This book review, and others I do about an audio book, will include a comment on the narrator.
The narrator for this version is Scott Brick. He brings a tight hard-nosed narration that matches the story perfectly. He also narrated the previous book I listened to in this series, The Woods.
This book is a complicated weaving of separate stories into a grand whole. The different groups of people are introduced as completely different stories. Each is full of conflict and tension. Then Coben makes some connections, and you think ‘I know exactly what’s going on’. Then he makes a few more connections and has you turning the page – or sitting and listening – to confirm or deny your suspicions.
By Harlan Coben
Here’s the bio from Amazon.
Harlan Coben is the bestselling author of sixteen previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers “Long Lost” and “Hold Tight.” Winner of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award, Coben lives in New Jersey with his family.
This one is pretty gritty, almost noir, but not quite. I like the rawness of the story and the strength of the characters. If you like a mystery that surprises you at the very end, this isn’t for you. Throughout the story, you are carefully led to the right conclusion so that you can enjoy the final scenes as retribution, justice, and hope.