From the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense comes a fast-paced, emotion-packed novel about guilt, grief, and our capacity to forgive
17-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst.
Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission, to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate--and nationally televised--sting operations. Working with local police on her news program Caught in the Act, Wendy and her team have publicly shamed dozens of men by the time she encounters her latest target. Dan Mercer is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined.
In a novel that challenges as much as it thrills, filled with the astonishing tension and unseen suburban machinations that have become Coben's trademark, Caught tells the story of a missing girl, the community stunned by her loss, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who suddenly realizes she can't trust her own instincts about this story-or the motives of the people around her.
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Not among Coben's best
Is it worth the purchase? Yes. If it were by an unknown author I would say good job and I'm interested in another book by said author. But, this is Harlan F'ing Coben, a premiere, top of the game author. I look forward to his books coming out as much as, say, Ken Follett or Dean Kuntz or (fill in one of your favorite authors.)
Caught has some moments of brilliance and a very intersting plot. But it drags at times. Coben never drags.
I would hate for it to become habit.
After all, this is Harlan F'ing Coben.
Don't Be Fooled
Don't be fooled by the audio clip. This is not the reader of the book - just the prologue. Had I heard the actual reader, I never would have purchased this audio book. It was so bad I could not finish the book.
caught by harlan coben
Very disappointing. The narration was dreadful. Cartoonish voices made it very annoying to listen to. However, the book itself was way below Harlan Coben's usual standards. I wouldn't even recommend it as an airplane read. I hope Coben gets back on track. His last two novels have not been clunkers.