Five years ago, an innocent man began a life sentence for murdering his own son. Today he found out his son is still alive.
David Burroughs was once a devoted father to his three-year-old son Matthew, living a dream life just a short drive away from the working-class suburb where he and his wife, Cheryl, first fell in love--until one fateful night when David woke suddenly to discover Matthew had been murdered while David was asleep just down the hall.
Half a decade later, David’s been wrongly accused and convicted of the murder, left to serve out his time in a maximum-security prison—a fate which, grieving and wracked with guilt, David didn’t have the will to fight. The world has moved on without him. Then Cheryl’s younger sister, Rachel, makes a surprise appearance during visiting hours bearing a strange photograph. It’s a vacation shot of a bustling amusement park a friend shared with her, and in the background, just barely in frame, is a boy bearing an eerie resemblance to David’s son. Even though it can’t be, David just knows: Matthew is still alive.
David plans a harrowing escape, determined to achieve the impossible – save his son, clear his own name, and discover the real story of what happened. But with his life on the line and the FBI following his every move, can David evade capture long enough to reveal the shocking truth?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A grieving father will stop at nothing to discover the truth in this intense thriller from a master of the form. From the moment he discovers the bludgeoned body of his three-year-old son, David Burroughs feels like his life is over. Five years later, he’s in prison for his son’s murder—but a surprise visitor with shocking news throws everything David thinks he know into question. Harlan Coben, the author of pageturners like Tell No One and The Woods, does it again with this action-packed story full of shady characters, grimy secrets, and a white-knuckle chase scene. What sets this thriller apart, though, is that it isn’t just about the plot—Coben has created a truly sympathetic, relatable character. If you love a thriller that gets you in the feels, I Will Find You is the perfect read.
David Burroughs, the protagonist of this disappointing standalone from bestseller Coben (the Myron Bolitar series), has been incarcerated in a Maine penitentiary for five years, convicted of murdering his three-year-old son, Matthew, by beating his head in with a baseball bat. David, who was prone to sleepwalking, has no clear memory of the fatal night. At trial, a neighbor testified that she saw him burying the murder weapon near David's Massachusetts home. The inmate's world is upended when his sister-in-law, Rachel Anderson, a disgraced investigative journalist, visits and shows David a photo taken at a Six Flags amusement park that a coworker of Rachel's ex-husband shared with her. In the background is an eight-year-old boy resembling Matthew. The possibility that his son is alive sparks a successful escape attempt, enabled by the prison warden, who's conveniently a friend of David's father, and a desperate search for the child in the picture. Oddly, David, who wasn't convicted of a federal crime, was incarcerated in a federal prison, though this circumstance allows two FBI agents to join the manhunt. Early on, scenes from the viewpoint of some conspirators lessen most of the suspense. This is far from Coben's best work.)
4 Stars. A excellent book but Coben has spoiled me to the point where I can only give it 4 because it’s not up to his standards. Most others would get 5 for writing this. It was just a little thin, I think, is the word for it. Maybe a little rushed even though it had to move quickly. Just not his best. You should definitely read it though. It probably makes a great movie, not a series though. Mr. Coben, please make this into a Netflix MOVIE, set here and filmed here, in The States.
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I like how everything came together. I found a major part of the story kind of unnecessary in the end but I was intrigued throughout and liked how no stone was left unturned.