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Missing You
Missing You
Missing You
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Missing You

Written by Harlan Coben

Narrated by January LaVoy

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past...and the lies that bind us together.

It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart-and who she hasn't seen in 18 years.

Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.

As the body count mounts and Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved-her former fiancé, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateMar 18, 2014
ISBN9781455876112
Missing You

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    1/5
    Disappointed. Disgusted. Not up to Coben's standards. Pretty mushy; after struggling to listen for about an hour, I gave up. No mystery, just gooey, gushy -- not my style.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Readers familiar with Harlan Coben's twisty thrillers, where few things turn out to be exactly what they seem, may be able to figure out one of the mysteries here, just by going with that gut feeling Coben implants and then tries to dissuade you from.that continues to work well in this entry, but other parts of the book don't.Surfing on a dating website, NYPD cop Kat Donovan is startled to come across a profile posted by a long-lost boyfriend, apparently using an alias. While she's still puzzling this out, she's contacted by a college student who insists his mother has gone off for a romantic weekend with LLB, but something isn't right.A suitably scary plot unfolds here, with extortion and murder oozing out of every pore.The problem is that there's a sub-plot, involving Donovan's search for the truth about the murder of her father, also a cop. And even Coben can't make these two lines mesh, nor can he bring everything to any kind of satisfying conclusion.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Disappointed, not near as interesting and entertaining as the Myron Bolitar series, which I love.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    What begins as glib conversation on dating and past relationships turn into a tense cyber crime investigation that gets personal for the NYPD detective. Some dialogues stretched a bit; overall good quick read with enough sub plots and twists to get me hooked.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    I'm really enjoying his books. There's always an interesting twist. Can't wait to read more!!!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    terrific and spellbinding as usual.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Kat Donovan is a single cop, with no prospects for love on the horizon. Her one true love, Jeff left her eight-teen years ago. When her friend Stacey, sets up a profile for Kat, she is surprised when she sees Jeff's picture on the website...

    When the man, who is convicted of murdering her father confesses to not killing her father...Kat begins to dig into the past and find the truth...

    Brandon's mother has gone on a romantic getaway, except Brandon isn't believing it...and when he hacks into the dating site that his mother has been using, Kat and Brandon's worlds collide...and all is not what it seems...

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiance, Jeff, the man who shattered her heart - and whom she hasn't seen in eighteen years, Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. As the body count mounts and Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she's ever loved - her former fiance, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Not up to Coben's usual standard, but still worth reading. It's somewhat darker than most of his books in terms of the sort of crimes depicted, and lacks Coben's usual humour. Some twists and turns, most of which you'll see coming, with a reasonably satisfying conclusion.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    The pacing was a bit off in this novel - it was quite slow to get going and then there was an awful lot crammed into the final quarter. Things came together plot-wise very satisfactorily at the end.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Classic Harlan Coben. His style reminds me a little of John D. MacDonald.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    a waste of my time~~
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Who done it right up to the last chapter
    Love his style
    Just discovered him love everything I’ve read so far that he authored
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Quick fun and a few twist amd turns. Stubble upon this on a whelm.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    OMG!!! January did a GREAT JOB. Myst have read. Thanks Harlen.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    Definitely not my favorite book. It was acceptable at best. I was really hoping this guy would be my next binge but not looking good so far.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    Fairly good! Hit interesting in the last two. chapters . Stretched for much too long.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Obviously this is an adult book that I was NOT reading in consideration for my middle school shelves! Bought it because it was one of those "buy two get a third book free" kind of deals and the blurb on the back hooked me. Kat's friend signs her up with an online dating service, and while Kat is looking through the photos, she sees the face of her ex-fiance who she hasn't seen in eighteen years, but still loves. When she reaches out to him, however, his response is uncharacteristically aloof, and he almost acts as if he doesn't remember her. No spoilers, but I only half predicted where it was going.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Very hard to put down a Harlan Coben.NYPD Kat, has to solve who was the real killer of her father many years ago, vanishing women on an online dating site, and the reappearance of a long lost love.Unputdownable!
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5

    I have to start this review by saying that I am a HUGE Harlan Coben fan. I have read ALL his books including the not so good Mickey Bolitar Novels.

    I expect a nothing but sheer thrill from his novels, especially the stand-alone ones. Missing You was no exception in that it came with huge expectations. Unfortunately it was a major letdown. This is probably the first HC novel that I didn't read through the night and sneak into office the next day to finish the last 50 pages, I actually was quite OK even relieved to put in a bookmark and turn in for the night.

    Wouldn't want to give too much away, so am stating my issue in the most generic way possible. A protagonist you don't care for, a dating site as a premise that doesn't amount to much and a very weak climax. Add to that a contrived tying up of loose ends and you have a novel that misses the mark.

    Sorry Mr. Coben, I have spoken to anyone with a ear and praised your books. I have a shelf at home dedicated to your books and it's full, but this one just didn't work for me.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    He's done it again. Harlan Coben has once again written a winning mystery/thriller in MISSING YOU. Or should I say "mysteries/thrillers" (plural)?MISSING YOU has more than one mystery going on, one characteristic of all Coben novels. These mysteries all involve Kat (Katerina), a New York police detective whose father, also NYPD, was murdered 18 years ago. Of course, that's one of the mysteries: who did it? Kat also searches for a missing woman, who, it turns out, is one of several people who trust someone they met online, in another of the mysteries. And another mystery has Kat finding her old fiance, who now goes by another name, on that same online dating site.As usual, this Coben novel is a can't-put-it-down thriller. And, as usual, I repeatedly wondered as I read it, how can Coben keep writing himself into seemingly unsolvable mysteries, only to solve them satisfactorily every time? One disappointment: although MISSING YOU gets interesting sooner than most books, it is missing one characteristic common to all Coben novels until the last few years. That is, his novels were always tnrilling right away, from page 1 or 2. MISSING YOU didn't grab me until the end of Chapter 1, not bad but not up to Coben's old standard.