After months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a trendy new Manhattan art gallery. According to Drew Campbell, the well-heeled corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy owner. Everything is perfect until the morning Alice arrives at work to find the gallery gonethe space stripped bare as if it had never existedand Campbell's body on the floor. Suddenly she's at the center of a police investigation with the evidence stacked against her, and the dead man whom she swears is Drew Campbell identified as someone else entirely.
When the police discover ties between the gallery and a missing girl, Alice knows she's been set up. Now she has to prove ita 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 cost Alice her life.
About the Author
ALAFAIR BURKE is the bestselling author of seven previous novels, including the standalone Long Gone and the Ellie Hatcher series: 212, Angels Tip, and Dead Connection. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.
Praise for Long Gone: A Novel of Suspense…
‚eoeBlistering‚e¶. As carefully plotted as a surgeon‚e(TM)s heart transplant‚e¶. [Burke] writes with style, class and precision; just try to guess the identity of the killer here. A-‚e
-Les Roberts, Cleveland Plain Dealer
‚eoeAlafair Burke‚e(TM)s first standalone is an absolutely riveting must read‚e"and the ending is a shocker you‚e(TM)ll never see coming.‚e
-Lisa Scottoline, New York Times-bestselling author of Save Me
‚eoeLong Gone is a tremendous novel, and Alafair Burke is one of the finest young crime writers working today.‚e
-Dennis Lehane, New York Times-bestselling author of Moonlight Mile
‚eoeLong Gone is a red-hot firecracker of a thriller with all the right stuff-perfect pacing, plotting, and suspense. If you already love Alafair Burke‚e(TM)s novels, buckle up for her best book ever. If you haven‚e(TM)t read her yet, the time is now.‚e
-Lisa Unger, New York Times-bestselling author of Darkness My Old Friend
‚eoeAlafair Burke understands the criminal mind. Long Gone is both an education and an entertainment of the first order. This is a very clever and very smart novel by a very clever and smart writer. The dialogue crackles, the plot is intriguing, and the pacing is perfect.‚e
-Nelson DeMille, New York Times-bestselling author of The Lion
‚eoeAddictive‚e¶. Alafair Burke delivers her best book to date with her first stand-alone thriller‚e¶. A masterful read. Humphrey is an everywoman, and readers will care about what happens to her‚e¶. Compelling.‚e
-Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
‚eoeLong Gone is the type of book that should come with a warning. It‚e(TM)s a compulsively readable, highly addictive story. The ending will leave you breathless.‚e
-Karin Slaughter, New York Times-bestselling author of Fallen
‚eoeBurke‚e(TM)s first stand-alone novel is a chilling psychological thriller which weaves disparate characters together in a web of revenge, deceit and betrayal. This clever, twisting plot serves up numerous victims and numerous criminals‚e"plus police who can‚e(TM)t be bothered with the truth.‚e
-Romantic Times (4 Ĺ Stars)
‚eoeSensational‚e¶. Exciting‚e¶. Alice is a compelling heroine and the nightmare she finds herself dropped into is scary believable.‚e
-Carole E. Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel