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The Boy from the Woods In the shocking new thriller from theNew York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community and the worldThe man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child s family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn t know where he comes from, and he s back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other peopleWhen a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection asks him to use his unique skills to help find her Meanwhile, a group of ex military security experts arrive in town, and when another teen disappears, the case s impact expands far beyond the borders of the peaceful suburb Wilde must return to the community where he has never fit in, and where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions secrets that Wilde must uncover before it s too late 4.5 stars.With Harlan Coben s new book, The Boy from the Woods , the master delivers another twisty thriller full of secrets Thirty years ago a young boy was found living in the woods It appeared he had been there for some time, but apart from some emotional trauma stemming from memories he can t parse together, he was mostly fine He befriended a boy who lived nearby, and he tended to break into people s houses to steal food, even watch television.Now an adult who goes by the name Wilde, he 4.5 stars.With Harlan Coben s new book, The Boy from the Woods , the master delivers another twisty thriller full of secrets Thirty years ago a young boy was found living in the woods It appeared he had been there for some time, but apart from some emotional trauma stemming from memories he can t parse together, he was mostly fine He befriended a boy who lived nearby, and he tended to break into people s houses to steal food, even watch television.Now an adult who goes by the name Wilde, he is a highly intelligent former soldier who still lives in the woods, although he has worked as a private investigator When famed criminal attorney Hester Crimstein, the mother of his best friend the boy he met all those years ago , asks him to try and find Naomi, a bullied classmate of her grandson s who has gone missing, it seems like a fairly routine case.But Naomi s disappearance, which no one really seems to care about not even her father , is just the tip of the iceberg Wilde steps into the middle of a high stakes battle of cat and mouse, with betrayals, secrets, and the very fabric of society at risk And all the while he s struggling with whether he wants some insight into his own past.There are a lot of threads to this story, someinteresting than others I ll admit that most of the thread about a potentially dangerous politician looking to tear society apart and manipulate the media hit a little too close to home for me, so my eyes kinda glazed over during those parts.But Harlan Coben knows how to create fascinating characters, and Wilde is one of the best I really hope he returns in another book There is a lot going on here, with lots of twists and turns, including one that I ll admit surprised me, and I couldn t stop reading this book.Coben s last three books, Home, Don t Let Go , and Run Away , are among Coben s best The Boy from the Woods isn t quite at that level, but it s still a book that kept me guessing and reading to the very end.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at Well, well, well, as I live and breathe Hester Crimstein in my little station Whether you are stumbling across this review in search of a new stand alone thriller or as a long term fan of the author, you are equal parts welcome here Friends, The Boy from the Woods is Harlan Coben at his best, and let me tell you why Readers of Stephen King claim their loyalty as a fan base in part because he has an uncanny way of providing layers to his work Sure, you can jump right in to most of his fictiWell, well, well, as I live and breathe Hester Crimstein in my little station Whether you are stumbling across this review in search of a new stand alone thriller or as a long term fan of the author, you are equal parts welcome here Friends, The Boy from the Woods is Harlan Coben at his best, and let me tell you why Readers of Stephen King claim their loyalty as a fan base in part because he has an uncanny way of providing layers to his work Sure, you can jump right in to most of his fictional pieces and get by just fine, but once you ve experienced a few of his stories, you start to find the hidden gems, cross references, and golden nuggets that he leaves behind for those who wish to go deeper What King does for science fiction, fantasy, and horror, Harlan Coben does for crime fiction Did you happen to read Run Away earlier this year If so, you ll find out early on that the events of The Boy from the Woods happen tangentially to what Simon Greene experiences in Run Away Don t worry if you haven t read it there are no spoilers for that plot in this book, and you could still go back and read Run Away after finishing this one, as they are two separate entities However, this is just an example of the easter eggs you ll find throughout if you re a dedicated fanclears throatinsert Hester CrimsteinIf you re new around here, let me catch you up to speed Hester is a 70 something year old defense attorney who is a little bit of this And a whole lotta this Basically, she s one of my favorite fictional characters of all time She s got style, she s got class, and she s a teeny tiny woman who s a great big smart ass Each and every time she has shown up in one of the author s books as a supporting character, I ve longed for an in depth peek into her story Finally, it s here I won t say too much, other than this was everything I have been waiting for over the past 12 years of reading Coben s novels Also, Hester getting a romance will fix everything that is wrong in the world, I assure you The reason Hester is a central character in this book is because her grandson, Matthew, is tangled up in something he shouldn t have been teenagers, amirightThere is another aspect of the story that is described in the synopsis, and I don t want to mention it here specifically, but it s worth stating that it kept my focus in a different place which, in turn, helped keep most of the twists and turns a surprise As a reader, I ve always found that the very best thrillers are equal parts gripping plot progression and in depth character development Harlan Coben manages to balance action scenes with emotional connections as a perfected art form, which is why he has become one of my most trusted go to authors of the past decade Perhaps being a long time fan allowed me to appreciate every instance of crossover characters, every exclamation of Articulate when a phone was answered, and every familiar setting that I ve grown exceptionally fond of between NJ and NYC, but I believe The Boy from the Woods stands on its own as a memorable thriller I enjoyed every minute I spent with this book, and I hope to meet Hester, Oren, and a few other characters in future endeavorsMany thanks to the author for providing my review copy. Life isn t lived in the black and white, Wilde People like to think so nowadays All the online outrage, things are either all good or all bad But life is lived in the gray Life is lived in the nuancesAction wise, this book was as excellent as I have come to expect from Harlan Coben Lots was going on at all times Several subplots overlapped and came together, which made it so that the pacing never lagged But where this differed from Coben s most recent book Run Away and the now almoLife isn t lived in the black and white, Wilde People like to think so nowadays All the online outrage, things are either all good or all bad But life is lived in the gray Life is lived in the nuancesAction wise, this book was as excellent as I have come to expect from Harlan Coben Lots was going on at all times Several subplots overlapped and came together, which made it so that the pacing never lagged But where this differed from Coben s most recent book Run Away and the now almost classic Tell No One is that The Boy from the Woods had no strong emotional pull for me.I ve said this before, but I am an emotional reader I love to connect with characters, share their experiences, and become deeply invested in what will happen to them In this book, that never really happens I think this may be because the two characters we follow Hester and Wilde had no real emotional attachment to the main mystery that of a missing girl and the missing son of local billionaires And on top of that, the girl s parents do not seem to give much of a damn where she is and the rich boy s parents seeminterested in protecting their own secrets.Because of this, I never felt emotionally drawn into the story It never got my pulse racing as I wondered if these poor kids would be found I experiencedof a mild curiosity about them, not that all consuming need to know what would happen.The book does tie well into current U.S events and politics There s a guy called Rusty Eggers running for president and he s a little bit of Trump, a little bit of Weinstein essentially, a powerful man with powerful connections and maybe a lot to hide Political secrets and cover ups abound Coben plays around with a number of subplots that feel like distractions because, well, they are If you ignore them and look underneath to the bare bones of this book, it is very easy to figure out who is behind the kidnapping Though, credit where it s due Coben lays out one twist after another in the final few chapters and I m sure even the most astute readers will have a hard time spotting everything that is coming I certainly didn t.Of the two main perspectives the story is told from, Hester was undoubtedly the star for me She s a badass, seventy year old lawyer who takes shit from no one Wilde, unfortunately, was nowhere near as interesting as I thought he might be He is the boy from the blurb who was found in the woods as a young child and remembers nothing from before that His circumstances and mysterious history are intriguing, but he himself felt a little flat I far preferred Hester s chapters.The Boy from the Woods is definitely not a bad read for those who enjoy action, thrills, and some politics thrown in too But I will always prefer books that I become emotionally invested in over lots of mindless action.Facebook Instagram The Boy From the Woods is an action packed thriller about two missing teenagers, a dirty politician, and damaging secretsThe plot seems simple and focuses a teenage girl who disappears without a trace She is the school pariah Then the rich popular boy, who is a bit of douche, disappears as well This is where things getcomplicated There s a lot of action and suspense in the attempts to find the missing teenagers Lies unravel and secrets are revealed Conspiracy theories, a ransom The Boy From the Woods is an action packed thriller about two missing teenagers, a dirty politician, and damaging secretsThe plot seems simple and focuses a teenage girl who disappears without a trace She is the school pariah Then the rich popular boy, who is a bit of douche, disappears as well This is where things getcomplicated There s a lot of action and suspense in the attempts to find the missing teenagers Lies unravel and secrets are revealed Conspiracy theories, a ransom note, and a lot of drama play into the outcome of events Two main characters solve the case The boy from the woods, Wilde, and lawyer, Hester Crimstein.Wilde was found as a little boy living in the woods by himself The mystery of how he came to be living on his own in the woods has never been solved He has no recollection of his parents, the only thing he remembers are parts of dreams He is now an adult, former army intelligence, drop dead gorgeous and to top it off, he happens to be a genius Haunted by his past, he is damaged and reckless, but of course, he has a huge heart All of the women want him He is a bit of a giant cliche Then there is Hester, a 70 year old kick ass lawyer who made an appearance in The Runaway I loved her character she is intelligent, feisty and posses the ability to slay people with her words She made this book for me.I would compare reading this book to watching an action movie the characters are mysterious and charismatic, and the plot is intriguing until one starts to think and ask questions It s all a little too unbelievable, but it makes for good entertainment.I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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