An intriguing tale with interesting characters. So often in thrillers, the plot seems contrived and the characters act with little or no connection with reality; frequently they're whiny and difficult to root for. Coben's "Hold Tight" avoids that whining while his characters are under stress, and their actions seem reasoned and realistic; even Nash, an admitted "crazy," is intelligent and calculating, and makes some interesting observations on the human condition! Recommend this read (or listen, in my own case)!
Scott Brick as narrator is good, though I've come to want to hear Richard Ferrone narrate everything after all the Sandford audiobooks listened to over the last several months!
I have four kids and after reading this book I am so happy they are grown. Otherwise I would spy on them and check everything they do. This books really makes parents look twice at their children and question everything they say. The endings were neatly tied and had some nice surprises. Not all kids are unaware of grown-folks-business.
Yes, very engaging and keeps you guessing. I fell in love Mr. Bae
I am a huge fan of Harlan Coben. I love the Myron B series (mainly Win, such a good/bad boy) but I could not put down this book. Mr. Coben certainly knows how to keep his readers attention and he always seems to tie the stories together nicely. Some minor issues but not significant enough to mention.
Absolutely loved the story and looked for every opportunity to listen. Scott Brick is one of the best readers I've ever heard. I can't tell you my favorite part of the story without giving away a surprise! but I can tell you the performance was phenomenal I promise you will enjoy this book
this is the first book by Harlan Coben that I finally think I can appreciate his genius. There are so many stories running parallel in this book that seem unrelated yet are all compelling and in the end all tied together in a nice complete package. the characters are compelling as well but most of all his insights into culture and The Human Condition are one of the best elements of this book and a good reason in themselves to pick it up. highly recommended.
Here's the thing about basing a plot on current technology: it isn't current long. Without giving too much away, I'll say this plot resolution depends on technology that may have been new and shocking in 2008, but is commonplace now.
The second problem in this book is that it takes quite some time for the plot lines to converge. I was reading along about the teenager's disappearance, which is the most interesting part, and began wondering where these other random chapters full of murder and mayhem fit in. Once all is revealed -- let's just say it's improbable in the extreme. There are way too many ancillary characters/subplots to keep track of. I still can't quite figure who's related to whom.
Another thrilling Coben book. I would suggest to have a note with each persons name because there are a lot of characters. Great read!
I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.
I have a good many of Harlan Cobens books, he's a good Author and has intriguing amd interesting stories. This one had just a little to many characters than I prefer, and in places lost me. But all in all its a good book. you won't be disappointed,.