I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it.
My PICK this week is:
Published March 2010 By Dutton
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
17 year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst.
Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission, to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate—and nationally televised—sting operations. Working with local police on her news program Caught in the Act, Wendy and her team have publicly shamed dozens of men by the time she encounters her latest target. Dan Mercer is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined.
As we can safely say summer has arrived, I thought what better author to feature as a summer TBT recommendation than Harlan Coben…you can pretty much be guaranteed a page turner when you dive into one of his books and Caught is another one of my favorites of his. This book was reminescent of the TV show To Catch a Predator…that show was creepy, disturbing, and hard to stop watching once you started as you wondered if the predator would fall for the trap the show’s producers set up. Harlan Coben masterfully takes that concept and expands on it with this story, adding a missing teenager along with a do gooding social worker (or is he?) and a reporter with a serious agenda. As I’ve mentioned before, one thing I love about Harlan Coben’s writing is that he takes everyday people and puts them in extraordinary situations, making you think over and over again…“what would I do?” For me, that makes his books so accessible and also the perfect choice for a summer read. If you’re looking for a book that’ll keep you guessing and swiftly turning those pages, I think Caught would be a fantastic choice!
More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere
Cathy at Between the Lines Book Blog
Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe
Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews
Rebecca at BoofsBooks
Nicki at The Secret Library
Amanda at Literary Weaponry
Susan at Susan Loves Books
Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills