…[a] well-tuned new mystery … Coben does his usual professional job on the central mystery, which involves the violent deaths of a detective’s brother and the brother’s girlfriend, but his greater talent lies in his warmhearted descriptions of life in places like Westbridge...That kind of writing is what we call poetry, and it falls on the ear like the sounds of summer.
This is great Coben. Even if we never see the characters again, that's fine. They're fully realized people and he had me guessing who did it until he was ready to reveal it … Maybe Nap does take more of a beating than anyone outside of a robot could endure. Coben weaves in twists and rich characters such as Andy Reeves, a strange melange of a dollar-store Liberace with a despot's appetite for torture. And that's just it with Coben, there are enough fun twists without being gimmicky. It's plotted, logical and incisive.
What could a group of teenagers possibly have stumbled upon that would still put their lives in danger fifteen years later? That’s what Nap sets out to uncover, and the answer is buried deep beneath a winding, hidden trail of shocking secrets and nerve-wracking suspense. The book’s title serves as good advice for readers, who may be so shocked by the ending that the novel will be in serious danger of slipping from their grasp.