Last night I finished reading “The Woods” by Harlan Coben. This is my fourth or fifth book by the author and while it wasn’t my favorite (that title is currently held by “Promise Me”) it was still a page turner. I read this one in a little less than a day.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT IT:
My favorite thing about this story was that I wasn’t sure until the end who was behind the “Summer Slasher” killings. There were quite a few characters and smaller stories interwoven with the larger one, but they were not overwhelming and they did not take away from the main plot.
I like the way Loren Muse, a recurring character, is written. Her wit shines through and sometimes makes me (almost) laugh out loud.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:
Maybe a little more time could have been spent on the back story of Jane and Paul, especially since his foundation JaneCare kept coming up in the story. Keep in mind, this isn’t a real criticism. I wasn’t reading the story thinking “Damn you, Harlan Coben, for leaving out important details!” It was just a little thing I would have liked hearing a little more about.
Excellent.. I laughed, I cried, I… choose your own verb
Pretty Darn Good
Good (read it if you can’t get your hands on something better)
Not So Good (bring the No-Doze)
Not worth my time (or yours)
WHERE TO LEARN MORE:
The authors website can be found at http://www.harlancoben.com/.