Book Review- SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben

Happy April everyone! I recently finished reading the latest Harlan Coben novel. It’s a thriller/mystery called Six Years. I’ve long been a fan of his and I’m pretty darn sure that I’ve read every novel he has out there.5149ci7GuML._SL500_AA300_
This story opens with a college professor who fell in love six years prior with a woman he considered to be the love of his life. She breaks up with him and marries another man. On her wedding day, she asks him to respect her decision and to promise to leave them alone. He makes the promise but thinks of her often over the next six years.

He sees her husband’s obituary on the college website and decides to go to the funeral to see her again. He thinks he’s being tacky for that but he wants to see her. He’s stunned at the funeral to find that the man he watched the love of his life marry is actually married to someone else and has been for twenty years. He even has two teenage children with his wife. There’s no sign of the woman he loves.

The remainder of the story is this man’s quest to discover the truth of what happened six years ago.

This is a wonderful story. I love the way Mr. Coben can make even serious and tense scenes witty. He seems to have a knack for a light touch. His protagonists are always sharp and quick with the repartee. This is what I enjoy about his body of work.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a smart mystery mixed with a thrilling chase and a dash of lightheartedness.

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12 responses to “Book Review- SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben

  1. That sounds like a really interesting story. I love mysteries and who doesn’t enjoy a good love story in the background? Definitely will have to check this one out. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Another thing we have in common, I’m a huge Harlan Coben fan too. And this book is on my “Have To Get” list. After reading the review, now I’m going to have to move a shopping trip up.

  3. I haven’t read a Harlan Coben story in a while. Not because I don’t like them. I’;ve just had a huge TBR pile I was trying to get through. Still, I think I could use a treat. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the rec, Jillian.

  4. Keep bring him up; you intrigue me every time.Will get to him eventually.

  5. Love Harlan Coben books. Tricia put me on to him and I’ve enjoyed everyone I’ve read. Thanks for recommended. 🙂

  6. I haven’t read this one, Jillian. Thanks for the prompt. I’m heading off to Amazon right now ….

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