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.
The first two-thirds of this book reminded me of a soap opera. Some very drawn-out action occurs but just before finding out the result, the author switches to another character's actions and the reader is left hanging exactly as the viewer is left at the end of a 30-minute soap opera segment. Using this technique is fine once or twice, but the author way over uses it. I found this book maddening.
This was my first Harlen Coben book; my umpteenth Scott Brick. I love a good mystery or suspense thriller. I do not understand the rave reviews this book is generating. If all you are looking for is a story that moves along at a quick pace - then by all means - listen to this book. However, if you like to learn something along the way - about anything - people, places, professions, histories, comedy, etc. - while the plot is unravelling, then you will be as disappointed as I was in this book. C'mon Harlen, do a little research on ANYTHING before you churn out yet another run-of-the-mill supposed suspense story- I throw this book into the "no redeemable value heap".Scott Brick did his usual superb narration; however, I think even he had to work really hard to get his mouth around some of the vapid characters.