I love anything by Harlan Coben. I am never disappointed, and this book was not an exception. I picked it up from the library on Saturday morning, ignored my family, food, baby, diapers. . .and finished late that evening.
Having recently finished a book where I did not like the heroine, hallelujah!, I liked one of the main characters, Wendy. For Coben fans, she seems to be a female Myron. I liked her courage and her flippancy. When accused of. . .something. . .she invites the accuser to. . .do something. And, trust me on this, it was a great moment.
In the beginning of Caught, Wendy “catches” a popular kids counselor chatting online with an underage girl. When he goes to the home, she steps out with the cameras, ala a MSNBC Special Report.
But, of course, things are not as they seem, all the way through the book. I really enjoyed the end. I was hoping something like that happened, even though the evidence (blood! fibers!) warned otherwise.
Many of the questions are answered with a tight little bow at the end. You find out what happened to the popular teen, Haley. You find out why Dan was set-up. You find out the mytery from their college years. There’s closure on everything except for where the money went. I have to admit, it bothers me. There’s $2 million out there somewhere, and at the end of the book I still do not know where it is.
For Win fans, he’s in this book, as dashing and as helpful as always!
I loved this book and look forward to the next one!