hayward, CA, United States | Member Since 2013
This book is a blatent attempt to tug at our heart strings ... and frankly it just fails. As I listen I keep trying to figure out why I am so perturbed that I spent $ on this book. Maybe because it's just not well written .. maybe because the story line is a bit old and trite. The author wants to show us how much he know about racing cars .. he certainly shows us how little he knows about writing a compeling novel. If you want a good dog book ..don't get this one. If you want a "heroine dies of cancer" book go back to Love Story and get it over with!
This is the first time I've listened to a Harlan Coben story that was outside his normal Bolitar series and it is debatable that i will give him "another chance." His light-weight, simplistic narration style does not lend itself to this intentionally convoluted tale. Our main character is a disfunctional woman officer who is stuck in a 20 year old past. Suddenly "things" happen so she can unravel and resolve issues ... it is all very amateurish. At one point when people's lives are at stake and she is hot on a trail of kidnappers, she pulls off to make a personal side-trip, abandoning all that is urgent to "take care" of something that can clearly wait. Even the ending, which was supposed to leave us "wondering" instead gave me the feeling that the author just didn't know how to write a decent ending so he dropped it.
I wanted to like the characters .... uh, not so much. A few smatterings of humanity here and there, but overall they are forgettable.
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