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Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Forever to be better than the print version?
I haven't read the print version but I suppose so, the narrator's tone make you feel the story
What other book might you compare Gone Forever to and why?
I could compare with books by Ann Rule. I don't know much about Diane Fanning but, sure thing, I'll look up another of her books.
Which scene was your favorite?
None in particular.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
The worsening of the victim's husband
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
This true crime book really stands out in several ways. There's barely a sense of whodunit and no lengthy trial. (I think there's more on the custody hearing after he's been convicted than his actual murder trial). The tension is all built around the back story and law enforcement's attempts at finding the body. That being said, it still draws you into the very strange and unsettling world of the moral and mental decline of Rick McFarland. Jane Cramer's narration is excellent. I really felt at times she was telling me about people she knew rather than a recounting of details amassed from newspapers and police reports and put in to a narrative. This is due to Diane Fanning's clearly empathetic writing paired with Jane's soft accents and almost Christopher Walken's like gait to some of Rick's words, particularly as he's spiraling downwards.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful