Saturday, April 03, 2010

CAUGHT by Harlan Coben (Dutton)

I had the pleasure of introducing Harlan last week when he was at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. He was on tour talking about his latest thriller Caught. As always in his thrillers, Coben takes good people, causes bad things to happen to them, and then kicks it up a notch. This time, a TV reporter is bent on exposing a pedophile; a young girl (top of her class, totally organized, excellent soccer player) disappears; and a group of downsized power brokers try to cope.

Always good natured, Harlan literally had stars in his eyes from posing with fans after his self-deprecating, hilarious talk. Cary librarian Steve Bank and I were at the end of the fan line.

FTC full disclosure - book provided by the publisher.


karen said...

Harlon is so kind and funny with his fans

Mary Kennedy said...

Harlan Coben is wonderfully witty and charming. I love the acknowledgements page in his new book. He thanks the specialists for their expertise and then says,"any mistakes are theirs, not mine. I'm sick of being the fall guy." Too funny, right? He is hilarious, a terrific author and always has time for his fans.