This book started off a little slow for me, but after a few chapters I was hooked! A teenager commits suicide on the high school roof. Another teen, Adam, becomes sullen and distant, eventually goes missing. Adam's parents are frantic to reach their child, they employ GPS, trace his emails and texts and even try to follow him into a dangerous part of the city. Adam's friend, DJ, appears to be in the mix, but his police captain dad denies he ever left the house.
At the same time, a man and woman team of killers are kidnapping women and beating them to death. A neighbor boy is terminally ill and needs a kidney transplant. Transplant compatibility tests reveal that the man who thinks he is the boys father isn't really. The lives of all these families collide in tragic and unexpected ways.
I was so hooked on this book, after the first few chapters, I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one day! It was a gripping story filled with lots of interconnecting characters and a great plot.
Are you the type of person that stays up all night relishing a page-turner? Well, then this book is for you! Do not, I repeat do not, start reading if you have any to be in the morning as you will just be up all night reading. There are several plot twists and interesting characters and enough suspense to knock your socks off. At the end I was still blown away even after the climax~ It makes every parent want to hold on to their kids and never let go. Definitely deserves to be on the best seller list.!
This book is a stand alone novel, not one of the Myron Bolitar series which I love. But it had some twists & turns in true Harlan Coben fashion and I liked it very much. It made you think about what you would do in the same circumtances. How far would you go to protect your child? Would you spy on them or respect their privacy? No easy answers. I think I've read all of Harlan Coben's books & this ranks with the best.
The initial two-thirds of this book had me confused... the dust jacket said Harlan Coben, yet the characters and dialogue screamed Jodi Picoult. But isn't that Hester from "Tell No One?" HUH?!!! Fortunately, this book proved to be a Coben thriller with the last hundred or so pages... all the subplots came together in a way that kept me turning the pages until 2 am.
Because of the slow start this was not my favorite standalone offerings by this author, but it is still worth a credit... though not worth the $26.95 I paid for it at the airport bookstore. ;-)
Not one of his best, but still a great read. Great cameos from some of his other characters. As a loyal Coben fan, I enjoyed reckognizing some of the familiar names and characters. This novel had a bit too many side plots and mini stories for me. I also wished that Coben would stop verbalizing the dilemma and have more faith that his readers would understand what was at stake.