Missing You

Missing You

eBook - 2014
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"From #1 New York 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-fiance; Jeff, the man who shattered her heart-and who she hasn't seen in 18 years. 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 the body count mounts and 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 fiance;, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
ISBN: 9780698148635
0698148630
Characteristics: 1 online resource (399 pages)

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msgracie
Oct 09, 2019

A lot going on in this one. Chapters held my interest with good suspense and wondering what was going to happen. The ending was rushed and everything was over which wasn't in pace with the rest of the book. The book probably could have been 100 pages less. I will continue to read HC.

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LoveChild60
May 07, 2019

WOW! Its a shame there are so many sick people out there. I completely LOVED Kat...stagger? Not so much. Great story and so fast paced. 5 stars. Happy Reading!

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NRBBrady
Mar 16, 2019

One either likes Harlan Coben or they don't, but one thing is for sure; his writings are predictably entertaining and suspenseful for those who enjoy his style. Unlike many other authors who seem to be getting stale in their writing as their careers progress, Coben continues to hold out as long as possible with the solutions to the riddles. Characters are flawed humans which makes them relatable to the reader. Not all their thoughts or actions are likeable, but who wants to cast the first stone? And the relationship between Kat and her bf Stacey ... having had a drop dead gorgeous friend in my lifetime and having lived through the experiences when males first react, well, like it or not it's pretty realistic! All in good fun for those with a sense of humor - no deep, "anti-woman agenda" - just the way the ball bounces in those relationships. All in all, I continue to look forward to the next read by this author.

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Bean1988
Jan 11, 2019

So good. Really enjoyed this book

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Bean1988
Oct 16, 2018

Really enjoyed this. I love all his books. This is one of my favourites.

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bookpusher
Sep 23, 2018

I found this book got more exciting as I read on. Really liked it!

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sloanelCPL
May 09, 2018

I was ready to like this book. I’ve read most of Harlan Coben’s books and liked them. And I did listen to the audiobook completion – it was good company while on the rowing machine and the narrator is masterful. This book has empowered brave strong smart women characters, and the novel meets the Bechdel-Wallace test, but mixed in with this and the action is a casual misogyny: Kat saying about her best friend, ‘If I didn’t love Stacey I would hate her’ for being beautiful; Kat’s calling Stacey ‘bitch’ in her thinking, again because Stacey is beautiful. Nope. This is lateralized sexism, simplistic, stereotyping, male fantasy about women in opposition to each other for the attention of men. Kat is a flawed (i.e., human) character, but I think she’s better than that. I think Coben is too.

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cassmazza
May 29, 2017

A good book. Coben explored a lot of exciting ideas and had a good storyline, but I feel as though everything was a bit too predictable. A thriller like this should not have such a 'happy ending'.

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StarGladiator
May 11, 2016

Golly, I really don't understand why people like this author - - this was such a poor book - - is it supposed to be a police procedural (failed)? A chic lit/detective novel (failed)? Who knows . . .
Poor characterizations throughout, unsatisfactory writing throughout.
[Evidently his detective character, Kat Donovan, is unable to think or act for herself, and requires various male officers to do all her thinking and detecting for her?]

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rahmmie
Nov 02, 2015

Great book, original plot, unexpected twists, very enjoyable read

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