Family loyalty and dark secrets are the theme of this twisty page-turner novel by Harlan Coben.
Today, Paul (called by his nickname Cope) is now a prosecutor in Essex County, New Jersey. His mourning of the loss of his sister has only just begun to subside. He keeps busy with his job and raising his six-year-old daughter as a single father after his wife died of cancer. His busy life distracts him from his past traumas.
But when a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried family secrets are threatened.
Is it possible that the homicide victim is one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? If so, where has he been all these years? And is it possible that his sister could be alive?
Cope left so much behind that summer 20 years ago ~ his first love, Lucy, his mother who abandoned the family, and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children.
Which is better – secrets that are best left in the dark or truths that should be brought to light? A dilemma the reader will find themselves in as they near the end of the story.
The Woods is a suspenseful and compelling story with bizarre plot twists by best-selling author, Harlan Coben. It is definitely a page-turner.
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*The Woods – a book review written by Wednesday Elf
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