Have heard of the author but thought he would just be OK - really enjoyed the suspense. Will definitely look for more from him!
Definitely. I'm sure there are details that I missed hearing on my first listen. It's a very interesting book that I think I could get more out of giving it a second listen.
I have not but he did an awesome job on this one! I will look for his performances in the future.
No laughing or crying but I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happened next!!
I have read several Harlan Coben books but this is my first audio book by him. I travel a lot and don't get to read as much as I'd like to. This audio book was just as good as reading the book myself! I buy a lot of audio books but most often, they fall short. I'd rather read them myself. This book; however, did not!
I enjoyed this book. I listen to a lot of books and can find issues is all of them. This isn't the best Coben but worth a listen and I would recommend this one.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
This was a good serial killer mystery with several different past and current stories coming together. The main investigative detectives were interesting enough, however, the story is based more around the backstories surrounding the suspects. Because of a current missing persons/possible murder and an old missing persons case with a similar MO, a group of old friends, that back in the day ran together in the fast lane of sex and drugs, find themselves drawn into the investigation. The Atlantic City PD needs them to help tie up some loose ends that are becoming very relevant to their current case, which is becoming even bigger than they originally thought. Things get even more ramped up when the gangster father of the current missing person hires a couple of sadists that are given orders to find his son no matter who they have to torture or eliminate. I figured out who the killer was early on but stayed intrigued by the clever way all the pieces fit together, the twist at the end, and the strong bonds held between these estranged friends, which ultimately lead them to form very different futures.
The narration in the beginning was a little off for Scott Brick but once he hit his stride he was great. This was my first Harlan Coben novel and I found his fast paced writing style exciting.
There hasn't been a Harlan Coben book I didn't like, until this one. The Myron and Mickey Bolitar series were amazing. I couldn't get enough of those. In this book there are so many characters, some with double lives/different names that it's hard to keep them all straight. It isn't centered on any certain character. The story line hasn't really gone anywhere and it's so boring. I'm still not sure exactly what in the world is going on. It's not very well written. I only paid $4.95 for this and it was still too much. I still have six hours to go on this and I'll probably skip to the end.
Unafraid to read from any genre.
I was a bit frustrated with the beginning few chapters, but decided to stick with the book. I was glad I did.
The story interweaves several characters into a tangled web of lies, deceptions, past mistakes. Before long, two of the most interesting antagonists I've seen show up in town, leaving horrific destruction in their wake. The last half to one third of the book make up for the reader's patience at the beginning - there is heart-racing suspense as we track from character to character, with the mystery finally unraveling into a startling conclusion.
I found the narration to be a bit grating at times: I wasn't fond of Scott Brick's whispered female voice for the part of Meagan, and some of the choices he makes in his line reading, but overall, he got better as the story's pace increased. The rest of his characterization was good.
Overall, a very solid, a-typical mystery thriller. I will definitely investigate more from this author.
I would have appreciated simple efforts from the author to go back and review the book to revise/remove clichéd metaphors used multiple times, and particularly to tie up the numerous loose ends left unresolved. The characters felt like a cast of paper cut-outs (suburban soccer mom, stripper, barmaid, talented yet troubled photojournalist, middle-aged detective who can't let go of a case...). There were also two very disturbing and implausible characters (Ken & Barbie) who were apparently there to add urgency to the plot, but they felt entirely ridiculous and detracted from the book as a whole. Overall, my impression was that this was a first draft or rushed to publication too early for some reason. I have been satisfied with other books by Coben, so I don't know what happened here.
I haven't heard any of Scott Brick's other performances, but I thought he did a good job here.
My overwhelming reaction to this book was boredom. I considered just abandoning the book halfway through, but listened anyway. Sadly, it wouldn't have mattered.
Probably not because once yo know the end the thrill is gone.
it had alot of twists and kept you interested.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
The story was great but the narration was fabulous!!!!
It did keep you guessing but my deductive mind figured it out about 3/4ths the way in.
Scott Brick is thus far my favorite male narrator, everything he reads comes to life, I can envision it as he reads...from the bottom of the well to the soldering iron....
Near the end when Cassy is injured and in the hospital, I almost had to pull over on the side of the road and the ending was moving as well.
kept me listening
I couldn't figure it out and when I did, it even took a stranger turn. Excellant.
And some very good lines: " I will take a side of Lipitor with that!" made me laugh.