Jake Reese is a writing teacher at an American university. He lives in a small brick Tudor close to campus with his art buyer wife, Diane. His life is quiet-Ordinary even. And he likes it that way. But it wasn’t always quiet. Jake’s distant past was a life on the streets, inflicting damage and suffering on more people than he can count. And now someone from his past, it seems, has come looking for him.
A raw, gripping thriller about the price paid for past sins, John Rector’s third novel is a live wire that crackles with the intensity of a man who has nothing left to lose. When two men attack Jake in a parking lot and cut off his ring finger, he tries to dismiss it as an unlucky case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But when events take a more sinister turn and Diane goes missing, Jake knows he can no longer hide from the truth.
As he embarks on a mission to find his wife, he realizes his dark past is refusing to stay buried, and that his future is about to unfold in ways he could never have imagined.
With taut and brooding prose, Rector paints a formidable portrait of a reformed man’s slow descent into a life he thought he had walked away from forever. As the intensity becomes almost unbearable, the pace quickens and the suspense applies an unrelenting, vice-like grip, as ALREADY GONE hurtles toward its ultimate, explosive climax.
I received a free copy of this book for review . Thank you , John !
Such a great thriller – LOVE IT ! I’ve dindn`t read a good thriller for a long time before and this book reminded me why I love this kind of book : Because it`s making my heart beating hard and breathing to stop. With each page I traveled, the story changes. It’s the kind of book that seems very simple , but is actually very complicated . Each character hides secrets . Nothing is what it seems at first to be .
The story is shaped around a teacher, Jake and his wife , Diane . Leaving a seemingly normal life until Jake is attacked in a parking lot and two mens cut his finger . From that moment, things get out of control. A detective , Nolan , begin to investigate Jake`s case , but things are far to going right . After his wife „ dies ” in a car accident , Jake enlists the help of a former friend , Gabby , a very interesting guy , previously involved in illegal businesses . But if Jake would find that his wife is still alive ? And if they find that an international company is looking for her ( for killing her ) ? How far Jake will goes in the fight for the truth ? What consequences will leave once told the truth ? Jake will ever ever trust Diane ? Believe me, you should read this book – is perfect thriller !
A litle bit Bonnie & Clyde , but a really great book . I’d like this book to be launched in Romania , so everyone could enjoy it. I can wait to read ,, The Grove ”.
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My rating : 5/5