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Gone (Hannah Smith Series #1)

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11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Randy Wayne White has proven once again that he knows what he's

Randy Wayne White has proven once again that he knows what he's doing when it comes to writing successful thrillers. Already a New York Times best selling author for his Doc Ford series, GONE is the first book in a new series with female protagonist Hannah Smith who is ...
Randy Wayne White has proven once again that he knows what he's doing when it comes to writing successful thrillers. Already a New York Times best selling author for his Doc Ford series, GONE is the first book in a new series with female protagonist Hannah Smith who is a fishing guide turned private eye. Hannah Smith is ethical, strong, independent and vulnerable. She isn't the shoot 'em up bang bang type of heroine but more of a loner and a thinker.I could relate to her. I've read a lot of books and haven't come across any character like Hannah Smith before. GONE is hard to put down. In fact, I've read it twice already!

Hannah inherits a small investigation business from her deceased Uncle Jake. She has no plans to do anything with the business until one day while taking out a wealthy fishing client she has to escape a dangerous storm and the excitement begins. Unknown to Hannah this rich client knew her Uncle Jake. Impressed by Hannah's nerve and character, he plans to approach her about finding his niece who is missing. A somewhat reluctant Hannah accepts her first job as a private eye and the action begins.


The story takes place on Florida's gulf coast, a perfect back drop for Randy Wayne White's expertise when creating action on the water and dangerous situations. White writes with a poet's eye when describing Florida atmosphere and island places. I found the author's ability to get inside a woman's mind intriguing. Hannah has jet black hair, big feet and unusual friends. Her choice of transportation is her boat. When she isn't on the trail for clues, she's home taking care of her crazed superstitious mother Loretta who hears voices from the dead and sometimes acts out unpredictably. GONE is a thrill ride with bad guys, island characters and funny dialog along the way. The book ends on a perfect note. I'd read another Hannah Smith book in a heartbeat!

posted by 3196443 on September 4, 2012

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The second in a row that gets too wrapped up in details and beco

The second in a row that gets too wrapped up in details and becomes boring. Not like thew old Doc Ford action stories.

posted by Captain-John on September 18, 2012

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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    The second in a row that gets too wrapped up in details and beco

    The second in a row that gets too wrapped up in details and becomes boring. Not like thew old Doc Ford action stories.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2012

    Avoid Florida fishing guide Hannah Smith is a formidable woman

    Avoid

    Florida fishing guide Hannah Smith is a formidable woman who loves to be out on the water. But when millionaire Lawrence Seasons asks Hannah to locate his niece Olivia, she will come into contact with a host of interesting people. But is Olivia simply hiding from the world – or is it something more sinister?

    The protagonist of Hannah Smith was uninteresting. The dialog was nonsensical. Hannah’s internal monologue droned on about miscellaneous personal anecdotes. And the plot…well, that’s the funny thing. There wasn’t one. There was some mention of a missing niece, but after several chapters there was absolutely no conflict or obstacle to overcome. White is simply describing Hannah’s day-to-day life that might be interesting to her, but it isn’t interesting to anybody else.

    I haven’t read any of White’s previous works, but Gone isn’t giving me any desire to start. There is much better PI fiction to be had out there. Don’t waste your time on this one.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    BORING IS RIGHT!!! Hannah and her Homosexual friend (Nathan) do

    BORING IS RIGHT!!! Hannah and her Homosexual friend (Nathan) do some investigating. I prefer the Doc Ford Series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Boring .....

    First book I've read by this author ... will probably be the last. Read first 100 pages and felt I was wasting my time. I don't think the author was able to relate to the main character, a woman.

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