I’m continuing my exploration of thrillers, and Harlan Coben is a master. He ratchets up the suspense with this tale of many threads that somehow all come together in a satisfying conclusion. He keeps the reader’s interest without resorting to graphic violence or gore, and I appreciate that.
What’s different in this one is a female protagonist and a bit of old fashioned romanticism; for example, a NY PD detective recognizes an old lover after 18 years apart when she sees his picture, under a different name, on a dating web site. That is the event that kicks the plot off and eventually ties it all together. That’s all I have to say about the plot – why spoil the surprises?
Skilled use of foreshadowing makes believable events that might otherwise have seemed improbable. If you’re a writer as well as a reader, Missing You is worth your attention for that alone. But you don’t have to be a writer to find this a worthwhile read. If you enjoy thrillers with intricate plots, this page turner is for you.