Book Number in 2007: 28
Date Finished: 10/12
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (maybe even 5 & 1/2 stars!)
Author: Harlan Coben
Title: The Woods
Series Number: Stand Alone
Book From: Library
Why I Read it: Group read in my Women's Reading Group
I loved this book!
I just can't believe how good this was! I didn't want to stop reading it :)
And I put off reading it because I don't typically enjoy books by men with men lead characters. (Nothing against men or anything lol, but I just identify better with women and find reading more enjoyable when I can identify with the characters.)
I'm sure you'll be seeing at least one more book by this author on my read list soon :)
Description from the publisher:
Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.
For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, mourning the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Cope, as he is known, is now dealing with raising his six-year-old daughter as a single father after his wife has died from cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distracts him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened.
Is this homicide victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer twenty years ago: his first love, Lucy; his mother, who abandoned the family; and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.