Missing You by Harlan Coben


2nd generation Detective Kat Donovan knows what it is like to be on the losing end.  Eighteen years earlier her father was gunned down and his killer now sits at the end of his life sentence.  Shortly after, Kat’s fiance Jeff breaks their engagement with little explanation.  From that point on Kat buried herself in her work leaving little time for anything else.

When a friend signs Kat up for online dating service, Kat is skeptical, but one night starts looking through the men that the site has lined up for her as possible “connections”.  Kat freezes when she finds herself staring at the man who broke her heart all those years ago; apparently using a false name.  When she tries to message him he replies with a flat response giving no acknowledgement of their past at all… and as Kat digs deeper… what she discovers is enough to bring chills up her spine…

If Jeff caught up in a scam of luring women and men with money into false hopes of a relationship? 

With her personal life and her career all colliding at once, Kat starts investigating where it is clear that people on both sides of the law do not want her looking in to deeply.



Harlan Coben NEVER disappoints.  Every book that man writes is worth the wait.  I loved this book!  Kat was a great protagonist, she was strong and independent, but had a softer side as well. 

As you dig into what is really happening in this book it is enough to give you chills as it is such a real feeling scenario you can easily imagine reading about something like this in a newspaper. 

There is so much awesomeness in this book yet I do not want to give even a sample away as this is a book served better with you diving in and putting your seat belt on – you are in for a thrilling adventure!

DO not hesitate to pick this book up – I mark my reputation as a book reviewer that this is Harlan at his finest.  Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

19 Comments on “Missing You by Harlan Coben

  1. Julie loved this book too. I need to take a year off and do nothing but read all these great books!

  2. I haven’t read any of Harlan Coben’s books in such a long time. This sounds really good. Thanks!

  3. I have never read one of his books before. I may need to start with this one.

    • Ryan I bet you would like this one – and all of his older ones too… he is lighter than Koontz and has a sense of humor….LOVE IT!

  4. I loved his novel SIX YEARS and hope to crack the spine on this one soon!

  5. I have this one bookmarked on Amazon….hoping to read it soon. It’s been awhile since I read this author.

  6. I’ve been reading a BUTTLOAD of Lisa Gardner and I’ve had a few people tell me to read Coben. I am fairly certain that I have a few of his books (Whoops!). i definitely need to read this!

  7. I took a while to come round to opening a Harlan book, but since I did I’m hooked, thanks for this great review

  8. I enjoyed the audio of Six Years but it wasn’t a favourite. I’m really, really looking forward to this one though.

  9. I loved this book! Coben is my favorite suspense author and this was my favorite book of his to date!

  10. So looking forward to reading this, I’m a big fan, he just has such skill for writing page turners. I met him at a book signing once and he was witty, smart and very personable. Can the man do no wrong??

  11. I’m also a huge fan and need to get my hands on this one. The man can do no wrong – bookwise at last!

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  13. I just finished reading this today. I reserved it at the library, waited a month to get it and could only keep it for 2 weeks. So I kept reserving it until I was finished. I now have 2 copies I have to return 🙂

    Anyway, I LOVE Coben’s books. His plots are unpredictable. There’s great dialogue, characters, and always some humor. Everything from the subject matter, slang, pop culture references, and technology is up-to-date. I always learn something new from his novels.

    I imagine the on-line dating industry will take a hit 😉

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