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Gone by Mo Hayder
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really liked it
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Read in February, 2012

GONE. (2010). Mo Hayder. ****.
This is the first of Ms. Hayder’s books I’ve read, and I was impressed. She writes a good thriller/police procedural with almost pitch-perfect pacing. I admit that I identified the killer early on, since the author left you almost no alternatives when spinning out her narrative, but that was OK. The story follows detective Jack Caffery and policewoman Flea Marley on their investigation of a carjacker who manages to lead them on a mery chase. What makes the carjacker’s deeds suddenly of major importance is that he manages to steal cars that have youg girls in the back seat. Now the police are looking for a suspected pedophile, not your run-of-the-mill carjacker. The perp manages to stay one step ahead of the police at every turn. He is vastly smarter than your usual car thief or kidnapper. When he continues to strike, the police become panicked. They still don’t have any clues, and three young girls are missing. When the breaks finally start to come, the police realize that they have been focusing on all the wrong things, but soon put themselves to rights. Recommended.
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Ingrid I've read all her books and can't wait for a new one :)


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