From SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past ... and the lies that bind us together.
It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart 18 years ago.
Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.
As Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved - her former fiancé, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Harlan Coben again displays his talent for fashioning tough but likable protagonists in our pick for the season’s best detective novel. Kat Donovan is a jaded cop haunted by the murder of her policeman father. When her friend signs her up for an online dating site, Kat is drawn into a nail-biting and shocking mystery involving a past love. The bestselling author is at the top of his game as he weaves together disparate plot threads in surprising ways.
An unlikely bond develops between NYPD detective Kat Donovan and 19-year-old Brandon Phelps in this page-turning, stomach-churning standalone from bestseller Coben (Six Years). While exploring a dating site called YouAreJustMyType.com, Kat discovers the photo of Jeff Raynes, her ex-fianc , who dumped her 18 years earlier. Brandon's widowed mother, Dana Phelps, has also met someone from that site and is now missing. Several puzzles emerge. What happened to Jeff? What is happening to Dana? What is the real story behind the murder of Kat's cop father, Henry Donovan, years before? Who is Titus Monroe, the man pulling the strings on the dating site? Coben orchestrates his story perfectly as Kat begins to sense the magnitude of horror at work and Titus becomes aware of her investigation. Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can't-put-it-down thriller.
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Good read as ever, would expect no less from this author. Dialogue not as clever and story not as sharp as earlier books but nevertheless one to read.
I was looking for a new book to read and based on the reviews thought I would give this one a go. I am familiar with this author as I also read and loved ‘The Woods’. So glad I decided to read this one too cause I was gripped from beginning to end. When you can visualise and almost feel the sensations that are written on a page, you know the writing is something special.
Looks like I’ll be reading all of Harlan’s books on here.
Do yourself a favour and read this book!
Read at any rate
"Missing You" has a start that is a bit slow. But as it peaks up from around the middle, it becomes impossible to put away. At any rate, dive into this.