For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, mourning the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Cope, as he is known, is now dealing with raising his six-year-old daughter as a single father after his wife has died of cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distracts him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened.
Is this homicide victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer 20 years ago: his first love, Lucy; his mother, who abandoned the family; and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.
©2007 Harlan Coben; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
Other than the three Mickey Bolitar novels, this is the third or fourth stand alone Coben novel I have read. It's the second one with Lauren Muse and Single Shaker. I really like when an author brings back characters. I hope to find more reoccurring characters the more and more I read from Mr. Coben.
This book was exceptional. I couldn't stop listening. I love that Harlen Coben can suck you right in. There is never a slow beginning, waiting for the story to get good. His stories are good from the get-go. I gave this book 5 stars. All of Coben's books are 5 stars. The narrator was Scott Brick. He is as phenomenal at reading these stories as Harlan Coben is as writing them. If you want mystery, romance, and terror along with tons of twists and turns then this is a book for you. Now it's just trying to decide which one to read now.
I live in Dundee, Oregon, wine country and the most beautiful place on earth...I love detective stories and just discovered John Sandford and his Prey series. Love him! I also love Rosamond Pilcher, anything read by Joe Mantagna or Bobby Cavale. Love Audiobooks more than almost anything!
No, it ran around all over the place and then just realized it was almost over the story tied up loose ends...
He perfomance was great.
I wanted more of Camille.
Story goes thru several twists & turns & until the very end you never Really get to who's causing all the challenges and/or who's telling the truth. S.Brick as usual does a fantastic job!
Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)
No idea - have only heard the audio edition.
Hmm I don't have just one moment - some of the background characters were so well described and portrayed that I felt like I knew them.
Like above, other than the ending which was yet another huge twist, there were many.
expect the unexpected
If you like interesting stories along with your mystery/suspense, then this is the book for you. Very good character development!
Scott Brick's performance was excellent, as it typically is. But this audiobook was brought down by a mediocre story. The most interesting part of the book was the rape trial, which was incidental to the main story line. Regarding the incident at the summer camp, what must have happened was pretty clear well before the end, about 3 hrs before the end. The epilog was typical in that it revealed that which was expected for much of the book.
A wonderful, unpredictable thriller. I went back ad re-listened to parts of the book just to make sure I followed the twists and turns. Good reading fun!
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