Six Years

By Harlan Coben

I found this book in a charity shop and liked the blurb, read the first page and bought it without hesitation. Coben has mastered first person narrative so well. I’ve never been a lover of the narrator ‘talking’ to the reader, but I’ve decided with first person that’s a difficult thing not to do – so I forgave him.

In Six Years we follow Jake Fisher, a university lecturer. Fisher is deeply in love with Natalie, but she marries someone else – Todd. As you can imagine, he’s not happy about it, but she asks him to promise her that he’ll leave them alone. Fisher keeps his promise until six years later when he reads the university’s obituary column.

From the first page to the last, this is a thrilling ride. Its twists and turns almost making you believe you are actually riding that cliché of a roller coaster. Yep, it’s true.

I enjoyed it a lot and will be reading more of Coben’s stuff.

You’ll find Six Years here.

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