Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, 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 bring down sexual predators via elaborate—and nationally televised—sting operations. Wendy and her team have 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.
Caught tells the story of a missing girl, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who suddenly realizes she can’t trust her own instincts about this story—or the motives of the people around her.
The disappearance of an all-American teenage girl from an affluent suburban New Jersey town disrupts many lives in Harlan Coben's stand-alone paranoia-fueled thriller. First, her parents are inconsolably distraught. Then there is police detective Frank Tremont who must contend with his failure to find Haley McWaid when she went missing several months earlier. Where Frank failed, investigative TV journalist Wendy Tynes seems to have succeeded--with the help of the production team from her popular show Caught in the Act, which nabs sexual predators, Wendy easily pins social worker Dan Mercer. But maybe it was too easy. Soon cracks emerge in her case, putting Wendy and others in danger.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- General, Mystery + Crime, Action + Thrillers, Types of Characters, Human Qualities + Behavior, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Conflicts + Dualities
- April 26, 2011
- April 26, 2011
- Harlan Coben
- Carrington MacDuffie (Narrator)