A small town is hiding big secrets.
Fifteen years ago in New Jersey, a teenage boy and girl were found dead.
Most people concluded it was a tragic suicide pact. The dead boy's brother, Nap Dumas, did not. Now Nap is a cop - but he's a cop who plays by his own rules, and who has never made peace with his past.
And when the past comes back to haunt him, Nap discovers secrets can kill...
What an emotional rollercoaster this was!
I truly experienced Nap's emotions alongside him and became totally swept up in his quest for the truth. He was extremely well-developed, as were every single one of the characters in the book. I felt like I got close to him and found that I really cared about what happened and what he would do next.
I've read books by Harlan Coben before and loved them, but this is a standalone thriller, so there's no need to have read any of his previous work and I think that this is an ideal book to get you into his writing.
The plot is packed with twists and every character has their own secrets which are gradually revealed and kept me completely engaged for the duration of the book.
The ending tied everything up and the explanation was really clever, I never would've guessed it. Everything came together perfectly and it just felt 'right'.
Overall, I'm giving Don't Let Go 5 out of 5 and adding it to my Five Star Favourites Shelf. It was riveting, exhilarating and emotional. I really recommend it.
Don't Let Go is published by Century
This book was provided for free in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US. He is now a global bestseller with his mix of powerful stand-alone thrillers and Myron Bolitar crime novels. He has appeared in the bestseller lists of The Times, the New York Times, Le Monde, Wall Street Journaland the Los Angeles Times.
He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.