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 ...
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.
N-Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) A solid tight clean copy that has probably been read once carefully. Nice copy of a great book. I am really starting to like this guy. This copy includes a picture that I snapped at the signing event. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY.
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.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author 1st. Ed. FINE/FINE. SIGNED. When a man refuses to admit that it's his image in a picture his wife finds-dating back twenty years-he drives away and leaves her in the middleof the night.
Very Good in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) A Very Nice Copy-SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the Title page. Author's Signature only. First edition, First printing, with the corresponding number line. Book is in Very Good condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges have a small amount of shelf wear. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Near Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar wrapper. Thanks and Enjoy.
Fine in As New jacket. Signed by Author. 0525947914 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription.
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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