I Will Find You by Harlan Coben #bookreview #thriller #suspense

An innocent father serving life for the murder of his own son receives evidence that his child may still be alive, and must break out of prison to find out the truth in #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben’s latest breathtaking thriller.

David and Cheryl Burroughs were living the dream life when tragedy struck. Now, five years after that terrible night, Cheryl is remarried. And David is serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison for the brutal murder of their son.

Then Cheryl’s sister, Rachel, arrives unexpectedly during visiting hours and drops a bombshell. She’s come with a photograph that a friend took on vacation at a theme park with a boy in the background who has a familiar, distinctive birthmark … and even though David and Rachel realize it can’t be, they both just know. It’s David’s son, Matthew, and he’s still alive.

David plans a harrowing escape from prison, determined to do what seems impossible–save his son, clear his own name, and discover the real story of what happened that devastating night. 

Before starting a Coben book, I always try to set aside some uninterrupted reading time because I know I’ll want to finish the book in one sitting. With this novel I managed it in two.

What a thrill ride! This sure didn’t feel like 400 pages. They fly by with a plot that moves at warp speed. For the past five years, David has served time for a horrific crime – the murder of his three-year-old son Matthew. But he didn’t do it. Feeling that he failed to protect his son from what happened, David didn’t fight to prove his innocence. When his former sister-in-law visits prison with proof that his son is still alive, David is determined to find Matthew no matter what.

Coben’s books are always well-crafted and compelling, and this one is no exception. With shocking revelations and secrets doled out over the course of the story, it’s nearly impossible to put this novel down. I enjoyed the inclusion of attorney Hester Crimstein (a recurring character in many of Coben’s novels), and as a fan of the Myron Bolitar series, I was thrilled at the brief mention of Win. Some reviewers didn’t care for it, but I thought the interrogation techniques of FBI special agents Max and Sarah were hilarious, and their scenes are some of my favorites.

Action-packed and full of twists with a MC you’ll root for from the first page, I Will Find You is sure to delight thriller/suspense fans.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.  Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

25 thoughts on “I Will Find You by Harlan Coben #bookreview #thriller #suspense

    1. Some reviewers didn’t care for those characters and their techniques, but I sure was a fan of them, Yesha. It was so easy to picture the characters, and their quick back and forth dialogue was amusing and clever.

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  1. I love a good Coben book and this sounds like another thrill ride. I love when he includes characters from his other books. Great review Teri. I need to add this to my TBR and watch for Max and Sarah doing their interrogations.

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    1. I got a big grin on my face when those two characters were mentioned. And I’m really anxious to see who’s cast in the Myron and Win roles for Netflix. Hope you enjoy the book, Carla, and thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This sounds like a great read, Teri. I don’t often pick up thrillers, but I almost always enjoy them if the characters are compelling and easy to root for. This sounds like one of those books. Thanks for the recommendation! Happy Weekend.

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    1. I’m behind on his standalones, but I never missed one of his Bolitar books. Those characters have stuck with me for years – and the last one was released in 2016. That’s why I’m so excited for the Netflix adaptation. Hope you had a relaxing weekend, Diana!

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