Harlan Coben, the master of domestic suspense, returns with a standalone thriller in the vein of #1 bestsellers Hold Tight, Caught and Stay Close that explores the depth and passion of a lost love . . . and the secrets and lies at its heart. Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for . . . but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for more than a decade, and with that fact everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life—a time he has never gotten over—is turned completely inside out. As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart—and who lied to him—soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on carefully constructed fiction. Harlan Coben once again delivers a shocking page-turner that deftly explores the power of past love and the secrets and lies that such love can hide.
Six Years by Harlan Coben
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my frist Harlan Coben book, and what a fun read! I'm not sure why I picked it up, as it was--on the 'other' side of the book aisle (the mass-market media side. I don't usually by from that side. I'm a bit of a book snob )-- the synopsis on the back intrigued me tho, so I thought I'd give it a try. A fun character, an absorbing mystery, and just a great book for a weekend read.
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Would I recommend it?
I would! For the reasons I just stated. A quick, fun, weekend read.
And it's not true -- I buy books from any side of any aisle, anywhere, any time!