Caught by Harlan Coben

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13 Critic Reviews

He effortlessly introduces dots of detail throughout the story, along with a smattering of his regular characters, and then connects them all into a picture you never expected.
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Synopsis

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THAT'S "[A] TOUR DE FORCE OF STORYTELLING" (WASHINGTON POST). A FAST-PACED, EMOTION-PACKED NOVEL ABOUT GUILT, GRIEF, AND THE CAPACITY TO FORGIVE Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally-televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, and is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her.
 

About Harlan Coben

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Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and, more recently, a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, he lives in New Jersey.
 
Published March 23, 2010 by Signet Books.
Genres: . Fiction
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Critic reviews for Caught
All: 13 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 5

Blog Critics

Good
on Feb 27 2010

He effortlessly introduces dots of detail throughout the story, along with a smattering of his regular characters, and then connects them all into a picture you never expected.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Dec 26 2010

Coben’s trademark ability to navigate sure-footedly through a complex forest of twists and turns is once again present...

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The Washington Post

Above average
on Mar 29 2010

For all its strands of mystery, the book offers little suspense and few characters who escape being caricatures.

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Oregon Live

Above average
on Apr 03 2010

..."Caught" is thoughtful enough to keep us from hassling the attendants or trying to strangle our seatmates on that coast-to-coast flight.

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Tampa Bay Times

Excellent
on Apr 06 2010

At times, the insight that Coben brings can bring a reader to tears. But he supplies the thrills as well as the entertainment factor.

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The Best Reviews

Excellent
on Feb 19 2010

Caught is filled with so many twists and turns you will swear you're on a roller coaster ride.

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NJ.com

Above average
on May 16 2010

...Coben examines the meaning of forgiveness, family and justice, not with a magnifying glass, but with a boxing glove.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Below average
on Mar 23 2010

Although at first, I thought Caught was even better than Tell No One, that feeling did not last throughout the book and by the end although I was not disappointed, I did not think it held up as well.

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Chamber Four

Below average
on Feb 15 2011

If you can stomach the chintzy, hollow feeling of commercial mystery writing, Caught features a decent plo...But if you’re looking for a novel that’s supposed to be on an entirely different level, keep looking.

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Fiction Addict

Excellent
on Apr 09 2010

There are a lot of moving parts here, but Coben easily keeps the story woven tightly and part of the fun is knowing Coben will somehow tie it all together in the end.

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The Stir

Above average
on Jun 02 2010

...it doesn't quite have that chemistry you get when the whole cast of characters comes together.

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EzineArticles

Good
on Apr 14 2011

Coben opens our eyes to a black and white picture of his characters' lives and then changes our perspective by exposing them and revealing their true colors.

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EzineArticles

Good
on May 25 2010

Coben was able to take all intrigues and schemes and bind them in what I consider will be the finest book I read this year.

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