ISBN 9781101611029 | 368 pages | 19 Mar 2013 | Dutton Adult | 18 - AND UP
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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."
"[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. "
"[Six Years] ranks among [Coben's] strangest and most ingenious plots."
—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."
“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
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