This was my first Harlan Coben. In the beginning I found it almost too exciting. As the reading continued, though, my interest waned and doubts about the story began to creep in. They grew. As I neared the two-thirds mark, I was impatient for the story to wrap up, irritated at the needless complexity of the plot, the introduction of new characters, the gaping holes, the implausibility of everything--story, characters, and their motivation. I finished by concluding that there will be no second chance for Harlan Coben.
This book was awesome, as always with Harlan Coben. There are always great twists in his books and this one is no different. Although, some are predictable a lot of them are not. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
I can see the point of some of the negative reviews posted here. There was some superfluous detail and the end was slightly contrived. I suppose I'm a little jaded, maybe a lot jaded. It's all about the journey in this one. I very much enjoyed the twists and turns of the story. Coben even made me a little teary eyed at times. I didn't figure this one out until the end and that, to me, is the definition of a good mystery. Great narrator as well. It was recommended to me by one of my students and I intend to thank him next week.
I agree with reviewers who were surprised at the highly positive reviews. My first and last Harlan Coben book. The main character, a doctor, prides himself on being able to focus in tough situations, but he so frequently did stupid things that I lost all interest in the plot and the people. Totally unbelievable and too often droning. I did hear it to the end just to see how bad it was. Only positive note was the reader.
A book that keeps me wanting to get back to it as soon as I can, is a good audible book for me. The middle is a bit slow, but I kept wanting to know what would happen next and how it could all work out. If you enjoy mysteries and suspense books, I think that you will enjoy listening to this one.
My wife and I got this as a time passer for a trip. After having read a coulpa 'Myron Boltar' novels we were looking forward to it. Sorry to say, but it did not compare. An interesting story, but we had the feeling that there was a lot of filler in it. Sorry, Harlin.
It starts off strong but starts to fade at the end. Overall I enjoyed it but found the plot to be to simple. I do want to try some others from this author.
I thought that the first Harlan Coben book (Tell No-one) I read was a little tiresome and predictable, but I thought I'd give him another chance based on the reviews of this title. Well, I should not have bothered. It was basically exactly the same story all over again, but even less interesting this time. Lose someone, always feel as though they are out there...yadda, yadda, you get the idea. Could be 1 chapter instead of a painfully long and tedious story with an annoyingly whiny lead character who does nothing but feel sorry for himself... spare me. If you like good escapist mystery read with complex characters and a good story line, my fail-safe recommendations would be Sue Grafton, John Sanford, James Patterson, Lillian Jackson Braun...anything, really, but this frustrating drivel.