The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

In the early 2000s, a string of abductions rocked the small upstate town of Reine, New York. Only one girl survived: Alex Salerno. The killer, Ken Parsons, was sent away. Life returned to normal. No more girls would have to die. Until another one did. It?s been twelve years since Kira Shanks was reported missing and presumed dead. Alex Salerno has been living in New York Ci In the early 2000s, a string of abductions rocked the small upstate town of Reine, New York. Only one girl survived...

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Title:The One That Got Away
Author:Joe Clifford
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The One That Got Away
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:278 pages pages

The One That Got Away Reviews

  • Yolanda
    Aug 12, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this was one of the best books that I have read this year. It was a very well written, addictive, gritty and dark thriller. I could see this book being ma...

    This is one of my favorite galleys I received from NetGalley. The story kept me guessing the entire time. One girl was found kidnapped, bound yet alive while another girl was kidnapped a few years later and was never found again. Alex is the survivor & returns to her hometown to fi...

    This stand alone from Clifford really shows his range and ability. An old school mystery told through a modern lens. With a twist, of course. Joe's craft keeps getting sharper while cut your fingers on this page-turner. Bravo. Highly recommended. ...

    I just love Joe Clifford's writing. This one is atmospheric as to place and character - you are brought into this dark world and the dark mystery and even though you want to know what happens, you don't want it to end! Keep writing books, Joe :) ...

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Joe Clifford is probably one of the best books I have read in some time. This should be made into a movie. The protagonist, Alex Salerno, was kidnapped when she was 17 and held captive. There were others that were kidnapped as well but Alex was able to get away...

    Much like Cliffords Jay Porter series we see a greatly flawed cast trying to keep life from overwhelming them.. Cliffords writing is lean and he moves his stories along without fanfare. Great stuff, highly recommended. ...

    I took The One That Got Away as my vacation beach-read and thoroughly enjoyed devouring it! In the beginning main character, Alex Salerno, took some getting used to. But as her story unfolds it becomes easier to understand how she came to be. Alex was kidnapped at 17 years old. Sh...

    This was a creepy good fast paced thriller that I enjoyed reading . It reminds you of a murder mystery on ID network Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for letting me review this book ...

  • mrsboomreads
    Jan 12, 2019

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

  • Mike Hughes
    Oct 30, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

  • Scott Cumming
    Nov 16, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

  • Wendy Walker
    Jan 05, 2019

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this was one of the best books that I have read this year. It was a very well written, addictive, gritty and dark thriller. I could see this book being ma...

    This is one of my favorite galleys I received from NetGalley. The story kept me guessing the entire time. One girl was found kidnapped, bound yet alive while another girl was kidnapped a few years later and was never found again. Alex is the survivor & returns to her hometown to fi...

    This stand alone from Clifford really shows his range and ability. An old school mystery told through a modern lens. With a twist, of course. Joe's craft keeps getting sharper while cut your fingers on this page-turner. Bravo. Highly recommended. ...

    I just love Joe Clifford's writing. This one is atmospheric as to place and character - you are brought into this dark world and the dark mystery and even though you want to know what happens, you don't want it to end! Keep writing books, Joe :) ...

  • Savanah Rae
    Aug 18, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

  • Benoit Lelièvre
    Dec 06, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

  • Lou
    Dec 01, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

  • Kristi Schmitz
    Aug 15, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

  • Sharon
    Sep 16, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this was one of the best books that I have read this year. It was a very well written, addictive, gritty and dark thriller. I could see this book being ma...

  • Sue Kelso
    Aug 15, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

  • Jennifer Shanahan
    Aug 11, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

  • Tom
    Sep 11, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this was one of the best books that I have read this year. It was a very well written, addictive, gritty and dark thriller. I could see this book being ma...

    This is one of my favorite galleys I received from NetGalley. The story kept me guessing the entire time. One girl was found kidnapped, bound yet alive while another girl was kidnapped a few years later and was never found again. Alex is the survivor & returns to her hometown to fi...

    This stand alone from Clifford really shows his range and ability. An old school mystery told through a modern lens. With a twist, of course. Joe's craft keeps getting sharper while cut your fingers on this page-turner. Bravo. Highly recommended. ...

  • Kimberly Young
    Aug 20, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

  • Kim
    Aug 13, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this was one of the best books that I have read this year. It was a very well written, addictive, gritty and dark thriller. I could see this book being ma...

    This is one of my favorite galleys I received from NetGalley. The story kept me guessing the entire time. One girl was found kidnapped, bound yet alive while another girl was kidnapped a few years later and was never found again. Alex is the survivor & returns to her hometown to fi...

    This stand alone from Clifford really shows his range and ability. An old school mystery told through a modern lens. With a twist, of course. Joe's craft keeps getting sharper while cut your fingers on this page-turner. Bravo. Highly recommended. ...

    I just love Joe Clifford's writing. This one is atmospheric as to place and character - you are brought into this dark world and the dark mystery and even though you want to know what happens, you don't want it to end! Keep writing books, Joe :) ...

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Joe Clifford is probably one of the best books I have read in some time. This should be made into a movie. The protagonist, Alex Salerno, was kidnapped when she was 17 and held captive. There were others that were kidnapped as well but Alex was able to get away...

    Much like Cliffords Jay Porter series we see a greatly flawed cast trying to keep life from overwhelming them.. Cliffords writing is lean and he moves his stories along without fanfare. Great stuff, highly recommended. ...

    I took The One That Got Away as my vacation beach-read and thoroughly enjoyed devouring it! In the beginning main character, Alex Salerno, took some getting used to. But as her story unfolds it becomes easier to understand how she came to be. Alex was kidnapped at 17 years old. Sh...

  • Yellagirlgc
    Dec 08, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

  • Rory Costello
    Dec 06, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

  • Laura
    Aug 13, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this was one of the best books that I have read this year. It was a very well written, addictive, gritty and dark thriller. I could see this book being ma...

    This is one of my favorite galleys I received from NetGalley. The story kept me guessing the entire time. One girl was found kidnapped, bound yet alive while another girl was kidnapped a few years later and was never found again. Alex is the survivor & returns to her hometown to fi...

    This stand alone from Clifford really shows his range and ability. An old school mystery told through a modern lens. With a twist, of course. Joe's craft keeps getting sharper while cut your fingers on this page-turner. Bravo. Highly recommended. ...

    I just love Joe Clifford's writing. This one is atmospheric as to place and character - you are brought into this dark world and the dark mystery and even though you want to know what happens, you don't want it to end! Keep writing books, Joe :) ...

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Joe Clifford is probably one of the best books I have read in some time. This should be made into a movie. The protagonist, Alex Salerno, was kidnapped when she was 17 and held captive. There were others that were kidnapped as well but Alex was able to get away...

  • Shannon Kirk
    Dec 26, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

  • Marianne
    Aug 30, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

  • Luvtoread
    Dec 16, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

  • David Odeen
    Sep 27, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this was one of the best books that I have read this year. It was a very well written, addictive, gritty and dark thriller. I could see this book being ma...

    This is one of my favorite galleys I received from NetGalley. The story kept me guessing the entire time. One girl was found kidnapped, bound yet alive while another girl was kidnapped a few years later and was never found again. Alex is the survivor & returns to her hometown to fi...

    This stand alone from Clifford really shows his range and ability. An old school mystery told through a modern lens. With a twist, of course. Joe's craft keeps getting sharper while cut your fingers on this page-turner. Bravo. Highly recommended. ...

    I just love Joe Clifford's writing. This one is atmospheric as to place and character - you are brought into this dark world and the dark mystery and even though you want to know what happens, you don't want it to end! Keep writing books, Joe :) ...

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Joe Clifford is probably one of the best books I have read in some time. This should be made into a movie. The protagonist, Alex Salerno, was kidnapped when she was 17 and held captive. There were others that were kidnapped as well but Alex was able to get away...

    Much like Cliffords Jay Porter series we see a greatly flawed cast trying to keep life from overwhelming them.. Cliffords writing is lean and he moves his stories along without fanfare. Great stuff, highly recommended. ...

  • Tiger
    Sep 05, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

  • Jacqueline Murphy
    Oct 17, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

  • Brittany Lamb
    Aug 21, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

  • AnnMarie
    Sep 14, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...

    Okay guys, this is a good one- mark December 3rd, 2018 on your calendars because that?s when this fantastic book comes out, The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. This is a book getting a lot of positive buzz right now and after finishing it this morning, I can absolutely see why. It...

    What an interesting book. This is my first time reading Joe Clifford. I love the writing style, very accessible. Alex Salerno is the one that got away. A series of abductions 12 years ago led to the deaths of young women in Reine, NY. Alex was rescued and her life has been a mess s...

    This novel is a character driven thriller. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, keeping me more invested in the already intriguing story. This is a short novel and a relatively quick read. As this was a character driven book, the pacing isn't fast but getting to know Alex and Benn...

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this was one of the best books that I have read this year. It was a very well written, addictive, gritty and dark thriller. I could see this book being ma...

    This is one of my favorite galleys I received from NetGalley. The story kept me guessing the entire time. One girl was found kidnapped, bound yet alive while another girl was kidnapped a few years later and was never found again. Alex is the survivor & returns to her hometown to fi...

  • Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    Oct 22, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

  • Carissa
    Aug 24, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

  • Kailey C
    Aug 31, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

  • 3 no 7
    Dec 08, 2018

    Edgy and emotional, suspenseful mystery! This is a story about Alex who was abducted by a serial killer and rapist at the young age of seventeen but was rescued by Detective Riley before any physical damage was put upon her body yet her emotional trauma was not so lucky as it was ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. 4 stars This novel definitely had an emotional component to it that went deeper than thrillers/suspense novels usually go. I very much enjoyed that and definitely thought it elevated the nov...

    At 17 Alex Salerno was abducted by a serial killer. Now she's back in town investigating the disappearance of the girl believed to be murdered after her. I don't know how I'd handle living through what she went through so I really can't judge her life being a mess years later. Through ...

    This was great for different reasons than the Jay Porter novels were. What it lacked in emotional power, it made up for in technical proficiency, clever plotting and an atmosphere only Joe Clifford is capable of pulling off. That said, I liked it a little less than Clifford's flagsh...

    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. In the early 2000's, there was an abduction of girls. Alex is the only one who survived. Ken parsons went to jail for the murders. No other girls were going to be abducted and murdered, but another girl do...

    Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for sending me a free advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I actually really liked this book. It gave me slight Dark Places vibes, but didn't actually mirror Dark Places at all. There was just a really eerie air about t...

    Very entertaining stand alone. Have enjoyed Joe's books in the Porter series very much, so i couldnt wait to check out his new characters. Alex is a great character, little rough around the edges, but thats what makes her such an interesting character. really good book, Clifford keeps ...

    Idlewild Motel, what really took place on that cold November morning seven years ago the one that got away must uncover, almost as a therapy to her own terrible days past. There is Kira, missing, still no body. The main protagonist Alex Salerno, the one that got away from being snatc...

    I have really enjoyed Clifford's Jay Porter series and this standalone was very good as well. Serial killer Kenneth Parsons is in jail for the abduction and murder of young girls. However one girl, Alex Salerno, was rescued and survived and the town of Reine felt safe again when Parson...

    As much as I have enjoyed his Jay Porter series, It's a pleasure to have something from Joe Clifford featuring a different set of characters. Again the backdrop is bleak, but this time it's dreary upstate New York, as opposed to wintry New Hampshire. Again Clifford draws on his hard-ea...

    "As bad as those three days and nights locked in the basement were, as frightened as she was, Alex could list fifty memories that had hurt as bad, had inflicted as much damage. But no one cared about those. They weren't as sensational. No one notices a life lost in the cracks. People c...

    This book is not your average mystery or crime thriller read. The main character, Alex, was abducted by a serial killer when she was 17 & although many other victims met their ending at the hands of this madman, Alex was able to escape. As the one who got away, Alex spends her life...

    This book is not not your normal mystery or crime thriller. I really enjoyed this book I finished it one day! The main character Alex was abducted at the age of 17 by a serial killer she was rescued , but the other victims where all brutally murdered. As the one that got away she alway...

    Right so I love a good mystery and the only thing that can make it better than that is a psychological mystery and this is exactly that, I really enjoyed The One That Got Away. Alex Salerno returns to her hometown of Reine. 12 years ago, a spate of abductions and murders of young g...

    This is a great suspense/mystery thriller! The story revolves around Alex Salerno who was kidnapped when she was 17 and held in an underground basement for three days before she was found--found before she was raped and killed by her captor who is arrested and sent to prison. Alex had ...

    The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford is a gritty, dark crime thriller. Alex Salerno was abducted 12 years ago at age 17 and held captive underground. Luckily, she was rescued before the serial killer who took her could finish her off. Alex was rescued by Sean Riley, a married cop she ...

    This author can set a mood! The setting was so bleak and Alex is so damaged. She felt the abduction was actually a good thing because of the attention she got after she was found. The town is run down, tired. The story itself was interesting. The chapters from Benny?s perspective...

    The One That Got Away is a must-read mystery with a beautiful weaving of poetry and literary quality. But I want to talk about the feels I got reading it. I never expected to find a book that could lyrically render Upstate New York. Having been there many times to visit family,...

    ?The One that Got Away? by Joe Clifford starts with a terrifying prologue, a girl locked underground, and then moves to ?now? centered around Alex Salerno, the girl who got away from a killer. Alex tells herself that she has moved on from her traumatic experience, but she real...