Review: Six Years

Six Years by Harlan Coben
Penguin Group, 2013

Book Description (from amazon)

Release Date: March 19, 2013

In Six Years, a masterpiece of modern suspense, Harlan Coben explores the depth and passion of lost love…and the secrets and lies at its heart.

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 page-turner that deftly explores the power of past love, and the secrets and lies that such love can hide.

My Review – 3 Stars

I enjoyed Six Years by Harlan Coben. I found the book to be, not too serious, emotional or complicated. The main character, Jake Fisher (a college professor), speaks to the reader in a pleasant, kind of funny, engaging conversational tone which drew me right into the story. I was compelled, either by the author’s writing style, the contemporary setting or the plot, to turn the pages.  I quickly read this book in two days.  So, I would recommend it as a light summer read.

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