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Entertaining stuff, but not Coben's best work,
This review is from: Tell No One (Paperback)
Having read "Tell No One" by the same author, I knew what to expect with "Darkest Fear" - a high-octane, fast-moving plot with plenty of twists and turns. While "Darkest Fear" did not thoroughly disappoint me, I did feel it was not as good as "Tell No One".
Darkest Fear combines a serial-killer plot with a life-and death situation that is complicated by the lead characters continually-challenged notion of fatherhood and family. While some of the plot stretches your imagination, it works as well as any other thrashy novel in holding the readers attention, moving them quickly through the story and entertaining them throughout. Harlan Coben is, however, a better writer than this novel suggests - I feel "Tell No One" was a tenser, more enthralling, and more engaging tale.