Book Review – The Woods – Harlan Coben

A county prosecutor is involved in a rape case but it triggers a dirty deeds campaign against him that questions not only his past but what happened many years ago when his sister, along with three others, were brutally murdered by a serial killer at a summer camp where he was a counseller.

Harlan Coben has a way of drawing in the reader that few other authors seem to possess. It almost feels as if the reader turns over the pages quickly as their heart rate increases. For once, a stand alone book by Coben contains the sharp humour of the Myron Bolitar books. It helps make the characters more human. It also makes them seem more honest with their opinions.

I did find the ending weaker than I was hoping for but not by much. This is a book the defies you to put it down during the last 100 pages as the action and tension increases page by page. If you do put it down, you keep thinking about it as you do other things but its still there.

Harlan Coben is one of the finest thriller writers around today and has written many amazing thrillers and The Woods is a great addition to his bibliography.

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