by Harlan Coben
by Author Name Harlan Coben
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- List Price: €18.70
- Format: Paperback, 236 x 157 x 29mm, 400pp
- Publication date: 29 Mar 2012
- Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- ISBN-13: 9781409112563
Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a perfect husband, a house with a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at the age of forty he finds himself in a dead-end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Broome is a detective who can't let go of a cold case - a local husband and father who disappeared seventeen years ago - and spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man's family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them. Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realisation that they may not want to forget the past at all.And as each confronts the dark side of the American Dream - the boredom of suburban life, the thrill of temptation, the desperation that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades - they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper thin as a heartbeat...
Praise for Harlan Coben:
"Nobody writes them better than Coben."
"Harlan Coben's family thrillers touch us where we live."
-"The South Florida Sun-Sentinel"
"Fiction reading doesn't get much better than this."
-"The Huffington Post" on "Caught"
"Coben is one of the best authors around at writing page-turning suspense."
"Coben has perfected the ability to keep numerous balls in the air, plot threads twisting at once, the readers knowing they will all converge at some point, the suspense lying in just how the author will manage it."
-"The Daily Beast on Live Wire"