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'It's just to say that no-one has come to pick Nathan up from school, and we were wondering if there was a problem of some kind?'

As Mark Douglas photographs a pod of whales stranded in the waters off Edinburgh's Portobello Beach, he is called by his son's school: his wife, Lauren, hasn't turned up to collect their son. Calm at first, Mark collects Nathan and takes him home but as the hours slowly crawl by he increasingly starts to worry.

With brilliantly controlled reveals, we learn some of the painful secrets of the couple's shared past, not least that it isn't the first time Lauren has disappeared. And as Mark struggles to care for his son and shield him from the truth of what's going on, the police seem dangerously short of leads. That is, until a shocking discovery...

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Gone Again
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3.7 / 5
Gone again
December 1st, 2015
Great read.. kept me up into the early morning... writing is great and story line flows perfectly. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
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Gone Again
November 24th, 2015
I raced through this book. I found it gripping and believable, and I liked the setting of Edinburgh. I would definitely recommend it.
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Gone Again
November 24th, 2015
A really good read...plenty of action with good discriptive detail to bring the story and characters to life.
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Gone Again
November 23rd, 2015
A fast paced mystery thriller which I enjoyed for its story line and descriptive prose.The characters are well drawn too.
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1 review
Good read.
November 19th, 2015
An enjoyable read especially if you know the area. Didn't want to put it down. Characters ordinary everyday people. End feels as if there is scope for a follow up.
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1 review
Okay
November 16th, 2015
The story started quite well but when people started shooting it was a bit unbelievable..The main character was the most unbelievable of all.
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Gone Again
November 6th, 2015
Pretty good a bit rushed at the end first read by this author may try more. Liked the build up to the action and unfolding of links.
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Gone again
October 21st, 2015
Great suspense and more than scary. Good read. Would like to read more of this author. Main character excellent.
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Gripping Read
September 2nd, 2015
A very good book. I enjoyed it, always left me thinking what would happen at the end. Was not keen at the start but as i went on i got into it.
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Very good read
August 13th, 2015
It took a bit of time getting into, but then became a page Turner. I would have liked a bit more background on Mark. Also, there seems a missed opportunity of exploring Lauren's relationship with her Dad. But overall, a good read.
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Gone Again
August 12th, 2015
Fast moving story, the author builds dept into the characters, it has some unexpected twists, keeps your interest to the end
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Awesome read!
July 29th, 2015
Not a big reader but this book grabbed me right from the beginning and i just couldnt stop reading it, would 100% recommend!
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Gone Again
July 26th, 2015
Nice light read with mysterious twists. Enjoyed it and would read others by this author. Would recommend.
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Good read
July 25th, 2015
The author done a good job on this novel well worth a read again sometime down the line. Look forward to reading hit and run x
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Gone again
July 4th, 2015
Not bad once you get into it but you know halfway through what the outcome will be, not one that will stick in your memory
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Gone Again.
July 4th, 2015
This writer is very good. He produces a storyline which is always unexpected and interesting. This story really gets to you. You feel yourself relating with the main character who goes through hell trying to convince the police his wife is missing and feel as frustrated as he does with the situation. A really in-depth look at an emotional situation. Will reread this again as it was great.
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Gone again
June 24th, 2015
The characters unfold nicely and love the suspense , very easy to relay to as well. Love it,love it !!!!!
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Not for me
June 8th, 2015
I wouldn't recommend this. Obvious and far fetched at the same time. Seems written by a novice. Skip it.
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Gone Again
June 8th, 2015
Quite exciting and poignant . You feel for a widowed husband / father with a young son to bring up and protect. End leaves us all wondering about the final outcome. All in all a good read.
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Couldn't put it down
June 8th, 2015
Brilliant read. Didn't know where it was going A kind of book that dragged you in. Can't wait to read more from Doug Johnstone
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gone again
May 31st, 2015
brilliant read didnt want it to end couldnt put it down very sad and unexpected bit of everything in this book to keep you interested
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Good Story
May 10th, 2015
Enjoyable read and loved the relationship between father and son... Good balance of emotion and intrigue.
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2 of 4 people found this helpful
Gone again
April 2nd, 2015
Enjoyed this read, once I started couldn't put it down. Had me thinking was could happen next. Nice read when you are chilled out got me intrigued from the first chapter
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Gone Again
March 15th, 2015
A true page turner. A suspense thriller. Once you start reading it pulls you in. Enjoyable read. ♥♥♥
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Gone Again
February 28th, 2015
Easy enough read. Nothing major. A something and nothing book really, but for 59p I guess you shouldn't grumble :)
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1 person found this helpful
Gone Again
February 18th, 2015
Excellent Book Read it in one go reduced me to tears in some parts, different, but most enjoyable. Would recommend it
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Gone again
February 8th, 2015
A very well written book, a nice easy read,gripping and impossible to put down. Throughly enjoyable!
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1 person found this helpful
Good book
January 29th, 2015
Very good read. Fast paced. Never now what's gonna happen from one page to the next. Enjoyed this very much even though I have never read this author s books
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1 review
1 person found this helpful
Good story
January 26th, 2015
Doug Johnstone's writing style us fast paced and descriptive. I liked the story and the characters. Good read.
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1 review
Not bad
January 24th, 2015
Gradually picks up speed but peters out at the end - quite a relief actually! A fair bit of violence. Couldn't decide whether or not I liked the protagonist, but a touching relationship between him and his son.
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2 of 6 people found this helpful
Boo!
January 17th, 2015
This is only 1\3 of a book, very little character development & a generic plot. Minimal suspense. Overall: don't bother.
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1 person found this helpful
Liked it
January 8th, 2015
Was hooked by the emotionality of the story. It was quick paced and fluent. Writer knew when to quit.
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Gone Again
December 22nd, 2014
It was a good story. The writer made you feel sorry for the husband. There was a lot of action in this story
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Gone Again
November 14th, 2014
Good thriller with the added attraction of being set around Edinburgh and Portobello.
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Gone Again
October 29th, 2014
Good reading not to heavy
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3 of 4 people found this helpful
Could be the start of a series.
October 26th, 2014
Not a bad read.
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Gone again
October 11th, 2014
Easy read, good story although predictable at times. Worth a read
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Gone again
September 22nd, 2014
Loved most but disappointed by the ending
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Gone Again
September 8th, 2014
Well written , exciting , couldn't put it down
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Scouseblades
August 16th, 2014
Good. Had to read to end but not completely believable
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1 review
Readable but predictable
July 30th, 2014
Not keen on the ending, hardly a resolution. Some elements of the story weren't believable and didn't warm to any of the characters, except Nathan. However, very readable.
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1 person found this helpful
Gone Again
July 25th, 2014
Okay. Not the best book I've ever read, but enjoyable enough.
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Gone again
July 18th, 2014
Brilliant thriller leaving you guessing with its twists and turns. A jolly good read.
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Gone again.
July 13th, 2014
I have read this so many times, gripping, pacy, it was amazing and I just had to read another chapter after another...
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Gone Again
July 11th, 2014
Unstoppable couldn't put this down. Should be a film!
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Good read
June 28th, 2014
Really enjoyed this book totally different to what I thought it would be about a real page turner
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1 of 4 people found this helpful
Ok
June 26th, 2014
I thought this book sounded better than it actually was. I found the story line and plot to be rather weak and predictable. I wouldn't bother recommending it to anyone else as there are better books out there to read
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Gone again
June 21st, 2014
Great story line and characters
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3 of 4 people found this helpful
Brill read
June 21st, 2014
Loved this, could not put it down.
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Gone Again
June 18th, 2014
Gripping and pacy, a story you just have to finish. I found that I really cared about the characters. The descriptions of the places and people really made me feel like I was there on this windy beach.
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Gone again.
June 16th, 2014
Very slow to get going. Not really be lievable at times.
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Gone again.
June 16th, 2014
Very slow to get going. Not really be lievable at times.
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2 reviews
Couldn't put it down
June 14th, 2014
First read of this author and surprise round every corner. Would recommend
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1 person found this helpful
Gone Again
June 13th, 2014
Riveting story, couldn't stop reading. It got so bad so quickly but the emotion was always clear.
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Gone Again
June 13th, 2014
Riveting story, couldn't stop reading. It got so bad so quickly but the emotion was always clear.
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New for me
June 8th, 2014
Not bad would read him again
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Gone Again
May 25th, 2014
Gripping and fast moving . A roller coaster of a story that kept me turning the pages right to the end .
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Gone Again
April 16th, 2014
Right from the start it took twists you did not expect, the guessing game you play reading a book, figuring out what's coming next as you gain more information cannot happen reading this as it never goes where you think. Truly brilliant and heart breaking, couldn't stop reading even through the tears it evoked. Beautifully and engagingly written, will definTely be seeking out his other novels!! 5* all the way.
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Gone Again
October 18th, 2013
Ok but not great.
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1 review
Not bad
September 27th, 2013
Easy reading. Started as a nice "nothing else to read" book and then became quite gripping. Enjoyed it.
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