Missing You by Harlan Coben ePub
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Missing You by Harlan Coben ePub
But when Kat reaches out to the man in the profile, an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light. As Kat begins to investigate, her feelings are challenged about everyone she’s ever loved—even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained.
With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.
Review – Missing You by Harlan Coben ePub
Praise for Missing You
“A dive-in, lose-sleep, and miss-your-bus-stop reading experience.”—Associated Press
“Another winner in Coben’s stack of winners.”—The Huffington Post
“Masterfully explores the costs of our techno-crazed existence…making the brilliantly stages Missing You not to be missed.”—The Providence Journal
“Delivers twists aplenty.”—The Boston Globe
“One of Coben’s best ever.”—The Globe and Mail (Canada)
“Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can’t-put-it-down thriller.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Coben has expertly constructed and then dismantled a time bomb of a plot.”—Booklist
Sadly, I cannot recommend this Harlan Coben novel. I’ve read just about all of his previous books, and they have been excellent, but I am at a loss as to why this one has his name on it. Truly, it is so dreary and silly, so boring, so very dull that I am having a very hard time believing he wrote it. It’s not even close to the quality of his previous writing. Perhaps he didn’t; many bestselling authors (James Patterson comes to mind) are getting teams of people to write for them and put their own name to it because it will usually result in sales regardless of how bad it is.
Kat, the female police officer hangs out at a bar her dead father, also a policeman, used to frequent and sits on the stool he used. Her best friend, voluptuous and seductive, is a private investigator – but we don’t really see her investigating anything. She is too busy flirting with men and when they approach her, rejecting them as unworthy. She is a caricature. A teenage boy’s fantasy. Brandon, a precocious teenager seeks Kat out to help him find his missing mother and this is the basic plot of the tedious, plodding and lifeless story. Missing You by Harlan Coben ePub
It has a sprinkle of everything: The aforementioned well-endowed friend; a black homosexual cross-dresser (the only character even remotely interesting and fleshed out) a chain-smoking gravel-voiced mother in denial of her husband’s other life, a boss with suspicious actions around her father’s death, a vapid ex-lover who dumped her and -wait for it- she still loves and pursues. Then there are the evil monsters responsible for the kidnappings of many people. There are even zombie overtones with people in coffin-like boxes. The mafia don was a mere sketch and so vapid I couldn’t believe why Coben didn’t flesh him out at least a bit. None of these characters are engaging. They are like stick-people. The plot is improbable, the ending ridiculous and the entire book a failure that had so much potential. Missing You by Harlan Coben ePub
By the time I got to the predictable end, I couldn’t care less what happened to any of them.
Honestly, I have no ax to grind with one of my all-time favourite authors, but where the heck did this silly romance posturing as a thriller come from. Not from the pen of Coben unless he was channeling a teenager. I suppose this may have been an attempt to market the book to a YA audience while keeping his loyal readers in the process. It just didn’t work. I paid nearly $20 for this and I regret not researching it since the sample seemed as if it might be ok. It wasn’t. Two thumbs down.
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Details About Missing You by Harlan Coben ePub
- Name: Missing You
- Author: Harlan Coben
- ISBN: 978-0451414120
- Language: English
- Genre: Serial Killer Thrillers, Kidnapping Thrillers, Murder Thrillers
- Format: ePub
- Size: 1 MB
- Price: Free
With over 70 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben is the #1 New York Times author of thirty one novels including RUN AWAY, FOOL ME ONCE, TELL NO ONE, NO SECOND CHANCE and the renowned Myron Bolitar series. His books are published in 43 languages around the globe.
Harlan is the creator and executive producer for the Netflix television dramas SAFE starring Michael C. Hall, Audrey Fleurot and Amanda Abbington, and THE FIVE starring Tom Cullen and OT Fagbenle. He is currently filming THE STRANGER, based on his novel, for Netflix starring Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran, Jennifer Saunders and Stephen Rea.