A reasonably good Harlen Coben offering but not nearly as good as his Myron Bolitar series.
College professor Jake Fisher accidently discovers somethiA reasonably good Harlen Coben offering but not nearly as good as his Myron Bolitar series.
College professor Jake Fisher accidently discovers something related to the reason his true love left him six years before. Thus begins a quest to find her again in which he must face numerous horrendous obstacles and threats to his life. In spite all, he will not be deterred.
I have really enjoyed Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series and have read them all. This is the first of his non- Myron Bolitar books I’ve tried. I founI have really enjoyed Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series and have read them all. This is the first of his non- Myron Bolitar books I’ve tried. I found it quite good.
Megan Pierce is a typical suburban soccer mom with two kids and a husband Dave who loves her very much. None of her family has any remote idea of the dark side of her past – a past from which she escaped seventeen years prior. Ironically, Megan, or Cassie as she was previously known, liked and even misses the exciting part of her prior life. Her escape was necessitated by having witnessed a crime – one concerning which she felt she would be saving her boyfriend if she were to disappear.
She hears a news story that might have a connection to the witnessed crime of seventeen years earlier and feels the draw to return to her former place of employment. She tells herself that she wants to inform someone of what she knows from the past and unburden herself. That is really only part of it. She actually yearns for a taste of what she had previously found exciting. She says she will only stop by for a quick look then return to the safe cocoon of her soccer-mom world. Of course, all does not go as planned. Someone recognizes her, and then one thing leads to another. Before she knows it her “safe” world is turned upside down, and she is embroiled in circumstances that are spiraling out of any possible control she thought she had.
A tenacious detective who has been working a cold-case file for the same seventeen years as Megan’s absence begins to put pieces together. He soon discovers a pattern of unsolved murders that have occurred annually about the same time each year for this same period of time. Circumstances continue to spiral under they come together with a most surprising conclusion.
This was a very good novel. I’d recommend it to those who enjoy such mysteries.