I must say this book was the hardest book I've listened to since joining audible. It was all over the place and I didn't like the narrator. It took way to long to get to the meat of the plot. I skipped (fell asleep) on several parts towards the end. I still don't know who killed the girl. I think I may ask for my credit back.
I don't know how Harlen Coben does it. He has written ALOT of books--and they all have different characters and take place in different settings. But his ability to build a storyline is amazing. His plots are intricate, but not so complicated you get lost. His books keep you totally engaged--like you'll sit in your driveway to finish listening to a chapter. He also keeps things realistic--sometimes a little dark, but he usually finishes his story with realism and an ending you're content with. He is definitely one of my top 10 authors, up there with Lawrence Block, Walter Mosley and Otto Penzler.
I prefer to listen to suspense rather than read it. I enjoyed most of these narrators characters, but this woman does a TERRIBLE Flare Hickory! Instead of sounding like a witty flamboyant attorney she makes him sound like a hoarse chain smoking Bronx grandma!
Yes the plot was good and kept me guessing but there were a few choppy parts where I felt like the characters came to conclusions or had information without any material to support the leap for the listener.
No Flare Hickory!
Yes, unfortunately I couldn't.
I love listening to Harlan Coban books but I hope he doesn't use this woman to do Flare again. Try the guy or Scott Brick again or the guy who read from The Woods was excellent!
Absolutely loved this one!!! A bit slow on the uptake to get started, but once it gets going, I couldn't put it down.
Between work , kids , school and everything that life shoves at us I need a GOOD Book
I hadn't expected to enjoy this listen , it was a nice surprise. it left me feeling sorry for being so judgmental
This story was very intriguing because I did not expect the twists and turns of the plots as the story unfolded. It was very sad -and it could actually happen. If we knew more of the stories of missing teens, I think we would be horrified at what they may have had to endure. It is just so hard to believe...
I also enjoy his books
I downloaded this ages ago but was so upset by the premise of the good guy being "caught" that I stopped listening. I tried again and finished the book in a day. The story was pretty engrossing and I enjoyed trying to figure out "whodunnit." Having said that, though, there were parts of the story that I just didn't follow - in particular, the part where the tv judge/attorney stymies the police with superior logic that completely lost me. I also wasn't sure I bought how closely the police were willing to work with a reporter but, ok, suspend disbelief. In the end, I couldn't stop listening. As for the performer(s), they didn't bother me. That said, my husband finds almost all my audiobook narrators irritating so maybe I have a high tolerance.
I enjoyed this book, and really appreciate when an author can give you twists that you can't see coming, or figure out as they are coming. Good job!