#1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. How much do parents really want to know about their kids? #1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. #1 bestselling... show more
#1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. How much do parents really want to know about their kids? #1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. #1 bestselling author Harlan Coben has become an unstoppable force in suspense fiction. His most recent novel, The Woods, spent more time on the New York Times bestseller list than his previous books and sales reached his highest levels to date. His latest page-turner, which is about just how far parents will go to protect their kids, is destined for the top of every bestseller list. Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they’d become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their sixteen-year-old son Adam has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate Spencer Hill—the latest in a string of issues at school—they can’t help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam’s computer, and within days are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: “Just stay quiet and all safe.” Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son’s death . . . and he wasn’t alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera’s range; but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community. For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possible to know too much?
Publish date: April 15th 2008
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
I started this book as it has been sitting there for ages. Plot Devise 1: Two parents installing spyware on their kid's (Adam) computer to see the sites that they visited and the texts they have sent. I hate this already as children have right to privacy too. Article 161. No child shall be subjected...
Harlan's style of writing is so effortless you aren't even aware of the writing itself. You're just sucked into the story. I could so relate to the drama of the parents I could barely put the book down to feed my family. LOL
I've read a few of Coben's books in the past and always find them a good way to spend my time. This one was no exception. It's a solid, engaging mystery set in suburbia where everybody seems to be hiding a secret.My only complaint was that at times I felt there were too many characters and I was a l...
While it's not as good as his Myron Bolitar novels, I would say this is his best independent novel. I enjoyed how everything tied together neatly in the end, it was a joy to read.
In some ways this Coben's best yet. Much better than The Woods, which was a bit of a disappointment.There are several different threads in the plot, which keeps the story exciting and suspenseful. All of the threads come together a little too neatly in the end, which is Coben's trademark, I suppose...