Harlan Coben's latest thriller sounds even more twisted than The Stranger 2 weeks ago

Harlan Coben's latest thriller sounds even more twisted than The Stranger

Harlan Coben's latest thriller sounds even more twisted than The Stranger.

The Boy From The Woods is due to be published in March - and it has already shot straight to the top of our 'to read' pile.

"Thirty years ago, a child was found in the New Jersey backwoods. He had been living a feral existence, with no memory of how he got there or even who he is. Everyone just calls him Wilde," the description for the book begins.

"Now a former soldier and security expert, he lives off the grid, shunned by the community – until they need him. A child has gone missing. With her family suspecting she’s just playing a disappearing game, nobody seems concerned except for criminal attorney Hester Crimstein.

"She contacts Wilde, asking him to use his unique skills to find the girl. But even he can find no trace of her. One day passes, then a second, then a third.

"On the fourth, a human finger shows up in the mail. And now Wilde knows this is no game. It’s a race against time to save the girl’s life – and expose the town’s dark trove of secrets…"

 

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Coben is the creator of the crime series The Five, which aired on Sky1 in 2016 and starred Tom Cullen, O.T. Fagbenle, Lee Ingleby and Sarah Solemani.

The actors starred as childhood friends Mark, Danny, Slade, and Pru reunited when DNA evidence left at a murder scene is revealed to be that of Jesse, Mark's younger brother, twenty years after he disappeared while playing in the park with the four friends

He also created the 2018 crime drama Safe, which starred Dexter's Michael C. Hall as Tom Delaney, a pediatric surgeon and widowed father of two teenage daughters.

He is struggling to connect with his daughters as they still grieve the loss of his wife from cancer one year prior. After his 16-year-old daughter Jenny goes missing, Tom uncovers a web of secrets as he frantically searches for her.

His 2015 novel, The Stranger, was turned into a TV series for Netflix - and has been winning rave reviews ever since it debuted last month.