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Long Gone By Alafair Burke Long Gone After a layoff and months of struggling Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan s trendy Meatpacking District According to Drew Campbell the well suited co

  • Title: Long Gone
  • Author: Alafair Burke
  • ISBN: 9780061999185
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Long Gone By Alafair Burke After a layoff and months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan s trendy Meatpacking District According to Drew Campbell, the well suited corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy, and eccentric owner Drew assures Alice that the owner will be hands off, aAfter a layoff and months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan s trendy Meatpacking District According to Drew Campbell, the well suited corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy, and eccentric owner Drew assures Alice that the owner will be hands off, allowing her to run the gallery on her own Her friends think it sounds too good to be true, but Alice sees a perfect opportunity to make a name for herself beyond the shadow of her famous father, an award winning and controversial film maker.Everything is perfect until the morning Alice arrives at work to find the gallery gone the space stripped bare as if it had never existed and Drew Campbell s dead body on the floor Overnight, Alice s dream job has vanished, and she finds herself at the center of police attention with nothing to prove her innocence The phone number Drew gave her links back to a disposable phone.The artist whose work she displayed doesn t seem to exist And the dead man she claims is Drew has been identified as someone else.When police discover ties between the gallery and a missing girl, Alice knows she s been set up Now she has to prove it a dangerous search for answers that will entangle her in a dark, high tech criminal conspiracy and force her to unearth long hidden secrets involving her own family secrets that could
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    1. Phrynne on said:

      Long Gone tells the story of Alice Humphrey who has one of the oddest and most unfortunate lives ever I am giving it four stars for good characters, interesting detective work professional and amateur , suspense, and a total inability on my part to even guess what was going on Sadly the twist at the end about her father was just one step too far into weirdness for me Without that this would have been a five star book.Alafair Burke is a new author to me but judging by this book she is worth looki [...]

    2. Nancy on said:

      This book surprised me I didn t really know what to expect but I found myself engrossed By the time a reasonable person goes to bed, I simply had to finish because I had absolutely no predictions for the end The story seemed convoluted with so many seemingly unrelated characters and sub stories Surprisingly, the author brought them all together by the end and I must admit, I was surprised by the characters I d grown to trust, although I had some suspicions about one of them I was disappointed wi [...]

    3. James Thane on said:

      Alice Humphrey is the daughter of a privileged family who is determined to make it on her own in the Big Apple After being out of work for several months she has a chance meeting with Drew Campbell at an art exhibition Campbell claims to represent a wealthy anonymous patron of the arts who wants to open a gallery, and Campbell believes that Alice, given her background, would be the perfect person to manage it Alice accepts the offer and throws herself into the job, heart and soul.Inevitably in a [...]

    4. Amy on said:

      Listened to the audiobook and really liked it My first Alafair Burke book but won t be my last Full review to come.

    5. Michael on said:

      After spending a long time out of work, Alice Humphrey is pleasantly surprised when she s approached at an art show about running a new art gallery in New York City At first, Alice believes it s too good to be true and her friends believe it s just an attempt by the handsome young man, Drew, to get her phone number But it appears Drew s desire to have Alice run a gallery for a controversial artist is on the up and up The opening is successful and Alice is excited about planning future shows from [...]

    6. Dora on said:

      It s hard to decide how many stars to give genre fiction This was a really solid mystery thriller, and for genre fiction it was 4 stars maybe even 5 , even if the writing wasn t brilliant or anything Because we have writers like Tana French and Kate Atkinson, who are genre writers but still possess literary mastery, I hold books like this to a different standard.As far as a classic murder mystery, this was fantastic It follows all the rules of mystery fiction, and had some well placed subtle clu [...]

    7. Patricia on said:

      Alice Humphrey s chance meeting with Drew Campbell at first glance appears to be a lucky break Alice is unemployed and Drew Campbell offers her a chance to run a gallery and be her own boss Alice s father is a famous Hollywood producer and Alice had starred in some roles as a child star Alice harbors some bad feelings towards her father and this opportunity to do something exciting on her own without any help from her family is just too good to pass up.Alice took Drew up on his offer and opened [...]

    8. Dixie on said:

      Long Gone was my first experience reading Alafair Burke, but it definitely will not be my last I can now include Alafair Burke on my list of favorite female mystery authors.In Long Gone, unemployed Alice Humphrey meets mysterious Drew Campbell during an art opening Drew represents an undisclosed wealthy man who plans to open an art gallery featuring his lover s work in its first exhibition Drew offers Alice the position of gallery manager Even though the job seems too good to be true, Alice jump [...]

    9. Caitlin on said:

      This is the second book I ve read by Alafair Burke The first one, 212, was just okay, but I was willing to give Long Gone a try.Ooof It felt like I read this book for at least 10 years I kept thinking how much I wanted to quit reading it and then realizing I was far enough in that it seemed dumb to stop I had that conversation with myself about every 50 pages all the way through to the 349 pages my advance copy has Honestly it was like being trapped in a studio apartment with the kitchen sink dr [...]

    10. Amanda McGill on said:

      Turns out I m not a fan of Alafair Burke s standalone novels Alice was just handed the job of her dreams, a manager in a new art gallery She has only worked there a few days when the guy that hired her is found dead and she is the number one suspect There is also another seemingly irrelevant story line about a teenage girl s disappearance Long Gone is really hard to get into, I struggled in the first opening chapters I didn t like all of the different plots, they seemed like really big leaps fro [...]

    11. Wendy on said:

      As someone who s regularly enjoyed the Ellie Hatcher series, I found this stand alone a great disappointment Predictable, with a thread about a missing girl that feels irrelevant in the midst of the main plot This thread is interesting, so than the main story about a woman framed for a murder she didn t commit But it s pointless, not suspenseful I had a lot of trouble feeling sympathy for Alice, the framed main character, and thought that she got out of her dilemma far too easily The suspense i [...]

    12. Andrea on said:

      This book really delivers on the mystery and edge of the seat suspense I really liked the writing style The author has mastered twists and suspense and weaving multiple story lines together I was hooked from chapter 1 I read it as a serial read on Nook and toward the end it was killing me to wait another day The intertwining of characters was so complex that I never guessed what would happen next correctly I never saw anything coming It wasn t easy or predictable at all My only criticism is that [...]

    13. Elizabeth on said:

      I m tempted to portray myself as smarmy or sassy and simply write of this book The only thing long gone was my interest, and leave it at that But that s jerky, and not something I would appreciate reading about my own work I am confused by the title, howeverd that s only the start of the problems The subplot involving a missing girl seemed to weigh down the main narrative mystery, rather than supporting it or forwarding it in an interesting way I think the author might secretly agree with me, si [...]

    14. Kelly on said:

      This book is making my eyes glaze over trying to comprehend who these people are and how they connect with each other It might not even be the book it might just be me, because I feel like I m supposed to know things I don t and I m confused No star rating I didn t get far enough in to give it a fair one.

    15. Sheila Beaumont on said:

      Though the job offer seems too good to be true, Alice Humphrey, unemployed for eight months, accepts a position managing a new art gallery in Manhattan After the opening, she arrives at the gallery one morning to find the dead body of the good looking, persuasive man who hired her Soon it becomes obvious that she is the victim of an elaborate frame up facilitated by social networking Determined to clear her name and find the truth, Alice sets out to untangle the web of intrigue and deceit that h [...]

    16. Kristin (Kritters Ramblings) on said:

      A true suspense thriller that had me sucked into it from the first page to the last punctuation The story centers around Alice Humphrey who is the daughter of a famous director in New York City, she has been unemployed and is trying to find her own path out from underneath the family name Along comes an opportunity that may seem a little shady but is also too good to pass up and with it will come the biggest unraveling of family drama that will end up changing everything she thought she knew abo [...]

    17. Bibliophile on said:

      A nicely executed murder mystery set in NYC among the wealthy and cultured It s suspenseful and there are no major plot holes, and that s all I ask from this genre The heroine, 37 year old Alice, is likeable enough, but a tad annoying with the strawberry skin and red hair and slanted nose She s pretty, rich and well educated, goes to bikram yoga and receives emotional support and great sex from a handsome guy who wants to be her boyfriend When she runs into trouble, her famous movie director fat [...]

    18. Charlene on said:

      I d never read this author before, nor am I inclined to struggle again through caricatures of people at worst, the preacher or two dimensional people who do not give much to relationships they re supposedly in, if this book is typical of Ms Burke s writing.The double or triple plot lines do not work for me, especially the missing teen story threaded throughout The other story or two would work better without the distraction.As another reviewer said, it was difficult to keep the police characters [...]

    19. Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews) on said:

      solid 4 star read plus it was FREE May I highly recommend Barnes and Noble s monthly FREE Readout offering So far, the books have been really, realyngood I discovered Burke as a coauthor with Mary Higgins Clark, but had not yet read any of her own work this was a very good story mystery, but I m sure I lost some of the pleasure reading it a chapter or two a day instead of at my own pace times, this reading method made it feel like it was taking WAY too long to get to the climax still, 100% free, [...]

    20. Julie on said:

      Wow, so many twists turns in this one I thought I had it figured out for a bit, but then I changed my mind, then changed it back again I will definitely read of this author

    21. Cindy on said:

      Interesting plot Some profanity Second read Well narrated Recommended.

    22. ReginLaRadiosa on said:

      Alice Humphrey disoccupata ormai da otto mesi e quando le si presenta la svolta nei panni di Drew Cambell le sembra davvero troppo bello per essere vero ma decide di rischiare e buttarsi in questa nuova avventura D accordo Domani lo incontro Ma con l iscrizione al club del cinismo rinnovata e lo stronzometro al massimo Il lavoro che Drew le ha proposto la gestione di una piccola galleria nel Meatpacking District e il primo compito di Alice proprio l organizzazione dell inaugurazione della mostra [...]

    23. Jen on said:

      Solid 4 Kept me intrigued Some convuluted plot lines but kept me guessing and surprised.

    24. CristinaBorghesi on said:

      Recensione completa leggereinsilenzio Alafair Burke una conferma che non si fa attendere e che appare chiara fin dalle prime pagine Dopo aver letto e fortemente apprezzato il suo esordio narrativo con La ragazza nel parco, leggere Una perfetta sconosciuta stata una scommessa che sapevo di non poter perdere La trama si costruisce attorno ad una storia indubbiamente complessa e ben organizzata, coerente e coinvolgente tale da spingere il lettore al centro di una scena che varia impercettibilmente, [...]

    25. 3 no 7 on said:

      A woman gets a new job that turns out to be too good to be true She is hired to run a local sales magazine as a cover for investigating a local developer, but she finds financial impropriety, deceit, and of course murder, As always, Burke s are quirky and interesting.

    26. Janebbooks on said:

      Murder in New York Citye greatest city in the worldMichael Connelly reviews Alafair Burke s first standalone novel LONG GONE on the US product page He relates a line from a Frank Sinatra song If I can make it here, I ll make it anywhere an anthem for a city and a state of mind But Connelly, who makes the city of Los Angeles his own with his Harry Bosch novels, thinks that writing a novel about the greatest city in the the worldwould be an intimidating, even daunting challenge Not to Alafair Burk [...]

    27. Lia Valenti on said:

      Ottimo thriller questo secondo libro di Alafair Burke Mi piaciuto molto pi del primo, La ragazza nel parco.

    28. Barbara Mitchell on said:

      I had never read anything by Alafair Burke She has written two series of three books each This one is a stand alone, a suspense novel set in New York City.The story is about Alice Humphrey, a former child star and daughter of a big name director She has purposely gone on her own after learning that her father had had affairs, but is having a tough time since she lost her job at a museum She was an art history major, so she is at the opening of an artist s show when she is approached by a handsom [...]

    29. Sheila DeChantal on said:

      Alice Humphrey really could have it all After all her father was the famous award winning director, Frank Humphrey Alice knew that life wasn t for her and had insisted that she make it on her own After months of struggling financially she can not believe her luck when while visiting an art gallery, she meets Drew Campbell who offers her a job as a new gallery manager The owner who chooses to remain anonymous, will leave the details up to Alice, and it will be as though Alice owns the gallery her [...]

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