Classic Coben

Missing You - Harlan Coben

Originally posted at The Book Nympho


You can always count on several plots that will eventually converge in a Harlan Coben story. The trick is to try to unravel them and find the connections before they're revealed. This book is no different in that respect but there were some new angles.


This is the first of his stories I've read where a woman is the main character. It's even better that Kat Donovan is an NYPD detective who is haunted by her father's murder 18 years ago and the subsequent breakup with her fiancé Jeff Raynes. When a friend signs her up on an online dating site and she finds her lost love, it seemed serendipitous. It was anything but.


There's another storyline involving a woman whose son believes she's missing and asks a skeptical Kat to investigate. It was a chilling aspect of the book and I stayed up all night to finish, riveted by a pretty exciting climax. The ending was fantastic and the requisite twists (another Coben staple) were pretty remarkable.


I've yet to be disappointed by a Harlan Coben novel. Though I was prepared for a satisfying reading experience I wasn't expecting it to be quite this good. This was very enjoyable as I wait patiently for that next Myron Bolitar series installment (hint, hint).


(I received an ARC from NetGalley)