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    Gone Again eBook Ê Paperback 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Gone Again
  • Doug Johnstone
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 0571296602

10 thoughts on “Gone Again

  1. Donna Irwin Donna Irwin says:

    I am not having a good run with books this year so far This started off well, loved the relationship between father and son, but it deteriorated into implausibility and silliness.


  2. Woofas Woofas says:

    Starts well, particularly the relationship between the child his father, but gradually descends into almost farce Starts well, particularly the relationship between the child his father, but gradually descends into almost farce


  3. Gordon Gordon says:

    This book confused me no end The blurb on the back implies it s a thriller, but having seen Doug Johnstone in person recently, he himself described it as a study of the relationship between a father and his young son when the mother goes missing.If it s the latter, it s quite effective, but I didn t find the thriller bit all that convincing The central characters, including Ruth the mother in law, are good, but I wasn t sure about the way the police conducted things around the book s main inci This book confused me no end The blurb on the back implies it s a thriller, but having seen Doug Johnstone in person recently, he himself described it as a study of the relationship between a father and his young son when the mother goes missing.If it s the latter, it s quite effective, but I didn t find the thriller bit all that convincing The central characters, including Ruth the mother in law, are good, but I wasn t sure about the way the police conducted things around the book s main incident I think they d have been swarming around a possible crime scene I also felt completely unconvinced by the villains.For all that, I enjoyed this as a quick read it s short, around 60,000 words , and also I enjoyed its setting around Portobello in Edinburgh, an area I know really well I had to wait for someone in Portobello for 40 minutes and actually spent the time in my car reading about Portobello in Portobello How cool is that I will definitely look out for other Doug Johnstone books, though


  4. Mayra Mayra says:

    This book started off incredibly well a sure recipe for a wonderful crime drama of sorts, but what seemed so promising fell flat 2 3 of the way in The author lost his way, as did I I give 3 stars for keeping me engaged enough to finish, but it was a chore when the story became too incredible.


  5. Littlenel Littlenel says:

    I ve given this three stars because although I enjoyed it, there were aspects of it that didn t sit right The book starts off with Mark getting a phone call from his son s school because his wife hasn t picked Nathan up from school As you learnabout Mark and Lauren s past you discover things that throw you a curve ball, and makes you think about and reassess what you thought you d figured out There were things that happened can t say what as it would spoil it that were in my opinion a I ve given this three stars because although I enjoyed it, there were aspects of it that didn t sit right The book starts off with Mark getting a phone call from his son s school because his wife hasn t picked Nathan up from school As you learnabout Mark and Lauren s past you discover things that throw you a curve ball, and makes you think about and reassess what you thought you d figured out There were things that happened can t say what as it would spoil it that were in my opinion a bit unbelievable, they happened too neatly for them to be realistic Maybe this is just me though I hadn t read any Doug Johnstone s books before and I would try another, but maybe not straightaway


  6. Dale Levy Dale Levy says:

    Good tight storyThe story is layered and you are one moment with the hero and one against him And the main armature of the whole story is about telling the truthhow you can see it one way and someone else sees it anotherone Actually the story is brilliantlike a shiny piece of seaglass yours to cherish Oh and another thing about the story is that you worry all the time you are reading it.I meAn mother s worry about their kids, kids eating properly how much does something cost to cl Good tight storyThe story is layered and you are one moment with the hero and one against him And the main armature of the whole story is about telling the truthhow you can see it one way and someone else sees it anotherone Actually the story is brilliantlike a shiny piece of seaglass yours to cherish Oh and another thing about the story is that you worry all the time you are reading it.I meAn mother s worry about their kids, kids eating properly how much does something cost to clean upand who pays Brilliant..sorry right it is a good read


  7. Katharine Harding Katharine Harding says:

    This was fast paced and kept my interest although I often thought Mark what are you doing At the end, some questions were left unanswered, and I liked this aspect but it might not be for everyone.There were a few twists in the plot and some of these seemed pretty unrealistic to me, which has lowered the final score I gave it.As a study of a man s relationship with his son, it was touching and I think that was my favourite part about it.


  8. Lesley Lesley says:

    the first half was great tension, waiting what could be the deal, but the last half wasn t as great But satisfactory read, I did find myself wanting to know what happened.


  9. Kim Kim says:

    Setting Edinburgh, UK present day Freelance photographer Mark is on Portobello Beach taking photos for a local newspaper of a pod of whales at risk of breaching themselves when he receives a phone call from his son s school His wife Lauren has failed to turn up to collect their six year old son Nathan so Mark has to go And so begins a rollercoaster of events for Mark, his son and his mother in law Ruth as Lauren s failure to collect Nathan becomes a full blown disappearance Sadly Lauren ha Setting Edinburgh, UK present day Freelance photographer Mark is on Portobello Beach taking photos for a local newspaper of a pod of whales at risk of breaching themselves when he receives a phone call from his son s school His wife Lauren has failed to turn up to collect their six year old son Nathan so Mark has to go And so begins a rollercoaster of events for Mark, his son and his mother in law Ruth as Lauren s failure to collect Nathan becomes a full blown disappearance Sadly Lauren has done this before when suffering from post natal depression but Mark still can t believe that history has repeated itself and suspects foul play but has difficulty convincing the police of this. A totally gripping read that I simply could not put down great characters and setting 9.5 10


  10. Jool Jool says:

    Great book Becomes quite a page turner very early on when a mother disappears and her husband and 5 year old son are desperate to find her I recommend


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Gone Again[Download] ➽ Gone Again By Doug Johnstone – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 Ed 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.


About the Author: Doug Johnstone

Doug Johnstone is a writer, musician and journalist based in Edinburgh His fourth novel, Hit Run, is published by Faber and Faber on March th His previous novel, Smokeheads, was published in March , also by Faber before that he published two novels with Penguin, Tombstoning and The Ossians , which received praise from the likes of Irvine Welsh, Ian Rankin and Christopher BrookmyreDoug is currently writer in residence at the University of Strathclyde Hes had short stories appear in various publications, and since he has worked as a freelance arts journalist, primarily covering music and literatureHe grew up in Arbroath and lives in Portobello, Edinburgh with his wife and two children He loves drinking malt whisky and playing football, not necessarily at the same time.