Book Review: Don’t Let Go, Harlan Coben

Don’t Let Go opening line: Daisy wore a clingy black dress with a neckline so deep it could tutor philosophy.

Don't Let Go
Don’t Let Go
My blurb:

Augie has trained Nap to be an excellent Detective. He was the person who had to let Nap and his father know that their brother and son was dead. Leo had been found on the railway tracks with his girlfriend Diana. The official story was that Leo and Augie’s only daughter had committed suicide but Nap has never believed that as it doesn’t explain Maura’s disappearance. He cannot work out why the two things are related but he knows they are. Now 15 years later things are happening that might lead Nap to learn the truth. But, does he really want to find out?

Don’t Let Go
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 new 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.
My verdict:

Nap is right to not let go. The truth is not what you could ever imagine and the end holds more than one surprise. Harlan Coben is a master storyteller and this novel contains some interesting facts surrounding the area where he grew up.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781780894249
Format Trade Paperback
Published September 2017
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime December 17:

Dave and I are on leave. We will be back at work on the 4th of January 2018. Today we are celebrating a birthday – what have you got planned?

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Rating: 5.0/5. From 3 votes.
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6 thoughts on “Book Review: Don’t Let Go, Harlan Coben

  1. Another very exciting sounding book, Tandy.

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    1. He writes really well 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much Tandy! I have loved most Harlen Coben books and was looking at this yesterday as part of my ‘books to read whilst on holiday’ collection. You’ve sold me, I will go back and buy it today. I had to skip your last paragraph in case you gave it away …. but thanks for the thumbs up. Happy Christmas to you and your family and may you have a relaxing festive season xx

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    1. I try not give it away as that would ruin the book for me if someone did that. Thanks for the wishes xox

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  3. Hi Tandy, don’t think I’ve read anything from this author before, sounds like a fantastic read, great review.

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    1. He’s a good author Cheri ?

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