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  • Published: 2 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9781786143327
  • Imprint: Audiobooks
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 10 hr 8 min
  • Narrator: Steven Weber
  • RRP: $39.99
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The Boy from the Woods

New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger




The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author, described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'.

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THE LATEST BOOK FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND CREATOR OF THE HIT NETFLIX DRAMA THE STRANGER
A brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'

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…
'One of the world’s finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game' PETER JAMES

'Coben never, ever lets you down' LEE CHILD

'Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint ... the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' THE TIMES

'Coben remains one of the most reliable thriller writers around' - CRIME REVIEW
'Coben is simply one of the all-time greats—pick up any one of his thrillers and you’ll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core' GILLIAN FLYNN

© Harlan Coben 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

  • Pub date: 2 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9781786143327
  • Imprint: Audiobooks
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 10 hr 8 min
  • Narrator: Steven Weber
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Author

Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US. He is now a global bestseller with his mix of powerful stand-alone thrillers and Myron Bolitar crime novels. He has appeared in the bestseller lists of The Times, the New York Times, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

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Praise for The Boy from the Woods

“Wonderful ... yet another winner”

RICHARD OSMAN

“Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint ... the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers”

THE TIMES

“Coben remains one of the most reliable thriller writers around”

CRIME REVIEW

“Dramatic and tightly plotted – the search for the truth is a masterpiece”

WOMAN'S OWN

“Coben is simply one of the all-time greats—pick up any one of his thrillers and you’ll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core”

GILLIAN FLYNN

“Insanely readable and gripping”

SUNDAY MIRROR

“Coben never, ever lets you down ”

LEE CHILD

“One of the world’s leading thriller writers […] That is down to the dark and endlessly twisting turns that his plots take – and his latest book is no exception. Another gripping and twisty thriller.”

SUN

“The modern master of the hook and twist ”

DAN BROWN

“Coben's hugely immersive books and movies should come with a danger of addiction warning”

IRISH INDEPENDENT

“One of the world’s finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game”

PETER JAMES

“Few of Harlan Coben’s thrillers are anything less than gripping, but every now and again he writes one that exceeds his own high standards.”

THE TIMES ONLINE

“A true master of the twisty thriller ”

HEAT

“The master of smoke and mirrors fiction”

IRISH INDEPENDENT

“Coben’s USP is how families are torn apart by secrets. He is a clever plotter, too, always pulling the rug from under your feet.”

SUN

“Coben is like a skilled magician saving the best, most stunning trick for the very end.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Coben can always be relied on to generate thrills from the simplest premises”

KIRKUS

“Harlan Coben rose to worldwide attention recently for his hit Netflix show The Stranger. Many of you would have already been familiar with his work prior to this. Harlan Coben’s back catalogue is very impressive. We’ve read pretty much every Harlan Coben novel and let us tell you, he never lets you down. If you’re looking for a meaty thriller which is equal parts surprising and well-written, look no further.”

Yahoo! UK

“Harlan Coben is a master at weaving compelling thrillers, but even by his high standards, The Boy From the Woods sounds like a haunting ride.”

POP-SUGAR

“Dramatic and tightly plotted.”

WOMAN & HOME

“Coben sets his hook deep very early on with a killer premise and then relentlessly reels in his readers as his deftly plotted tale ratchets up the tension and action to a violent, cathartic and ultimately satisfying climax. Each new novel is a textbook lesson in thriller writing’ ”

IRISH INDEPENDENT

“A zippy, sometimes ambiguous and often thoughtful thriller.”

IRISH INDEPENDENT

“Harlan’s new book The Boy From The Woods is another skillfully crafted example of his talent at work [...] a page-turning joy to return to.”

RTE ONLINE

“I pretty much devoured this in one sitting, it being exactly the kind of entertaining and distracting fare that is needed now more than ever.”

HOT PRESS

“The crafty Coben knows how to weave a compelling story with intriguing characters, and Wilde is one of his best […]The supporting characters also shine. Once the big reveal happens, it would be the end for most stories, but Coben has just gotten started. The narrative veers into such unexpected directions that even a true thriller aficionado will not see the multiple surprises the ending delivers. Coben's name on the book cover continues to mean quality.”

DAILY MAIL Online

“From the bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger, Harlan Coben, The Boy from The Woods tells the story of Wilde, found thirty years ago in the New Jersey backwoods.”

69 DEGREES

“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

“Exceptional story-telling, well drawn and vivid characterisation and a fast-paced and riveting plotline carry the reader along open mouthed as layer upon layer is peeled back to reveal the truth. I needed this diversion from grim reality and now feel much better for it. Highly recommended.”

LIVE AND DEADLY (blog)

“Coben's character creation is superb. Both Wilde and Hester are a joy to discover and each one of the supporting cast are equally well crafted […]The Boy From The Woods is a fabulous read, I devoured it. It's pacy and thrilling, filled with fabulous characters and a plot that is unrelenting. I now know just why Coben is at the top of his field. Highly recommended from me.”

RandomThingsThroughMyLetterbox blog

“Twisty, packed with mystery and intrigue […] Now is the perfect time to read for escapism”

Charlene Jess (Blog)

“Coben is the best-selling author behind the utterly compelling Netflix drama The Stranger, and his latest offering is equally potent […] A gloriously grisly page-turner with some excellent chicanes and twists.”

GENTLEMAN'S JOURNAL


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