Thursday, February 14, 2013

Harlen Coben's New Book: Six Years

I was so happy to get an email from Dutton Books asking me if I wanted to review Harlen Coben's new mystery-thriller Six Years. I'm guessing you know that I was totally honored and over the moon. Mr. Coben is a spectacular author, actually, he's a favorite author in this house so reviewing one of his books is quite a coup for me. (No I didn't make little squealing noises when I heard, I reigned myself in and only jumped up and down a little, hehehe.)

I was introduced to Harlen Coben's terrific writing style through his Myron Bolitar series. I fell in love with the humor Coben injects into his writing. In my opinion it takes real intelligence to write witty repartee. Coben does it expertly in the Bolitar series and continues that same expertise in his new book Six Years

The book is a mystery-thriller with a love story backbone. Six Years is the kind of book I treasure, where the main character shows true feeling but also there's a kick ass mystery to be had as well. I love good character development, you get to know the why's and the how's of the character all while a rollicking, fast paced mystery happens. In Six Years the book opens with a heartbreaking romantic interlude. The main character, Jake Fisher falls madly in love with Natalie. They spend three glorious months in a remote retreat but then Natalie abruptly ends the relationship and marries another man several days later. She tells Jake to leave her and her new husband alone, never contact them again. Jake, now a broken hearted man, agrees to leave her alone, forever.

Six years later everything changes and Jake decides to break his long held promise and seek out the only woman he ever loved. What Jake doesn't know is by looking Natalie up he's opening a can of worms that he will not be able to close again. A fast paced and suspenseful  story unfolds with twists and turns that keep you wanting to know more. 

Harlen Coben
This is one of those books that you just can't put down because each page offers a new and interesting twist that furthers the story along. Six Years was an excellent read, a five star mystery-thriller with a romantic lean that keeps you guessing, cheering for the good guy, hoping for the fairytale outcome and reading well into the night. I highly reccomend this book or any other Halen Coben book for that matter!

Six Years will be released March 19, 2013. I was lucky enough to read a pre-release copy. Harlen Coben's newest novel will be available as a Kindle download, audio book or a hardcover. If you'd like to purchase this book I'd be thrilled if you'd use my or widget in my sidebar, it keeps me in chocolate. ;o)

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  1. I love this writer, I have read all his books

  2. sounds like it might be a great book to take away to the beach come Easter break... have added it to my list of musty reads...xx

  3. I'm not much into mysteries because I am ever-so-curious and a impatient, and frequently read ahead to see how the story unfolds, and then go back to see the signs that should have caught my eye. It's nerve-wracking to read such, as a result -- and it's my own damned fault!

    Old habits die hard, but if you say so, I will read this book and behave. Based on your recommendation, it will be next on my Kindle reader.

    Much love,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. Of course this new book isn't in thee library yet but I have it on my wish list. I may give some of his earlier ones a try.

    Thanks for the recommendation.



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