The book just dragged and dragged, it was hard to follow at times,but I love the author, and not just bolitar novels. This was my first real disappointment.
I am usually a fan of Harlan Coben but when he often gets on the subject of love or guilt he gets sappy, writes like a High School student, and sounds like a amatuer. The story is fun to a degree but the depressed characters and much of the sappy dialogue drags the story down. This same soap opera drama and guilt is also evident in Harlan's last few Mayron Bolitar novels. I hope this is a phase he moves pasts soon.
The story caught my attention from the beginning. Even though I guessed who the murderer was 1/2 way through the book, I still want ed to finish the story. I had to know why!
I chose this book for my #JIAM challenge of listening to new to me narrators and with a bonus of a new to me author that I have been meaning to read ,I am so glad I picked this one what a great book and great narration!
I now see why Harlan Coben is so popular here at the library this was a really good mystery, it kept me guessing all the way to the end. Coben’s writing kept me glued and I didn’t want to stop listening. I liked all the different parts of the story and trying to figure out how they all came together. The cop still trying to solve a 17 year old disappearance, the ex-stripper with so much to hide, the ex-photo journalist who has lost everything; how do all these people fit together and why after 17 years is it all coming to a head.
This mystery will keep you guessing and keep you on the edge of your seat, as I said this was my first book by Harlan Coben and it will not be my last.
Scott Brick’s narration was fantastic I just love his deep voice and was impressed with his characterizations. I will be seeking out more from him and I can see now why he has so many fans and I now count myself in that group!
I'm a long time fan of both Harln Coben and Scott Brick, but I had to check the web site again to check on the narrator (thought I had been mistaken). This was not up to his usual skills in narration....so much of the time he read in a breathy style that really began to get on my nerves. What changed? Actually, as the story gained more momentum and suspense, I was bothered less by the narration. The story was good (although a little confusing at first until I got everyone straight) anf then it got better and better. What a VAST improvement over his last Myron Bolitar story, which left me quite angry at him! A pretty good 'sit-longer in-the-parking-lot, drive-around -the-block-twice thriller
Likes: Dean Koontz, Lee Child, Janet Eveanvich, Jennifer Crusie/Bob Mayer, Harlen Coben....a real mixed bag!
I love Harlan Coben, but to be honest, I had grown tired of Bolitar, so I had stayed away for a while. This stand alone novel reminded me of why I fell so hard for his books in the first place. I couldn't stop listening after the first few minutes. Worth the credit!
The story had lots of twists and turn and it kept my interest to the last page.
This book has made me want more from this author and appreciate editing crime mysteries even more.
His delivery is always fantastic. I have never been disappointed in any book he has
If I had to cut a character if would be the Bloom's boss.
Sometimes I have a hard time getting into a book right away, so when I am finished I like to start again to paint a more vivid picture of characters and events.
I LOVE Audible
This story is gripping, I can not stop listening. Scott Brick's presentation is amazing, he does suspense/thrillers very well. Love this style of book.
If you like escape from reality with a little thrill, this is great... I have just downloaded more of Harlan Coben's work.
I will always listen to a book performed by Scott Brick, but doubt that I'd use a credit to buy another from Harlan Coben.
This is another stellar performance by Scott Brick. I have listened to several of his other performances and when I see a book that is highly rated AND see that he is the narrator, I usually jump on board.
God, I hope not.
This is one of those books that, after getting to the end, makes you say "That's it?"
I almost abandoned the book after about 3 hours, because the character development was horrible. I didn't care about anyone or make any connections to them whatsoever. I finished it because I thought it would eventually get better, and Scott Brick was doing a brilliant job of trying to carry the book through to the end.
kept me glued to my ear phones. Great characters and interesting story lines which keep you guessing
Detective Broome is relentless!
Scott keeps you engaged in the story by his magnificent story telling.
loved the ending, never saw it coming!