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A stunning new novel about family, lost secrets and mistakes that can haunt a life forever. Harlan Coben is one of the thriller genre's biggest stars. He has won all the major US crime awards, including the Edgar and the Anthony. He is also a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller, a New York Times bestseller, and a multiple Guardian fastseller. Harlan Coben always receives incredible reviews: 'Coben's novels are becoming more and more popular with each release, and this one cements his reputation as a top-class mystery writer' Independent on Sunday. 'A cracking thriller that whizzes along at top speed' Daily Express. 'This stand-alone thriller will keep him on the bestseller lists and assures him VIP treatment' Time Out. 'Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist - luring you in on the first page, only to shock you on the last' Dan Brown. 'Coben's genius - and his most frustrating trick - is that he makes it all seem so obvious, then kicks your legs away before the end' FHM.

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Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US. He is now a global bestseller with his mix of powerful stand-alone thrillers and Myron Bolitar crime novels. He has appeared in the bestseller lists of The Times, the Ne

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(See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/07) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

"A spellbinding plot that crackles with tension all the way to its traumatic, surprising conclusion" MY WEEKLY

At the start of this disappointing stand-alone from bestseller Coben (Promise Me), Paul "Cope" Copeland, acting county prosecutor for Essex County, N.J., and Lucy Gold, his long-lost summer camp love, are still haunted by a fateful night, decades earlier, when their nighttime tryst allowed some younger campers, including Cope's sister, to venture into the nearby forest, where they apparently fell victim to the Summer Slasher, a serial killer. Cope's intense focus on a high-profile rape prosecution of some wealthy college students shifts after one of the Slasher's victims, whose body was never found, turns up as a recent corpse in Manhattan, casting doubt on the official theory of the old case. Cope's own actions on that night again come under scrutiny, even as the highly placed fathers of the men he's prosecuting work to unearth as many skeletons as possible to pressure him into dropping the rape case. Less than compelling characters fail to compensate for a host of implausibilities. Hopefully, Coben will return to form with his next book. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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