September 26, 2017

Don't Let Go

"The past does not simply die away. Whatever happened here still haunts these grounds." ~ 20%

Detective Napolean "Nap" Dumas has no family and few friends. His life has been this way since his senior year of high school when his twin brother and friend were found dead on the town's railroad tracks. Immediately after, Nap's girlfriend disappeared without logical explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching for the woman he considers the love of his life and also the truth behind his twin brother's death. When familiar fingerprints turn up at a murder scene, Nap is forced to investigate the abandoned military base near where he grew up and also look into a secret conspiracy club.

Few things are certain. One is that author Harlan Coben will deliver a bestselling thriller that I will no doubt cancel plans in order to read the page-turning novel nonstop. It will be full of suspense. It will raise my eyebrows and get the sleuth in me going. It will introduce a new, or familiar, character that is well-developed. The story will occupy my mind for hours on end and most likely be one of my top reads of the current year. New fiction release, Don't Let Go, is no exception.

"I know your pain now. It's's like being members of the worst club imaginable." ~ 54%

Nap Dumas is probably one of the most emotional characters belonging to Harlan Coben. Through careful dialogue and narration, I was able to pick up on Nap's thought process and feelings. I felt Nap's frustration when he hit a roadblock that didn't mesh with his theory. I smirked at his smart ass remarks when talking to a character that didn't understand his dry humor. I related to his quest for answers and need to pry open doors from the past. And though I am not a person who loves the idea of ghosts, I did not mind Nap talking to his dead brother throughout the whole book. And oh, fans will be delighted to read a cameo of Myron Bolitar within its pages. Reading Don't Let Go allowed me to escape the real world for a day to get lost in a story based on a legend.

Happy Pub Day, Harlan Coben! Don't Let Go is now available.

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Don't Let Go
Author: Harlan Coben
Published: September 2017
Pages: 400
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤


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