Imagine your wife disappears. When the police get involved you find yourself thrust into a world where everything you thought you knew about yourself was wrong, and the lies you've been living have caught up to you. Do you deny the truth or lose yourself to your demons?
This is Jack Turner's nightmare. This is All The Way Gone.
With the police suspecting him, Turner learns you can never outrun yourself. The story turns on a series of seemingly unconnected events. Things become complicated as the two detectives assigned to the case begin following different threads, leading them in opposite directions.
Can these men who've worked together for years survive their differences and come together to solve the case? Is Jack Turner involved in his wife's disappearance? More importantly, will they find her in time?
All The Way Gone will hold your attention from the first page to the last. You won't be able to put it down. All The Way Gone is an all the way great read.
About the Author
A native New Yorker, D. James Eldon has been writing fiction and poetry for more than 25 years. After barely finishing high school, he chose to drink heavily and skip the college classes his friends were attending to join the Navy (which lasted all of 6 months). Returning to NYC he studied acting while working as a bouncer, then a waiter (possibly the worst waiter ever to have worked in a 3-star restaurant), and finally a bartender. After cheating death more than once, he quit drinking, quit working in bars, and found himself an office gig. Having more clear-headed time on his hands then he knew what to do with - he went back and read all those books he'd skipped in school, falling in love with authors, such as Don DeLillo, Paul Auster, Michael Ondaatje, the poetry of Pablo Neruda, and the short stories of Hemingway and Raymond Carver. Driven to express himself creatively, he began writing short stories and poetry, which he found infinitely more enjoyable and satisfying than acting. He gave up acting and spent his free time writing. After many years of writing and supporting himself in the technology field, he quit working in the corporate world and began writing his first novel. In 2006, he left NYC on a cross-country motorcycle trip. Though originally planning to return to NYC in a few weeks, he instead spent 4 years traveling the west on motorcycle and working odd jobs while continuing to write. In 2008 a collection of his short stories was published in French, under the title, Made In New York by Zanzibar Editions. Late 2009 saw his first novel All The Way Gone published, in both English and French (again, by Zanzibar Editions, under the title Sur Le Fil). He returned to NYC in 2010 and began work on BROOKLYN HEAT, the follow-up to All The Way Gone. In 2015 he returned to Los Angeles where, in 2016, he completed Brooklyn Heat and began work on the third novel in the Brooklyn Homicide Series. His writing has been described as dark, funny, twisted, sparse, unconventional, character-driven pieces with crisp, realistic dialogue. Check out his poetry blog at www.disposablepoetry.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked this book. I’ve seen other reviews that have compared it to Gone Girl (which I haven’t read yet, but it is on my Nook waiting to be read). There were some scenes that I couldn’t really understand why the author had put them in there, how was it relating to the relationship between the wife and the husband and the ending. Sometimes you felt sorry for the husband, other times you felt like he deserved it. The ending was rather sad, but the author wrapped things up nicely. I can definitely see the potential for spin-offs from this particular book, more into other cases that the police characters that we meet in the book could go into in the future.
I enjoyed reading "All The Way Gone" and I believe D. James Eldon is a gifted writer with a lot of promise. His passion for story-telling is embodied in this novel and he is skilled at character development and a master at dialogue. Once I started reading I didn't want to put the book down. Mostly I wanted to learn more about the detectives, I wanted justice, and an answer to the puzzle. Like most good crime novels, I was truly unsure of who the culprit was and thought many times that I had discovered the answer amidst the clues given. There are a few things I take issue with: The lack of any strong female characters coupled with the objectification of women, and I thought the "erotica" scenes superfluous. That aside, I think that for a first time writer, the author did an amazing job of holding my interest all the way ... to the end.