The Woods

The Woods

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Harlan Coben is rapidly becoming one of the top thriller writers on the planet. Since his breakthrough novel, TELL NO ONE, his powerful blend of everyman characters, lightning pace and whiplash-inducing twists has endeared him to readers worldwide. He is now a number one bestseller in both the UK and France. Whilst he has been a consistent NEW YORK TIMES top five pick in the USA. After the brilliant return to his series character, Myron Bolitar, in PROMISE ME, this new novel will return us to Harlan's stand-alone territory - the place where he made his name.show more

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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 075288882X
  • 9780752888828

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

Review Text

Twenty years after his teenaged sister and three of her friends were murdered at their summer camp, a New Jersey prosecutor learns that one of the victims - and maybe more than one - may have walked away.Almost everyone Paul Copeland loves is gone. His mother took off years ago; his perfect wife died of cancer; his father went to his grave digging in the woods surrounding the old PLUS camp and telling Paul, "We still need to find her." In fact, nobody's ever found any more of Camille Copeland, than some bloody clothing. Three months after his father's death, a fresh corpse reopens the case with a jolt. Pressed by the NYPD to view the body found carrying his address, Paul's sure it's Gil Perez, even though he's supposed to have died in the woods two decades ago and his parents insist it's not him. The discovery is so shocking that Paul can barely keep his mind on his latest high-profile case: the prosecution of two frat boys for raping exotic dancer Chamique Johnson, who was invited to a party at their house and then assaulted. Maybe it's just as well if Paul is too distracted to bear down on the defendants, since their wealthy fathers are determined to cut him off at the knees by any means necessary, even if that means hunting for skeletons in his closet. EJ Jenrette goes after Paul with gusto. Considering his checkered family history, however, the ensuing revelations are a lot less resonant than they ought to be. And Coben's fondness for playing out twist after twist long after most tale-spinners would have packed it in makes his yarn seem urgent but not terribly consequential, because unlike most of the author's heroes (Promise Me, 2006, etc.), Paul never feels as if he's in real danger.All the surprises you'd expect from Coben, but a lot fewer thrills. (Kirkus Reviews)show more