I have always enjoyed Coben stories, and was excited for this one ... but I ended up disappointed.
First of all, it was very slow to start ... to the point of boring. I went back to read the publishers preview etc. to see if I wanted to continue. It promised to get exciting. Well, it did, and it didn't.
I love twists and surprises as much as anyone, but this story has just a few too many ... right up to the end.
Keep notes if you want to keep up with this one ... hopefully you will enjoy it more than I did.
I love Harlan Corban but this book was boring and had background noise. The characters were hard to get into and at times the story line was confusing. Skip this one!
Maybe the hardest narrator to listen to. I almost stopped listening, but was interested in the story. the story itself was great with many twists at the end.
Harlan Coben always puts some great twists in his books. I thought I had this one figured out. Boy was I wrong! This had me gripped to the end! I always love how he makes the characters seem like the neighbors - people you think know pretty well, people you relate to, people pretty much like you, until the skeletons start coming out of the closet and you wonder what else you don't know about them. You have to keep reading because your curiosity will keep you up at night! This is one of Coben's best -- and they are all awesome!
My wife suggested this book to me because she loved it. I truly enjoyed the first Bolitar series and a few stand alone books from Coban. His style of writing usually makes the main characters seem real and the stories possible. This book was enjoyable to listen to but at several times I got lost as to what was happening to who. I can't be the only one because at a few points the main character has to explain the convoluted plot line to other characters just so the reader can keep up with the far to many twists and unsupported turns in the book. At the end of the book another character has to sum up many of the unconnected bits as the book just sort of ends. It is like it was time for the author to turn in a book for a deadline. In the end I was left not believing the story and not able to follow what had happened even after the Scooby doo type explanation at the end.
I usually enjoy Harlan Coben stories but this one I could have missed.
The narrator had such a monotone voice and lack of emotion I felt like he was bored and reading a church bulletin. Several times he would repeat a sentence leaving me thinking I accidentally hit rewind. Production quality and background noise interfered throughout the entire story.
Save your credit on this one.
♡♡♡Throughout this wonderfully written novel you could hear noise. It was like having a talk radio going on in the background! Honestly! Get the book because it was beautifully written and the narration was super♡♡♡
☆☆Write to Audible about the off & on noise and distraction of someone else speaking in the background though...
There is a ton of back ground noise like someone talking or a radio playing.. so listening to this is a bit distracting on head phones. Not to noticeable in the car though.