When she gets there he's been murdered, and she's a suspect. But then comes a startling piece of evidence that turns the entire case upside down, laying bare Terese's long-buried family secrets in a most shocking way and leaving Myron nowhere to turn for help. Caught in a foreign landscape where nothing is as it seems, he must tear apart the city - and eventually the globe - fighting for answers to unfathomable questions that will take Myron, and millions of Harlan Coben readers, where they have never gone before.
©2009 Harlan Coben; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"[A] compulsive page-turner... The 'this could be me' factor lends poignancy to the thrills and chills." (Publishers Weekly starred review)
"[Coben's] genius is to make the seemingly mundane terrifying." (Booklist starred review)
It is full of Coben's usual tropes, if you've read one shocking twist you know them all. But as usual it's a pretty fun ride getting there.
This book was a lot of fun. Bolitar and Win are interesting characters. The story was surprising and fast-moving.
I was afraid I would not like Steven Weber's narration (I have not been able to look at the guy since he agreed to play Jack Nicholson's part in the bad, made-for-TV remake of "The Shining"), but he did a really good job.
The book is a good read, with lots of adventure and twists and turns. I always enjoy book that take one to faraway places. The narrator absolutely makes the book. I'm anxious to hear more from him.
First off, I love this series but I will admit not every story in this series is 5 star worthy. "Long Lost" is-- with the only exception being the narrator. He failed to give our beloved characters the voices they deserved. That being said, I got over it, only cringing here and there. The story was worth it. Loved the totally creepy cliff-hanger ending. Love Winn, Esparanza, Big Cindy and Mr. and Mrs. Bolitar. Please Harlan Coben, don't make me wait too long for more Myron Bolitar!
"Long Lost" is a great story with a number of interesting "twists." It's a real suspenseful thriller with likable protagonists and humorous quips thrown in along the way. And, the reader is one of the very best I've ever listened to.
Long Lost was a good listen. The book slowed just past the middle and some of the loose ends took too long to tie up, but the ending will leave you wondering about a possiblity you never imagined.
Harlen Coben has gotten too sentimental. The first few Bolitar books were sharp and crisp. This one is too full of hesitations and sentimental feeelings that don't ring true. Bolitar has always been a bit of a dufus but now he's a sappy dufus.
The good news is that this is a book that is easy to listen to and if you are a Coben fan, yolikely u will find it acceptable. However, I did not think it one his better efforts. This was a story with a modestly clever ending but you have to endure what I felt was an awkward blend of quips, puns and murders. Further, the quips and puns were mostly tired and in some cases repetitive (there were countless terrible puns involving the name of a stewardess named Mee). It seemed the French detective was thrown into the story to create a diversion from an otherwise lackluster group of characters. Bolitar needs to grow up - there are too many instances where he clearly knows what he should or shouldn't do and then does the opposite. This creates situations that he should not been part of. I know this is supposed to be fiction, but the coincidences are too improbable to take very seriously.
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