From the #1 bestselling author and creator of hit Netflix series The Stranger comes a riveting new thriller, starring the new hero Windsor Horne Lockwood III - or Win, as he is known to his (few) friends ...
Over twenty years ago, heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family's estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors, and the items stolen from her family were never recovered.
On New York's Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead not only on Patricia's kidnapping but also on another FBI cold case - with the suitcase and painting both pointing them towards one man.
Windsor Horne Lockwood III - or Win as his few friends call him - doesn't know how his suitcase and his family's stolen painting ended up in this dead man's apartment. But he's interested - especially when the FBI tell him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism, and that he may still be at large.
The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades. But Win has three things the FBI does not:: a personal connection to the case, a large fortune, and his own unique brand of justice ...
'A great book with a brilliant, brilliant central character' RICHARD ARMITAGE
'Wow. The new mystery thriller by Harlan Coben kept me up late three nights in a row ... It's called WIN. It's published in March. Trust me, you will like it.' R.L. STINE
'Coben never, ever lets you down' LEE CHILD
'Harlan Coben is the absolute master of huge twists and turns' RICHARD OSMAN
'Coben is simply one of the all-time greats - pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core' GILLIAN FLYNN
'One of the world's finest thriller writers is at the top of his game' PETER JAMES
'The modern master of the hook and twist' DAN BROWN
'The bestselling crime novelist keeps all the plots spinning in his latest caper...It is expertly done and the brisk pace keeps the pages turning' EVENING STANDARD
'As you'd expect from Coben, this is a complex thriller that keeps you hooked with the superb writing, handbrake turns and satisfying conclusion' HEAT, *****
'Reliably twisty' THE SUN
'We can always rely on Harlan Coben to have us enthralled and this new thriller introducing Windsor Horne Lockwood III - aka Win - is no different.' OK!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Windsor Horne Lockwood III is one of our favourite parts of Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series. Now, Myron’s über-wealthy and super-shady friend and accomplice has his own crime to solve: figuring out how a family heirloom ended up at an uptown Manhattan apartment where a mysterious recluse was killed. From bribery to flattery to all-out violence, Win is a bad boy who'll go to any length to get what he wants. Coben tosses him into a fast-paced plot involving a brutal unsolved abduction and the disappearance of a group of ‘70s radicals called the Jane Street Six. And with Win’s chatty, caustic first-person narration, we’re pulled right into his head. Myron Bolitar fans will love digging into the Lockwood family’s scandalous past, but even complete newcomers will be intrigued by Win’s brash, eccentric personality.
Early in this disappointing thriller from bestseller Coben (the Myron Bolitar series), FBI agents ask sports agent Myron's wealthy blueblood sidekick, Windsor "Win" Horne Lockwood III, to accompany them to the Beresford, "one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan," where an unidentified older man has been found in one of the Beresford's tower rooms, dead of either strangulation or a slit throat. Win tells the agents he doesn't know the victim, but the cluttered room includes a Vermeer that was stolen from the Lockwood family 20 years earlier and a suitcase with Win's initials. The mystery deepens when the body is identified as the leader of a radical left group responsible for the accidental deaths of seven people. A connection to Win's cousin Patricia Lockwood's traumatic abduction, abuse, and captivity as a teen raises more questions, but the melodramatic plot developments that follow don't live up to the tantalizing setup. Readers will struggle to empathize with Coben's hedonistic lead, who can't help viewing even his own aunt as a sexual object. Hopefully, Win will return to a supporting role in any future outings. \n
Extremely gripping like everything he writes
Another excellent read
Win - we’ve always wanted his backstory, well here it is.
Authentic murder mystery with one of my favourite Harlen characters.
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