I read a lot of books in this genre. I didn't care for this one. I like stories to give me useful clues as to what in the world is going on. This one didn't. I kept expecting the pieces - and there were lots of them - to fall into place, but that happen didn't until late in the book. There could have been a good story here, but it needed more care in the telling.
This felt a little overly dramatic. The narrator was great, but it felt a little too complicated for a love story.
You can't go wrong with Harlan Coben, always a good and gripping story. I don't think this was his best book - supporting characters are better in other works - but the plot twists and the sense of humour remain brilliant.
I did not like Scott Brick's narration. He was too heavy on the cynical side of the main character, who seemed always too blasé, and failed to make a clear distiction among characters' voices. In certain dialogues, I could not know who was speaking.
Overall, an entertaining audiobook.
To live, to love, to leave a legacy.
Very good suspense throughout.
The title of the book is wrong and never seemed to fit in my mind. Maybe Finding Natalie would have been better. As for the story the main character Jake Fischer seemed a bit obsessive.
**Spoiler** His escape from Fresh Start.
Book was only OK. I gave it four stars because I really liked Scott Brick as a narrator.
I have never been disapointed with Harlan Coben's book's. I have a few of them and plan on getting the rest of them. I especially liked this one, I couldn't put it down, and the ending could not have been any better...be sure to get it.
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!
Awesome book and narration. The story is unique with much mystery and suspense. This story is also a love story that anyone who listens would love to experience in life. Scott Brick is a favorite of mine so listening made it that much more heavenly! I highly recommend.
Seems as though the author had found a good plot, made a plan, sat down and started writing anything that came into his head to come up with the appropriate number of pages. When I get lectures on "don't text and drive" and descriptions of what characters are ordering for breakfast or how to make coffee using K-cups, I know I made a bad choice!
Get his editor to trim down the mess!
I loved the storyline and bought this right away after seeing some of the good reviews.
After listening to the first third of the book, it went downhill and lost the excitement of the storyline. It began to get boring and Jake's actions began to get outrageous and too far fetched. He ran into too many different people in the story and I began to just lose interest in who was who as he tried to find his lost love. I finished it, but it was one of those, come on and finish this story ending. The ending was awful and left you very unsatisfied. I could have written a better ending and that's pushing it.
Love Scott Brick and he couldn't save it either.
The beginning chapters moved the story along to the point pretty quickly. Jake (main character) only had a 3 month romance with this Natalie woman when she quickly dumped him and married another man. Six years later, he still carries her torch, and when his opportunity to reconnect with her comes about, I think he becomes a bit overly obsessive in finding this woman. The story is good, that includes a secret society, and has good mystery solving qualities about it, but some of the main character's supposed hip lingo, kind of got on my nerves.
This seemed to be what all women want, extra tall, good looking, humble, intelligent, honest, and loving, but he still has a long way to go to match my favorite, Odd Thomas (from Dean Koontz), and my newest favority guy, Walt Longmire (from Craig Johnson).
There was no character that stood out as being exceptional.
I usually pick books that are narrated by men, because although I am a woman, most women readers voices hit a pitch that I find annoying to listen to. In some parts of this book, Scott Brick did a good job in changing voices and accents for characters, but some of his meloncholy speak was droning...but then he may have not had much choice because he was just reading what the author droned on about.
This was bought as part of the buy 2 get one free promotion.
Page-turner, suspenseful, engaging
The never ending love of the characters
The promise at the wedding scene
What We Do for Love
This book keeps you on your toes, wondering will true love win