Like all of Coben’s books that I’ve read, this deals with middle class suburban people who are not what they seem and have a past which catches up with them.
I really liked the first half of the book; there was plenty of intrigue which kept me speculating what was going on and consequently I was quickly hooked. However I was increasingly disappointed in the second half of the book as answers to the mystery were provided; there was just something unsatisfactory about them. I did find the dialogue clichéd and Jake’s frequent proclamations of his love for Natalie rather cheesy. The characters didn’t seem very real to me, especially Jake who just didn’t feel like a college professor. 3 stars.