This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it very much and I look forward to another of his books. What can I say about Scott Brick....Just the BEST!!!! I would listen to anything that he reads.
Although it has a slow start in which the world appears to be against the main character, hang in there for plot twists and turns the are interwoven and difficult to anticipate. There are many characters, so attention is required, but that wasn't a problem with this narrator. The narration was excellent with a voice that drew the listener into the story. I admit to being a Harlan Coban fan and this one did not dissapoint!!
I really liked this standalone Harlan Coben book. I was pleasantly surprised on how different it is from the Marion Bolitar series. You can hardly go wrong with Scott Brick as narrator.
Inspector Lauren Muse.
Nothing is what it seems
Great thriller listen. You will not be disappointed!
I read this in under 2 days. Great character development. Great plot. Exciting,suspenseful, drama, emotion; it has it all. Scot Brick does a great job. I wonder why I just read it as the book is almost 10 years old. It is interesting to see how far technology has come in so short of time.
There are few things in life better than losing yourself completely in a really exceptional story.
Coben is one of my favorite authors. I've read and re-read most because I enjoyed them so much, getting lost in his wonderful stories and captivated by his characters. This started out like so many other Coben gems, strong and riveting right out of the gate. But it all started getting convoluted mid-way and by the end, the bad guys (and there were many of them) were ensnared in a complicated web that I no longer cared very much about. You see, most of the baddies were people we either never got to know at all, or were only vague shadows hanging out in the outer peripheries of the plot. Unlike most Coben villains, they didn't make the flesh crawl because they were strangers to the reader. And that was the fatal flaw in this story. I cared about a few of the characters but only slightly.
If you're a Coben fan, as I am, probably nothing I say will dissuade you from spending a credit or even real money on this book. Heck, Scott Brick is narrating so it's worth the price of admission, right?. But I thought it only right to prepare you for the inevitable disappointment. Even Coben, master of the thriller genre, is entitled to an occasional blunder, right? Well, this is it.
I enjoyed the way the author connects the different characters throughout the book. Interestingly different story. The main reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the annoyingly repeated phrase "you're in deep do do!" Seriously? I love Scott Brick, and as always, his narration adds to the story.
The story line was excellent.
Yes. At every turn I thought I had it figured out and something would happen and I would have to re-think that turn again. :-)
He is my favorite narrator because of him I bought this audio and enjoyed every minute of it.
Some parts made me sad.
If you enjoy a good mystery this audio is well worth the point. Go for it you will love it.
Scott Brick has a voice that is easy to listen to making the novel more enjoyable. Coben's writing is always complex anf the The Innocent is no exception with multiple threads running in parallel through out the story. You know they are all going to join up at the end and guessing correctly how they do is part of what Coben is about.
Reading the blurb about this book I didn't realize I'd read it. In fact, it took an embarrassingly long time for me to realize that I'd read it.
However, it was really fun listening to it afterwords. Usually I'm so focused on the plot turns I don't think usually think about the narration. It's a strong narration and by the end of it I was invested in each of the characters.
The plot turns by the end really begin to stretch credibility, but they often do with Coben.