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.
©2014 Harlan Coben (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Words and music to the song “Demon Lover” composed by Michael Peter Smith, Bird Avenue PublishingASCAP, © 1986, used with permission. All rights reserved.
So disappointed in H Coben. Plot is mediocre, dialogue is trite, boring, simple. Narration is much too slow, especially considering how concrete and trite the words are. I listened to it at 1.5 speed just to see if it got any better. It didn't.
I enjoyed this story and seeing how everything tied together in the end. There was one part that I knew was coming from the beginning, but even though it took the characters in the book much longer to figure out, I still really enjoyed this book a lot. It was my first Harlan Coben book, but I will be checking out more of his books now.
Coben's prose about the passionate love affair between Kat & Jeff was repetive and took way too much of the story. Her rendition of this was so tedious in the beginning that I was about to can the book and get a refund. And by the time the "reunion" rolled around, I was too close to the end to chuck it. When she did the main parts of the book, she had a passable performance. However, she is considerably lacking in a talent to express most emotions. This detracted a lot from my enjoyment of Coben's real rtalent.
Yes - see the above commentary. No, I neither laughed nor cried
Has to be Coven's best one yet. The story has one twist after another that are unexpected and beautifully woven together. So happy I picked this one up.
I'm not sure where to start. It's so disturbing to think that someone created this story line. It was very complex to say the least. The key female character Kat Donovan's story intertwined into the line of fire of a very disturbed human who was scheming innocent people of their money and holding them hostage in unmanageable conditions until he stole all the money he wanted and then murdered them in horrific ways. It was interesting to see how the story of her fathers death played into the plot and outcome. The last 10 chapters I had to make myself finish because it was so disturbing.
The narration was okay for the voice of Kat Donovan but not for the male characters. Not my favorite by far.
I'm not sure I'll be able to listen to or think of the the John Waite song "Missing You" in the same way again.
The narrator captured the different characters in an appealing way. I especially liked her voice for Brandon.
The story was exciting, intriguing, fast-paced and even had some romance. One tiny thing I didn't like about the story: Stacey and Cat were too derisive toward the potential suitors who approached them. (Or maybe I should say 'random guys who approached them in the bar' instead of suitors.) I would not, right off the bat, label a guy who orders a "Dasani" instead of a bottled water as an irredeemable douche. Also, could they say they were not interested in a kinder way?
It's been a while since I've read a Harlan Coben. I think I will start reading them again.
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