Living a lie for 21 years - and now the past has caught up with him...A first-rate thriller from the SUNDAY TIMES No.1 bestselling author of SIX YEARS. Grace Lawson is living a happy, straightforward life in the suburbs with her husband, Jack, and two young children. But that security is about to come to a brutal end. For when Grace picks up a ...
Living a lie for 21 years - and now the past has caught up with him...A first-rate thriller from the SUNDAY TIMES No.1 bestselling author of SIX YEARS. Grace Lawson is living a happy, straightforward life in the suburbs with her husband, Jack, and two young children. But that security is about to come to a brutal end. For when Grace picks up a set of holiday snaps, amongst them is one shot that doesn't fit: a faded image of a life that Grace doesn't recognise and of her husband as she never knew him. Within 12 hours, Jack has disappeared, a brutal hitman is stalking her family and the safe world she knows has been turned upside down. And all Grace can see is that the past is coming back to haunt the present and people are getting hurt...
Very good in very good dust jacket. I4-A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in very good condition in veryu good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shelf wear. An ordinary snapshot causes a suburban mother's world to unravel in an instant. 9.5"x6.5", 370 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Fine in Fine jacket. 0525947914 SIGNED American first edition, first printing. Signed on the inside title page by author. Published by Dutton in 2004. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Fine condition with no bumps or marks. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Oversize and heavy items may require additional postage.; Signed by Author.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0525947914. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery.; First impression. Light bumping to tips of d/j and boards. Small nick to upper front tip of d/j.; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Signed by Author.
Fine (F) in Fine jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. All international shipments are made via PRIORITY MAIL, U.S. Postal Service. Please see amount before purchase. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. Suburban thriller about a perfect husband who disappears when a photo from the past shows up in the latest batch from the photomat.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0525947914. Signed by Coben on the title page. A faint spot to the page edges. Suburban thriller about a perfect husband who disappears when a photo from the past shows up in the latest batch from the photomat. An unsigned Advance Reading Copy in glossy wrappers is included.; Signed by Author.
Even though the reason for the cover-up is far fetched I enjoyed the story and the writing style. It kept my attention to the end. It is entertainment at its best.
Aug 21, 2008
I am not an expert on Harlan Coben, but I know he writes well. I also know that rarely do you get the pieces of his puzzles neatly positioned at the end. His characters do not fall into boxes. Fortunately, they are not such as to involve you emotionally beyond endurance, as they probe the ambiguity of the human moral landscape. I am impressed with the scope of this plot, or one might say these plots, since Coben interweaves a fair number of stories and a fair number of individual people with their fault lines more and more apparent. We are told in a kind of preface that an attorney's sister, considered the victim of an accident, was actually murdered fourteen years ago. Then we are dropped into the story. Grace, the protagonist, finds a mysterious photo in a pack she has picked up on her way to give her kids a ride home from school. From that point, the characters and their traumatic past lives take over. You've got one really slimy hit man, a couple of wonderful women friends, a mafia boss and his revolting hencemen--really you have everything going in this book. You wonder whether these writers stay awake at night with characters swarming in their brains.
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