Gone, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Night is falling as murder detective Jack Caffrey arrives to interview the distraught victim of a car-jacking.

What he hears horrifies him. The car was taken by force, and on the back seat was a passenger.

An eleven-year-old girl. Who is still missing. Before long the jacker starts to communicate with the police. And Caffrey becomes certain that he is planning to take another car. And another child. Who is the car-jacker? How is he choosing his targets? And - most urgent of all - can Caffrey find the child?

Before it's too late ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780553824339

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Mo Hayder is an addictive writer but if Gone was the first of her books I read, it's unlikely I would read another. This is toned down Hayder, Hayder as heard from another room, an inferior copy of Hayder. The elements are there alright but the story just doesn't work that well.Exciting, gory and disturbing yes, but the writing is not as good as in prvious books as Jack Caffery, Flea Marley and the Walking Man [not a character that really works for me] play their part in solving a series of kidnappings and murders where the killer is always one step ahead until the very end. Gone is a readable page-tumer but fails to live up the the standard of Birdman or The Treatment.

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