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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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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
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
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
Alshia Moyez
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
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).
Mar 12, 2015 Mistress marked it as dnf-skimmed-lost-interest  ·  review of another edition

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.
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.
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.
Jeannie Walker
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.

Sadly, I predicted who the bad guy was. Decent for what it is though.

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,
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
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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
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
Was lead to believe it was going to be a real barnburner/page turner; Didn't happen for me. It was a good whodunit, but it gave away the "butler did it" too early in the reading. I was most disappointed that I didn't come to care for the characters. But it was a fun read.
I found this book on a shelf where if you take one you give one. I wasn't familiar with the author and it was published in the 70's. It's a legal thriller, lots of lawyers and police detectives. Several women are missing and a note and a black rose are left behind.. You think the case is solved but years later in a different city the note and roses are showing up again. After many twists and turns and interesting legal issues all is resolved. Cell phones are so much a part of our lives I had to ...more
Diana Vera
En Portland, Oregón, las esposas de vario destacados hombres de negocios han desaparecido sindejar más rastro queuna rosa negra con un simple mensaje "Jamás me olvidarán" Diez años antes, en Nueva York, se habían producido otras desapariciones similares pero el asesino fue atrapado y el caso quedó cerrado. Nancy Gordon, detective de homicidios, que lleva a cabo la investigación de los homicidos de la rosa, lleva diez años acosada por pesadillas con un sádico asesino que, asegura aun anda suelto. ...more
Cindy Moore

It was a very suspenseful story. I had a hospital stay and luckily I had this book to read. It really helped me keep my mind off anything but this book.
This is the book that I took backpacking to the Tetons. It's important to have a paperback, that is not too heavy or too light. One that will be long enough, but not too long. This one was just right. I was given enough camp time to finish reading. This backpacking trip included one peak called Little's Peak which was breath-taking. I always remember where I was when I read certain books. This mystery was a fun easy read. I figured it out before the end, but not very long. The murderer leaves a ...more
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.
Diane Perry
Now this is a tried thriller! Just when I thought I had it figured out, it would take another turn. Great characters, great writing, and never a dull moment. A great escape for the suspense fan!
This is the second book I have read by this author, and it did not disappoint.

The police are searching for a serial "killer" - women are disappearing with a black rose and a note that says "Gone, but not forgotten". Then they are lucky enough to find a victim and her daughter. The husband is a criminal lawyer who inserts himself into the case.

Eventually the team start to look seriously at the husband. But then he disappears.

Ten years later, women go missing in another city - with a black rose an
Sri Vidya
I enjoyed the suspense and the characters. It is worth reading once. This is my first Margolin's book and I don't mind reading him again.

Scott  Breslove
Wow, what an F-Ed up book!! It's kind of scary to think that there could actually be people like that out there. The book is excellently written, very vivid in detail, so much so that people with weak stomachs should really stay away from this one, but it is executed very well. In some ways it keeps you guessing from the beginning, but there was one significant detail that was just a little too predictable. Also, the characters are introduced a little too quickly at the beginning, which leads to ...more
Kimberle Menardi
entertaining to some degree but the way the author talks about women makes me think that he thinks of women as lesser objects. all of the women are described as 'blondes' or 'slender' or 'slightly over weight', etc. he also had a passage where one woman walked into her office and said to her secretary 'coffee, black'. no woman i know would ever dream of saying that to another woman - unless she was talking to a waitress. we don't treat other women as lesser objects like that.

i'll finish the book
Starting with a mystery, it then became a little creepy but then I got the complete plot. overall, its a good one.
Michael Harrington
Good book--very well written, and interesting stories. Margolin's law career has added to his ability as a writer.
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