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Von BikerJoe Am hilfreichsten 09.11.2015
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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