Publishing Date: March 18, 2014
Format: paperback, ARC
It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years.
Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.
As the body count mounts and Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved—her former fiancé, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was so excited when I was contacted by the publisher and asked to review this novel by Harlan Coben! He is such a great mystery writer, and I love his work! I couldn't pass this one up! Especially after reading the synopsis; my fiance and I actually met online, and I had plenty of reservations before we actually met, and since this story involves online dating, I really wanted to check it out.
Kat Donovan is a New York Detective whose haunted by her father's death almost 20 years ago. She lost her father, then shortly after, her fiance dumped her. But when she comes across her fiance's picture on a dating site, she can't help but wonder what happened. Soon she becomes tied up in a very interesting case with a young boy, which includes illegally accessing online websites, tracing bank account transactions, and searching for missing persons.
Coben takes you on a wild ride in this story! There are different plot lines that end up connecting in ways that you wouldn't have thought. This was one book I couldn't put down. I just wanted to know what happened next! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a mystery. Harlan Coben is quickly becoming one of my favorite mystery writers and I can't wait to read his other work (some of which I already have on my shelves!).