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I Will Find You by Harlan Coben – a review

There is nothing more exciting (if you ask me) than getting a brand new hardback book through the post, especially when it’s one of my favourite authors. So I was very pleased to receive a copy of the latest book by Harlan Coben.

I Will Find You starts with family man David. He was happily married with a three year old son. However when he wakes one morning to find he is covered in blood and his son is dead his nightmare is only just beginning as he is found guilty of murder. Five years into a life sentence his sister in law comes to visit him with some life changing news. She has a photo that in the background has a little boy that looks just like David’s son Matty. Despite the logical part of his brain saying that it can’t be him, there is also a bit of him that thinks that is his son. He has to prove it one way or another.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story that follows David’s attempt to clear his name. Of course there were lots of bits that were a little far fetched, but it’s fiction after all. He was certainly a lucky man managing to evade the police as well as others after him so many times. However this was such a fast paced novel that you don’t get time to think too much about the coincidences.

I did guess part of the twist before the end but still couldn’t wait to see if I was right or not. I like the way that Harlan’s books are written, they are dialogue heavy which feels like it gives a good insight into the characters and I liked the way the characters bounced off each other. The detectives were characters that I really warmed to and they had a good mix of banter and detective work,

The chapter’s are short and read easily which makes for an enjoyable read. I wouldn’t say that this is the best of his recent novels but it was still a great read that is definitely entertaining and I can imagine Netflix will have another great hit on their hand.

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