The Woods

The Woods

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Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again. For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, grief at the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Cope, as he is known, is now dealing with raising his 6-year old daughter alone after his wife has died of cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distract him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened. Is this body one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer 20 years ago: his first love, Lucy, his mother who abandoned the family, and the secrets that his parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light. And can he find absolution?O Once again Harlan Coben delivers his unique mix of powerful characters, lightning pace and twists in a stunning new novel about family, lost secrets and mistakes that can haunt a life forever.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139 x 140 x 15mm | 176g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752885413
  • 9780752885414
  • 1,721,333

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'Harlan Coben knows how to ratchet up the tension and his new novel, "The Woods" has as many convoluted twists as his fans could wish for.' -- Susan Osborne BOOKS QUARTERLYshow more

About Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US, and has established a best-selling series of crime novels starring his powerful creation, Myron Bolitar. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children. Tim has read all the Harlan Coben titles for Orion Audiobooks and ONE FALSE MOVE won a goldaward at the 2004 SPOKEN WORD AWARDS. He has worked extensively in theatre, both in Canada and in the UK, ranging from LOOK BACK IN ANGER to MACBETH. He appeared in THE COMPLETE MILLENNIUM MUSICAL (ABRIDGED) touring with the Reduced Shakespeare Co. He featured in THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES on film.show more

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49,473 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 32% (15,681)
4 44% (21,740)
3 21% (10,352)
2 3% (1,425)
1 1% (275)
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