This book is one of the better books I have read recently. Coben sets up a college professor to lose the love of his life. Said professor moves on but never recovers. The story revolves on his loss.
The term bumbling aptly describes the professor or obsessed, which ever fits. Jake has lots of courage but lacks a lot in the common sense department. However the feelings he carries motivates his frequently rash and sometimes absurd behavior.
The plot is intricate and compelling.
I highly recommend.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.