The Boy from the Woods: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close : Coben, Harlan By Harlan Coben

    THE LATEST NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND CREATOR OF THE HIT NETFLIX DRAMAS THE STRANGER AND THE WOODS described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist' 'I read The Boy From The WoodsI liked it I liked it a lot' STEPHEN KING 'Harlan's a great thriller writerone of my favourites' JOHN GRISHAMThirty years ago a child was found in the New Jersey backwoodsHe had been living a feral existence with no memory of how he got there or even who he is Everyone just calls him WildeNow a former soldier and security expert he lives off the grid shunned by the community until they need himA 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 uniue skills to find the girlBut even he can find no trace of her One day passes then a second then a thirdOn the fourth a human finger shows up in the mailAnd 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 first class thriller you'd expect from a master his descriptions of the ploys used by sociopathic politicians to corrupt objective truth & render the news somehow negotiable are the best I've ever seen read or heard' JAMES O'BRIEN'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' MAIL ONLINE'One of the world's finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game' PETER JAMES'Coben never ever lets you down' LEE CHILD'Harlan Coben's thrillers are like intricately patterned knittingHe has created a cracker of a hero in the aptly named WildeHopefully Wilde will return Coben certainly leaves clues that he will'THE TIMES'If you liked The Stranger on Netflix you'll love thisThe novel is a splendid reminder that Coben is as brilliant at creating wonderful characters as he is at those textbook twists'HEAT MAGAZINE 'Insanely readable and gripping' SUNDAY MIRROR'Harlan's new book The Boy From The Woods is another skillfully crafted example of his talent at work a page turning joy to return to' RTE ONLINE'Coben is a phenomenon the most reliable of American thriller writers the least likely to disappoint the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' THE TIMES'Harlan Coben is the absolute master of huge twists and turns' RICHARD OSMAN'Coben sets his hook deep very early on with a killer premise and then relentlessly reels in his readers as his deftly plotted tale ratchets up the tension and action to a violent cathartic and ultimately satisfying climax Each new novel is a textbook lesson in thriller writing' IRISH INDEPENDENT'Coben remains one of the most reliable thriller writers around' CRIME REVIEW'Coben is simply one of the all time greats pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting twisty surprising story with a big beating heart at its core' GILLIAN FLYNNTHE LATEST NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND CREATOR OF THE HIT NETFLIX DRAMAS THE STRANGER AND THE WOODS, described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'

    'I read The Boy From The Woods. I liked it. I liked it a lot!' STEPHEN KING
    'Harlan's a great thriller writer [...] one of my favourites.' JOHN GRISHAM
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    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 first-class thriller you'd expect from a master ... his descriptions of the ploys used by sociopathic politicians to corrupt objective truth & render the news somehow negotiable are the best I've ever seen, read or heard.' JAMES O'BRIEN

    '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' MAIL ONLINE

    'One of the world's finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game' PETER JAMES

    'Coben never, ever lets you down' LEE CHILD

    '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

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

    'Insanely readable and gripping' SUNDAY MIRROR

    'Harlan's new book The Boy From The Woods is another skillfully crafted example of his talent at work[...] a page-turning joy to return to' RTE ONLINE

    'Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint ... the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' THE TIMES

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

    'Coben sets his hook deep very early on with a killer premise and then relentlessly reels in his readers as his deftly plotted tale ratchets up the tension and action to a violent, cathartic and ultimately satisfying climax. Each new novel is a textbook lesson in thriller writing' IRISH INDEPENDENT

    'Coben remains one of the most reliable thriller writers around' CRIME REVIEW

    'Coben is simply one of the all-time greats-pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core' GILLIAN FLYNNTHE LATEST NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND CREATOR OF THE HIT NETFLIX DRAMAS THE STRANGER AND THE WOODS, described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'

    'I read The Boy From The Woods. I liked it. I liked it a lot!' STEPHEN KING
    'Harlan's a great thriller writer [...] one of my favourites.' JOHN GRISHAM
    ____________________________
    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 first-class thriller you'd expect from a master ... his descriptions of the ploys used by sociopathic politicians to corrupt objective truth & render the news somehow negotiable are the best I've ever seen, read or heard.' JAMES O'BRIEN

    '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' MAIL ONLINE

    'One of the world's finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game' PETER JAMES

    'Coben never, ever lets you down' LEE CHILD

    '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

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

    'Insanely readable and gripping' SUNDAY MIRROR

    'Harlan's new book The Boy From The Woods is another skillfully crafted example of his talent at work[...] a page-turning joy to return to' RTE ONLINE

    'Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint ... the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' THE TIMES

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

    'Coben sets his hook deep very early on with a killer premise and then relentlessly reels in his readers as his deftly plotted tale ratchets up the tension and action to a violent, cathartic and ultimately satisfying climax. Each new novel is a textbook lesson in thriller writing' IRISH INDEPENDENT

    'Coben remains one of the most reliable thriller writers around' CRIME REVIEW

    'Coben is simply one of the all-time greats-pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core' GILLIAN FLYNN The Boy from the Woods: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close : Coben, Harlan

    This is a bad book. Not just poor, but bad. I used to be a big Coben fan, but the days when I would automatically enjoy one of his books are long gone.This book is mostly Product Placement with a dull plot thrown up around that framework. The central character doesn’t make sense he was in some kind of “ex special forces” but he is a poor shot??? He is a woodsman and yet people track him with no difficulty??? And spoiler alert this book has nothing to do with being wild in the woods. Nothing much to do with anything at all in fact. And the storyline of the “wild in the woods” boy doesn’t get resolved, and you know what? By now I don’t care.Even on deal of the day I won’t be reading any . 384pagine

    Boring and incidentally funny 384pagine I grew up next to a large woods. Later down the line, after starting this book, I became the boy from the woods with disappointment and buyers remorse. What happened to HC? So many of his books are plot driven with great characters, but this was just sterile. Like every other book with a hero who has a military background and is an outcast. Of course the hero is smart beyond the normal realms of intelligence and good with the ladies. The hero is stacked and take out multiple security guards who also have military backgrounds. What other characters are similar? Reacher, Decker, Bourne, Smoak, etc.I quit this 25% of the way in. To conclude, this boy from the woods was looking for a great plot and some originality, but ended up thinking one of his favourite authors may have rushed this or just tried something new and not got it quite right. 384pagine This was the first Harlan Coben book which left me feeling really disappointed I've loved every other one of his books and have eagerly awaited each new publication. However, this one left me cold the main reason being that Hester Crimstein, who has worked well as a side character in other novels, is given a much larger role in this one and I feel that the character just isn't able to pull it off. It refers quite often to her penchant for witty comebacks but we really don't see much of them she just tends to be, occasionally, rude without any wit attached. She copies the characher of Win (who doesn't appear in this book), as she answers the phone with 'articulate' (cringy enough when he does it but completely toe curling in this instance). The solution to the plot was also pretty apparent about half way through and just had to slog through even though the big revelation at the end wasn't actually going to be one. The character of Matthew also seemed to just fizzle out at a certain point without any warning. It just didn't feel up to Coben's usual standards am hoping his recent success in having his books made into series hasn't distracted him and dulled his skills as a writer of novels. Will still read his next one when it comes out but than a little disallusioned for now. 384pagine I love Harlan Cohen and have read all his stand alone novels. This one falls short of being one of his best as it leaves too many unanswered questions. Maybe he is planning a sequel?The story centres around Wilde, who got his name because he was found living alone in the woods. No one knows where he came from and he doesn't know his own name. He is found at the back of a property owned by Hester, the other main character. She is a criminal lawyer. Fast forward over the years, the mystery around Wilde has never been solved and he still spends a lot of his time living off grid in the woods. Hester and Wilde team up to try and track down a teenage girl who has gone missing. Some of the story is a little too dragged out, but some of it is classic Harlan. Fast paced, keeps you guessing, builds lots of strands together.I liked the book, but it isn't one of his best. 384pagine I used to love Harlan Coben, particularly the early Myron Bolitar books, but this is absolute drivel. Not a single character rings true, and the plot is so bad it is almost funny. Our hero, Wilde, is supposed to be a genius, but does some really dumb things. Terrible nonsense, and I regret reading it to the end. It really did not deserve that respect, and the ending was execrable. 384pagine

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