By Harlan Coben
I’d say this is a mediocre attempt of Coben.
The plot is not as gripping as his first book.
Myron Bolitar, shown in a sad/dark light, is a sports agent. He receives an unexpected call from his ex-girlfriend (Teresa Collins) from Paris and on reaching he finds himself involved in solving the murder mystery of Collin’s ex-husband and spots a blond girl who resembles Collin’s daughter (who apparently had died in a car accident earlier). Myron and Win start investigating and undergo a series of torture revolving around the implausible plot.
Myron’s bright character seems to have dipped strikingly in this one.
At places the plot seems interesting, only to dip again. Quirky dialogues and decent amount of action make it a one-time read.
By Harlan Coben
A “thriller” rightfully earns itself a name if it captures the reader’s attention strong enough to be held without being kept even for a moment. Caught by Harlan Coben, to a certain extent manages to do so.
A well crafted thrilling story by Coben, creating and maintaining the suspense till the very end.
The book comprises of different stories meshed together only to reveal an unsuspecting climax.
A sting operation by a TV reporter to uncover the truth of a social worker who turns out to be a pedophile gelled with the case of a missing high school senior (girl), followed by the death of the suspect and finally the revelation of the truth.
The story typically shows ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations. Must admit, the characterization is kind of complex but lacks depth where required.
Some clues engulf you in a seamless challenge to uncover the truth.
It is a fairly satisfying, fast paced novel but minor flaws like incorporation of lots of twists and turns, lack of firm clues (in the end) leave the reader a bit confused.