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. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for almost two decades, and with that fact, everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life - a time he has never gotten over - is turned completely inside out.
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. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart, who lied to him, soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on a carefully constructed fiction.
Harlan Coben once again delivers a shocking novel that deftly explores the power of past love and the secrets and lies that such love can hide.
©2013 Harlan Coben (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The author uses the phrase "hit pay dirt" at least 5 times and I think closer to 10 times. I found that insufferable. I don't think the author tried very hard with this one. Not realistic, or adversely fantastical enough to keep my interest.
I prefer the unabridged because I love the detail that is lost in abridged versions, but I also prefer Scott Brick.
Interesting story line, a little far fetched, but it is a novel and that is how they roll.
This is up in the top 10 for me. He is my new favorite fiction author.
Discovery of what happened to her father.
What happened!? This doesn't sound like Harlan Coben at all. It reads sappy and weak with only glimpses of what makes Coben's characters likeable (if flawed). This guy's flawed all right - he's an idiot!! I didn't hate it but because I was expecting so much I can't recommend it to Harlan Coben fans. Sorry HC. If you didn't set the bar so high....
Just started listening to audiobooks and have found I really love them! I mostly listen when I run/walk but am now adding other activities.
I didn't read the print version.
I liked being in suspense wondering what's coming next and why. It definitely was NOT predictable; I loved that too!
I like the pace Scott Brick reads at.
I did not have any extreme reactions.
Because I liked this book so much, I bought another book by Harlan Coben. I may have found a new author to follow.
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