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Publisher's Summary

Myron hasn't heard from Terese Collins in years. Not since their affair ended with no explanation. There had been no contact since, so her call catches him off guard. She's in Paris, she says, in trouble, and only Myron can help. She tells him a sad story she's never before revealed: a good marriage, her struggles to get pregnant, the happiest moment of her life when her only child was born, the day everything she'd ever loved was taken from her. In the years since, Terese has had no contact with her ex-husband, until the phone call that brought her to Paris.

When she gets there he's been murdered, and she's a suspect. But then comes a startling piece of evidence that turns the entire case upside down, laying bare Terese's long-buried family secrets in a most shocking way and leaving Myron nowhere to turn for help. Caught in a foreign landscape where nothing is as it seems, he must tear apart the city - and eventually the globe - fighting for answers to unfathomable questions that will take Myron, and millions of Harlan Coben readers, where they have never gone before.

©2009 Harlan Coben; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[A] compulsive page-turner... The 'this could be me' factor lends poignancy to the thrills and chills." (Publishers Weekly starred review)
"[Coben's] genius is to make the seemingly mundane terrifying." (Booklist starred review)

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Decent book

This was my first Coben book and I wasnt disappointed. I thought the 1st half of the book was very, very entertaining, but the second half kind of lost me a bit. All in all, it was an entertaining listen.

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  • Mark
  • sierra madre, CA, USA
  • 04-14-09

Very disappointing

I loved the first 5 or 6 books in the Bolitar series. They were light, funny and highly entertaining. Then Coben discovered his work would sell a lot more books if he wrote "thrillers" instead of humorous detective novels -- and his work went downhill from there. This new novel is a Bolitar novel but it is more of the style of his new set of "thrillers" -- and the result is a huge disappointment and a book that I had trouble getting all the way through. The new Myron has become boring, the dialogue is no longer crisp and the "suspenseful plot" doesn't work. I feel badly writing this review because I loved the early books so much, but this is a pale shadow of his early work.

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  • Frank
  • North Carolina
  • 05-29-09

Really entertaining

This book was a lot of fun. Bolitar and Win are interesting characters. The story was surprising and fast-moving.

I was afraid I would not like Steven Weber's narration (I have not been able to look at the guy since he agreed to play Jack Nicholson's part in the bad, made-for-TV remake of "The Shining"), but he did a really good job.

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Steven Weber is amazing

You should have Steven Weber narrate all of your books. His manner of speaking brings your characters to life in a way that other narrators have not been able to do

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Esperanza?

The worst for characters. What were they thinking? When Esperanza spoke it was so bad, I had to remind myself that it was only for a moment and just get through it. sorry

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Jonathon Marsosz was a much better narrator

the audio books were so entertaining with JM as a narrator especially as Winsor Lockwood III

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Narrator made it tough

The story was involved, and although I'm not much for terrorist themes it kept me interested. However 3 stars only be used I missed that there were no action/hero scenes with Win, and the narrators voice just does not do this book justice. It does not suit for Myron and was awful and almost unlistenable for Esperanza. The first several Myron Bolitar books are all narrated by Jonathan Maroz and he was fantastic. Not sure I will finish the series having a new narrator. I would rather read them myself.

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Hate new narrator voice for Esperanza

This new narrator makes Esperanza sound like a nasally whiner instead of the Spanish sexy woman she used to sound like. And Win doesn't have the arrogant sophisticated, but a lovable bucket of laughs, that his attitude used to portray.
Definitely not impressed with the performance of the book like I used to be.

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  • LINDA R
  • PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA, US
  • 11-30-16

I miss Jonathan Marosz

The last two Myron books were performed by someone other than Jonathan Marosz and I got to tell ya NOT nearly as enjoyable. Get Jonathan back. PLEASE.

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Not Cobens best work, worth a credit though.

Pretty good book. I enjoyed it. I really love Winn and Myron. What a dynamic duo that pair is. I just wish Winn played a bigger role in these books.
I do recommend this book.