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Book: Hardcover | 9.25 x 6.25in | 368 pages | ISBN 9780525953487 | 19 Mar 2013 | Dutton Adult | 18 - AND UP
Harlan Coben

With over 47 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben's last three consecutive novels, Caught, Long Lost and Hold Tight all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His next thriller Live Wire will be out in early spring 2011. His books are published in 40 languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries.

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award—the first author to win all three—international bestselling author Harlan Coben's critically-acclaimed novels have been called "ingenious" (New York Times), "poignant and insightful" (Los Angeles Times), "consistently ...


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Six Years

Harlan Coben

In Six Years, a masterpiece of modern suspense, Harlan Coben explores the depth and passion of lost love…and the secrets and lies at its heart.
 

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd.
 
But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for…but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for almost two decades, and with that fact everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life—a time he has never gotten over—is turned completely inside out. 
 
As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found, or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart, who lied to him, soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on a carefully constructed fiction.
 
Harlan Coben once again delivers a shocking page-turner that deftly explores the power of past love, and the secrets and lies that such love can hide.

And look for MISSING YOU, the new novel coming from Harlan Coben in hardcover and ebook in March.


Praise for SIX YEARS:

"[A] wild, non-stop thrill ride packed with the requisite amount of secrets, betrayals and skeletons rattling around in any number of closets. Six Years is the kind of book Alfred Hitchcock would have craved to adapt into film, chock full of surprises and revelations that add up to both a mind-bending and mind-numbing experience. This is Coben's Vertigo, his masterpiece." Providence Journal

"Any new book from Coben is a cause for celebration, and one as good as Six Years is cause for jubilation." - Huffington Post

"[Harlan Coben] delivers another amazing novel that will resonate with readers long after the final page is turned. The narrative is immersive, and the well-drawn characters and twisting plotting are stellar. With such a cool hook and a surprising and satisfying payoff, don’t wait six years to read what might be Coben’s best since Tell No One. "
—Library Journal (starred review)

"SIX YEARS is a mind blowing, brain twisting, knuckle biter where nothing is as it seems. Coben never fails to deliver on his promise to keep readers riveted to their seats until the final page. Whether you're a devoted fan of Coben or you've never read a single book of his, don't miss this page turner! You'll be come an instant fan."
FreshFiction.com

"[Harlan Coben's] best book yet....This is one of those reads that will have you turning off your phone and keeping you up until the wee hours of the morning. "
Suspense Magazine

"[Six Years] ranks among [Coben's] strangest and most ingenious plots."
—Publishers Weekly

"Riveting reading."
—Booklist (starred review)

"A novel that within minutes of each other can make the reader laugh, sorrow and flip pages, "Six Years" displays Coben's prodigious talents in full force." - Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) 

"Harlan Coben's readers know him as the master of this type of story: a life suddenly unraveling, the past summoned back into a swiftly shifting present, secrets peeling back to reveal more secrets...With Six Years, the author shows once more how it's done." - The Washington Post

"Six Years...is one of his most clever and ambitious books to date." - Bookreporter


“Coben writes with wit and irony…his flair for exposing the frail balance point between order and chaos in our lives has never been stronger.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Stay Close


"[A tour de force stand-alone....Satisfying on every level."
Booklist (starred review)



“Rich and compelling...It takes a master like Coben to juggle a character study with shocking thriller elements and put readers on a vast emotional roller coaster ride.”
—Associated Press on Live Wire


“Edgar-winner Coben’s 10th Myron Bolitar novel is a perfect 10.”
Publishers Weekly on Live Wire



“Mr. Coben’s unique imagination has made him a past master of fast and witty dialogue, and architect of memorable characters. Live Wire follows that tradition with a meticulously plotted storyline. Gripping and full of genuine page-turning surprises.”
NY Journal of Books on Live Wire



With over 47 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben's last three consecutive novels, Caught, Long Lost and Hold Tight all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His next thriller Live Wire will be out in early spring 2011. His books are published in 40 languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries.

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award—the first author to win all three—international bestselling author Harlan Coben's critically-acclaimed novels have been called "ingenious" (New York Times), "poignant and insightful" (Los Angeles Times), "consistently entertaining" (Houston Chronicle), "superb" (Chicago Tribune) and "must reading" (Philadelphia Inquirer). His most recent novels, Caught, Long Lost, Hold Tight, The Woods, Promise Me, The Innocent, Just One Look, No Second Chance, Tell No One and Gone for Good have appeared on the top of all the major bestseller lists including the New York Times, London Times, Le Monde, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY.

Harlan's novel Tell No One has been turned into the commercial and critical smash hit French film of the same name, starring Francois Cluzet and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie was the top box office foreign-language film of the year in USA, won the Lumiere (French Golden Globe) for best picture and was nominated for nine Cesars (French Oscar) and won four, including best actor, best director and best music. To see the trailer, click here and for stills and to see Harlan appearing in the film, visit our gallery page. The movie is now available in DVD and Blu-Ray. An American/Hollywood remake is in the works.

In his first books, Coben immersed himself in the exploits of sports agent Myron Bolitar. Critics loved the series, saying, "You race to turn pages… both suspenseful and often surprisingly funny" (People). After seven books Coben wanted to try something different. "I came up with a great idea that simply would not work for Myron," says Coben. The result was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Tell No One, which became the most decorated thriller of 2001—nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony, a Macavity, a Nero, and a Barry; winner of the Audie Award for Best Audio Mystery/Suspense Book (read by Steven Weber); and a #1 hardcover book on the Book Sense 76 list. Coben followed the success of Tell No One with the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Gone for Good (2002), No Second Chance (2003), and Just One Look (2004) and The Innocent (2005). Bookspan, recognizing Coben's broad international appeal, named No Second Chance its first ever International Book of the Month in 2003—the Main Selection in 15 different countries.

Coben was the first writer in more than a decade to be invited to write fiction for the New York Times op-ed page. His Father's Day short story, The Key to My Father, appeared June 15, 2003.

Since his critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series debuted in 1995, Harlan Coben has won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award and was nominated for the Edgar two other times. Harlan also won the Anthony Award at the World Mystery Conference, was nominated for another Anthony Award, won the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America, was nominated for another Shamus, and was twice nominated for the Dilys Award by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

In the United Kingdom, his novel One False Move earned him the prestigious "Fresh Talent Award", given annually by Great Britain's largest bookstore chain, W. H. Smith, and Gone for Good won the W. H. SMITH "Thumping Good Read" Award. In France, Tell No One (Ne Le Dis A Persone) won Le Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle for fiction. His novels have been People magazine Page-Turners of the Week and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year pick.

Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College a political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.

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Praise

Praise for SIX YEARS:

"[A] wild, non-stop thrill ride packed with the requisite amount of secrets, betrayals and skeletons rattling around in any number of closets. Six Years is the kind of book Alfred Hitchcock would have craved to adapt into film, chock full of surprises and revelations that add up to both a mind-bending and mind-numbing experience. This is Coben's Vertigo, his masterpiece." Providence Journal

"Any new book from Coben is a cause for celebration, and one as good as Six Years is cause ...

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