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Don't let go

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2017
"With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks -- and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions -- about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana -- whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine"-- Provided by publisher.

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Winslow, Don, 1953- — Like Harlan Coben, Don Winslow writes both suspense and mystery novels. Winslow's suspense is a little lighter in tone, but both authors create intriguing, sympathetic characters and quick, clever storylines. Winslow's mysteries are complicated and satisfactorily resolved, with plenty of snappy dialogue and humor to satisfy Coben's fans, though they focus more on character than plot. -- Shauna Griffin
Perry, Thomas, 1947- — Both authors' plots twist and turn and twist again with endings that often leave the reader breathless. Their works feature ordinary people faced with unexpected and devastating problems. -- Katherine Johnson
Gardner, Lisa — Both Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben write fast-paced, tightly plotted mysteries that feature intriguing characters and accurate details about crime-solving. -- Rebecca Sigmon
Barclay, Linwood — Both authors write thrilling, fast-paced, and gut-wrenching suspense fiction in which ordinary people are suddenly confronted with shocking and mysterious events involving violence against close family and friends. These authors will appeal to readers who enjoy intricate plots full of twists and very personal stakes for the protagonists. -- Derek Keyser
Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew — Both Gregg Hurwitz and Harlan Coben write compelling, often violent, tales of suspense featuring innocent, everyman protagonists placed in nightmare situations from which they must extricate themselves and their families. A breakneck pace drives these tale of secrets and revenge. -- Joyce Saricks
Doolittle, Sean, 1971- — Sean Doolittle and Harlan Coben write stand-alone suspense stories that feature good people in trouble. The complex stories are character driven and show how good people by their poor choices become entangled in murder. The stories are dark in tone and filled with action and violence. The suspense builds dramatically. -- Merle Jacob
Reichs, Kathy — Kathy Reichs and Harlan Coben write fast-paced, action-packed adult mysteries. Both authors have also created spin-off teen mystery series that are loosely related to their adult books. Though Reich's teen works tend more toward science fiction, in both authors' compelling, suspenseful books, teen protagonists confront danger at every turn. -- Kelly White
Crais, Robert — Fans of Coben's wise-cracking Myron Bolitar will want to try Robert Crais' mysteries starring Elvis Cole. A more laconic tone permeates this series, while the violence is a little more graphic and the personal lives of the characters are revealed only slowly, but Cole's eccentricities are winning. Crais has also written suspense novels that might appeal to Coben fans. -- Shauna Griffin
Woods, Stuart — Suspense fans who enjoy Harlan Coben's breakneck pacing and twisting plots should try Stuart Woods. Coben's mystery readers will also appreciate Woods -- his two tightly plotted, page-turning mystery series feature the speedy pacing and wise-acre characters found in Coben's books. -- Shauna Griffin
Hayter, Sparkle, 1958- — Sparkle Hayter's mysteries, which star hapless, saucy tabloid news reporter Robin Hudson, are lighter in tone than Harlen Coben's mysteries and have a little more exposition and description, but move quickly nonetheless. Readers will be drawn in by the zany humor and eccentric characters. -- Shauna Griffin
Freeman, Brian, 1963- — Fans of Harlan Coben's memorable characters and swiftly moving and engaging plots will find that Brian Freeman shares these talents. -- Shauna Griffin
Lehane, Dennis — These authors' works are Disturbing, Compelling, and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genres 'Thrillers and suspense' and 'Mysteries' and the subjects 'Murder investigation', 'Secrets', and 'Murder'.

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★★★★★ Finished it too quickly!

By ~~Luanne~~ on Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:01:17

I get so excited when I see that a favourite author is releasing a new book. I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Harlan Coben's latest - Don't Let Go. And as always, I couldn't put it down - and finished it far too quickly. Don't Let Go is a stand alone novel and introduces us to New Jersey Detective Nap Dumas. (I would love to see more of Nap in future books) Nap's twin brother Leo and his girlfriend were tragically killed when they all were in high school. It was deemed an accident, but Nap has always wondered. Leo and his friends were fascinated by the highly guarded government facility just outside of town. Could there be a connection? Just around the same time Nap's high school sweetheart Maura disappeared. For years Nap has been trying to come to terms with the deaths and the disappearance. And then the past comes crashing into the present when Maura's fingerprints are found at a murder scene smack dab in Nap's jurisdiction. Where has she been? Where is she now? I liked Nap as a character - he's sworn to uphold the law, but doesn't mind giving things a little nudge to get where they should be. He's got a dangerous edge that is hidden. In addition to a great lead character, the supporting players are just as well drawn and interesting. Even those that don't actually have a voice. Without giving anything away, I had formed an opinion of one character and found myself quite surprised when my assumptions were proven wrong. Myron Bolitar's cameo was a treat to come across. Those who know and love Myron will mention the sense of humour of that series. Dark as it seems, Coben has infused humour into Don't Let Go as well. You'll also find a lot of well expressed and explored emotions - loss, love, grief, anger and more along the way. The plot of Don't Let Go is quite inventive and takes inspiration from actual (and disturbing) events in Coben's own past. Don't Let Go was another satisfying read from. Can't wait for the next book! ~~Luanne~~

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