I usually enjoy Harlan Coben's books, but this one seemed disjointed. Perhaps if I had listened to the last 2 hours, I would have understood how the subplot related to the main story.
I never finished the book. The overly dramatic narration drove me crazy. He dramatized every sentence. I wondered if he was reading the words, but with no comprehension.
Yes I would listen again. Loved the suspense but a very typical ending.
Although this book is good. It was mostly to pass the time away. Typical for TV movie book.
This was my first Harlan Coben novel, picked mostly because I'm reluctant to delve into one of the myriad series novels that are so prevalent in the mystery/thriller genre. I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns of the plot, and I immediately looked for another Coben novel as soon as I finished this one.
Unfortunately, it looks like most of Coben's novels are read by Scott Brick, whose narration of this one was SO bad that I kept wondering how this guy even got a job as a narrator. 99.9% of the sentences are delivered in a ridiculously over-dramatic way. I felt like I was on a rollercoaster with each one, starting out slowly and quietly, then louder and more DRAMATIC at the top, then settling down toward the end. For example, "Carol went to the REFRIGERATOR and TOOK OUT a BOTTLE of SODA! and then closed the door and turned away." (My sentence, not Coben's, although even the most ordinary sentences were delivered this way).
The narration was so distracting that I considered dropping this book many times. But the story was compelling enough that I slogged through.
Tell us about yourself! I enjoy diffrent authors. Some of my favs are the Ken Follett series, some suspense and mystery .
Could totally happen
Yes because it kept you guessing what was going to happen.There were so many people intertwined into this big mess
When Adam's Dad went looking for him in the nightclub
Prescription for Tragedy
Really makes you think how one poor decision on anyones part can lead to so many poor choices.
It was three different stories that all tied in at the end. Covered all areas of suspense...had to keep listening to see how it would end.
71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
If you are looking for a lot of reader surprises, this is not the book for you. I really enjoy Harlan Coben's sports books, but this is not as interesting. It does go into questions of how much freedom should a child have to protect his own secrets? Are his parents entitled to know everything about his life or can he keep part of his life as his own, without intrusion from his parents? This book reminds us that parents do have a certain responsibility to protect their children and that sometimes mean intruding on the private side of their lives. I always like Scott Brick as a narrator and he is up to his usual standard in this book.
Really Good Book
The main character and his moral fiber. I liked how he changed to fit the situation. I also liked his little daughter. I liked his faithful friend and how friends come to you in different ways.
I think he does an excellent job. I love listening to books he performs.
Run because...You're Next
Great story, would definitely recommend. It did get a little long at times but overall, very good story.
The book stared out with promise and quickly turned into this twisted jumbled tangle of words and countless characters making it hard to follow. If you're going to listen to this book have a pen and paper handy.