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.
This standalone is very full of good characters of all ages. Could this really happen? It's the perfect storm of human failings, yearnings, disappointment and grief. Throw in a little crazy and there you have it. Good read!
I liked it. And I like Coben. There were just too many story lines weaved in and "solved" at the very last minute. Good, not great.
I have never been disappointed by Harlan Coben's novels. He's a master at weaving seemingly unrelated characters and events into a climax you weren't expecting.
It was fairly easy to connect with Mike and Tia Baye as the story began.
Like most parents today, when the kids begin to act funny we're drawn to do those things we'd normally never do. Mike and Tia don't know exactly what's going on with Adam, but the death of his friend has them determined to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. The "whatever" includes placing spyware on his computer.
While all this is going on, a madman and his female partner are kidnapping women and killing them in barbaric fashion. Coben also interweaves the torment of a father when his young daughter is humiliated by a popular teacher and becomes the subject of aggressive bullying in school.
The search for answers begins at a popular nightclub for kids which includes activities and counseling services...everything a kid might need to entertain and help when life becomes complicated.
How Coben pulls all this together is what makes him one of the current masters of thrillers and suspense!
The narrator took me back to the days of Dragnet and Detective Sgt. Joe Friday. I found it both humorous at times and a bit unsettling because the subject matter was not at all tongue-in-cheek.
This is the second Harlan Coben book I've read and I thought both were fantastic. What starts as so many threads are expertly woven back together to reveal shocks and surprises. I highly recommend.
I have committed Scott Brick's name to memory. I will never listen to anything else narrated by him. His overly dramatic reading completely buries the story. His suburban mothers even sound like New Jersey thugs.
Possibly. I have listened to several Coben stories, but all of them were better than this one. It was completely unbelievable. I finished it, but the last half was torture.
Overly dramatic. I felt like I was in a soap opera. Dark Shadows has nothing on this guy.
"Oh Brother". Enough with the drama. I couldn't hear the characters voices through Brick's melodrama.
Just be sure you know what you're getting yourself into with this narrator. It grates after a short time.