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Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother’s death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he’s been looking for.
When Maura’s fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions—about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana—whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.
Harlan Coben, the king of literary suspense, is back at it again!
Coben is my go to author for when I need a sure thing – he just ripped me out of a month long book slump with this here little tale, and I am oh so grateful. You really can’t go wrong with his books, he is a master at this genre and always delivers. I love that I catch myself saying “What in the world is going on?!” at least once a chapter in his books. He constantly keeps you on your toes and wondering where the ride will take you.
I very much enjoyed the forward, where Coben explains his inspiration for this book – an actual location which existed in his hometown. He has woven a deeply intricate tale based on this locale, one that I won’t soon forget.
The characters are flawed and real, the dialogue is witty, and the story has suspense, intrigue and a dash of romance.
If you are a fan of this genre, you certainly can’t go wrong with this book!
Thank you to Netgalley, Harlan Coben, and Dutton for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.