I’ve read a fair number of Coben’s books and I enjoy them in spite of myself – they’re kind of my limit in terms of gritty without literary value.
Kat Donavan, a homicide detective and the daughter of a cop who was murdered many years prior, has been given a membership to a dating site. There she finds her old boyfriend, fiancé, who also left her life many years ago and whom she’s never been able to quite get over .
by Harlan Coben
2014 / 416 pages
read by January LaVoy – 11h 46m
rating B- / suspense-crime
All this comes to a head when Brandon’s mother goes missing and Brandon, a teenage boy whose father is deceased, seeks out Cat for help. They appear to be unrelated cases but the reader knows they’ll be intertwined .
On some level there’s a rather compelling story involved, for me anyway, but when it gets to what the culprits are actually doing – well … (sigh). And although some of the plot twists are interesting and a bit twisty, there are also times when I was either bored or disgusted. Yes, I’ll read Harlan Coben again because he’s written a lot better thrillers, but it will likely be awhile.