I will find you - Harlan Coben review


An innocent father serving life for the murder of his own son receives evidence that his child may still be alive, and must break out of prison to find out the truth in #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben's latest breathtaking thriller.

David and Cheryl Burroughs were living the dream life when tragedy struck. Now, five years after that terrible night, Cheryl is remarried. And David is serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison for the brutal murder of their son.

Then Cheryl's sister, Rachel, arrives unexpectedly during visiting hours and drops a bombshell. She's come with a photograph that a friend took on vacation at a theme park with a boy in the background who has a familiar, distinctive birthmark … and even though David and Rachel realize it can't be, they both just know. It's David's son, Matthew, and he's still alive.

David plans a harrowing escape from prison, determined to do what seems impossible–save his son, clear his own name, and discover the real story of what happened that devastating night.

These days I find myself leaning more heavily toward thrillers and novels. When I saw 'I will find you'  by Harlan Coben passing by, I had no choice but to read this one. The cover immediately appealed to me and by reading the backside text (yes quite exceptionally for me, I did read the text on the backside beforehand) I knew for sure that I was going to love it. 

You are immediately dragged into the story, although it is built up rather slowly at first. In the beginning, I tried to note a few things about the book from time to time. I sometimes do this with books, this makes it easier for me to write reviews afterwards, or because it helps the story stay in my head better. But as the story got stronger, I forgot to even take notes. It becomes a real rollercoaster and once it gets going there is no stopping it. You are really glued to the book. You want to find out the truth. I finished this book in a day and a half. Which is pretty fast for me anyway, because I'm not a fast reader. But that does explain that the story is very well put together as I flew through it so quickly. It is packed with suspense and riddles. You just can't put the book aside once you turn the first page.

The character of David I found very enjoyable to read. He wants to do anything to see his son again. His fighting spirit and drive to see his son again give heart to this story, and in my opinion made it just that little bit better

About the book: 

- Auteur: Harlan Coben 

- Genre: Thriller

-Themes: Jail, trust, not-guilty, ... 

- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

- Published: March 14, 2023

- Number of pages: 336 pages

- ISBN-Code: 9781538748367

- Rating: * * * *