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Missing You

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The book alternates between accounts of Kat's investigations and descriptions of the gang's activities, which are seriously stomach churning. Coben's characters don't really matter to me because they are just pawns to me who move along one freaky instance to another. I don't read his books looking for the next, most in depth character who compares to Hamlet, or Scrooge, or even Heathcliff... So all you book snobs don't take away his points for that reason. His novels are meant to be fast-paced, engaging, thrilling, and suspenseful.

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After a six-year hiatus, it's good to herald the return of Myron Bolitar, the former Boston Celtics basketball star who became a sports agent and crime solver in Coben's sprightly, Continue reading » Given a one-year subscription to YouAreJustMyType.com, Kat Donovan browses languidly through the photos of eligible men looking for love until she sees the face of Jeff Raynes. Although she’s not exactly carrying a torch for her ex, she can’t resist dropping him a line. His reactions are puzzling. First he doesn’t seem to remember her, then he greets her with warm affection, then he says they’d better not continue to be in touch. Jeff’s not the only one acting oddly. Brandon Phelps, a college student from Connecticut, comes all the way to New York to ask for Kat’s help in finding his missing mother, Dana. Even though he’s asked for Kat by name—how does he even know her name?—it’s obvious that he’s hiding something from the detective whose help he begs. And there’s more. When Kat goes to visit Monte Leburne, the dying contract killer who was convicted years ago of shooting her father, another NYPD detective, and the prison nurse puts Leburne into twilight sedation, he denies killing Henry Donovan. No matter where she turns, Kat can’t figure out what’s going on or whom she can trust. Jeff, who’s vanished once more? The unreliable Brandon Phelps? Her partner, Charles "Chaz" Faircloth, who’s convinced he’s God’s gift to Kat? Her father’s ex-partner, Capt. Thomas Stagger, who’s clearly not telling everything he knows about Donovan’s death? Her judo instructor, Aqua, a schizophrenic, homeless sometime transvestite? Her defensive mother, Hazel, who seems determined to protect Donovan’s reputation? Her own cherished memories of her father?SPOILER ALERT!!!** - I am the hugest fan of Harlen Coben. When I was approved for this title through Netgalley, I knew that I was in for a treat. Sure that suggests that I'm biased, but on the contrary. When Coben let's me down I let it be known!!! He can afford one bad review or two. Loyal fans like myself won't be shied away from a 2-star rating. Enough about me and my little disclaimer... The plot sprints along, and I gobbled up half the book in one sitting. Three-fourths of the way through I texted my Coben-reading buddy and asked WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?? But I should have known that everything comes together in the end. Wowser. Loving my fabulous book talk with my uber cool Goodreads friends of late. Along the way with my many updates of this read, someone I don’t know from a bar of soap asked if they should give Mr Coben a go. Of course they should! He’s undoutably a safe bet, I don’t always rate all his books 5 stars but I do enjoy them a bloody lot!

Missing You - NovelsToday Missing You - NovelsToday

Once listeners get past an awkward prologue told in second person, present tense (""Your name is Matt Hunter. You are 20 years old...""), this twisty thriller reverts to the more familiar objective Continue reading » Masterfully explores the costs of our techno-crazed existence…making the brilliantly stages Missing You not to be missed.”— The Providence JournalThe reader (though not the cops) soon learns that Brandon's mother is indeed missing. She's being held by a group of murderous criminals who abduct wealthy people to force money out of them.

Missing You by Harlan Coben | Waterstones Missing You by Harlan Coben | Waterstones

Below is the official synopsis, as well as the “Missing You” music video by John Waite that inspired the title of this book:

Y.Γ.: Ενώ, η μετάφραση έχει αρκετά καλή ροή, σε ορισμένα, ευτυχώς, όχι πολλά, σημεία δημιουργεί απορίες λόγω της χρήσης αδόκιμων/αταίριαστων λέξεων ή φράσεων. Επίσης, υπάρχουν μερικά σημεία με αρκετή λεκτική ωμότητα, η οποία μπορεί να αιφνιδιάσει κάποιους.

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