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The Boy from the Woods

by Harlan Coben

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Crime / Mystery Family Drama Political Thrillers Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Boy from the Woods

A classically fabulous action-packed read from a master storyteller. When a teenager goes missing a famous criminal attorney and a former solider and security expert find themselves involved in the hunt to find her. This is a standalone novel (or fingers crossed could even be the start to a new series), though you may note it does contain a character from elsewhere. I adore Harlan Coben’s novels, you can throw yourself in and allow the world he creates to consume you. Here a seemingly simple premise spins into one heck of a mind-twisting knock-out selection of sub plots. The storyline builds, opening up pathways you had no idea were in front of you. There are a range of interesting characters on offer, from the wonderful Hester Crimstein (yes she’s back and I seriously want her in my life) to the straightforward yet enigmatic Wilde. Even with all the characters and multiple threads, I can hand on heart say that I didn’t lose my way, or wonder who was who. I just sat and soaked up the atmosphere and believed in the story. The Boy in the Woods is pure reading entertainment, and I’ve chosen it as one of my Liz Picks of the Month.

Liz Robinson

The Boy from the Woods Synopsis

Thirty years ago, a child was found in the New Jersey backwoods.

He had been living a feral existence, with no memory of how he got there or even who he is. Everyone just calls him Wilde.

Now a former soldier and security expert, he lives off the grid, shunned by the community - until they need him.

A child has gone missing. With her family suspecting she's just playing a disappearing game, nobody seems concerned except for criminal attorney Hester Crimstein. She contacts Wilde, asking him to use his unique skills to find the girl.

But even he can find no trace of her. One day passes, then a second, then a third.

On the fourth, a human finger shows up in the mail.

And now Wilde knows this is no game. It's a race against time to save the girl's life - and expose the town's dark trove of secrets...

The Boy from the Woods Press Reviews

Harlan Coben's thrillers are like intricately patterned knitting [...] He has created a cracker of a hero in the aptly named Wilde [...] Hopefully Wilde will return - Coben certainly leaves clues that he will. - THE TIMES

Thriller-lovers who just want some adrenaline to lift their spirits should escape with this riveting page-turner from the hugely popular author and screenwriter, Harlan Coben, who not only has more than 70 million books in print worldwide, but also recently brought us the hit TV series The Stranger and Safe on Netflix. - MAIL ONLINE

If you liked The Stranger on Netflix, you'll love this novel [...] The novel is a splendid reminder that Coben is as brilliant at creating wonderful characters as he is at those textbook twists. - HEAT MAGAZINE

Coben never, ever lets you down - LEE CHILD

Harlan Coben is the absolute master of huge twists and turns. - RICHARD OSMAN

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781787462977
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781473576131
Publication date: 19/03/2020
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787462977
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Political Thrillers, Thriller / Suspense,
Collections: 70+ Action-Packed Books,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is an international number one bestselling thriller author. He is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards - the first to receive all three. His books are published in forty languages, with over forty-seven million copies in print worldwide. Both his standalone thrillers and series featuring the indomitable Myron Bolitar have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries, gracing the lists of the Sunday Times and the New York Times. His novel Tell No One was turned into the smash hit French film of the same name, and received the highly coveted Lumiere (French ...

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