The Boy from the Woods (Hardback)
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The Boy from the Woods (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 19/03/2020
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Harlan Coben, the bestselling author of Run Away, returns with a pulsating new standalone thriller whose solitary hero must use his own childhood traumas to prevent an unspeakable tragedy. Twisty and intricate, The Boy from the Woods is a uniquely chilling read.

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...

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781529123821
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Harlan Coben is the absolute master of huge twists and turns.' - Richard Osman

'Coben never, ever lets you down.' - Lee Child

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

'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, who not only has more than 70 million books in print worldwide, but also recently brought us the hit TV series The Stranger and Safe on Netflix.' - Mail Online

'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

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“Wild child as adult”

Harlan Coben introduces a new character for his readers with this book. It is a man simply called Wilde due to his very unusual past. Wilde was discovered as a boy roaming free in the woods. He has no memory of... More

Hardback edition
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“Kidnap thriller”

Wilde is an oddball, found feral in the woods as a child he now lives in a pod in the woods. He works on and off with Hester, a supersuccessful lawyer and TV broadcaster who gets involved when a young girl... More

Hardback edition
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“Disappointing”

This was the first ever Harlan Coben book I've read and I'm afraid to say that I didn't love it. I was expecting a lot from this book but it didn't meet up to my expectations. I was expecting it to... More

Hardback edition
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