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The Woods

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Harlan Coben

At the start of this disappointing stand-alone from bestseller Coben (Promise Me), Paul "Cope" Copeland, acting county prosecutor for Essex County, N.J., and Lucy Gold, his long-lost summer camp love, are still haunted by a fateful night, decades earlier, … see full wiki

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Author: Harlan Coben
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Dutton Adult
3 reviews about The Woods
review by . January 26, 2008
Originality is always a prized quality in a novel, but sometimes you just need a predictable, unchallenging, fast-food sort of book for a hectic time. That's when I turn to the "thrillers" shelf and writers like Harlan Coben.     "The Woods" is the story of Essex County Prosecutor Paul Copeland and his twenty-year-old family tragedy. His sister, Camille, and three other campers went into the woods one summer night; two bodies were found, but not his sister's. The tragedy tore …
review by . June 26, 2007
If you've never read anything by Harlan Coben before, "The Woods" is a time filler, something to while awy a few hours of flight, beach or leisure time. It is a relatively dull, highly predictable, run of the mill mystery. Those who have enjoyed Coben's other works will be disappointed.     The characters are flat, the plot ridiculous. The dust jacket flyleaf calls Coben the "modern master of the hook-and-twist". Well, that's the problem. Coben is too cute by a factor of ten. …
review by . June 10, 2007
This is another one of those books I was eagerly awaiting from the library... The Woods by Harlan Coben. This one had me guessing the outcome until the last couple of pages, and it was definitely not what I expected....    Paul Copeland (aka "Cope") is a county prosecutor with a dark past. He was a camp counselor back in his youth, and he was on nightly guard duty to keep an eye on the campers. But he and his girlfriend (Lucy Gold) snuck into the woods for a little nighttime …
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