The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger explores the dangers of obsession in this #1 New York Times bestselling masterpiece of modern suspense.
Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd.
But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie.
As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found, or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. And soon, Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart puts his very life at risk as he uncovers the secrets and lies that love can hide....
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A runaway bestseller, Six Years follows political science professor Jake Fisher, who goes searching for his lost love and stumbles on a secret world of fugitives and gangsters. As the heartbroken Fisher digs deeper for details about Natalie Avery’s disappearance, he unwittingly puts both of their lives in grave danger. Harlan Coben is a master of suspense, ratcheting up the tension with perfect pacing and unexpected plot twists.
In the prologue to this Kafkaesque stand-alone from bestseller Coben (Stay Close), Jake Fisher, a political science professor at Lanford College in Massachusetts, promises the love of his life, Natalie Avery, to leave her and the man she's about to wed, Todd Sanderson, alone. For six years Jake keeps his promise, until he sees Todd's obituary, flies to the deceased's Palmetto Bluff, S.C., funeral, and finds that the widow is not Natalie. This is merely the first of many shocks. He later gets the brush-off from Natalie's sister, and when he tries to revisit the retreat in Kraftboro, Vt., that Natalie was attending when they fell in love, he's told there is (and was) no such place. Surprising secrets among Jake's friends and colleagues propel him on a trail of violence and labyrinthine deception. Coben has achieved greater suspense in other thrillers, but this ranks among his strangest and most ingenious plots. 5-city author tour.
Read it in two days. Was not my favorite of his books,but I enjoyed it.
I admit it - I first heard of it when Hugh Jackman entered negotiations for the lead, Jacob. I bought it on iBooks and read all 637pgs in a single night. Having seen Hugh Jackman in many films, it really helped visualize the whole thing...but what matters to me is that it was worth visualizing...
Are you punishing yourself for something?
Take a step back....READ IT.
IT IS GOOD.
Once again..I flew through a Harlan Coben book...no matter how hard I tried to read it as slowly as possible...I could not put it down. Now, I am at the, "Great, now what do I read?" stage, and that is what I like least about Harlan Coben books. I read them too darn fast because I can not put them down! Arghhhh...now I have to wait another year...sigh...