Missing You

Missing You

Large Print - 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"--
Published: Farmington Hills, Mich :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410466280
Branch Call Number: F COB
Characteristics: 599 pages (large print) ;,23 cm.


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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!

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.

Jan 11, 2019

So good. Really enjoyed this book

Oct 16, 2018

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

Sep 23, 2018

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

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.

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'.

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?]

Nov 02, 2015

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

DemiElder Sep 10, 2015

I've been reading Harlan Coben books for years. Whenever I run out of ideas on what to read, I know I can turn to his shelf in the library for something easy but engaging. I used to really love his Myron Bolitar series of books. And I've always appreciated his locality--he focuses on the NY/NJ area, where I live, so I can often picture the exact neighborhoods and spots he mentions. But this book made me want to throw it across the room in only 19 pages. I persevered, but only to my dismay. His style has become so incredibly predictable, even the titles seem entirely too cliche. And in this book I think he tried terribly too hard to keep up with the times. Mentioning the god-awful song "Blurred Lines", using the term "transvestite" (don't think people would appreciate that term, so his attempt at inclusivity really ended up being a miss there), mentioning things like do-rags (as a turn-off), etc. And I still don't think he knows how caller ID works, exactly. I'm also unfortunately finding some of his devices to be overused/overdone. Like the ironic why-do-I-love-NY sarcastic one-liners. We get it. New York has trash. People like it anyway, yes, we know. I'm also not of the opinion that he writes women well. Writing from the viewpoint of Kat, seeing how men treat her friend Stacy, it's actually not unrealistic in a sense that men do catcall and ogle very often, but their actual advances seem super contrived here. One last thing: if I read the phrase "pay dirt" one more time, I WILL scream.

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