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Title:
Don't let go
Other title(s):
Do not let go
ISBN:
9780525501510
Edition:
First large print edition.
Publication:
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
Physical Description:
414 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Summary:
Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks -- and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions -- about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana -- whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.
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With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful thriller.

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks--and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for.

When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions--about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana--whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.


Author Notes

Harlan Coben was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 4, 1962. After receiving a political science degree from Amherst College, he worked in the travel industry in a company owned by his grandfather. He writes the Myron Bolitar series and Mickey Bolitar series. His other works include Gone for Good, The Innocent, The Woods, Hold Tight, Caught, Stay Close, Six Years, Missing You, The Stranger, Fool Me Once, Home, and Don't Let Go. Tell No One was turned into the multiple award-winning 2006 French film Ne le Dis à Personne. He was the first author to win the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

Coben's new protagonist, suburban New Jersey cop Nap Dumas, is a witty and heroic sleuth who is not afraid to break the law when it comes to giving woman-batterers a bit of their own back. Nap's everyday world is shaken up when he receives word that his high school crush Maura Wells's fingerprints were recently found near the murdered body of another schoolmate, a Pennsylvania cop. Maura disappeared 15 years ago on the same night Nap's twin brother, Leo, and his girlfriend, Diana, were killed by a speeding train. Always suspicious of Leo's "accidental" death, Nap is convinced Maura's abrupt departure was connected, and he's driven to find his lost love and discover what happened on that long-ago night. Actor Weber has perfected his sarcastic wise-guy delivery reading the author's Bolitar series. For much of Nap's narration, he only has to toughen it a little, but when the going gets rough, he effortlessly enters the full-out performance zone. Weber skillfully presents the detective's assorted witnesses, suspects, friends, and foes. But his major set piece is his enactment of Nap's ever-more-frantic thoughts and emotions during a torture scene at the end. It's convincing, chillingly effective, and award-worthy. A Dutton hardcover. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Kirkus Review

A pair of present-day murders bring the past alive for a New Jersey cop still mourning the twin brother he buried 15 years ago.The last few weeks of high school often bring out the graduates' appetites for unaccustomed risky behavior. But no one in suburban Westbridge has ever been able to explain what Leo Dumas and his girlfriend, cheerleader Diana Styles, were doing on the railroad tracks that made them get hit by a train or why Maura Wells, the girlfriend of Leo's twin, Napoleon, "Nap," chose that night to disappear. Now, in one of those sudden lightning flashes only Coben (Home, 2016, etc.) could have thought of, that night comes roaring back with the discovery of Maura's fingerprints in a car driven by a murdered Pennsylvania cop. Sgt. Rex Canton was shot during what would have been a routine drunk-driving stop if Rex hadn't been off duty and specifically targeting the man who shot him. Detective Nap Dumas, who still regularly talks to his dead twin, knows he can't work an out-of-state homicide, even one that links Maura, his vanished girlfriend, once again to Rex, one of his high school classmates. In fact the connection is even deeper, for Leo, Diana, Maura, and Rex were all members of Westbrook High's Conspiracy Club, a group evidently designed to nurture the naturally anti-establishment paranoia of adolescents through the ages. When one of the club's two surviving membersHank Stroud, a math genius who's been wandering the streets of Westbridge for yearsis also murdered, Nap resolves to question the other survivor, Beth Lashley, who's now married, living in Ann Arbor, and practicing cardiology. He soon finds that Beth's resolve is equal to his own: she's separated from her husband, announced a professional sabbatical, and gone AWOL. What secret could the Conspiracy Club have discovered that would remain so dangerous for so long? Sadly, the answers are neither as interesting nor even as surprising as the setup. This may be the first time most of perennially bestselling Coben's readers will beat his hard-used hero to the solution. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Coben, an internationally best-selling thriller and mystery writer and holder of a trifecta of U.S. crime-writing awards (the Edgar, the Agatha, and the Shamus), misfires in this stand-alone mix of suspense novel and detective story. As with just about every Coben novel, this one starts with a wow of an opening, in which a meeting in a bar quickly takes a devastating wrong turn. The plot then turns to suburban New Jersey cop Nap Dumas, who knew the victim and investigates the murder. Dumas is about 30, still living in his father's home, constantly brooding about the death of his twin brother and the break-up with his girlfriend within days of each other, 15 years ago. Coben uses the device of having Dumas write in the second person to his dead brother, and unfortunately, all the expository You will remember quickly become trite. And he writes in an arthritic, Chandleresque tough-guy style (a woman has a neckline so deep it could tutor philosophy) that just doesn't fit a 30-year-old. The story itself sputters along on coincidence, rare for this master of plotting. For determined Coben fans. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Very few A-list crime writers can claim to have had 10 number-one New York Times best-sellers, but Coben can. His latest may be a misstep in many ways, but that won't stop the lines from forming to buy it.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2017 Booklist


Library Journal Review

New Jersey detective Napoleon (Nap) Dumas has been brought into a neighboring county's investigation of a cop killing. Nap is questioned because the love of his life, Maura, whom he hasn't seen since high school, is a suspect. Although Maura has never been convicted of a crime, her fingerprints are in the database because Nap put them there. His obsession with finding her and the reason she left has consumed him for more than 15 years. Now the evidence indicates that there is a connection among the murdered police officer, Maura, and Nap's own twin brother, Leo, who was found dead along with his girlfriend in high school. As Nap searches for answers, he realizes there are even greater questions to ponder, and one of them is about his brother's death and if it really was an accident. Verdict Coben (Stay Close; Gone for Good) knows how to deliver an exciting thriller expertly. His latest novel is no exception. Longtime readers will be lining up for this new stand-alone and new fans will be made. [See Prepub Alert, 3/13/17.]-Cynthia Price, Francis Marion Univ. Lib., Florence, SC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.