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Most Helpful Favorable Review

25 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

CAUGHT

WOW!! What A Story!!

I don't want to tell you too much because I don't want to spoil any of the suspense the builds throughout this book but here are the basics:

This is the story of high school senior, Haley McWaid, the pride of her family, good grades, never get...
WOW!! What A Story!!

I don't want to tell you too much because I don't want to spoil any of the suspense the builds throughout this book but here are the basics:

This is the story of high school senior, Haley McWaid, the pride of her family, good grades, never gets in trouble, a little obsessive compulsive who doesn't come home one night and goes missing.

It is also the story of Dan Mercer, a social worker, who works with troubled teens, who may be a sexual predator, as he is "CAUGHT" by a television show, hosted by Wendy Tynes who is on a mission to expose internet predators. It also delves into the lives of Dan's old college roommates and how they may have complicated Dan's life. The whole thing leaves Wendy worrying about who she can trust.

This story takes more twists and turns than an old country road and you better be belted in. It is a story filled with tension, stress, pressure, that challenges the reader. It is a thrilling, gripping, spine tingling novel that deals with things that could only be seen on television setting up shop in this community.

Harlan Coben takes all these plots and ties them together in what I believe will be the best book I read this year.
You will be "CAUGHT" from the first page and you will not be RELEASED even after the last word.
If you have not Pre-ordered this book, you should do it NOW.
This is definitely not a book to me missed.

http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

posted by Dollycas on February 20, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

15 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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Thanks to harriet klausner and all the other plot spoiling posts, here is another book ruined. Why cant u ppl learn to write a review and not a book report, cliff notes and dissertations. Most ppl like to read a book and be surprised. When u tell every detail u ruin ior...
Thanks to harriet klausner and all the other plot spoiling posts, here is another book ruined. Why cant u ppl learn to write a review and not a book report, cliff notes and dissertations. Most ppl like to read a book and be surprised. When u tell every detail u ruin ior others. These ppl should be banned from posting their plot reveals.

posted by 8888649 on December 25, 2012

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Not his best, but still good

    There is no question Harlan Coben is a master at gripping the reader immediately after the first page. Coben takes us on a roller coaster ride of an adventure, where the story twists and turns and things definitely aren't what they seem. Unfortunately, three quarters of the way through this book, the story falls apart and although the ending is interesting, the reader is left unsatisfied. The idea of forgiveness and how willing you'd be to forgive is questioned and it is one that gives pause. In the end, I can't wait for his next book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

    Too many themes

    I anxiously await a new Coben novel. I pounced on Caught and read it over a weekend. It had some of the hallmarks I have come to expect from Mr. Coben, fast pace, a plot with twists and turns, good writing. In this work the writing style was great, the book had a fast pace, there were plenty of plot twists, but the story had too many underlying themes and the mechanics of getting to the ending was unrealistic. Revenge, forgiveness, loyalty, lack of honor, duty, on and on and on, each chapter seemed to promote a new theme. And the plot device which moved you through sordid details, long held secrets and intimate events was by using characters who exercised no restraint to withhold anything. "I won't tell you." "Please tell me" "Okay". An exaggeration but not too far off. I was reminded of a film noir detective film where the villain at the end, before he is going to shoot the good guy, tells him how he committed the crime. And the poetic license used when the criminal system was involved was way off base. A character is arrested, then released because his lawyer says they are wrong. Unbelievable. No bond setting, no preliminary hearing, just allowing some evil breathed barrister to tell them what they should do. What planet do the characters live on? So, while I read the book quickly, and tried to follow the plot amongst all the disparate themes, this was not a book I ended with a feeling that I had been on a great trip. More like an excursion to an amusement park with diverse rides, none of which provided the thrill which would keep me coming back. Mr. Coben can do better.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Good Book

    Finished reading this months book club selection! Ending was not what I expected!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Fast paced but confusing at times

    I love Harlan Coben books and this was definitely a good read, but I just felt like there was too much going on at times. There were SO many characters to keep track of. It finished in two days, definitely a fast and suspenseful read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Fantastic story!

    A far better story than I was expecting. I was genuinely suprised. I will be checking out other novels by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2011

    Good but not great!

    I'm a big Harlan Coben fan and I was excited when I found this book at the church book sale. It was interesting and kept me wondering but it was not "jump-up-and-down fantastic" or "can't put it down excellent." But it was a good one time read. --K--

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    If you are a fan, go ahead read it!

    I love this guy, but I don't think Caught is one of his best works. Can't put my finger on why, it just didn't develop like some of his other more riveting works. But still, I will continue to read his stories.

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  • Posted June 14, 2010

    CAUGHT

    very well written. Captivating and hard to put down.

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