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Caught by Harlan Coben
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Caught (original 2010; edition 2011)

by Harlan Coben (Author)

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Dan Mercer stands accused of being a sexual predator thanks to the ambush journalism of Wendy Tynes, a tabloid TV reporter, who must cope with her husband's death caused by a drunken driver as well as reckon with the possibility of Mercer's innocence. When Tynes finds a link between a father of one of Mercer's alleged victims and others felled by scandal, she could become a killer's next victim.… (more)
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Title:Caught
Authors:Harlan Coben (Author)
Info:Dutton (2011), Edition: Reprint, 464 pages
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Caught by Harlan Coben (2010)

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    What She Knew by Gilly McMillan (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Suspenseful tension combines with intricate story lines in these psychological thrillers. In both books, an adult who should be the focus of public sympathy is instead reviled and suspected in a child abduction.
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    Love You More by Lisa Gardner (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Both are fast-paced, crime-solving mysteries that have a child missing at the center of the story.
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Great book, quick read with lots of twists.
Wendy Tynes is a well known reporter known for exposing sexual predators. She's in on a sting that exposes and brings down Dan Mercer, a social worker. While she's proud of her job, and feels it's important, she has this lingering doubt about Dan Mercer, actions can be deceiving, but he doesn't seem like the predator she's made him out to be. The courts agree, and he's not charged, but the harms been done and his life is ruined. Determined to give herself peace of mind, and maybe clear a wronged man, she begins to look into his life. Soon things are unfolding and it seems that she might have been used to frame him. Coincidentally, some of his friends have also been recently charged for different crimes and the target of a smear campaign. Why is someone targeting this group, what can she do? The pace picks up the more she learns.
Good book. ( )
  cjyap1 | May 15, 2024 |
How does Coben do it??? He writes books with so many characters and always more than one complicated arrrangement of events that seem to interweave! How an author can BE so many peoplle are he creates action and dialogue always amazes me. I'm sort of trying to read Coben's books in order ---and I'm so happy there are so many!!! ( )
  nyiper | Oct 8, 2023 |
Complex revenge plot relating to college-era disfigurement of a woman, investigated by a TV reporter who falsely entrapped one of the five perps. ( )
  fwbl | Jul 28, 2023 |
Ok, I had vowed that if this book annoyed or bored me as badly as the last couple of Coben's books, this was the last of his that I was reading. Well, I'll be reading his next publication. Coben did an great job on this. He took two seemingly unrelated stories and managed to weave them intricately and beautifully together. The twists and turns at the end were completely plausible. One point of the ending I had actually guessed at, but at another point in the story, I figured I was wrong. It was nice to see brief flashes of old favorite characters from previous stories showing up plausibly in this new tale without feeling forced.

I highly recommend this book if you're a fan of Coben, or just well written thrillers. ( )
  Fish_Witch | Jul 4, 2023 |
Like most Harlan Coben books, this one comes with a twist. It's not the most fast paced or thrilling "who-done-it," but it was fairly entertaining nonetheless. ( )
  CarolHicksCase | Mar 12, 2023 |
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The following list of shockeroos does not amount to a spoiler, because you cannot possibly guess how “Caught” cobbles all of these together: a pedophile, an investigative reporter, an embezzling scheme, a drunken driver, a college boys’ conspiracy, a television show judge, a case of mistaken identity on the Internet, a disappearing corpse, a kneecap shooting, a dead hooker and a GPS. Half as many gimmicks and twice as much authorial forethought would have made for vast improvements.
 

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Coben, Harlanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Busk, SisselTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jansen in de Wal, MartinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kwisinski, GunnarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MacDuffie, CarringtonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pock-Steen, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Welch, Christopher EvanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Dan Mercer stands accused of being a sexual predator thanks to the ambush journalism of Wendy Tynes, a tabloid TV reporter, who must cope with her husband's death caused by a drunken driver as well as reckon with the possibility of Mercer's innocence. When Tynes finds a link between a father of one of Mercer's alleged victims and others felled by scandal, she could become a killer's next victim.

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