This was my first Harlan Coben book and, as a parent, I found the premise both challenging and thought-provoking, while as an educator I continue to be astonished at how few parents realize how vulnerable their children are to online predators. This book demonstrated how children are usually much more technologically savvy than those who are charged with protecting them, while having fewer skills to recognize when they are being controlled and/or manipulated by others (making them doubly defenseless). The story line was believable and current, the characters seemed real, and the ethical issues as seen from the viewpoint of parents, their children, their friends, and law enforcement kept me thinking about the story (and each individual's pressures and choices) long after I finished "reading" the book. I will definitely be reading more of his books.
I'm not really sure why people dis Scott Brick. I enjoy his narration.
This was a great book. I do agree that the last 20 minutes was a bit on the 'slow' side, but I appreciate that nothing was left hanging, and that last 20 minutes made sure there were no loose ends hanging.
I enjoyed the story very much. I thought it was quite insightful of love, trust and the unexpected turns fate can have in lives. Well worth reading
Even in escapist thrillers (and I do love a good mystery, thriller and even the occasional Stephen King escape), you need characters you can care about. I suppose if you find helicopter parents and their spoiled, self-involved children compelling, you will enjoy this. I did not
I loved this book and the narration. Couldn't pull myself away from my ipod. Kept wanting to listen to just one more chapter. Harlan Corbin is a master writer of suspense and of keeping you on the edge. Very fast paced and entertaining...I would definitely recommend this Audible selection.
A good story line for everyone who has a teen at home. Parenting is difficult even when you think you know what's going on. This story deals the the issues of where do you draw the line on invasion of privacy and good parenting.
He has never let me down, ever. The first book I read of his was 'Don't Tell' and I've been hooked since. 'Hold Tight' brings in the action & suspense and you just didn't know how it was going to go. I love that! There were no useless words, scenes or characters to fill in the pages. The narrator was a nice fit; he made you want to keep listening and at the end of the book I was sorry it was over. I recommend this particular book as well as all his others.
Just a heads up though, His book "Promise Me' is a better read than a listen. The narration is pretty bad, Unfortunately it's the author himself. Sorry Harlan, but you're a writer, not a narrator.
I remember reading Coben's "Tell No One" & I was so hooked on it...the same here.
He has the great gift to make random events all come together in a way you just didn't see coming.
All I can say is "WOW" & bring on the next one.
This is the first Harlan Coben book I have read and I am HOOKED. I am a big James Patterson fan and Harlan gives James a run for his money. I loved how the stories intertwined and I would have never guessed it in a million years! Highly Recommended!!!