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Gone (Quincy & Rainie #5)

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From New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner, author of Alone and The Killing Hour, comes a thriller that goes from heartbreaking to heartstopping in the blink of an eye.…

When someone you love vanishes without a trace, how far would you go to get them back?
For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it’s the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch o
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2006)
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Brenda
Apr 20, 2014 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Waking from another heart-stopping nightmare, shaking and lonely, Rainie Connor knew she wouldn’t, couldn’t sleep again that night, so dressing hurriedly, she headed out into the pouring rain to go for a drive. Driving around aimlessly seemed to settle her – she had always done it, and supposed she always would. But the devastation and loneliness wouldn’t leave her – it had only been seven days, but it felt like forever…

Across town, Pierce Quincy, ex-FBI profiler was pacing the night hours away
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Mish
Gone is an electrifying, quick pace novel, spanning over a non-stop 48-hour period.

Pierce Quincy, an ex-FBI profiler, takes a call from the local Bakersville sheriff office, claiming to have found his wife’s car; abandoned and off to the side of a dirt road with the drivers door wide open, gun missing and his wife, Lorraine (Rainie) Conner, gone.

Quincy knew Rainie was distraught prior to her disappearance; she had a drinking problem, there were family issue and her recent separation from Quincy
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Elaine
Wow!!! All I can say is how have I missed this brilliant crime/thriller novelist for so long?
Lisa Gardner has written a ripper of a roller coaster thriller. It had me twisting and turning and staying up well into the night to finish it. It was not in the least predictable and right to the end I had no idea what the outcome would be, which for me is my idea of the perfect crime/thriller novel.The fact that this was the 5th in a series no way at all detracted from the story line or made me feel th
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Lisa
Jun 13, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this fast paced mystery.
I do have a bad habit of reading series books out of sequence but that's usually when I borrow them from the library and there isn't a whole lot of choice - there are only three Lisa Gardner audio books there from different series and that is it!
So, with that in mind I do feel like I missed out on a bit of background on Quincy & Rainie - it does work as a standalone story but I almost felt like I'd cheated and read a few spoilers by skipping the first
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Marleen
Jul 11, 2012 Marleen rated it it was ok
I got to the middle of the book and I was in no mood to continue. I don't know what it is about this book but it's like a deja vu. The kidnap, the evil thoughts... Nothing original. Focusing on that dark world of evil people & those feelings of being powerless, clueless; maybe those were too much for me. It's supposed to be fast-paced and yet I thought the story evolved so slowly. I didn't feel like continuing. Anyway after a few days I picked it up again and persevered. I really don't think ...more
Emily
Jun 07, 2012 Emily rated it really liked it
Gone by Lisa Gardner is apparently the 5th book about Rainie and Quincy. Hmpth. I hate that I read this one first, but can tell you that it doesn't really matter too much! ;) I wish in the book jackets they would tell you this stuff. This isn't the first series or author I've been mad when this happens to me. I mean, goodreads just told me, but I wasn't on goodreads when I was standing in the library looking at books!! Hmpth.

We start the book with Rainie dealing with some terrible nightmares and
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LJ
GONE (Procedural/Suspense-Oregon-Cont) – VG
Gardner, Lisa- 8th book
Bantam, 2006- Hardcover
Former policewoman Rainie Conner is haunted by memories of abuse, both to her, the many cases she has handled and the suspected abuse of a boy she knows.. The murder of a child is one too many and pushes her into alcohol abuse and away from her husband. Rainie’s husband, former FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, loves his wife, but hope to jolt her into sobriety by moving out. But when Raine’s car is found empty by
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Chloe
Apr 28, 2014 Chloe rated it really liked it
So, unbeknown to me, I've picked up the fifth book in the series! While it does refer to things that have happened before (probably in other books), it really didn't matter much. In fact, I want to read the next one in the series before going back to read the ones before!

OK, back to the story. Raine and husband Quincy are semi-retired FBI. Trouble, it seems, appears to follow them wherever they go. One rainy night, Raine goes missing ... and the ransom notes start arriving. The kidnapper wants f
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Jess Nolan
Apr 10, 2014 Jess Nolan rated it liked it
i did the audiobook, 85 percent of the characters in the book are male, and the voice was a female. It was painful to listen to her try to sound like 9 different men.
Amira Smith
Jan 26, 2015 Amira Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!! What an exciting and fast paced thriller. This is my first book in the Quincy and Rainie series. I usually like to start with the first book but whatever. This book keep me on the edge of my seat....talk about suspense. I can't wait to read more books from Lisa Gardner.
Kate Evans
Apr 05, 2015 Kate Evans rated it liked it
The plot certainly gripped me and the pace was breath-taking. I thought the characterisation was also engaging. There was a bit too much violence for my taste. And I did find the resolution less than convincing.
Hyderali Shaikh
Jan 17, 2015 Hyderali Shaikh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lisa-gardner
One hell of a roller-coaster ride!!! It is not a book you are reading..its like you are watching a movie. I avoided my favorite TV shows & movies just to finish reading this book. The first book I read of Lisa Gardner "The Other Daughter" which instantly made me her Fan. After going through several other books which are also fascinating I came to this book atlast. I must say, you won't keep it unless you don't finish it. From start till end you'll be enjoying every sentence, text, dialogues, ...more
Ciiku
Apr 15, 2012 Ciiku rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this book, but sometimes found it inconsistent. One one hand, Rainie is described as weak and in pain, and on the next scene she is fighting the kidnapper. Second, if Quincy was such a good profiler, how come they all missed Danicic? I wish the author gave the perspective of the kidnapper, just like we had for Shelly, Kimberly, Quincy and Lorraine. I enjoy reading books which have the perspective of the criminal, so I can see where they were coming from. Dougie Jones was such a ...more
Best Crime Books & More
Nov 03, 2015 Best Crime Books & More rated it it was amazing
Lisa Gardner has written many books and her first in the Quincy series is 'The Perfect Husband'. There are also follow on books which I will detail below.

For this book we again meet ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy. His worst nightmare is quite possibly coming true. There is a car abandoned, with the engine still running and no sign of the owner. The problem is the car belongs to his estranged wife Rainie Conner who was an ex-cop. When Quincy starts to receive ransom notes he decided to call in hel
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Carl Alves
Nov 02, 2015 Carl Alves rated it really liked it
Gone is a tightly written thriller where Raine Conner, the wife of former FBI profiler, Pierce Quincy, is abducted. A day later, a troubled little boy who Raine had been working for is also abducted leaving Pierce, his FBI agent daughter, Kimberly, and the local police frantically looking for her. The abductor contacts a local reporter in order to negotiate with him and always seems to be a step ahead of Pierce and the police. Meanwhile, Raine is off anti-depression medication and despite her po ...more
Bookreaderljh
Sep 27, 2015 Bookreaderljh rated it it was ok
It's been a long time since I have read a police procedural mystery and it was clear very early on in the book that this was one in a series of stories. You didn't really need to have read the earlier books - enough background was given throughout - but it made you feel like you should have read the earlier stories to really understand the characters. The mystery revolves around a kidnapping of a profiler who is going through a personal crisis. Later a child she has been advocating in the foster ...more
Tatyana 3
Jun 03, 2014 Tatyana 3 rated it liked it
”GONE” is about a FBI agents wife goes missing and her friends and husband try to find her, and when they do a troubled person from her past won’t give her back. Unless he gets 10,000 dollars in cash and get famous on the news for supposedly being who person who found her. If he doesn't get that or if the don't get there in time he’s going to kill her.

I liked this book because it was suspenseful throughout the whole book, it also gave you hints on what might happen in the end without actually te
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Gabe
Jan 20, 2016 Gabe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good and captivating book, I would've given 3,5 stars if fractional rating would be an option.

If anyone reading my reviews may wonder why I am so stingy with my ratings, yet I claim is a good bock, I'll say it as I did it few times before, that I reserve a 5 star ratings for what may be considered a masterpiece, or as close as possible to a masterpiece and I also reserve a full 4 stars rating for a book that manages to keep me glued to it, that I can't leave it, or if I leave it, I am thinking
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Megan Dorgan
Aug 09, 2012 Megan Dorgan rated it it was ok
Wow, this was one of the most boring books I have read in a long time. I don't know why I even kept reading, maybe hoping it would get better. It finally picked up mid way but still fell short. I also didn't know that this was in a series. Maybe I would have liked it more if I had read the rest first, but I don't want to risk it.

She was very repetetive with some phrases that I found very annoying.
Tom Tischler
Mar 10, 2014 Tom Tischler rated it really liked it
For Pierce Quincy his nightmare has just begun. His estranged
wife Rainie's car has been found abandoned and running on an
Oregon Highway. Pierce is an ex FBI profiler and Rainie is an
agent. He wonders if it has anything to do with a couple of
cases they are working. One is a vicious double homicide and
the other is the abuse of a deeply disturbed child. Together
with his daughter FBI agent Kimbely Quincy Pierce is battling
the local authorities, racing against time and searching for
the answers to
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Reen
Sep 03, 2013 Reen rated it really liked it
Great suspense story and it was a good choice for an audiobook. I knew the bad guy as soon as he appeared but my opinion wavered at one point. Gardner does a great job at keeping you tuned into the story. I will go back and read some of the others in the series now as well!
Ria
Jan 12, 2014 Ria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rainie Conner has disappeared, her car is found abandoned, headlights on, handbag on the seat and engine running.
Everyone is baffled including her husband Pierce Quincy, everything points to an abduction but how and why?
He and his wife are FBI profilers so is it someone from their past seeking vengeance?
Is it someone from their present or just a random opportunistic snatch seeking a cash payout for an abduction?
Only time will tell but time is quickly running out as the abductions and body count
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Jennifer
Apr 14, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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Lisa Gardner's series Quincy & Rainie book #5. Great mystery/suspense as always... Rainie Conner is missing, and Quincy (with daughter Kimberly and boyfriend Mac) jump in to find her. Kept me guessing until the end!
David
Jan 11, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
My first Quincy & Rainie book. I probably marginally prefer Lisa Gardner's D.D. Warren series at this stage, but yet another great thriller with a surprise ending from Lisa Gardner.
Adam
Mar 21, 2014 Adam rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this thriller and appreciate the intrigue and unknowns that kept me guessing until all was revealed! Losing someone you love is always horrible, but being left to wonder what happened could be the worst scenario. How do you move on when your wife's car is found abandoned on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, during a rainstorm? How do you respond to someone claiming they have her and want money for her safe return? Do you get the money? Do you stone-wall and atte ...more
Robin
Aug 02, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense, 2010
Late at night, Ex-FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy gets a call from the local police. His estranged wife's car has been found abandoned on an Oregon highway. The engine was running and her purse was still on the seat. Rainie has vanished without a trace. Soon a ransom note arrives at the newspaper office. Pay $10,000 or Rainie will be gone for good. Quincy, along with the local police department, desperately hunt for Rainie before she runs out of time.

This is a fast moving story which takes place over
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Gemma Feltham
Oct 11, 2014 Gemma Feltham rated it it was amazing
Gone by Lisa Gardner is a complex, thrilling and extremely fast paced novel. If you are trying crime thriller for the first time this would definitely be one to recommend.

Having said that this isn’t for the faint-hearted, Gardner works hard to include as many emotions as she does plot twists. Throughout the whole novel I had a suspect in mind- I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only does that say something about my terrible detective skills, but also it says a lot about Gardner’s ability to s
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Monica Akinyi Odhiambo
Apr 11, 2014 Monica Akinyi Odhiambo rated it it was amazing
Well I must say it has a really engaging storyline.Once you start you dont want to stop.I love Lisa Gardner's books cause you never get to figure out who really perpertrates the crimes and once you do know,you realize the reasons are mainly obsessions or selfishness .
Am glad that Rainie gets her life together,knowing the kind of profession they are in.and getting to see so many deaths and cruelty.Its hard to find a line between insanity and sanity.I believe with Quincy she will be fine.Hopefully
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Nathan Burgoine
Jun 06, 2015 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it
You know that dream so many people have of being trapped in a bookstore overnight? Well, I read this book while waiting overnight for the door to be fixed at my book store. It was not fun.

Another in Gardner's series with the characters of Rainie and Quince, this book hit a sharp left-turn in my mind for how harsh a life Gardner is planning on giving Rainie. FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy is aware that his lover Rainie is an alcoholic, and that she's done very well to stay on the wagon, but recentl
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"When someone you love vanishes without a trace, how far would you go to get them back?
For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it's the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of Oregon highway, engine running, purse on the driver's seat. And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner, gone, leaving no clue to her fate.

Did one of the ghosts from Rainie's troubled past finally catch up with her? Or could her disappearance be the result of one of the cases they'd been wor
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Quincy & Rainie (6 books)
  • The Perfect Husband (Quincy & Rainie, #1)
  • The Third Victim (Quincy & Rainie, #2)
  • The Next Accident (Quincy & Rainie, #3)
  • The Killing Hour (Quincy & Rainie, #4)
  • Say Goodbye (Quincy & Rainie, #6)

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