I have generally liked Coben's books, especially for their twists. This one is no exception in that department. However, I found it melodramatic and somewhat unsatisfying, unmitigated by Coben's own apology in the forward. As he notes, it is now dated. I'd say downright anachronistic. Too bad. Overall, I liked the plot.
Without giving away any details, there wasn't satisfying resolution of some of the story lines - a little too much like real life, I suppose. I would have preferred a little less hand-wringing internal dialogue from his characters. Sometimes he just went overboard.
If I was reading this review, as a Coben fan I wouldn't be dissuaded by it. So I know you are going to read (well, listen to) the book anyway, likely with the same eyebrow raises, silent groans and head-shakes I did, then you will look for another one of his books to listen to, also just like I did.
Brick did a good job with his narration. I don't know how he kept all the voices straight!
I don't think Coben needs to revisit this book, but I liked the detective characters.
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