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Gone, but Not Forgotten

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The first time Russ went into the bedroom, hemissed the rose and the note. His back was to the bedwhen he stripped off his clothes and hung them inthe closet. When fifteen more minutes passedwithout Vicky, Russ went back into the bedroom to phoneher best friend. That was when he saw the note onthe pillow on the immaculately made bed. There wasa black rose lying across the ...more
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Published September 1st 1993 by Random House Audio (first published 1993)
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LJ
GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (Suspense-New York, Oregon/Cont) – G+
Margolin, Phillip – 3rd book
Harper Torch, 1993- Paperback
Portland attorney, Betsy Tannenbaum, is given a large retainer against future work by wealthy businessman Martin Darius. When the bodies of women who've been tortured and murdered are found on his property, Darius is arrested and Betsy asked to defend him. The women had disappeared from their homes with a black rose and note saying "Gone, but not forgotten" left behind. But when
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Sarah
Nov 05, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gone, But Not Forgotten is Phillip Margolin's third novel. The novel tells the story of a womanizer and serial killer who emerges after a decade of silence. Gone, But Not Forgotten is incredibly suspenseful and has even made into a 2005 movie featuring Lou Diamond Phillips and Brooke Shields!

A serial killer is on the loose in the Portland, Oregon area; his victims are upper-class women married to successful and wealthy businessmen. While their disappearances leave behind limited clues of a black
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GIZMO
Sep 09, 2012 GIZMO rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
agree with an earlier reader...this is a creepy story for sure

anyone else wonder why it is that these twisted characters always choose to debase and dehumanize women? why not take power over men for a change? is it that these male authors (I'll add james patterson here for his Kiss the Girls which seems to share the same villain) can't imagine a man being victimized? I have to wonder...

as for Becky our kind of hero just how dumb is she for a supposedly brilliant attorney? she lets this unknown r
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Alshia Moyez
Jun 29, 2012 Alshia Moyez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I read this book like, maybe ...a decade ago. Somebody turned me onto it and I read it in a day, couldn't put it down. I just really, really enjoyed this, enjoyed the characters. I remember really, really liking the killer in this book, which is weird. He was the villain but for some reason was likeable in his own way. I think I want to sit down and read this book again to refresh myself with it. If you like suspense, fleshed-out characters, mystery, and a plot twists then you might like this on ...more
Juanita
Apr 08, 2016 Juanita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review: Gone, But Not Forgotten by Phillip Margolin.

This is an outstanding, well written, packed thriller. There are so many stunning surprises, mysterious crime scenes, and well developed characters that will hold you in your seat turning the pages to find out what happens next. It was an excellent book with plenty of crime mystery and horror. The author has written a few graphic scenes but that just led me to read on to find out who was doing the crimes and why. What I found totally clever is
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Angela
Jan 21, 2009 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Right up until page 200 or so, this book was headed for full-fledged 4-star glory. The plot is good, the writing is good (excellent, as far as writing in this genre is concerned) and I was genuinely puzzled, which is a good thing in a whodunnit.
But the end was kind of a let-down. I won't go into the details, so as not to spoil it. But I thought the end was a let down.
It's a good, enjoyable read, though.
Kathy
Nov 29, 2008 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creepiest whodunit I've ever read. I couldn't sleep at all the night I fnished it (literally, I was too afraid to close my eyes).
 Olivermagnus
Four married women from the same New York suburb, all wives of wealthy professional men, all childless, with luxurious lifestyles, go missing without a word to anyone. However, a note was left on the pillow of each, along with a rose, dyed black. The notes read, "Gone, But Not Forgotten." Then, prominent young attorney Peter Lake, comes home one evening to find his wife brutally beaten and strangled to death. A black rose is by her body and a note in her hand. The message is the same as the othe ...more
Bill
Feb 05, 2008 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
This one was so close to meritting a 5-star review.
But I found the character development to be just OK, and the
story didn't quite sock me in the gut as I expected it would.
But this guy can tell a story like gangbusters. He really kept me turning the pages at a fast rate and at every free moment I had my nose in the book.
I recommend it, and most of you out there will really enjoy it.
Raine
Aug 03, 2015 Raine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another really good, creepy, gory, murder mystery. In Portland, OR, a few women have gone missing and the only clues left are a black rose and a note that reads Gone, But Not Forgotten. Martin Darius, millionaire real estate developer has been tied to the crimes, but did he do it?

His lawyer, Betsy Tannenbaum, has been labeled the "feminist" lawyer, and Martin wants to use that as his defense. Typical man, he doesn't realize that she is a really good lawyer, no matter what the case entails!

I coul
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Jeannie Walker
Jan 16, 2014 Jeannie Walker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It didn't take me long to reach a verdict on this thrilling who-done-it novel by Phillip Margolin. I am glad I took it home with me. I can see why it made the New York Times bestseller list. I loved the sparks the novel generated in keeping me moving from page to page. It certainly kept me on the edge of my seat. It is a well-scripted fiction novel and one you cannot put down. "Gone, but Not Forgotten" will keep you spellbound. Wait until you see the ending. It is definitely worth waiting for.

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CP
May 02, 2016 CP rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Kim
Apr 13, 2015 Kim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like the protagonist, Betsy Tannenbaum, but good grief - her actions and decisions were idiotic. At first, I thought I'd give her (and Mr. Margolin) another chance. Read a bit more, see if maybe she's one of those "interestingly flawed" characters that I truly love - you know, the ones that are more in keeping with real people.
But no. She was just stupid. Stupid about her estranged husband (wanting to reconnect with him after she found out he had been feeding her daughter li
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Xinh
Jul 09, 2014 Xinh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Didn't enjoy this.
First, there are way too many characters introduced that get maybe a line or two of mention and then are never heard from again.
Second, I cannot believe that Betsy didn't get any sort of reprimand for her actions.
Cee (The Mistress Case)
May 07, 2015 Cee (The Mistress Case) marked it as dnf-skimmed-lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
DNF

Definitely creepy for sure, but it failed to captivate my full attention.

Mystery books just aren't for me. I should stick to TV shows and movies.
Esra
Jun 03, 2016 Esra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5
Kitabı aşşırı sevdim ama iki tanecik sorunumuz var, (birisi çok göze çarpacak bir şey değil ama...)
1 geçişlerde bazen sendelediğim oldu, isimleri karıştırdığım için bu biraz okuma akışımı etkiledi. ama tabii bu olay sizi farklı etkileyebilir, çünkü geçişleri çok kötü değildi sadece bazı yerlerinde sendeliyorsunuz. (neyse artık, geçişler sıkıntı oldu anlayacağınız.)
2 gitti ama unutulmadı yazısının anlamını baya baya merak ediyordum ama gözümden kaçmadıysa eğer yazar bunu bize açıklamamış, bu k
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Jill Manske
Aug 25, 2015 Jill Manske rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read several books by Margolin, and this is one of his older ones. But it's every bit as good as the more recent ones. As always, it's a murder mystery/legal thriller with a lot of the storyline taking place in court. The plot is complex and surprising, with unexpected turns. Even though I figured out what was going on, it was still really interesting to see how Margolin played it out. There were several very strong female characters, many in lead roles. Margolin is a terrific storyteller; ...more
Monique
Sadly, I predicted who the bad guy was. Decent for what it is though.
Manugw
Jun 15, 2011 Manugw rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AN EXCELLENT READ, COMPELLING FAST SPEED BUT

Very gripping.., like driving a race car at fast speed in a road with many bumps, twists and turns. This is my second Philip Margollin book, my first one was The Last Innocent Man and what I see in both of them is that the author is centered on the going of the action and very skillful to create packed suspense out of the most simple circumstances. However. In my opinion as a reader, Mr Margollin should develop more deeply all his characters (lawyers,
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Delaney Mcgee
Jul 18, 2015 Delaney Mcgee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, I thought the characters were good and well written and not two dimessional characters and I liked how the book changed character's points of views all the time. The book kept you engaged and the story kept changing and changing till the end. My only complaints were that the book was a little predictable and some of the characters were hard to relate with. The only character I really related to was Betsy Tannenbaum.
Nuray Takaz durmuş
Kaybolan kadınlar ve evlerinde bulunan notlar :"Gitti ama unutulmadı "..
Kitap daha önce Gitti Ama Unutulmadı ismiyle basılmıştı. Ephesus yayınları yeni baskısıyla tekrar biz okurlara satışa sundu. Baştan sona kadar tempo hiç düşmedi ve kitap bitene kadar elimden bırakamadım.Bir solukta nefessiz okudum,yazarın bundan sonra sıkı takipçisi olacağım.Polisiye gerilim sevenlere tavsiye ederim, listenize hiç düşünmeden ekleyin
Jo-Anne
Apr 20, 2013 Jo-Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: legal-thrillers
Four women disappear from Hunter's Point, New York, before the murdered bodies of Sandra Lake and her young daughter are found. Beside Mrs. Lake are a black rose and a note that reads, "Gone, but not forgotten." Ten years later women are disappearing from Portland, Oregon. In each of their homes is a black rose and a note identical to the one found in Hunter's Point. After hearing about the New York case and its possible connection to his, Portland's district attorney, arrests wealthy Martin Dar ...more
Erin
Apr 09, 2009 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Threasa Jenkins
A friend of mine had given me this book to read, and I didn't know what to expect. Women are disappearing in Portland, OR. Several women were killed in NY several years earlier. It is very exciting and interesting to read through all the clue. You want to see if you can figure out whodunit. I won't give any more clues.
Alison
Oct 02, 2014 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plain and simple, I enjoyed reading this book. It was fast paced, had interesting characters (even the villain of the story), had twists and turns that kept me guessing and didn't see the end before I got there. As a mystery, it was a good page turner and it didn't take me long to read it.
Anna Stewart McCall
Peter Lake flees Hunter's Pointe, New York under a cloud of suspicion after his wife and daughter are brutally murdered and several women are found tortured and brutalized. Fast forward ten years to Portland, Oregon, to where several women and one man around found murdered, viciously tortured before. Martin Darious runs the successful construction company on whose lot the women were found, and he finds himself under the gun. Oh, and did I mention Darious is also Peter Lake? He hires hotshot atto ...more
Lidya Chu
I read this book long time ago, and I can still remember how I am pretty terrified by the story. Well written book, and though it has tons of characters, the writer managed to make it not confusing or over abundance. Good combination of suspense thriller and legal thriller.
Natalie
Apr 06, 2016 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite book of all time. I have gone back and reread it multiple times and each time it is just as thrilling and exciting as the first time I read it. Full of suspense and twists and turns I can never put it down! Always my go to book when fall starts to come around.
Ricardo
The book is really interesting and the plot has a good premise but somehow I felt it wasn't as well develoved as it could have been. Also, there were several procedural errors that even I could detect and I'm not a trained detective or pathologist
Christopher Carrolli
A string of mysterious disappearances plague Hunter's Point, NY, where the female victims are apparently abducted. Left behind is a rose with a note that reads, "Gone, but not forgotten." Soon the work turns out to be that of a serial killer, who ends up getting away with murder.
Years later, a series of similar events unfold in Portland, Oregon. Now, a man who was secretly suspected of being "the rose killer" is suspected of the follow-up crimes.
Phillip Margolin has created a page turning, ever
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