Between the Lines
What if the girl you loved more than life itself suddenly married another man and made you promise never to contact her again? And what if, six years later , you saw his obituar y? This is Jake Fisher’s dilemma and, after a brief struggle with his conscience, he goes to the man’s funeral. What he learns leaves him questioning everything he’s believed for the last six years.
Six Years ( Dutton, 2013, $ 27.95) is just one in a series of bestsellers from acclaimed author Harlan Coben. It is a story of a passionate love affair inexplicably ended and a promise broken, with life threatening results. Jake broke the promise he made to Natalie, and with each step he takes in search of the truth, he finds his life in danger. Violent men are searching for his old flame, and they are willing to torture and kill in furthering their quest. Jake is just a college professor, thrown into a world he has no experience with, but driven by a love that he cannot forget.
With each clue he follows, he is being drawn inexorably to the realization that even his closest friends are part of this conspiracy, and his persistence is placing them in harm’s way. Why did Natalie disappear, and why are so many frightening people so interested in finding her?
Six Years is classic Coben. It grabs the reader from the first words: “Why had I come?” Once you start reading, be prepared to set everything else aside— even sleep— as you follow Jake to the end of his journey.
Harlan Coben lives in New Jersey and is the internationally bestselling author of more than 20 novels. If you enjoy Six Years be sure to check your bookstore for Missing You, Coben’s newest thriller.