Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.
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I am a fan of Harlan Coben but this one was a stinker. I felt like I was reading a Patterson "Murder Wives Club" book. Too much cheese and too little story.
The plot story could have worked out it just didn't. Everyone is entitled to a mulligan.
Coben has a gift as an author. His prose is effortless, contemporary, and very engaging. Every once and a while this style meshes with a taught story. When the style and story come together, magic happens.
Sadly, Missing You misses in the plot department. Its not only the plot, its also the characters. The plot is far fetched. A female detective in the middle of uncovering some discrepancies regarding her fathers murder 20ish years ago also goes online, finds pictures of her ex-fiance from that same time. ALSO... some kid comes into the precinct where the protagonist works and gets her involved with some other strangeness regarding his missing mother.
The plot weaves in and out as the characters are developed. Kat, the police officer protagonist, is so weak as a detective, its flabbergasting. Maybe its because I just listened to a Harry Bosch book right before this. But I expect a little depth when it comes to police mysteries.
This book isn't a complete disaster. The writing style as I said is solid.
The story was interestingly woven together January is incredible in her ability to create the voices of all the characters. My new favorite narrator.
Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)
This was a wonderful, exciting, and very enjoyable book by Harlan Coben - one of his best in my opinion. The narration was so perfect and added to my enjoyment. I've actually returned a couple of Coben's books because of bad narration. This book was interesting from beginning to end!
The narrator did a great job. The suspense nearly killed me a couple of times. Nice touches of humor. I'd like a bit more of the humor. Harlan Coben rocks as usual.
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
I liked this book as it is very modern dealing with the fishing that goes on with the internet. Very good plot and a fun read who done it!
I found this book extremely disappointing. It contained so many obnoxious stereotypes relating to gender and sexuality that I found it irritating and offensive. The female detective is sad and lonely, resents and feels threatened by all other women who are good looking, pines after an old flame and stalks him, hangs out with her gay pal with psychiatric problems, and has daddy issues. I could go on with examples of stereotyping but I don't want to ruin the "plot" for those poor people who make the mistake of listening to this. I had to fast forward through passages that were so hackneyed and cliched I couldn't bare to listen to them. There was nothing to redeem this book: not good plotting, not high suspense, not credible action, not believable relationships, not intelligent characters, and certainly not insight into psychology or contemporary society. I am very hard pressed to understand how this author could apparently be so popular. Don't be pulled in by the hype - find something better to listen to - which in this case would be almost anything.
If you like mystery/suspense/thriller novels which have good storylines and are well written, then you will most likely love this one. It's an easy listen.
This suspenseful mystery will keep your head in the story. I could hardly put it down to do other things. The suspense begins on page one and builds and builds to the very end. This is a story of kidnapping, extortion and murder, and is driven by the love a son has for his mother and the love that Kat, a NYPD detective, has for her ex - the man who got away. And oh yeah, Detective Kat is also trying to find out who killed her father all those years ago. Coben weaved two good plots with a strong female protagonist into a solid story with clever plot twists, and subplots which will keep you guessing. One reviewer called it a " rollercoaster ride of a story." The characters are well developed and their back stories garners sympathy, and I cared about what was happening to them and whether they lived or died.
January LaVoy did a marvelous job narrating this many-characters story, and although her male voices were little bit suspect, it did not distract from her overall performance. I always knew who was speaking which speaks more to Coben's excellent writing skills. A very entertaining story... Recommend....
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