Six Years by Harlan Coben

six yearsIt had been a while since I had read a book by Harlan Coben. I don’t know why, because I have always enjoyed his work. I obtained this novel when my local library were giving away some books that they had taken off their shelves. FREE BOOKS! Don’t they know I already have a huge pile of books to be read!

Six Years is a stand alone novel in which the protagonist, Jake attends his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. He is inconsolable that Natalie marries Todd but when she asks him to make her one promise he agrees that he will keep away from her.

Jake keeps his promise, but never forgets Natalie.

Six years later, Jake sees an obituary for Todd and decides to attend his funeral in order to see Natalie again, albeit as a widow burying her husband. He has decided that six years is long enough to keep his promise.

However, Natalie is not the widow. She is nowhere to be seen. Jake sets out to find his love, but that quest has deadly consequences.

With over 60 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last seven consecutiveHarlan Coben novels, MISSING YOU, SIX YEARS, STAY CLOSE, LIVE WIRE, CAUGHT, LONG LOST and HOLD TIGHT all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His books are published in 43 languages around the globe.

The author is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first author to win all three – and he has received an eclectic variety of honors from all over the world. His novel TELL NO ONE has been turned into a hit French film of the same name. His essays and columns have appeared in many top publications.

Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey. He still lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.

This is a fabulous novel. Fast paced, interesting and clever. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy mysteries, crime novels and thrillers.

Val Penny

 

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