I also love Coben’s wit and ear for sardonic dialogue and narrator’s commentary. I have to share this delicious example:
“Anthony checked his watch. Two more minutes for his break. Man, he wanted to light up. This job didn’t pay as well as his night gig, but it was total cake. He didn’t believe much in superstitious nonsense, but the moon definitely had an effect. Nights were for fighting, and if the moon was full, he knew that he’s have his hands full. Guys were more mellow at lunchtime. They sat quietly and watched and ate the most wretched ‘buffet’ known to mankind, stuff Michael Vick wouldn’t let a dog eat.” (Page 281)
Fans of Coban will love this book. Those who have not yet been introduced to him will have a new favorite author.