This book has soul and substance. Gripping and suspenseful; deeply touching and humane, it has a literary core that will attached itself to your soul and leave you breathless on the last page. May 21, Frances rated it liked it. Although it was tempting to abandon, the plot finally started to develop and surprisingly it became hard to put down.
Harlan Coben knows how to keep the reader on edge, and soon the pages were flying by. Overall the book was enjoyable once you were past those first annoying chapters. View all 34 comments. Wow, I thought this book was one of the best I have read so far this year. I think it was so perfect for my taste because it built an amazing back story, actually two , that kept building and really helped me to connect with the characters.
Then, just when the two mysteries were on the verge of making me crazy, the rollercoaster started down on its lightening speed descent. Hold on to your hat and whatever else you brought along with you because it has an extremely exciting, explosive ending wi Wow, I thought this book was one of the best I have read so far this year. Hold on to your hat and whatever else you brought along with you because it has an extremely exciting, explosive ending with a very short cooling down period. When the person who confessed to his killing dies, the information he provided starts to become chock full of holes, which in turn sends Kat into overdrive with more questions than ever.
At the time of her father's death Kat's personal life basically went down the tubes.
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She has devoted herself to her work and searching for the truth behind what really happened all those years ago, this of course does not leave much time for relationships or dating. When her best friend signs her up on a computer dating service she is astounded to find an old love interest on the site as well. When curiosity gets the Kat, she sends a message out to him only to be shut down cold. Kat is confused but decides to let sleeping dogs lie, however, her best friend is not and starts her own little investigation.
Shortly after the the big brush off a young college student comes in out of the blue asking for her help to find his mother who he thinks is missing. She is perplexed as to why he would come to her for help when the crime, if any, is not in her district and she has never laid eyes on this young man before. Well, this is where the plot thickens, trusted people become deceptive and people she has never counted on for commeradery start coming out of the wood work to help her.
January LaVoy is a wonderful narrator, her voices and timing were spot on and certainly helped build the story. I highly recommend this suspense-thriller. View all 24 comments. May 12, Andrew Smith rated it did not like it Shelves: not-finished. I'm taking a 'life's too short' approach to books these days and on this basis I've decided it's way too short to continue with this one. I've preached about the value I put on audiobooks before but there is a downside to this format.
If the reader is good it can add value to the telling of the story but if they are bad it can ruin it completely. Now, I'm not saying Kerry Shale is a bad reader but here he uses some terrible, condescending voices to portray a number of the male characters. It's j I'm taking a 'life's too short' approach to books these days and on this basis I've decided it's way too short to continue with this one. It's just so off-putting I can't continue.
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As for the story, I'm afraid it just feels very routine and unexciting. The characters are one dimensional and overall it's just dull, dull, dull. Ah well, the good news is it will free me up to pick up something better. View all 21 comments. Apr 22, Nancy rated it it was ok. Two and a half stars. Clearly not Coben's best. In fact--the book was not a cohesive whole. I've read pretty much everything Coben's written, and liked most of it, but this outing was an incoherent pastiche. Let's see. You've got Kat and her father's murder and her cop buddies, all with issues. You've got the boyfriend who dumped her, mysteriously re-appeared.
You've got the online dating issue. You've got nasty criminals in different flavors, committing nasty crimes in rather bizarre ways. You'v Two and a half stars. You've got biracial, bisexual manic-depressives. You've got the wisecracking sidekick, and the little sly references to other Coben characters.
But the pieces don't precisely fit together into a believable story. And worse, you get Coben's smart-ass verbal tone--the one that works so well for Myron Bolitar--coming out of the mouths of other characters. And finally, you get long stretches of characters running around in the woods or drinking expensive booze, etc etc, that feel like no nice way to say this padding. A disappointment, all around. View all 5 comments. I must be one sentimental bastard.
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Eighteen years? No problem. Seize the moment. Or maybe it was Sigmund or Freud or Siskel or Ebert. And when blood made its metallic appearance, I had one of my woo-hoo moments. No, wait, a hug around the neck would probably be more appropriate here. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat, as the pages flipped with effortless ease, and I ground my teeth to relieve just a bit of the tension.
Kat and Dana and Brandon proved a dynamic trio that I could get behind, or in front of, as we headed off into battle, even if I ended up in a rather precarious position. The ending came a bit too soon although not at the wrong time , but I wanted to continue to dangle on the edge of the plateau staring down at the river below. Was I satisfied? I received this book for free through NetGalley. Cross-posted at Robert's Reads View all 7 comments. Jul 06, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: mysteries-thrillers.
I have a weakness for Harlan Coben thrillers. Every time I pick up a Coben novel, I get gripped by the story and race through the book, ignoring everything around me. It follows Kat Donovan, an NYPD detective, who is investigating the case of a missing woman, but she's also secretly trying to figure out who murdered her father almost 20 years ago.
Yes, yes, the proliferation of crime TV shows means it's become a cop trope that an officer is haunted by a parent's h I have a weakness for Harlan Coben thrillers. Yes, yes, the proliferation of crime TV shows means it's become a cop trope that an officer is haunted by a parent's homicide, but just roll with it. Anyway, Kat is working multiple leads, one of which involves her ex-boyfriend, Jeff, who might be mixed up in something illegal.
But I should have known that everything comes together in the end. Sorry this review is so light on details, but to give more would take all the fun out of it. If this is your first Coben, you're in for a wild ride. Favorite Quote: "We all have our demons. But men? They have them much worse. The world tells them that they are the leaders and great and macho and have to be big and brave and make a lot of money and lead these glamorous lives. But they don't, do they? Look at the men in this neighborhood. They all worked too many hours. They came home to noisy, demanding homes.
Something was always broken they needed to fix. They were always behind on the house payments. Women, we get it. Life is about a certain kind of drudgery. We are taught not to hope or want too much. They never get that. View 1 comment. Jan 05, Rob rated it really liked it Shelves: stand-alone-thrillers. Harlan Coben is the go to man for seat of your pants excitement. At the same time Kat Donovan, a 40 years old, single, NYPD detective sees a picture of her boyfriend from 18 years ago on a online dating site. Kat would like to catch up but when she sends a t Harlan Coben is the go to man for seat of your pants excitement.
Kat would like to catch up but when she sends a text message to him the response is from someone who is not her ex. There is something going on here. Brendan, a genius with computers, tracks Kat down and unloads all his worries on Kat concerning his mother. Kat and Brendan decide to look a little closer at the dating site. What they uncover is a whole lot more than just dating scam. This rolls along at a rate of knots and packs in more tension than is good for someone my age. The ending was a jaw dropper but came with a large dose of the BS factor. Highly recommended for adrenalin junkies.
Feb 19, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: mystery. Missing You Detective Kat Donovan is persuaded to put her profile on an online-dating site. As she clicks through possible matches, she sees a familiar face. The name is not that of the man she first fell in love with, but the face convinces Kat that is the same man. From this very coincidental event, the entire plot will develop, involving missing men and women and an adaptable villain who has moved from a low-level early career to something more profitable and deadly. What I liked: the actual my Missing You Detective Kat Donovan is persuaded to put her profile on an online-dating site.
What I liked: the actual mystery was suspenseful. What I didn't like: The romance. How sweet that Kat's first look into online dating comes up with her first love's picture, and the fact that she has never loved again, and that he dumped her and disappeared, and that she still loves him eighteen years later. Neither the back-story or the current story involving the romance appealed at all. The other secondary plot line about Kat's father also left me cold. I was expecting a mystery or thriller with this novel, and it was there, but only after suffering through two tedious secondary story lines.
This was my first Harlan Coben novel, but it didn't leave me wanting more. March 18, Print version: pages. View all 13 comments. Jan 20, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: mystery-thriller , read Zipped right thru this latest tome by Harlan Coben that is full of mystery, suspense, murder and surprises. Super fast-paced with interesting characters gotta love Aqua , and even a very brief tie-in to Win and Lock-Horne Investments from the Myron Bolitar series.
Loved it! Highly recommend! View all 4 comments. Feb 24, Connie rated it it was amazing Shelves: muse-reviews , reads , netgallery , 0reviewed , musings. What are your plans for March 18, ? You need to be first in line to buy this newest thriller from Harlan Coben I'm not kidding!
This was a fantastic read!!!! I think it might be my favourite Coben yet, and I've been a mad fan for years! Here we have a story about Kat After a close friend signs up the single Kat for an online dating service, she stumbles across an old flame. This one simple act, combined with the imminent death of her father's convicted killer sets Kat off to question events in her past that have always remained a mystery And that is all I am going to spill This novel has lots of puzzle pieces for you to figure out. Although you are able to fit the pieces together, piece by piece, you're still unsure of what the overall picture is This is a solid 5 star read for me It might not be the best book I read in , but I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being the most suspenseful and exciting read of the year!
Have you marked your calendar yet? Don't forget! ARC provided by NetGallery for an honest review Feb 12, Bethan Watson rated it it was amazing Shelves: thriller-mystery. I can't believe I had never read a Harlan Coben novel before, where have I been?! This is definitely one of the best thriller books I have read in a long time. View 2 comments. I am a recent convert to audiobooks. And I've discovered that what makes a good written book doesn't necessarily work as an audiobook.
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Audiobooks need to be fast paced enough to keep your attention without bogging you down in detail. Harlan Coben succeeds with fun plot lines, wonderful turns of phrase and interesting characters. This one involves two initially disparate storylines. In fact, I found myself scratching my head trying to figure out how they were going to come together.
Cat is a very I am a recent convert to audiobooks.
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Cat is a very interesting heroine. A 40 year old never married cop, she is still trying to decipher her father's murder 18 years after the fact. I have to admit parts of the book didn't ring true.
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I found it hard to imagine a NY detective would have so much time on her hands at work. And then little things, like demanding to see her captain as he goes into a meeting with her immediate boss. Really, would anyone with an eye to job preservation even think of doing that? The ending beggars belief, but overall the book is an entertaining story that will keep your attention.
The narrator does a wonderful job with distinct voices for each character. Jul 14, Rosangela rated it really liked it Recommends it for: mystery thrillers fans. Shelves: books-i-own , suspense-thriller , fast-paced. I need to say that I'm not a huge fan of Coben, but I enjoyed reading this book very much. Read in Portuguese. Feb 17, Holly rated it liked it Shelves: mystery-suspense , first-reads. This book started off very poorly for me. The first chapter made me want to not even read the rest of the book.
The main character, Kat Donovan, is suppossed to be this tough as nails NYPD detective who comes from a family of cops. She is reduced to a weak, pathetic, lovelorn, "damaged" female right away. I just kind of felt that the author did not do a very good job of writing a convincing female lead. This is the first book I've read by Harlan Coben so I don't know if he has written strong fem This book started off very poorly for me.
This is the first book I've read by Harlan Coben so I don't know if he has written strong female characters in the past. Anyways it left me with a bad taste in my mouth for quite a few chapters after. Fortunately, the story was intriguing and succeeded in drawing me in anyways. It is well thought out, keeps you guessing, and definately makes you want to turn the page to see what happens next. Literary masterpiece, no. But it is a decent story with a good ending that is quick and easy to read.
So despite some character flaws and lack of descriptive dialogue, I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. Mar 26, Mary Beth rated it did not like it. I am usually a fan of Harlan Coben's books, both the Bolitar series and the books outside that series. There were far too many plots in this book involving far too many characters; all felt unfinished and all characters felt undeveloped. Each character was intriguing, and in would have greatly enjoyed the back story of each character. What was Titus like as a child, as a teenager? What wa I am usually a fan of Harlan Coben's books, both the Bolitar series and the books outside that series.
What was Brandon like before his father died? What was the Phelps family like when it was intact? Frankly, I felt like there was more development of the Gerard character, who ultimately was a rather minor figure. I don't know how I would describe this book to someone: The story of a calculating serial killer? The story of a woman's search for her lost love? Or her search for the truth about her father's murder?
Corruption in the NYPD? I can't speak for every Harlan Coben fan, but I enjoy his writing style and wouldn't be dissuaded from reading a much longer book that was properly developed. This, unfortunately, felt unfinished and unsatisfying - which left me, at the end, frustrated. Oct 19, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: suspense-thriller , favorites.
Harlan Coben once again doing what he knows best! A great, modern-day edge-of-your-seat thriller with many twists and turns, and just as I thought I had it all figured out in the end it went in a completely different direction, definitely not the direction I was expecting! After reading this book it gave me second thoughts about online dating, which I'm sure a lot of people who've read this book probably feel the same way. Missing You is about Kat Donovan, an NYPD Detective who has recently joined an online dating site, when she comes across the profile page of her former lover Jeff, or is it him?
She is also drawn into the mystery of the murder of her father, who was also a cop, and tries to discover the real truth behind it. So far, as long as I've been a Harlan Coben fan, I don't think I've ever picked up a book by him that I did not like, he's just such a great writer, one of my faves!! Mar 31, Barbara rated it liked it. It's her last chance to get indisputable evidence about who ordered the hit.
While in a drug-induced twilight state Leburne denies killing the policeman. He says he admitted to the crime because he was already on the hook for two other murders, so when he was asked to take the rap, he agreed. This startling information sets Kat off on a que When NYPD Detective Kat Donovan learns that Monte Leburne - the hitman convicted of killing her cop father 18 years ago - is dying, she visits him in prison. This startling information sets Kat off on a quest to discover the truth about her beloved dad's death.
Kat has other issues as well. The love of her life, Jeff Raynes, called off their enagagement soon after her father's death and Kat never got over it. In an attempt to kickstart Kat's love life her best friend Stacy signs Kat up for a dating website. But when Kat contacts Jeff she gets a discouraging response, hurting her all over again. While Kat continues to look into her dad's murder - which antagonizes her superiors and the cops who originally investigated the crime - nineteen-year-old Brandon Phelps asks for her help.
He claims his mother is missing after leaving for a romantic getaway with a man from a dating website. The cops are skeptical about Jeff's claims, however, because he's gotten text messages from his mom. The reader though not the cops soon learns that Brandon's mother is indeed missing. She's being held by a group of murderous criminals who abduct wealthy people to force money out of them.
Unfortunately for the bad guys one mob member made a serious error, which eventually puts Kat on the criminals' trail. The book alternates between accounts of Kat's investigations and descriptions of the gang's activities, which are seriously stomach churning. Interesting characters in the story include Kat's bosses - who try to discourage her inquiries into her dad's death; Kat's yoga teacher - who was a brilliant student before his nervous breakdown; Kat's friend Stacy - who's gorgeous and adept at warding off unwanted advances; Kat's mom - an alcoholic with two loyal, but quirky, friends; Titus - the cold-blooded leader of the abduction gang; Bo - a Labrador who likes to chase balls; and others.
Kat is a talented, capable detective who eventually resolves both cases. The book is a suspenseful page turner that has major twists, leads to a dramatic climax, and comes to a satisfactory conclusion. One thing that irked me about the story is the adolescent behavior of too many male characters that come on to Kat and Stacy with childish, offensive pickup lines. I could hardly believe Harlen Coben penned these parts because they sound like they were written by a fifteen-year-old boy who thinks he's clever. And there's quite a bit of this stuff!
Some of Coben's best characters in other books, like Myron Bolitar and Win Lockwood, would never talk like this. Overall, I'd rate this as a pretty good book that would appeal to a lot of mystery fans. View all 3 comments. Aug 24, Tanja Berg rated it really liked it Shelves: murder-mystery. My th book read this year - and it was fantastic! I've had this book for a year or so, but I read "Fool me once" first, which I hated.
The main one is Kat. She is still suffering from her father's murder 18 years before, she isn't convinced that the right man was convicted. He doesn't seem to recognize her. Shortl My th book read this year - and it was fantastic! Shortly thereafter, she is contacted by a young man who claims that his mother has disappeared.
Gone off to holiday with a guy she met online. The plots is very well put together. It is funny and fast-paced, while Kat's loneliness and longing also rises from the pages like the scent of plumeria. It's not often I come across a book that manages to both entertain and touch me, "Missing You" managed this. Definitely recommended. A day after completing the book, I can still hardly believe it!
So I am definitely impressed with Harlan Coben for being able to think for himself. Feb 07, Lisa B. She is still haunted by the murder of her father that happened many years ago. A friend gives her a membership to an online dating site, where she finds hew ex-fiance. A young boy comes to her because his Mom has gone missing. How could all of this possibly tie together? I always get excited when I first open a Harlan Coben book. There was a new twist around every corner. The clues are given to us slowly. It made me think about putting together a puzzle for the first time.
Coben always gives us believable characters and story-lines. This one really spoke to the potential dangers of online dating sites and how the internet has become the new focus for committing crimes. The suspnse went right down to the wire, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Many thanks to Penguin Group - Dutton, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.
Publish date: March 18, May 27, sweepea rated it did not like it Recommends it for: no. Shelves: fiction , crime , thriller , mystery. I started my 'Harlan habit' when my mom lobbed a copy my via mail and recommended it with a wan 'it's not awful. Try it out. It's a guilty pleasure. My grandmother read shitty romance novels, randomly taking them up when she was, what 70 in much the same way.
My tasteless crass aunt from jersey would offer them to her once she finished reading. Some I started my 'Harlan habit' when my mom lobbed a copy my via mail and recommended it with a wan 'it's not awful. Sometimes you just I've noticed a lot of the rapturous reviews are from people who got advance copies via Netgalley; perhaps positive reviews ensure future books?
It just seems suspicious. Honest opinion here without fear of getting my 'freebie' copies revoked. I'm also landlocked so this is my virtual 'beach reading' go to author. Coben has a few characters he rotates. He's adept at creating freaky villains; he's a lot like Carl Hiaasen in that way. My mom sent this book to me with a warning this time "You might not be nuts about it; it seems like he lost the plot somewhere along the way.. If anyone loves a hot mess? It's me. Kat Donovan was an NYPD cop grappling with lost love broken engagement, she was dumped what, 18 years ago.
Yeah, that's healthy and the shooting of her cop father. She's faced with a mystery of tracking down her lost fiance who resurfaces but all is not as it seems while trying to find out who really shot her father. Also heavily featured and connected to this morass is the criminal mastermind Titus who preys on unsuspecting men and women seeking love online.
Imagine if an Afterschool special from the 80s and a Lifetime movie had a bastard child. Got it? I just keep trying to figure out all the wrongs I've done to you. Maybe I didn't say I loved you enough, maybe I didn't talk enough or open up. Maybe I didn't understand you enough. I just keep coming up with more things that I think I've done wrong to you. If I could, I would go back in time and redo all the wrongs I have done to you and make them right. I just hope you find it in your heart to forgive me for all the things I've done to you and take me back.
I should have done a lot of things better that I will do better now. Every time I'm away from you, I feel so empty. I think that's why I pressured you to be with me when you didn't have any free time. All those miles away from when I was in college. I felt so empty inside, wanting to call you and talk, but I couldn't because I had no money for a phone card. I wanted to be with you so much it hurt, and then when I saw other couples on campus holding hands, I felt even worse.
You know what I mean. Each minute away from you felt like an eternity. I love you so much. I hurt when you hurt; when you're sad, I feel it. When you're depressed, I'm depressed. I don't like it when you're sad. I want you to be happy like you have made me. I'm so glad I found you. I would do anything to see you smile. I wish I could take away all the troubles in your life.
But all I can do is comfort you and be here if you need me. I love you and wish I could do more for you. I want to help you and make you happy. Love is not just saying, 'I love you," to that special person; it's so much more than that. It's helping, supporting, being there for them, standing by their side no matter what happens and doing anything you can for them.
Love means forgiving and forgetting whatever mistakes they make and accepting them the way they are. I wish I could hold you and comfort you right now. I can only hope the things I do, say, and write bring you happiness like you have given me. You are my heart and soul. If I can do anything more for you, let me know, and I will do it.. You mean so much to me and I'm lucky to have you. I try to keep everything you send me; remember when you sent me that email that talked about Valentine's Day? I have a copy of it in my wallet for inspiration or when I feel down I read it.
I've had it ever since you sent it to me. I love you so x a million much, I cherish the ground you walk on, I cherish everything about you, and I cherish you. You mean everything to me, you are special to me and you make me so happy and I feel so free when I'm around you. You're always on my mind. I think of you everyday, sometimes when I see something on TV or hear a song, I think of you.
I love you and think about you all the time and I worry about you. I always wonder how you feel, how you're doing, what you're doing. Because I know you get depressed and sad and I worry about that.