Awesome, with plenty of twisty turns to keep you up late listening. Thanks also to Scott Brick for lending his terrific narration skill. I rarely review much of what I read but I highly recommend this one.
Starting out in the beginning...this book had my complete attention! I kept listening to this on my lunch breaks and in my car. Yet towards the ending...it got a bit ridiculous. What I at first saw as charming and clever...turned dull and fell flat for me. I'm actually glad it's over. The storyline towards the end, I felt has been done...over and over again. I feel like there was a nice buildup to the ending...yet when it got time to tie up all the loose ends, it's like a bag full of ideas were thrown into the air, then the author just reached their hand out and picked one at random. Then said oooooo maybe this will work.
I'm truly not pleased.
This was the first book I have read/listened that Harlan Coben has written! I can't wait to listen to the others he has written!
Scott Brick's narration was enjoyable. He's either really, really good, or so so, but in this case it was the former, thankfully.
I have enjoyed other Harlan Coben books more. In this one the author played with a lot of sub-plots purely as a devise to act as red-herrings and put you off-track. Although, in the end an OK attempt was made to bring them altogether. However, on a number of occasions I did find myself becoming a little confused and had to re-trace my footsteps, something which is a bit harder to do in audio.
Scott Brick is a master and performed all characters extremely well. He's one of the best narrators around, and even mediocre books come alive if he's the narrator.
The scene towards the end when the adoptive parents were sharing a moment in the garden with the child, Tasha, while our protagonist and hero Marc watches on.
I love Harlan Coben books; there always seems to be an additional layer to them that make them all the more readable and satisfying. Keep them coming, Harlan Coben and I'll be first in the queue! Highly recommend.
What happened to the storyline regarding the wife of the gambler. Why was that even in the book. I kept waiting for her to come into the plot somehow. And she never did.
HC is descriptive as usual. Scott Brick was a great narrator. The story was amazing. Excellent "read" and terrific story line. The ending was out of left field and I like that! 😱