Van Gogh Gone
Alexandra Stewart’s eidetic memory won’t let her forget anything, ever. And finally she has a life worth remembering—a Spanish tutor who gives perfecto a new name, a roommate that could double as her sister, and a special role in a spy organization with secret headquarters at Brown University.
When Alex’s colleague Daly returns from a covert mission in Moscow, he is accompanied by a man she hoped she would never see again. He claims he can bring back to her a loved one she’d thought was gone forever. But the price he demands could be impossible to pay: Alex must find and retrieve a stolen Van Gogh painting.
From Barcelona to Paris, Alex and Daly’s friendship is stretched as they uncover a truth neither one of them saw coming. Alex’s unusual gift may help her protect the people she cares about, but will her choices compromise everything else that matters to her?
I really enjoyed Remembrandt, and I ADORED Van Gogh Gone. . . . It kept me guessing with a fun new plot and some of my favorite characters. I love Robin King’s writing style. . . . She always surprises me. I love Alex and her determined personality. I love how fiercely she loves and tries to protect her family. I definitely recommend this read. —Mary Taylor
Van Gogh Gone continues Alexandra’s adventures and takes you along for the ride. One of my favorite things about this story is the focus on family . . . I look forward to more “escapes” from Robin King! —Rebecca Batty
This is a fun, fast read! I loved this book. It was a perfect follow-up to Remembrandt. I can’t wait for the next book. —Carina Heilner
By Dr. Seuss, Submitted on 2016-10-24
Another fun read by Robin King. This is the sequel to Remebrandt. I got frustrated with the main character a little bit, but that's a good indication that I was involved with the story. In the middle, the pacing of the plot could have picked up, but other than that it was a great story. I really liked it. Thank you Robin!
By Melanie Mason, Submitted on 2016-05-26
This was a masterful continuation of the first book. Many times in series we see a continuation of the same theme over and over in the following books, but not this one. In Van Gogh Gone we may still have the same characters, but a whole new dynamic appears among the characters forcing them to learn and grow and decide what really matters in their lives and the lives of those they care about.
Alex's struggles with who she is and how her choice can change everything becomes an even more important decision in this installment. On top of all that we also get an amazing trip into the world of espionage and art theft, and it isn't always the bad guys stealing the art . . . or is it?
King has once again created a story that is impossible to put down until the very last page and even then I left hoping for more. :) The twists and turns will keep you guessing and in the end you'll be surprised by the decisions Alex must make.
Two thumbs up!!!
By Amy Martinsen, Submitted on 2016-02-16
In Van Gogh Gone, Alexandra’s special ops become personal as she must travel to Barcelona and Paris to steal a Van Gogh painting . . . but she’s really trying to save her family and those she loves from an evil enemy of The Company. We are left wondering who’s telling the truth and who’s not. But the real question is whether Alexandra can stay true to herself, especially with matters of the heart. Fast pace and exciting, yet poignant and heart-felt, Van Gogh Gone is a perfect follow-up to Remembrandt . . . oh please let there be more!
By Cheryl J., Submitted on 2016-02-06
This is a smart and clever sequel to Remembrandt. It is a thoroughly satisfying follow-up novel about Alexander and her life as a spy. The settings are fantastic and Van Gogh is my favorite artist, so I personally, was thrilled for his artwork to be the backdrop of this fun adventure. I'm ready for the next chapter in Alex's unpredictable life.
By Valerie Gentry, Submitted on 2016-02-05
I read the first book, Remeberandt, and I was awaiting more. When Van Gogh Gone came out I was excited to see what would become of Alexandra. To my pleasant surprise, I was engulfed in this book as much as I was in the first. I felt like I was watching the story unfold. I enjoyed the adventure the book took me on. In the end, I had strong feelings about certain characters. I credit the author, Robin King, with pulling out strong emotions in me through her character development. I HATE giving away endings, so I will refrain from telling you my particular thoughts, but I felt like I was a part of the story as I read!
By Rebecca Trujillo Batty, Submitted on 2016-01-17
Robin King is an escape artist, a travel agent and more! Van Gogh Gone continues the adventures of Alexandra and takes you along for the ride! One of my favorite things about this story is the focus on family, one of my top quotes is from Alexandra's father: "There's so much history here on the East coast. I can almost feel it in my bones." I look forward to more 'escapes' to come from Robin!
By Jen Simon, Submitted on 2016-01-08
I really enjoyed this book! It was a fun adventure and I love all the characters. The main character is unbelievably talented in many areas - eidetic memory, speaking multiple languages, solving puzzles, using karate,... but she's super likable, hence there is a love triangle in this story because of her two admirers. There's a surprise twist from the first book... well, a few. It's good, clean entertainment with focus on the importance of family and staying true to yourself and being honest. Enjoy!
By Mindy Holt, Submitted on 2015-12-21
Van Gogh Gone starts right where Remembrant leaves off, and the action and suspense does not let up until the end. I love Alex. She is a fantastic and fascinating character. As I read, I was thinking how cool it would be to have her memory, but as I got further in the book, I thought of what a burden it would be. I loved how Robin showed the conflict and struggle Alex was experiencing. I loved the realization she has about it at the end of the book though. Alex has some hard decisions to make and I really enjoyed the end result. Truth always wins. I appreciated how the author used flashbacks, it didn't interfere with the pacing at all, and it was needed background information. A character returns that has a secret, well secrets, and that part really added to the story too, but it also brings more trouble for Alex. Alex also needed to make decisions about the men in her life, and I must say, I was happy with how that turned out as well. I'm excited for the next book!
I received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
By Brooke Hargett, Submitted on 2015-11-02
Once again Robin King pulls out a cleverly crafted and witty story that will keep you guessing! I love her writing style and the twists and turns you won't expect. Just when Alex thinks she has everything figured out, something happens that rocks her whole world and brings new meaning to the lengths she will go for loved ones. Her path takes her on unexpected travels and forces her to delve into things she never saw coming, even with her perfect memory. If you enjoyed Remembrandt, you'll LOVE Van Gogh Gone! Can't wait for more!
By Karen LuBean, Submitted on 2015-10-23
Exciting! More adventures for Alexandra. You are all in for a treat with suspense, surprises, and relationships unfolding. Wait until you meet the bad guy! There were lots of twists and turns. I wasn't sure where the story was going to lead. I'm already waiting for the next in this serious. I want to find out where Alexandra's next adventures takes her. And, most of all where romance leads her.
By Mary Taylor, Submitted on 2015-10-13
OH MAN! What can I say? I really enjoyed Remembrandt and I ADORED Van Gogh Gone!! Such a fun read! It kept me guessing with a fun new plot and some of my favorite characters. I love Robin King's writing style. It's minimalistic yet so flavorful and enticing. She always surprises me, especially in the details. I love Alex and her determined personality. I love how fiercely she loves and tries to protect her family. I definitely recommend this read!
By Teen Reader, Submitted on 2015-10-13
What a fun read! I'm so glad I got to know Alex better and experience her life even more. I adore William and Daly. I love how during the whole book I didn't quite know how it was going to turn out. I really hope there are more books to come.
By Jessica A, Submitted on 2015-10-13
I was honored to be a beta reader for this second book in the remembrandt series. I loved the first book, and also this second book. It's great to see how Alex progresses in the Company, and how her personality develops. Can't wait for the next book!
By Carina Heilner, Submitted on 2015-10-13
This was such a fun read, plenty of action, plenty of romance, and plenty of suspense! It was the perfect follow up to Remembrandt!! I can't wait for more.