Book Review: Six Years by Harlan Coben

By | August 24, 2016

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The mysterious Six Years by Harlan Coben started off by a man sitting in a church watching the love of his life marry someone else. As heart breaking as you’d imagine, especially with the bride’s parting request, you flip a page and now you are given new hope for the doomed lovers as the bride is now a widow. As the professor, the hero of this novel, cannot resist the urge to go and pay his respect at the funeral of the man who stole the love of his life, he finds his life turned upside down and everything he once believe shattered in one single life, its fair to say he never seemed to recover from the side effects of that trip.

It is mysterious indeed, quite gruesome at some points, and no matter how many times I’ve had a go guessing at the solution of the mystery in the plot, I’m left surprised each and every time and with each chapter, revelations and surprises just keep piling up. At one point I even gasped out loud and had to take a five minute break just to ponder what I’ve just witnessed -actually read- and get my head around it.

I however would have enjoyed a little bit of a stretch to the ending, a little bit more details, but I cannot fault this read. I actually found out I have two copies of it on my shelves and whatever made me buy this book twice, most likely some very sound recommendation, I am really thankful I did. If you decided to pick it up you are in for a thrilling read indeed.


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