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The Woods (Large Print)
The Woods - Large Print
Author: Harlan Coben
ISBN-13: 9780739477090
ISBN-10: 0739477099
Publication Date: 6/7/2007
Pages: 642
Edition: Lrg
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 19
Coben does it again and ruins all my plans to run errands, cook, clean and grocery shop today. I could not put it down! I need to plan when to start a Coben better! And just when I thought I had it all figured out, whammy a sneak attack! Loved it, Loved it!
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It's been a long time since I've read a book that was so captivating that I could not put it down! This is my first Harlan Coben book, but it won't be my last. His writing style is great, the book moves along at a good pace and never gets logged down in too many details or descriptions. The clues kept me guessing and going in several different directions, right up to the very end. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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Helpful Score: 9
This book should get more than just 5 stars. Lots of twists and turns and dozens of surprises keep you turning the pages. I couldn't put this books down. Don't cheat by reading the last few pages. This book really does end of the last page.
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Helpful Score: 8
This audiobook was excellent. Harlen Coben kept me guessing until the very end. I had the plot figured out several times, or so I thought, and was completely wrong. The murder of four teenagers at summer camp started the book and allowed many twists. There were times I was sad that my commute was over because I was caught up in the stroy and even sat in my driveway until a part was over several times. Would recommend.
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Helpful Score: 8
I thoroughly enjoyed The Promise which led me to try another book by this author. I can now say for sure that I am hooked. It was difficult to put the book down.

This book could be a little confusing because of the different story lines but they all come together in the end. Again, it's one of those stories when you think you've got it figured out only to be proved wrong.

Excellent author. I can't wait to read more of his books.
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Helpful Score: 6
I can usually figure a lot of mysteries out. This one had me holding my breath to the very end! Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 5
Another awesome book by Harlan Coben! Great story and plot!
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Helpful Score: 4
County prosecutor Paul Copeland lost a lot of loved ones in his life: his sister was murdered 20 years ago, his mother left him and his father overnight, his wife died of cancer and recently his father died as well.

Raising his six-year-old daughter with the help of his sister-in-law he now faces an angry father who's son stands trial for the rape of a young stripper girl. The father promises to do everything possible to destroy Paul's life if his money offer isn't accepted and the plaintiff doesn't accept his money offer to spare his son jail.

On top of that the past reaches into the present when suddenly a long thought dead body surfaces. One who supposedly should have been dead for about 20 years - except that the dead body is fairly fresh.
20 years ago four teenagers were killed in the woods. Two bodies surfaced and two, including Paul's sister Camille, were never found. Now Paul's hope rises that his sister might have survived as well.

Something is going on - not only in Paul's life: 20 years ago Lucy Silverstein, now known as Lucy Gold, fell in love with Paul, the junior camp counselor in her father's camp. One night, the night that would change their lives forever. While Lucy and Paul were making out in the woods, four of the campers Paul was supposed to watch over, were killed in the very same woods.
Today, due to an assignment to her students, Lucy received an anonymous journal entry about the most traumatic event in their lives. Lucy is shocked to receive a journal entry describing the events in the woods, what she and Paul saw and never told to anyone. She reaches out to Paul, ripping open old but never really healed wounds.

Together they face the mystery of what really happened back then, who killed whom, who knows and ultimately: is it possible that Camille survived the tragedy as well ? And if yes, where is she ? Where does she hide ?

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What I like about Coben are his characters which almost always are believable and seem all to real. In all the stand alone Coben novels I've read or listened to, the main character could have been the beginning of a new series after the Myron Bolitar series hasn't been continued in a long time.
Coben knows how to do it: he spins a huge cobweb, with millions of different angles,
which meet in the middle to feast on the freshly caught fly.
The Woods exceeds the the readers expectations by far.
Thrilling and gripping from the beginning to the end.

Note:
Harlan Coben recently had his novel Tell No One made into a movie. Visit the movie site here.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was another page turner with lots of twists and turns. I enjoyed it very much!
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an awesome book...as is all of harlan coben's books
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Paul Copeland is a county prosecutor raising his young daughter alone after the premature death of his beloved wife. Early in this novel, Paul recognizes a man brought into the morgue as a teenager believed to have been murdered 20 years earlier in the woods at camp. One of the other teenagers murdered that summer was Paul's sister. With this new evidence that some teenagers may have survived the murders, Paul attempts to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearances in the hopes of finding out what happened to his own sister that summer night in the woods.

This was not my favorite Harlan Coben novel. As with all his books, The Woods is very plot driven and has minimal character development. But, even more so than his other novels, this one seemed immature. In the book, Paul's love for his daughter was superficial and forced, as was his attraction for his camp girlfriend with whom he reunites to solve the murder mystery. And, as the events played themselves out, the story began to seem a bit too far-fetched to me.

The Woods was a quick and easy read with a lot of action that kept the story moving. But, I have no doubt Harlan Coben took about the same amount of time to write the book as I did to read it.

It was fun, but forgettable.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent Book! I could not put it down. You won't be disappointed.
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Helpful Score: 3
Just when you think you have solved the mystery, Harlan Coben adds a new twist to leave you spinning. I've read several Harlan Coben books, but I think AudioBook is the way to do it. The passion that came through in Scott Brick's visceral performance probably blows away anything in written form. This book was superb in audio. The twists and turns came through loud and clear. It was gripping all the way through.
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Helpful Score: 3
His best yet!! He really kept you guessing!
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This was a great book. It kept my interest so well that I read it in 2 days. Great reading!
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Helpful Score: 3
this book had me within the first few pages, it was great until the end, i thought it wrapped up a little to quickly, but still a great read...would recommend.
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Helpful Score: 3
Since I am a Harlan Coben fan, I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and kept me guessing.
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Helpful Score: 3
Dynamite read! Coben just keeps getting better!
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Helpful Score: 3
He just keeps getting better!!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
Wow. I couldn't put it down. 'Nuff said.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another page turner from Coben. A bit formulaic but enjoyable nonetheless, great beach book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Wow! A dynamite read! Twists and turns to keep you reading! No disappointment here!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was the first book of Harlan Coben I ever read. I was very pleased. There were so many twists ant turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. I completed the entire book in one day. I will definitely be reading all his other books.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book! I never put it down.
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This is the first book by him that I have read and it will not be the last.
I could not put this book down it grabbed me from the start and didn't let go until the last page.
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This book was recommend by a customer in the store where I work. She was right it is a great read. I have gotten more of Coben's books since I enjoyed this one so much. He keeps you wondering all through the book the ending leaves you wondering.
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THIS IS A WINNER A REAL PAGE TURNER
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Never read this author before, but I'm really impressed. The book doesn't have much in the "passionate romance" category, and I missed that. However, it has more twists and curves than the Indianapolis 500. You NEVER know what's going to come up next. Nothing in the plot, and sub-plot and sub-sub-plot is predictable. It was difficult to put it down for even a minute. I read the 500 pages in less than 2 days! It all starts when the county prosecutor is pulled into a death case of a man from his past. He's convinced that this man accompanied his sister 20 years prior into the woods and both consequently disappeared. I highly recommend it. If you don't have time to read it, just read the first 30 pages. You'll make time!!
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This was my first Harlan Coben book. I found the characters alive and true to life. The plots, for there is more than one, believable and carried through to conclusions. There is a lot of back and forth with the plots at first but he pulls them together nicely by the end.
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This book is a good read; very enjoyable.
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WARNING: This book may cause you to lose sleep, ignore your responsibilities, and slack off at work until you finish it. "The Woods" was impossible to put down. It was one of those books that you just had to know what happens and you can't wait to find out. It really packed a punch and kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page to the last.

Harlan Coben is a phenomenal writer. His prose is very readable and easy flowing. Dialog and characterizations are excellent. This is an excellent thriller that you should take time to read. You will enjoy this book. Well worth the cost of admission. :)
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Helpful Score: 2
Great Book I read it Twice
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This was a great read! I couldn't put it down, always keeps you guessing, never the obvious end result.Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Definitely one of Coben's bests! I guarantee once you read one of his books, you'll be searching for more by him. Fast paced, twists and turns, excellent writing!
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I was given this book didn't really think I would like it very much. I started reading it when I had nothing else to read. I could not put it down finished it in two days! I will for sure be reading more of his books.
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This was my first time to read anything by Harlan Coben. I have not read a contemporary murder mystery in quite some time, and I will say that I was not disappointed.

In all, the mystery was very good. I did not put all of the pieces together until the moment before the author handed them to me on a platter, which is all I can ask for in a solid murder mystery. The characters were a little bit cookie cutter an fit into some pretty typical stereotypes, but they were interesting and the dialogue was witty, which made it easy to forgive them for their lack of true originality.

Even though this book was supposedly not written in response to the Duke lacrosse team rape trial, the similarities were striking. In all, it was a fast paced, easy to read mystery that I really enjoyed and would gladly recommend.
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It was entertaining but very predictable.
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On his deathbed, Paul Copeland's father grabs his hand and urgently whispers one final directive to his son: "Paul, we still need to find her." Two decades before, four teenage campers had wandered into the woods one sultry summer night. Some time later, two of the missing campers were found murdered, but the other two teens were never seen again. The lives of four families were changed forever. Now, twenty years later, they are all about to change again.

Paul 'Cope' Copeland's life was turned upside down twenty years ago with the loss of his younger sister, Camille. Even now, he still feels the muted pain of that loss, although life has inevitably moved on for him. He is now the county prosecutor for Essex, New Jersey - a widower who recently lost his wife to cancer; learning to parent his six-year-old daughter as a single father. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distracts Cope from all his past traumas, but only for so long.

When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the long-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened. Might this homicide victim actually be one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could Camille still be alive? Cope can't be entirely sure, but he knows that he needs to find out.

Yet, investigating this case will ultimately force Cope to face so many things from his past; people and emotions he believed he'd effectively left behind during that summer of twenty years ago. There will be Lucy, Cope's first love; his estranged mother, who abandoned her family; and the secrets held by his Russian parents, secrets which they might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be set free into the light.

This is the first book by Harlan Coben that I've ever read, although I do have a least two others hidden somewhere on my bookshelf. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book; I found it to be very well-written and the story itself completely held my attention. I also really felt connected to the characters, and was quickly engrossed in the plot. I give this book an A! and this will most definitely not be the last book by Harlan Coben that I read.
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I have read most, if not all, of Harlan Coben's books and have always enjoyed them. This book, in my opinon, might be one of his better ones. It is suspenseful, it has some great twists, and it will suck you in reading it until you find that it is 4 in the morning and you have finished the book in one sitting.
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The Woods is the first book of Harlan Coben's that I've read. I loved it. It kept me guessing for the entire novel. I highly recommend it.
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE READ.
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I had never read one of Harlan Coben's books before. This was an awesome book that I didn't want to put down. It read smoothly and the ending was very surprising. A great read!
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Harlan Coben is a great suspense writer!!  This book provided several twists and turns to its awesome plot!!  I have read several of Coben's books and would rank this one as one of the best.
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I liked it, but I don't think it's as satisfying as his other works. It seemed to kind of drag on at points. I think it could have been much better.
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I found Harlan Coben just last year and have read every single book he has on the market. I love his writing and the way he builds his characters. It is an absolute pleasure to read his books in order and see their progression.

If you're looking for a quick, good, fun read, this is the book for you. I think this is one of his best!
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This was the first book I read by this author and enjoyed it very much. I have all his others on my shelf waiting to be read.
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This is your typical Harlan Coben book - intriguing and impossible to put down!
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I felt this was one of the best Harlan Coben books I have read. His books are always fast paced and keep you guessing, but this one slowed the pace a bit and was more methodical. It was an intriguing mystery with in-depth characters that made it immensely enjoyable.
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Awesome, awesome, awesome! This book was one that I could not put down right from teh first chapter. It has everything - mystery, several plot lines that make you want to know what happens and a littel bit of romance (thought not much) thrown in for good measure. Such a great read. Wraps up nicely at the end. I would recommend this to anyone - male or female. You won't be disappointed.
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This was my first time to read anything by Harlan Coben. I have not read a contemporary murder mystery in quite some time, and I will say that I was not disappointed.

In all, the mystery was very good. I did not put all of the pieces together until the moment before the author handed them to me on a platter, which is all I can ask for in a solid murder mystery. The characters were a little bit cookie cutter an fit into some pretty typical stereotypes, but they were interesting and the dialogue was witty, which made it easy to forgive them for their lack of true originality.

Even though this book was supposedly not written in response to the Duke lacrosse team rape trial, the similarities were striking. In all, it was a fast paced, easy to read mystery that I really enjoyed and would gladly recommend.
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Loved the book, loved the style of writing. Already reading my third Coben novel this week. Highly recommend.
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Wow. My first Coben book & I was very pleasantly surprised. Characters are fantastic & the ploy twists & turns.. wonderful
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Excellent book,great read! 5 Stars
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This book was hard to put down. The main character was sexy and one you got involved with. He was empathetic, sympathetic & powerful. A great, twisting mystery.
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Very good read, love story with no sex in it- nice change!
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This was fantastic!! I absolutely couldn't put it down. Can't wait to start another book by Coben!
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Coben is a master -- I missed sleep to finish this page-turner in a single day. I want more!
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After reading this book, Harlan Coben has become one of my favorite authors - I could not put the book down. Left me having long days since I missed a lot of sleep reading this. I will be on the lookout for more of his books - just have to go to bed earlier!
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Another winner for Harlan Coben!! Twists, turns, intrigue - you will never guess the ending. I cannot get enough of this writer!
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This book had me from the beginning. I was entranced by the characters and the twists in the plot. If you like Harlan Coben, you will enjoy this one. If you have not tried any of his books, this is a good one to try.
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I truly enjoyed this book, kept me interested thru out. I enjoy all of Harlan Coben books some better than others. This was a very enjoyable read.
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eXCELLENT WRITING. gREAT SUSPENSE. nO PROFANITY. gOOD BOOK.
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I think I found myself a new favorite author! This guy pulls you in right from the beginning and won't let you go until "the end". Wow!
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Excellent, very suspenseful murder mystery with a little romance thrown in. This one was very difficult to put down.
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This is by far one of Coben's better story lines. I could not put this one down.
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This book was so much better than I thought it would be. I had to read it for a book club and glad I did! Went ahead and ordered another Harlan Coben book and we'll see if I like that one too.
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This is the first time I read Mr. Coben. At first, I thought I was not going to like this book because the main character comes across as a chauvinist, but I read through and it turned out to be a very good book.
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Terriffic book. Highly enjoyable. Couldn't put it down!
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Coben is a great mystery writer. Grabs you right away and holds you until you almost die of heart failure.
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How have I not read this author before?? Harlan Coben is a fabulous writer. His thrillers keep you guessing to the end. He writes with a ironic sense of humor and uses words economically. The story grabs you from the first sentence...."I see my father with that shovel" and it races along revealing more and more clues to the mystery of the hero's past. One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time!
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Realy really good, I could not put it down.
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awesome read!!
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Large print. Super exciting mystery that grabs you from the first page. Coben writes nail-biters and this is one of his best. Recommended!
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I really enjoyed this book, and finished it in less than two days. There were so many twists and turns, it never got boring. Nor did I get lost by all the characters introduced throughout as I sometimes do. I'd certainly recommend this to others.
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I loved this book. Lot's of suspense and intrigue, trying to figure out who did it, only to be thrown off and surprised again and again...all the way up to the last page...I kid you not! The characters were well-rounded and believable and the crime(s) were interesting and also believable. I'll be adding Harlan Coben to my list of favorite authors.
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This is another good stand-alone mystery from Harlan Coben, with good characters and a very complex plot. Enjoyed it.

Another mystery is what gives with the disks of this Brilliance Audio book: This book will not upload correctly to iTunes, nor will it play correctly in iTunes; THE WOODS played fine in my car CD player I tried one disk in Windows Media Player, and it was ok as well, so it seems that it affects iTunes..

With that disclosure, the book is a good story
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This book will keep you wanting more. I couldn't put it down.
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This was my first time to read anything by Harlan Coben. I have not read a contemporary murder mystery in quite some time, and I will say that I was not disappointed.

In all, the mystery was very good. I did not put all of the pieces together until the moment before the author handed them to me on a platter, which is all I can ask for in a solid murder mystery. The characters were a little bit cookie cutter an fit into some pretty typical stereotypes, but they were interesting and the dialogue was witty, which made it easy to forgive them for their lack of true originality.

Even though this book was supposedly not written in response to the Duke lacrosse team rape trial, the similarities were striking. In all, it was a fast paced, easy to read mystery that I really enjoyed and would gladly recommend.
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This book kept me reading! Starts with a camp for teenagers, some go into the woods and never come out. Later when some are all grown up and successful the mystery of the Woods come back to haunt them. And one especially tries to find answers to what happened that night in the Woods.
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Love,love,love Harlan Coben and this book does not fail!!!! Wonderful book keeps you guessing to the end!!!
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I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS AUTHOR AND PICKED THIS BOOK UP ON A WHIM. IT WAS FANTASTIC....FULL OF SUPRISES AND AN UNFORGETTABLE ENDING.
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I LOVED this book! I had no clue what the outcome would be. The multiple story line are fabulous and all tie together. I was completely shocked at the end. If you love mysteries-I highly recommend this book!
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Coben is a fabulous writer. Any and all of his books are close to a 5 star rating!
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This book has hard to put down! This was my first Harlan Coben book, but it will not be my last! Loved it! I really like his characters.
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What a thrilling page turner. The twists and turns along with the suspense and humor were so exciting. The characters were wonderful and very likeable. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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This was my first time to read anything by Harlan Coben. I have not read a contemporary murder mystery in quite some time, and I will say that I was not disappointed.

In all, the mystery was very good. I did not put all of the pieces together until the moment before the author handed them to me on a platter, which is all I can ask for in a solid murder mystery. The characters were a little bit cookie cutter an fit into some pretty typical stereotypes, but they were interesting and the dialogue was witty, which made it easy to forgive them for their lack of true originality.

Even though this book was supposedly not written in response to the Duke lacrosse team rape trial, the similarities were striking. In all, it was a fast paced, easy to read mystery that I really enjoyed and would gladly recommend.
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This book was a page turner. I loved every minute up till the last 10 pages or so. Without spoiling it for everyone, I will just say that the build up throughout the book does not go with how I would have ended it. I hate to say this but I was just a smidgen disappointed with how the author chose to end the book. Maybe I expected too much, but this was a very long book (500+ pages) and although I don't feel like it was a waste of time....I just wish there would have more shock effect for the ending.
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This was my first time to read anything by Harlan Coben. I have not read a contemporary murder mystery in quite some time, and I will say that I was not disappointed.

In all, the mystery was very good. I did not put all of the pieces together until the moment before the author handed them to me on a platter, which is all I can ask for in a solid murder mystery. The characters were a little bit cookie cutter an fit into some pretty typical stereotypes, but they were interesting and the dialogue was witty, which made it easy to forgive them for their lack of true originality.

Even though this book was supposedly not written in response to the Duke lacrosse team rape trial, the similarities were striking. In all, it was a fast paced, easy to read mystery that I really enjoyed and would gladly recommend.
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I enjoyed the first Harlan Coben book I read, but the second seemed like a re-working of the same theme and so on and so on, Like Robert Ludlum, he keeps writing the same book over and over. On this one, I read the synopsis on the back cover and didn't go any further.
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This was the first book of his I read and I cant wait to read more.
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Really enjoyed this book and all other novels by this author.
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WOW!!! My first Harlan Coben book & it was impossible to put down. I enjoyed it more than anything I have read in quite some time. Treat yourself to a real page-turner. You won't be disappointed!
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This is my all time favorite book (and that's saying alot in my 30+ years of reading). This was the 1st Harlan Coben book I read. After I read this one, I printed out his book list from his website and checked off each book I read. I just finished my last one - "Tell no One" - and it didn't disappoint. He has the ability, in every one of his novels, to keep me guessing until the very end. I never figure it out - I have to wait for Harlan to tell me.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was different than the usual murder mystery books. There were twists and turns that kept you guessing.
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Very good - quick read because you can't put it down!
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Probably my favorite Coben book thus far. Really interesting story and a pretty surprising twist at the end. A FAST read!
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This was the first book by Harlan Coben that I have read. It was a page turner! I could not set it down.
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This was an excellent book. It was one of the best that I have read lately. It
was totally engrossing from the beginning and impossible to put down.
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Great book, you won't want to put it down!!!
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This was my first read by Harlan Coben, and I was floored! Coben is amazing! I lost two nights of sleep over this one trying to finish it because I just HAD to know what happened next. Great story about four teenagers murdered in the woods near a summer camp twenty years ago, one of them being the main characters sister. The very first page draws you in, grabs you by the throat, and doesn't let go, even after the last page is read. Coben's books began filling up my Reminder List the minute I finished this one. A++, Five Stars, whatever...just read it!
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This was the first book I have read by this author. I really liked it and have now read several more by Harlan Coben. He tends to always have a twist that you don't expect at the end. Highly reccommend them. Especially the Myron Bolitar books.
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My first Coben read - and I am sooo coming back for more.
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It was a good read overall. Had a lot of twists and turns that kept you guessing who the "bad guy" was and wondering how it would end.
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HC never fails to be a page-turner. Couldn't put it down!
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If you like Harlan Coben (and I definitely do) you won't be at all disappointed in this one. Good story, good pacing, good tension---it's all there. I should write so well...
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Very good thriller/mystery! Paul Copeland is a county prosecutor that still mourns his sister's death twenty years ago. They were at summer camp and his sister, Camille, and three other teenagers walked into the woods and were never seen again. As Cope is trying one of his biggest cases, he is linked to a murder victim. As hope rises that Camille may be alive after all these years, family secrets begin to surface.

Keeps you turning the pages to the end and leaves you wanting more. Five stars.
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Great read! I highly recommend this story!
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Very good book, could barely put down.
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Classic Harlan Coben thriller of murder, suspense and the unexpected.
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And I loved it! This was very hard to put down. I'll definately be reading more books by Harlan Coben.
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This was my first time to read anything by Harlan Coben. I have not read a contemporary murder mystery in quite some time, and I will say that I was not disappointed.

In all, the mystery was very good. I did not put all of the pieces together until the moment before the author handed them to me on a platter, which is all I can ask for in a solid murder mystery. The characters were a little bit cookie cutter an fit into some pretty typical stereotypes, but they were interesting and the dialogue was witty, which made it easy to forgive them for their lack of true originality.

Even though this book was supposedly not written in response to the Duke lacrosse team rape trial, the similarities were striking. In all, it was a fast paced, easy to read mystery that I really enjoyed and would gladly recommend.
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I have read several of his books -- the others are good; this is the best.
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I have not read a book yet, written by Harlan Coben, that I have not loved. He is an amazing writer and Scott Brick an awesome narrator.
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The book was ok I just didn't care for the way it ended. Maybe someone else will like the ending I have no clue.
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Another good one from Coben, you never know where this ones going until the end.
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Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, their lives are about to change again.

When a dead body is found and is suspected to be one of the missing teens Paul Copeland, Essex County prosecutor and brother of the other missing teen, is dragged back to face the horror of all that his family went through. As he investigates the mystery he is also trying a rape case that will have ramifications on him as well as a number of other families affected by the presumed deaths of the missing teens. Paul will have to face some hard truths about his family, friends and one lost love who his drawn into the story.

So begins Harlan Coben's latest twist filled suspense thriller. As usual it is a page turner, with me staying up way too late to find out how Coben ties together all his loose ends and throws you one twist after another. While not as good as Tell No One and Gone for Good it was still an very and fast paced read.
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Another great Harlan Coben book. Couldn't put it down. Great murder mystery!
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A great read! One of my favorite authors. Never a disappointment.
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Good suspense; well-written!
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County prosecutor Paul Copeland is still getting over the loss of his sister twenty years ago-the night she walked into the the woods, never to be seen again. Now, as Cope struggles to raise his six-year-old daughter alone and try one of the biggest cases of his career, evidence links him to a man who has been viciously murdered. The victim could be the boy who disappeared along with Cope's sister. And, as hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family's past threaten to tear apart everything he's been trying to hold together...

this was an excellent read, I couldn't put the book down.
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good thriller
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Coben ties up all the loose ends of his plots into nice, neat bows, leaving you thoroughly satisfied that nothing has been forgotten. D.
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Harlan Coben does it again!! This book held my interest right from the beginning and the ending is one I never saw coming! Great book!
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My first book by Harlan Coben. Heard about him on The Five on Fox. Fast paced.
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I always pre-order Harlan Coben's standalone thrillers. Lately I have been questioning whether or not I should continue to do so, I just haven't enjoyed the most recent books as much as the older ones.

Fortunately, I somehow missed The Woods on Mt. TBR. This is old-skool Coben: likeable characters with the worst luck, facing equally unlikeable bad guys. One of his best page turners.
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This was the first book of Harlan Cobens I have ever read and it was the best books ive read in a long time. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
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Another great book by Harlan Coben. I could hardly put it down.
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this is the second book i've read by Harlan Coben. Very intense. It is literary gumbo. this guy can write.
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