The Boy from the Woods




      The Boy from the Woods
In the shocking new thriller from the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community and the world.The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child s family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn t know where he comes from, and he s back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people.When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection asks him to use his unique skills to help find her Meanwhile, a group of ex military security experts arrive in town, and when another teen disappears, the case s impact expands far beyond the borders of the peaceful suburb Wilde must return to the community where he has never fit in, and 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. Read The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben – bluevapours.co.uk

With over 60 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben s last seven consecutive novels, MISSING YOU, SIX YEARS, STAY CLOSE, LIVE WIRE, CAUGHT, LONG LOST and HOLD TIGHT all debuted at 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world His books are published in 43 languages around the globe.Coben is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award the first author to win all three and he has received an eclectic variety of honors from all over the world His novel TELL NO ONE has been turned into a hit French film of the same name His essays and columns have appeared in many top publications Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey He still lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.

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      The Boy from the Woods
 By Harlan Coben – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Boy from the Woods
  • Harlan Coben
  • English
  • 04 January 2018
  • 1538748142

10 thoughts on “ The Boy from the Woods

  1. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Well, well, well, as I live and breathe Hester Crimstein in my little station Whether you are stumbling across this review in search of a new stand alone thriller or as a long term fan of the author, you are equal parts welcome here Friends, The Boy from the Woods is Harlan Coben at his best, and let me tell you why Readers of Stephen King claim their loyalty as a fan base in part because he has an uncanny way of providing layers to his work Sure, you can jump right in to most of hisWell, well, well, as I live and breathe Hester Crimstein in my little station Whether you are stumbling across this review in search of a new stand alone thriller or as a long t...

  2. Emily May says:

    Life isnt lived in the black and white, Wilde People like to think so nowadays All the online outrage, things are either all good or all bad But life is lived in the gray Life is lived in the nuances. Action wise, this book was as excellent as I have come to expect from Harlan Coben Lots was going on at all times Several subplots overlapped and came together, which made it so that the pacing never lagged But where this differed from Coben s most recent book Run Away and the nowLife isn t lived in the black and white, Wilde People like to think so nowadays All the online outrage, things are either all good or all bad But life is lived in the gray Life is lived in the nuancesAction wise, this book was as excellent as I have come to expect from Harlan Coben Lots was going on at all times Several subplots overlapped and came together, which made it so that the pacing never lagged But where this differed from Coben s most recent book Run Away and the now almost classic Tell No One is that The Boy from the Woods had no strong emotional pull for me.I ve said this before, but I am an emotional reader I love to connect with characters, share their experiences, and become deeply invested in what will happen to them In this book, that never really happens I think this may be because the two characters we follow Hester and Wilde had no real emotional attachment to the main mystery that of a missing girl and the missing son of local billiona...

  3. Meredith says:

    The Boy From the Woods is an action packed thriller about two missing teenagers, a dirty politician, and damaging secretsThe plot seems simple and focuses a teenage girl who disappears without a trace She is the school pariah Then the rich popular boy, who is a bit of douche, disappears as well This is where things getcomplicated Theres a lot of action and suspense in the attempts to find the missing teenagers Lies unravel and secrets are revealed Conspiracy theories, a ransom The Boy From the Woods is an action packed thriller about two missing teenagers, a dirty politician, and damaging secretsThe plot seems simple and focuses a teenage girl who disappears without a trace She is the school pariah Then the rich popular boy, who is a bit of douche, disappears as well This is where things getcomplicated There s a lot of action and suspense in the attempts to find the missing teenagers Lies unravel and secrets are revealed Conspiracy theories, a ransom note, and a lot of drama play into the outcome of events Two main characters solve the case The boy from the woods, Wilde, and lawyer, Hester Crimstein.Wilde was found as a little boy living in the woods by himself The mystery of how he came to be living on his own in the woods has never been solved He has no recollection of his parents, the only thing he remembers are parts of dreams He is...

  4. Paromjit says:

    Harlan Coben s novel is a fabulous thriller that takes a little while to work out where it is going, there are numerous threads and a particular highlight is the range of characters from the endearing to the boo hiss variety, set in Westville, New Jersey The eponymous boy from the woods is Wilde, a feral child, approximately aged between 6 8 years old, discovered surviving alone in the woods with no memory of who he is or where he came from No one ever claimed him or came forward with Harlan Coben s novel is a fabulous thriller that takes a little while to work out where it is going, there are numerous threads and a particular highlight is the range of characters from the endearing to the boo hiss variety, set in Westville, New Jersey The eponymous boy from the woods is Wilde, a feral child, approximately aged between 6 8 years old, discovered surviving alone in the woods with no memory of who he is or where he came from No one ever claimed him or came forward with information on who he might possibly be, placed with foster parents, who excelled at school, joined the military, taking pa...

  5. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    This is whirlwind, complex, action packed and definitely wilder crazy train ride that I expected to take a full tour Including Political scandal, secret tapes, school bullying, disappearing teenager, a mans stunning story who has been found in the woods, fighting to gather the pieces of his past.This seems like a complex mix and Mr, Coben juggling too many balls at the same time but thankfully he doesnt drop any of them and we get our answers for each detailed mysterious factors to finish the This is whirlwind, complex, action packed and definitely wilder crazy train ride that I expected to take a full tour Including Political scandal, secret tapes, school bullying, disappearing teenager, a man s stunning story who has been found in the woods, fighting to gather the pieces of his past.This seems like a complex mix and Mr, Coben juggling too many balls at the same time but thankfully he doesn t drop any of them and we get our answers for each detailed mysterious factors to finish the remarkable puzzle.We re introduced another mysterious character named Wilde That s why they call him anyways because decades ago he was found in the woods, trying to survive by himself, suffering from night terrors and a memory of auburn haired beautiful woman could she be his mom We have no clue His only friend was David who died in a car accid...

  6. Debra says:

    Wilde was living wild in the woods get it thirty years ago No one, including him, knew his name, his exact age, where he came from, his parents names, were or how long he had been surviving alone in the woods He has vague memories, foggy nightmares, but even as an adult all he remembers is scavenging to survive and playing with his friend, Adam.He s an adult now, but stillcomfortable being on his own, living in the woods and keeping even those who love him at arms length Raised in Wilde was living wild in the woods get it thirty years ago No one, including him, knew his name, his exact age, where he came from, his parents names, were or how long he had been surviving alone in the woods He has vague memories, foggy nightmares, but even as an adult all he remembers is scavenging to survive and playing with his friend, Adam.He s an adult now, but stillcomfortable being on his own, living in the woods and keeping even those who love him at arm s length Raised in foster care, he excelled in school and evenso in the military where ...

  7. Kylie D says:

    The Boy From The Woods is an ok thriller, but honestly I found it to be far from Harlan Coben s best The premise is that a teenage girl goes missing, but instead of a book about searching for her, the plot turns all political, and I found it to be ho hum The book is not without memorable characters, Hester and Wilde both deserving of further novels, but the bit players were boring, the action pretty much non existent and I was never riveted in any way It s a shame as I ve always found Coben The Boy From The Woods is an ok thriller, but honestly I found it to be far from Harlan Coben s best The premise is that a teenage girl goes missing, but instead of a book about searching for her, the ...

  8. Barbara says:

    Hester Crimstein the formidable criminal defense lawyer who easily bests police and prosecutors is a secondary character in Harlan Coben s Myron Bolitar series In this book Hester gets a starring role when her grandson comes to her for help The novel is a standalone and appears to be the start of a new series Sixteen year old Matthew Crimstein, who attends Westville High School in New Jersey, has a problem.Matthew feels guilty for sitting by day after day while his classmate Hester Crimstein the formidable criminal defense lawyer who easily bests police and prosecutors is a secondary character in Harlan Coben s Myron Bolitar series In this book Hester gets a starring role when her grandson comes to h...

  9. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* says:

    EXCERPT From the North Jersey Gazette April 18 1986ABANDONED WILD BOY FOUND IN THE WOODS Huge Mystery Surrounding Discovery of Real Life Mowgli WESTVILLE, N.J In one of the most bizarre cases in recent history, a wild haired young boy, estimated to be between six and eight years old, was discovered living on his own in the Ramapo State Forest near the suburb of Westville Evenbizarre, authorities have no idea who the boy is or how long he had been there ABOUT THIS BOOK The man EXCERPT From the North Jersey Gazette April 18 1986ABANDO...

  10. Madison Warner Fairbanks says:

    The Boy From the Woods by Harlan CobenFiction Shown as thriller but Im going to say mystery Thriller to me is edge of your seat reading While this was really good, it wasnt worrying or fully suspense filled Compelling, yes A few twists and likable characters Ultimately an engaging read.I received a copy of this book from the the publisher The Boy From the Woods by Harlan CobenFiction Shown as...

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