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Narrated by: Nick Landrum
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Harlan Coben is back with his trademark combination of pause-resistant thrills and unrivalled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities....

Megan is a suburban mum who once walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a husband, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented photographer, but at 40 he finds himself in a dead-end job. Jack is a detective who can't let go of a cold case from 17 years ago. Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that no one would ever suspect, will find that the past doesn't recede.

©2012 Harlan Coben (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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unstoppable

could not put this down. thrilling. great story line. excellent narration. suspenseful. highly recommend this book.

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Not well narrated

The narrator's trying to read in women's voice is terrible. Eventhough I loved the plot I think there are far to many clichees to make it a good book.

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  • Judith
  • 28-01-2014

Disappointing

I have read many Harlen Coban books and found them to be well written and narrated. This one was a real struggle to get through it seemed overly long without much plot movement. The ending was implausible and convoluted. All this was not helped by a narrator who broke sentences into strange short phrases and then pronounced everything with an Australian rise at the end of each sentence!

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  • Dr Zipling
  • 13-04-2013

Captivating

I love the way the author writes intertwined stories that ultimately pull together. All the way through I was second guessing how it would all pull together and as ever Harlan never fails. I find with all audiobooks it takes a while to get used to the narrator but once familiar with their style it is addictive. I want to run and walk the dog all the time so I can listen to next instalment!

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  • Anahi
  • 21-05-2012

Best Coben so far!

Loved that there where more characters involved in this story.
This has a modern Agatha Christie spirit to it, where you will get a surprising twist at the end.

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  • compo
  • 27-04-2012

absolutely dreadful

I have read and or listened to all Coben's books and was looking forward to this. The narrator has the most awful monotonous voice and completely caused me to be distracted from the gist of the story.... at a later stage I feel that I may read the book, and perhaps enjoy it better than in audio.

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  • anthea
  • 24-12-2012

Good gripping tale

A very good listen with many twists and turns and I didn't spot the 'villain'! All the characters were believable and well presented.

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  • Mr Paul W Quinnell
  • 30-11-2019

Gripping novel

Brilliant plot, had me guessing til last chapter . Well narrated and good audio quality

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  • Alp
  • 10-05-2018

Coven is GOOD

My favourites kept recommending Harlan. I wish I had not waited so long. Exciting is not a strong enough word for this story.

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  • ian
  • 21-01-2016

No Sam Spade

I thought it would Sam Spade flat foot novel I ended up being so wrapped in the story I was snatching a listen while cooking or even the 5 min it takes to make coffee. Not the biggest twist at the end but keeps you guessing all the way.

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  • Gavin Sheedy
  • 08-09-2020

A great story, well told.

Partly a whodunnit, but really, the most interesting thing here is the plethora of rich characters. And, unlike a lot of whodunnits, there are actual clues that aren’t later betrayed by the writing. Very good.

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  • S. Terry
  • 12-08-2020

Gripping. I enjoyed it.

Well narrated. The plot moved along at a good pace and wasn't too clichéd or obvious, nor too prurient. I really wanted to listen each day.

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