"I am serving the fifth year of a life sentence for murdering my own child. Spoiler alert: I didn't do it." ~ pg. 10
These are the first words from the narrator to the reader. Got your attention?
David and Cheryl Burroughs were living an ideal life until tragedy struck one mysterious night. Their son was found brutally murdered in his bedroom. David is found guilty and serving life in prison and Cheryl is now remarried. David maintains his innocence even though he was drunk with no memory.
David's first visitor in five years in Cheryl's sister, a journalist trying to revive her career but also with unexpected news. She believes the son is still alive. Coming with proof a photograph of a boy with the same distinctive birthmark. Is it possible? David plans an escape from prison to save his son, clear his name, and discover what really happened that devastating night.
"Memory is often our most imaginative storyteller." ~ pg. 14
A few of the last Coben standalone novels were more miss than hit. It's definitely been a minute before I gave a 5⭐️ rating. I am a devout Myron Bolitar, Mickey Bolitar and Win series fan. I still give the standalone books a fair chance. Thank goodness I did not bypass I Will Find You. Coben brought the thrill back in thriller! The fast-paced, get down to action started from the first line to the last.
The premise was a bit far-fetched and handled flimsily but the idea of a wrongly convicted man proving innocence is very realistic. Highly recommend to all mystery/suspense bookhearts, especially before it hits Netflix.
Happy Belated Pub Day, Harlan Coben! I Will Find You is now available.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: I Will Find You
Author: Harlan Coben
Published: March 2023
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤