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Summary

Harlan Coben was voted winner of the Bestseller Dagger at the 2009 Crime Writers' Association's Crime Thriller awards .  

Matt Hunter's life has already been blown away once. At the age of 20, he got into a fight outside a party and accidentally killed someone. That momentary lapse of reason cost him four years in gaol and a small sliver of his soul.  

But when he got out he set about rebuilding his life. He carved himself a job as a lawyer and married a beautiful woman. The break in the road seems to have only made him a stronger person. However, when he receives a strange video message on his mobile phone and he realises that a very bad man is following him, his new existence is suddenly under threat. Why is this ex-con on his tail, and who really is this woman he has married? Suddenly Matt can't trust anybody, least of all those he loves.

©2005 Harlan Coben (P)2005 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.

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Good book

This is a great book to listen to, I have listen to other of his books and it really enjoyable

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Good story with some Twist and turns I didn't expect, like the Way it was read too

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Desperate accents and unbelievable (not the good kind) plot

The story is convoluted and unrealistic. I didn’t see a lot of the twists coming but that is because they were so unlikely.

But worst of all was the narration. So many of them were awful but in particular Inspector Lauren is played by George from Seinfeld, the Mother Superior of the Catholic school is Agnes Brown (Mrs Brown’s Boys). I’ve never heard, or been aware of a narrator's breathing before, and yes, I understand that even voice actors need to breathe, but occasionally Machin takes a good long breath before launching into his next sentence.

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Poor narration

The narrator made the book seem very boring so did not finish it .not one of Harlan Coben best books I’m afraid to say.