Friday, March 13, 2020

Six Years by Harlan Coben (thoughts)

Summary from Goodreads:

"Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. So 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.

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..."

My Thoughts:

I picked this book up because I was in the mood for a fast paced read that I wouldn't be able to set down.  I've read books by Coben in the past and each one has met that criteria easily.  Happily, this book did exactly that and I flew through the pages of this one!  While it wasn't my favorite of his, I was just as sucked into this book as I have been with his others.  I was unable to set this one down as the short chapters and fast pace made this one addictive read!  I also really enjoy that this author isn't afraid to surprise the reader with the choices that he makes - I never know what to expect when I'm reading his books.  I don't know who to trust, what is going to happen next....basically everything that makes up a suspenseful read he has me guessing on.  I love it which is why I plan on eventually reading all of his books.  I don't think that I've read a bad book by him yet.  The only qualms I had with this book was that it was a bit unbelievable in parts.  I don't think that your average person would have made some of the choices that Jake makes in this book.  But...that's also what makes it such a fun read so I really can't complain too much!  I love that fact that I never know what to expect and that even if I think I know how the ending is going to turn out, I usually don't.

Overall, I really enjoyed this suspenseful read!  It was a great reminder of how much I enjoy this author's books.  I would love to read The Stranger by him next since they made a Netflix series on it that I want to watch.  But really, I will read anything and everything that he writes at this point.  There is a reason why his books are so popular honestly.  If you enjoy books that are fast paced and keep you guessing, he would be a really great author for you to try!  I read this book in two days which hardly ever happens anymore with our busy schedules.  I would recommend this book to fans of thrillers, suspense, and even mystery lovers.  Easily recommended!

Bottom Line:  A fast paced page turner which was exactly what I was in the mood for!

Disclosure:  I bought my copy of this one from my local used bookstore.  Apparently twice as I found two copies on my shelves....this isn't the first time that has happened.


  1. Oh this sounds good! Too bad it's not your favorite and I'll keep that in mind when I pick this one up but the fact that you did enjoy it and the blurb grabbed me from the beginning means I need to pick this one up!

    1. Katherine, it wasn't bad by any means - just not my favorite of his. I honestly don't think I've yet read a book by him that I didn't enjoy or that I could actually set down. He writes such page turners that I can never seem to stop reading :)

  2. Decide who you wanna follow, dear,
    books or Jesus.


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