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 listened to this book while I was working in Guam. While it wasn't his best work, it was still pretty entertaining. I like a strong female lead in books, but what I found a bit odd was some of the plot items of this book, the Captain of the main protagonist seems like he acted outside of his professional control several times and I found that part to be a bit unbelievable.
Mr. Coben I think most have been a romance writer at one time because it seems all his lead characters in his books have soul mates that are separated from each other for dumb reasons and are feeling sorry for themselves ever since. Luckily he is not so heavy with this theme this time so it's more fun. Characters are a bit thin and vocabulary lame but mystery is fun and well passed.
Wow, I don't know if it's because Harlan shouldn't write from a woman's perspective or the bad formula, or the dumbed down perspective, but this book was so bad, it was a joke. HC is an amazing writer, or was, I long for the Myron Bolitar series, this style is unforgivable. Sorry buddy, but snap out of it.
I thought her voice emphasis was too strong, a little too much like a teen novel trying to keep the teen audience involved, but that's just me.
Sort of. It started slow, picked up, then the ending was like really stupid.
This had a truly horrible, silly ending. The "What??" kind.
The hacking; always wish I could do that. (For fun, not illegally, lol)
Try to stick to my rule, if the story doesn't grab you in the first chapter, dump it.
The multiple plots and twists that kept you in your seat guessing and working along Kat.
Kat, and her ability the author portrait as down to earth character in believable situations.
January carries the novel and characters moving along and easily distinguishable. Great narrator.
Kept listening during my spare time. Great novel, characters, and narrator
Missing You reminds me of the following two novels I had previously read, Still Missing and Safe House...
Not without mitigating circumstances - an author I respect.
Every character- principal or villain - repeatedly uses the term "fair point" and/or "good point" repeatedly as part of the terrible dialogue that characterizes this book.
The villains are unbelievable. The plot, the main characters' background and stories, and the denouements are far fetched. So are the emotions and the concocted circumstances that two principals endured for 18 years. But as bad as those are, the dialogue descends to being awful and trite. It sounds like a man trying to write his interpretation of the mindset and voice of a female and making an embarrassing mockery of it. And worse is the reading- delivered in over the top style, especially when delivering the thoughts and words of the main character. Hard to call her a heroine in this trashy and gory tale. Kept hoping it would get better. But unlike progressing through a good thriller, one can't wait for this one to end in order to be done with it. Better not to have started it.
Great narrator with different voices and styles for each character, an intriguing story, and a mystery that never failed to keep my interest made this an amazing listen. If you weren't a fan of Six Years, still give this a try - i thought it was much better.
Audio edition is best for me, but that's only my own opinion.
Yes It did because it went forward without any unnecessary parts.
No, she was new for me and did a very good job, indeed.
Difficult to choose one part as everything was mixed together very well. Both the red line and the side lines fit well into the story.
Harlan Coben is my favorite author why I can only say that MISSING YOU must be one of his very best novels.
As has become a typical dark counterpart to Coben's vastly entertaining Myron Bolitar series, every book that I can think of since then has involved heart-wrenching kidnapping or people missing--children, adults, whoever. This is no different, only more so.
However, he writes through a female persona this time, cop Kat. And, he does a good job. She is self-depricating and wise-cracking, and canny. Funny how he subtly evokes the Bolitar series with the Windsor Lockhorn building where Kat and her friend have a safe place to meet.
Good listen, but SO tired of the kidnapping/missing theme. Why the obsession? There are so many other interesting mysteries and capers.
Yes and no. Performance was just not up to par.
Same old stuff. Evil bad guy in charge and running poor victim until the last 20 minutes. Too many other irrelevant story lines.
Whiny to over the top super modern female with total disdain for the male gender.
none really. just background noise
Coben needs to come up with a new formula. The bad guys always slip up in the end which means you wade through 9/10s of the book to get to the contrived ending.
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