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- Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (May 3, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0739322117
- ISBN-13: 978-0739322116
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 6.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1,404 customer reviews
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From the Paperback edition.
From the Inside Flap
For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.
Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible -- that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive.
Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope.
But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret -- and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.
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During the following eight years, Beck tried to get on with his life and his medical practice. Then, officials reopened the case and Beck became the main suspect.
Harlan Coben does a fine job in setting the scenario and creating believable characters. Beck is a good man and we want to root for him but he's faced with some very evil opponents.
Beck takes some steps during the story that result in previous supporters turning against him. Eventually, he's left with few people totally supporting him.
It is easy for the reader to imagine what they would do in similar circumstances as Beck was faced with. There is also a secondary story being told at the same time. Then, just when it seems the reader can figure out what is happening, there is a surprise that Coben adds to increase the interest and keep us guessing.
This is an excellent story that was also made into a movie.
I sat and read this book in one day. I found it to be an easy quick read. It is the third book by Coben that I have read and so far, my least favorite one I have read thus far.
The book opens with David and his wife Elizsabeth returning to "their" spot at the lake. They have loved each other all of their lives. They have been together since childhood and most thought that the relationship would fizzle out over time. But it has not. They come to the lake to put another notch in the tree where they have been recording their years together. While David is still floating the lake where they just swam, Elizabeth is drying off on the shore when she is suddenly grabbed and dragged away. As David tries to save her, he is hit repeatedly with a baseball bat. That is the last time he saw his wife alive.
Years later as he is working as a successful doctor, a message appears on his computer. It is a message he believes only he and his wife know. Then two bodies are found on land near to the lake where his wife went missing. The baseball bat used to beat David is found buried with them. Once again David becomes a suspect. His wife's murder (her father identified her body) was blamed on a serial killer but what if David is right??? What if his wife is still alive? Others connected to the case or his wife have bad things happen to them. The truth is never as it seems and David learns there are things he did't know about his wife.
There are a couple of story lines going on in this book, but they are all very easy to follow and in the end do merge into one. This book was good but not as full of the twisty twists and turns as I would have liked. There are some surprises but I thought this was missing a little OOMPH. Still enjoyable but felt a little like a made for television movie.
I really liked most of the twists in this book, even if I thought it would turn out the way it did. This is because I wouldn't consider them obvious, it just that my mind put the pieces together. Working out the twists in this book made me feel just a little bit clever. I have read that some people thought that there was just way too many twists, but while I was reading I didn't notice this so much. I didn't really think about the amount of twists in the book until I read other peoples opinions. I would agree now, there are many many twists in this book, however, clearly they didn't bother me.
The main character David Beck I didn't mind, he is not my favourite person but I didn't mind being inside his head. I liked some other perspectives more, but still he was alright. I totally believed his character description and development. If someone I loved died like that and then those things happened around me I don't think I would act much differently. I like to think that I might have been able to move on, but really, I think that might just be me thinking the best of myself and might not be true. The thing you find out about Beck at the end of the book really shocked me at first. What?! ran through my mind for about 5 seconds. It didn't seem in character. Then I thought about it and I came to the conclusion thinking back on things that actually yeah that was in character. I thought that was a good bit of writing, I like to be made to second guess stuff. Then I just thought well aren't you the idiot that could have done things better.
I thought all the other characters, even the ones that didn't stick around for long were also pretty well developed. The only other character I really feel that I need to talk about, and I'm going to call this person Tom (there is no one in the book by this name, I just don't want to spoil everything) and boy, emotions. I was a bit stand-off-ish with this person because of their relationship with Beck, but those feelings didn't stay. I had multiple feelings about Tom. Stand-off-ish, suspicion, anger, then just a tiny bit of love. The things Tom was willing to do just for those that mean the world to them made me have respect for them despite other things that happened.
So in conclusion, I ended up really quite enjoying this book and I am mentally adding other books by this author to my 'must be read' list.
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