caught book review

Caught book


Harlan Coben


438 pages


Here is another classic Harlan Coben novel that I enjoyed reading. It follows news reporter Wendy Tynes who is famous for bringing down sexual predators. She has always found satisfaction in her job and felt that she was doing the right thing. However, how would it feel to suddenly have doubts about one of the predators that you exposed? That is what Wendy begins to experience during this novel, and she decides to backtrack through her own investigation to make sure that she is right about the alleged pedophile Dan Mercer that she has exposed.


There are intertwining stories in this novel as the police are working simultaneously as Wendy is searching for her own answers. It gets even more complicated when the phone of a young girl who has gone missing is found in Dan Mercer’s hotel room. The evidence is stacking up against Dan, but Wendy still isn’t sure about the results of her initial investigation. She seeks out Dan’s friends for help and discovers that there seems to be some connections between his scandal and other roommates that Dan had while in school. Wendy will come to realize that her instincts may not always be as accurate as she thought as she delves into her own investigation to uncover new discoveries.


One thing I really like about Coben’s books is that there are familiar characters spread throughout them. Some of my favorite Coben books are the books in the series that feature Myron Bolitar. Characters from those novels have passing roles in this one that make it more fun if you are familiar with his work. This was another one that wasn’t my favorite from Coben, but I definitely enjoyed reading it. There aren’t a whole lot of authors whose books I will just buy without worrying about reading the back or something, but Coben is one of those authors who I feel has earned that. He is an amazing writer and even a decent book from him is better than a great book from other authors. As with his other novels, this one is full of twists and suspense, and was exciting to read through.


Although this book is about a reporter who tracks down pedophiles, there wasn’t anything overly graphic or descriptive; nothing I think most people would find offensive. It is a good book and you are into this genre or especially a fan of Harlan Coben, I would suggest picking it up.