Recommended by Gordon Holmes
Coben is a master of the unexpected but he also creates believable characters, with even the ‘heroes’ having their flaws.
‘Caught’ revolves round 17-year-old Haley McWaid, a normal teenager who doesn’t come home one night. Three months pass without a word, and everyone assumes the worst.
Meanwhile, Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission: to identify and bring down sexual predators via televised sting operations. Her latest target is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens. But his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined.
A missing girl, the community stunned by her loss, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who suddenly realises she can’t trust her own instincts about this story - or the motives of the people around her... - classic Coben ingredients making another page-turning treat.