I hadn't planned to review this but when I saw it on the Essentials list I had to. If I'd heard the words "I said nothing" one more time I would have vomited. The book is long and I didn't like any of the characters - they are all jerks or sad sacks, no one to really root for. Coben is a decent but not great mystery writer and this was only mediocre. Too many twists and turns and then I guessed the "surprise" ending long before it was revealed. I kept at it just to get to the end, but it was torture at times and I could hardly wait to get on to another story.
This is the second Harlan Coben novel I've listened to and in both novels (The Woods) Coben continually uses the phrase "I said nothing." Can't he do better than that? The story is interesting but his writing is so terrible I found myself constantly rolling my eyes. I'll never read another book by this guy if I can help it.
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