Toward the end, my mind got a little dizzy with all the twists and turns of the plot—now you see her, now you don’t, now he’s here, now he isn’t, now he’s innocent, now he’s not, now he’s young, now he’s not (I just threw that last one in).
But what I loved about this book were the expressions of grief, Will Klein’s sense of humanity in the face of evil, the expressions of love for his dead mother, for his lover, for all the lost children. Gone For Good is a love story as much as it is a mystery and thriller.
Most of the characters were three dimensional—even Ghost who has a transcending moment at the end of the book as he puts into Will Klein’s hand the final piece of the puzzle. Were there moments when plausibility was strained? Maybe. Still, the writing is so fine, the story so intriguing, the characters so lovable—except maybe for the uber villains who tend to be slightly comic—that I found it a great read.