I did not dislike this book enough to give it 2 stars; but, having given it 3 and saying I liked it I have to say it was my least favorite Harlen Coben novel ever! I'm a huge fan of his but this sure was a let down. Yes, the book is full of surprises but Jake is too full of self-pity for me and his obsession to find Natalie was a bit much. The outcome was very predictable; much like a Steel or Sparks book. Coben has and can do so much better.
I know the author's name, Harlan Coben, is written on the cover but Six Years is not Coben's normal high quality cadence or verbiage. The prose and disjointed thought process is like someone who is taking a 'how to write a novel' course and this is their lame submission. This book reads like the twisted psyche of a female stalker or a love sick women rather than a guy. Jacob Fisher has such an obsession that by the middle of the storyline, you are fed up with him and wishing for his demise so you are both put out of your misery.
This was a quick read. It was fairly interesting but all in all not that complex or deep. I didn't fid anything unique or particularly original. Pleasant enough...just rather ordinary, in my opinion.
What can I say. Harlan Coben used to be a great read. But basically now his books are all retreads. He writes the same scenario over and over again. Some woman goes missing or presumed for dead for years and some strange occorence happens and he finds her. How many times can you write the same book?? Not wasting my time with this author anymore.