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.
Believable characters. Intriguing plot. Page turner that keeps you on the edge. Author never disappoints.
The plot kept my attention, but I felt like some of the climactic moments came out of the blue - needed a better set up and more character development to fully engage the willing suspension of disbelief - especially around Jeff and Dana. They're perspective is introduced too late for the reader to be invested.
Worth a credit for a long car ride!
I couldn't stop listening to this story! It was a plot full of suspense! It was my 1st from this author and now I'm looking forward to listening to more from him.
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Not one thing, but so many things about the book. I began listening to Mr. Coben over twenty years ago, when his books were all about Myron Bolitar. Those books were great, but eventually Mr. Coben knew that he had to diversify. And he has done so brilliantly. This is a stand-alone book which features an NYPD cop named Cat, her friend Stacy, and a whole host of other characters who are each interesting and well drawn. I really loved the entire book. The ending is very suspenseful and exciting, and if you are reading it before you go to sleep, you may have a tough time settling down. The suspense at the end is real, and it grips you so hard that you can't let go. I have no idea how long Mr. Coben can keep writing these terrific books, but he shows no signs of slowing down.Far from repeating himself, Mr. Coben seems to be picking up new tricks, and it is fun to watch him use these new toys.
Yes. Mr. Coben has kept current on a number of contemporary cultural experiences. One that plays a big part in this book is the world of internet dating. Cat has been given a gift membership to one of these sites, called You are just my type. She is stunned to find a man who she had been in love with a very long time ago: they had broken up eighteen years ago. However, Jeff Raines has taken a new name, and this plot development sets off a number of chases, all of which are interesting and very well written. Jeff leads Cat to a vicious villain who does unspeakable things to innocent people who have responded to the site. I will spare you the horrific details. By the middle of the book, a character named Dana and her son Brandon have risen to the center of the action, and by this time the action has reached the proverbial fever pitch. This is a book in which Part II is just as good as Part I. Mr. Coben interweaves his many characters into the group of plots that are each as gripping as the next. This is great writing.
I have never heard Ms. Lavoy narrate before, but I am glad to say that I will now look for her other performances. While she has a little trouble with male voices, after a while that just doesn't matter, because she brings you along for the marvelous ride that shifts into high gear until the very end of the book. Many contemporary themes are involved, and both author and narrator handle each of them with great skill. I can complain about absolutely nothing. You should have a great deal of fun with this book, and if it causes you to go back to listen to some of the Myron Bolitar books, so much the better. The older books are very funny, with the more recent works concentrating more on plot and less on jokes. I just do not know how Mr. Coben keeps turning out these great books so quickly and regularly. He is becoming one of our most prolific authors. You'd think that he would run out of steam after two decades, as, for instance, James Lee Burke has done, sadly. But no. Mr. Coben does not run out of inventive, greatly interesting characters and plots, and he shows no signs of flagging. My hat is off to him. May he write this well for another two decades.
I couldn't possibly do that. It's too long, for one, and also I enjoy waiting for what is to come in the books in between readings. I like to be able to savor a great book for a long time, rather than consuming it in one humongous bite.
Not really. I do wonder whether Mr. Coben can bring out Myron and Win and that entire cast for one more go-round. Mr. Coben seems to reach into his humor bag more deeply when he writes about Myron, and his humor is great. Truly, you won't go wrong by buying almost any book written by Harlan Coben: he is by now a national treasure.
i only gave it 4 stars as a 5 star book is one i can listen to again and enjoy just as. much. saying this the book kept twisting anf turning til the very end an excellent read#
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