My Two Cents….
Happy pub day & Book review for The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben
This was my first Harlan Coben book, thank you @grandcentralpub and @harlancoben for my #giftedbook , but it won’t be my last!
First of all, I loved all the characters, especially Hester Crimstein. I mean, please, can I be her when I grow up? She is a sassy, self-confident, sexy 70 year old successful defense attorney! And what’s not to love about Wilde, a mysterious, handsome man who grew up alone in the woods?
As for the story itself, Coben managed to provide a gripping plot line involving Hester, Wilde, two missing teenagers, a corrupt politician and dirty secrets. There is quite a bit of action that kept me turning pages for hours, blended really well with conspiracy theories, drama and even a little romance that held my intellectual interest.
While I would classify this more of a mystery than a thriller, it was a wild ride that left me wanting to read more of his books.
Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn’t know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing.
No one seems to take Naomi Pine’s disappearance seriously, not even her father-with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde-with whom she shares a tragic connection-to use his unique skills to help find Naomi.
Wilde can’t ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place 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.