was talking directly to me, the reader!

To wrap it up it was an entertaining, enjoyable, quick and easy, fast-paced, and interesting mystery with a very satisfying ending. Would recommend!!


What Norma is Reading: The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne

The Fire ChildThe Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne

From Goodreads:  The chilling new psychological thriller by S. K. Tremayne, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller, THE ICE TWINS.

When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.

But then Jamie’s behaviour changes, and Rachel’s perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the spectre of his late mother – David’s previous wife. Is this Jamie’s way of punishing Rachel, or is he far more traumatized than she thought?

As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie’s outbursts? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife’s untimely death, less than two years ago? As summer slips away and December looms, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie’s words:

‘You will be dead by Christmas.’