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Editors Select, March 2014 - While not my go-to genre, every now and then I like to sit back and take in a good mystery/thriller. So, when I saw that Harlan Coben was coming out with a new stand-alone novel, I felt it was the perfect time to try out something new from an author I knew well by reputation (through countless rave reviews from Audible members) but never read or listened to personally. Missing Youwas exactly what I was hoping for: a cleverly conceived, suspenseful thrill-ride with cops and bad guys. There's a taken-from-the-headlines sense to the story where 40-year-old NYPD detective, Kat Donovan, discovers an old love and stumbles upon a possible gateway into a mysterious crime world through an online dating site her friend signs her up for. If you are looking for some smart entertainment and the kind of book you just can't put down, I can highly recommend Missing You. For anyone who is already a Coben fan, Missing You offers something new in a strong female protagonist, and a strong female narrator in January LaVoy to boot! —Tricia, Audible Editor

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Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

©2014 Harlan Coben (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Words and music to the song “Demon Lover” composed by Michael Peter Smith, Bird Avenue PublishingASCAP, © 1986, used with permission. All rights reserved.

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Love, loss and atonement in a fast paced thriller

It is my first Harlan Coben and I liked it. It is not Pulitzer Price material, but a fast paced, complex crime story with some depth. It is well written and great entertainment. Including an adult dating site in the plot gives it an contemporary angle and a nice twist.

NYPD detective Kat Donovan still struggles to get over her broken relationship with the love of her life, when she finds a picture of her former fiancé, whom she thought happily married with child, on a dating site. All kind of thoughts rush through her mind and of course there is perhaps a chance for a new beginning or even a happy end. Unfortunately the situation becomes more bizarre by the day, when her former fiancé refuses to talk to her, but seems to be linked somehow to the disappearance of wealthy, but lonesome single women.

The story telling is decent enough, the plot is a little bit construed and defies common sense now and then, but overall this does not hurt too much. Kat is not a picture book hero, she is quite down to earth and human in her reactions, but I struggled a little bit with her drinking problem and at times she seemed to be a little bit too dense and naïve. I assume male detectives would have been smarter and could have handled their liquor better.

Overall, fun to read, if you like a decent crime story.

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Great Story

Despite her drinking problem i Really liked Kat. the crime was unusual and therefore the end of Story wasn't obvious.