If I had the chance to interview Harlan Coben I would ask him who the lost love in his past is. The underlying theme of every one of his books I’ve read is a lost love. Though I suppose we all have a lost love, yes?
In “Missing You”, Detective Kat Donovan’s friend sets her up on an online dating site without asking her. Out of sheer curiosity one day she begins browsing the men on the site, laughing at their profiles and checking out the pictures until one catches her eye. Could it be? Her ex-fiance? She reads his profile and finds out he’s a widow. He had been married? He has a daughter. The man who was never far from her thoughts is suddenly right in front of her on the computer screen and before she knows it, her entire world is turned upside down.
Harlan Coben’s books are great thrillers. The pace is never slow and before you know it you’ve finished the book. I learned my lesson and never read his books back-to-back after binjing on three in a row because of the underlying similarities in them. January LaVoy was a good narrator. I’m picky about female narrators since they’re voices tend to be grating. but LaVoy has a deeper and quite pleasant voice.
Rating: So good!
Here is an interesting interview with Harlan Coben. It’s brief, but really interesting. He mentions the research he did for the book which included joining an online dating site. He also talks about how every writer is insecure which was something I needed to hear. It’s an autoplaying video link.
Oh, and if you read this book, you’ll want to hear this song. It will also be stuck in your head until you move on to your next read.
“Missing You” at Audible ~ I will no longer be including links to Amazon books. If you are interested in this book in a print version, please visit your local small bookstore.