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Author: Harlan Coben Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781597376419

Plot Summary

It was twenty years ago, when the murders happened. Six teenagers made their way into the woods at night, perfect fodder for any scary story. Two were found murdered. The other four disappeared like ether into the trees. Now, for Paul Copeland, life has become too much to bear. In addition to mourning the twenty-year loss of his sister, his wife has died of cancer, leaving him stranded, alone, to raise their six year old daughter. The weight on his shoulders is almost too great until a light starts to spark through: a homicide victim, with connections to Copeland's family. All at once his family secrets begin to come unraveled, and he begins to wonder: is this the key to his long-missing sister's death? Will he be reunited with her or will his life continue to spiral out of control? The questions build as quickly as Cope's prosecutor career.

Harlan Coben is an American fiction writer most famous for his crime and suspense stories. He graduated from Princeton in 1999, and decided his senior year of college that he wanted to write for a living. His first novel was published almost immediately, and more followed after that. Since, his career has built into a very successful franchise of both adult and young adult fiction. He has received many literary awards and is lauded as one of America's top mystery writers.

Publisher Summary

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES!

The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger takes readers into the heart of family loyalty in this twisty page-turner that proves that the darkest secrets are often closest to home.

Paul Copeland, a New Jersey county prosecutor, is still grieving the loss of his sister twenty years ago—the night she walked into the woods, never to be seen again. But now, a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to the disappearance. The victim could be the boy who vanished along with Paul's sister. And, as hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family's past threaten to tear apart everything Paul has been trying to hold together....

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Quotes

  • “Coben has spun a gripping, chilling tale, whose plot has more tributaries than a swamp. The unexpected turns of events and characters with less-than-wholesome agendas or secrets from the past are astonishing, yet you never get lost in the complexity.”

    - Forbes
  • “The exploration of ordinary people with life-shattering secrets is a common thread in Coben’s novels. Instead of this premise becoming stale, though, he has created another surprising and emotional story that will remain with the reader long after…One of Coben’s best.”

    - Library Journal
  • “I suppose there could be a better reader of this tense, complex, thoroughly entertaining novel than Scott Brick, but it’s hard to see how…Unturnoffable.”

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • Finalist for the 2007 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
  • A New York Times bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A brilliant page turner. I loved it. "

    - Tony, 5/15/2011
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    " Not disappointed. Another great read. "

    - Yvonne, 5/14/2011
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    " He is a great author! This book (as all his books are) was full of twists and kept my interest. I didn't want to put it down. "

    - Anne, 5/13/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A fast-paced mystery about the disappearance of four teenagers at summer camp. I liked his writing so much I got another book by the same author called "Hold Tight" that I'll read next. "

    - Deborah, 5/10/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " He had a different style of writing from what I've been reading, so I had to get used to that. It was an easy read, but I enjoyed the suspence and trying to figure out the 'who done it' in the end. I don't like the 'cliff-hanger' or 'you decide' type of endings, but it is what it is. "

    - Susan, 5/3/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book had me hooked from the first chapter.. Some many great twist and turns.. "

    - Crystal, 5/1/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Always a wonderful twist at the end! "

    - Donni, 4/27/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Although some twists it was a little too predictable. "

    - Dan, 4/26/2011
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    " Read this book in two days. I *needed* to know what happened! "

    - Laura, 4/21/2011
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    " I really enjoyed this book. It was very suspenseful and had me thinking I knew what happened most of the time, but I didn't!!! "

    - Allison, 4/15/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A solid page-turner. The reviews on Amazon nail it pretty well. The plot was complex enough that I was left guessing without knowing what was to come. I really enjoyed it. "

    - Bluetorch, 4/14/2011

About the Author

Harlan Coben is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading storytellers. His suspense novels are published in forty-five languages and have been number one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, with seventy-five million books in print worldwide. His Myron Bolitar series has earned the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, and many of his books have been developed into Netflix series, including his adaptation of The Stranger, headlined by Richard Armitage, and The Woods.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.