Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review; Six Years by Harlan Coben

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult (Mar 19 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525953485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525953487

Book Description

Harlan Coben, the master of domestic suspense, returns with a standalone thrillerin the vein of #1 bestsellers Hold Tight, Caught, and Stay Closethat explores the depth and passion of a lost love . . . and the secrets and lies at its heart.

Six years have passed since Jake Sanders 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.

"Riveting reading."
—Booklist (starred review)

"[Harlan Coben] delivers another amazing novel that will resonate with readers long after the final page is turned.The narrative is immersive, and the well-drawn characters and twisting plotting are stellar. With such a cool hook and a surprising and satisfying payoff, don’t wait six years to read what might be Coben’s best since Tell No One. "
—Library Journal (starred review)

"SIX YEARS is a mind blowing, brain twisting, knuckle biter where nothing is as it seems. Coben never fails to deliver on his promise to keep readers riveted to their seats until the final page. Whether you're a devoted fan of Coben or you've never read a single book of his, don't miss this page turner! You'll be come an instant fan."

"[Harlan Coben's] best book yet."
Suspense Magazine

"[Six Years] ranks among his strangest and most ingenious plots."
—Publishers Weekly

“Coben writes with wit and irony…his flair for exposing the frail balance point between order and chaos in our lives has never been stronger.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Stay Close

"[A tour de force stand-alone....Satisfying on every level."
Booklist (starred review)

“Rich and compelling...It takes a master like Coben to juggle a character study with shocking thriller elements and put readers on a vast emotional roller coaster ride.”
—Associated Press on Live Wire

“Edgar-winner Coben’s 10th Myron Bolitar novel is a perfect 10.”
Publishers Weekly on Live Wire

“Mr. Coben’s unique imagination has made him a past master of fast and witty dialogue, and architect of memorable characters. Live Wire follows that tradition with a meticulously plotted storyline. Gripping and full of genuine page-turning surprises.”
NY Journal of Books on Live Wire

About The Author

 Harlan Coben is the  internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and, more recently, a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, Coben lives in New Jersey.

My Review
What a riveting story! I could not but this book down.  It is my favorite Harlan Coben so far.  If you like to be taken on a thrilling ride then Six Years is for you.

The twists are ingenious.  Mild mannered university professor Jake Sanders has never let the flame die for his true love Natalie.  Six years he has left her alone, not searched for her on the internet and tried to move on with his life.  This all changes when Natalie's husband dies and he discovers that he has been deceived.  

Preorder Six Years now!  You won't regret it!

1 comment:

  1. Coben is one of my favourite authors. Looking forward to read this book.