And where was she all these years? If you read Coben before, you'll find yourself guessing what's next. Six years passed as Jake taught political science at a small New England college, but he never got over Natalie. Coben's work and I was thoroughly pleased with his writing and the story. Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version? He decides to go to Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, near Savannah Georgia, where Todd's funeral is being held. Fresh starts retreat was to help get them ready to disappear. The author neglected to do his research on academic life and Political Science. With such a cool hook and a surprising and satisfying payoff, don't wait six years to read what might be Coben's best since Tell No One.
Six years since he's been struggling to live life without her, with the torturing thoughts that left him dumbstruck; when on the wedding day Natalie whispered to him - Promise me, Jake. Putting together a mystery that fits together like that and the characters to go with it is no mean feat! I really liked the main character, Jake. Jake and Natalie had met at a retreat in Vermont where he was completing his doctoral dissertation and she was an artist. Jake Fisher, a young handsome college Professor, has never recovered from losing Natalie, the love of his life six years ago when she inexplicably dumped him after a perfect summer romance and promptly married an old flame. 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. At the funeral Jake is shocked when the widow is not Natalie. Just when I thought I had it all put together, something else would change and I would have to start guessing all over again.
This is another of Harlan Coben's stand-alones, filled with his patented twists and turns. She makes Jake promise to leave them alone. Sometimes you have your foot on one side of the line and sometimes your foot may cross that line. 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. What more can you ask from a summer read? No one has seen Natalie in years.
Be that as it may, six years haven't verge on dousing his emotions, and when Jake runs over Todd's tribute, he can't keep himself far from the burial service. Most of his main characters tend to work. This is my first time reading Mr. His plots are always well constructed with a puzzling mystery that takes a few twists and turns and keeps you thinking right up to the end. Six years after Jake had fallen in love with Natalie he is now a professor at a college that her current husband attended. Boy meets girl, falls head over heels, six months later she marries another? No one has seen Natalie in years.
You felt like you were his buddy along for the ride. One day he notices an obituary regarding an alumnus from his college and it is Natalie's husband, Todd Sanderson. Nobody has seen Natalie in years. Coben is gifted at pacing a story; each chapter ends on a small cliffhanger, allowing this reader to gobble up the story in almost on 3. From page one, the action takes off and goes non-stop until the finish! There were twists and turns with every chapter, questions that wouldn't go away but would gain momentum. The pages that were not filled with action were filled with psychological puzzles that about drove me crazy. For the next six years, he devotes himself to his job as a professor in a small liberal arts college while continuing to pine away for his lost love.
The guy works at what is supposed to be a prestigious university, is very young, and has risen to a position of leadership in the political science department. Jake decides he's got to find Natalie after a 6 year lapse after an obituary on his school website makes him question what really happened 6 years ago when Natalie dumped him. This author can weave a tale so finely detailed and so full of action and suspense that the twists along the way make you out of breath and dizzy! And the promise she so forced him to make - Leave us alone, what did it suggest? He decides to go, speaks briefly to Natalie at the wedding, and tells her he'll always love her. This book is a compelling drama where you are drip fed elements of the mystery like some kind of addict! And when I say funny I don't mean, comedy, I mean wit, pure and intelligent wit. First book you read from Harlan Coben will probably end up being your favorite or one of favorites from him. It was sharp, suspenseful, funny and had me on my toes the whole time. He's becoming suspicious of his friends.
Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. . Then without a single real motivation, beyond being entirely emotionally stunted after his dumpage, he goes into a full scale hunt for a woman that not only dumped him and then literally ordered him to stay away, but then didn't speak to him for six years. By some miraculous coincidence, it turns out that Todd was a graduate of the college where Jake teaches and the obit is published on the college website. Also, stop using baseball bats and biting. Why is Natalie's sister acting like they never met, etc. 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.
Not even a little bit of this story was so compelling. Jake finds himself and many around him in danger, but is obsessed with finding the truth. You can predict w 2,5 stars for me. Of course I wanted to read everything by him. The trouble is,that first excitement- novelty of his style that grabs your attention with first book- starts to fade with every new book of his that comes into your hands.
I enjoyed it up to a point, but as often happens in these novels, Coben threw in so many abrupt twists that the whole edifice of the story simply collapsed, at least for me, and I could no longer continue to suspend disbelief and take the story seriously. Jake is doing well as a Professor at Lanford College in Vermont, and he has kept his p Six years ago Jake Fisher was dumped by his love-of-his-life girlfriend Natalie---she sent him a note telling him she was going to marry her old boyfriend Todd. But she is not Natalie. It was sharp, suspenseful, funny and had me on my toes the whole time. There he gets the glimpse of Todd's wife he's hoping for - but she is not Natalie. Harlan Coben, the master of domestic suspense, returns with a standalone thriller in the vein of 1 bestsellers Hold Tight, Caught and Stay Close that explores the depth and passion of a lost love. He loves his teaching job at his small East coast college and is popular with the students and has a good drinking buddy amongst the staff.