The Match opening line: At the age of somewhere between forty and forty-two – he didn’t know exactly how old he was – Wilde finally found his father.
No sooner than Wilde finds his father, he loses him again. With so many questions left unanswered he turns to the next DNA match. But this leaves Wilde with more questions than answers, and a new case to follow. His life is also put at risk when one person he has trusted his entire life gives away his identity. Now he is trying to find his past, as well as save his future.
As a young child, Wilde was found living a feral existence in the Ramapo mountains of New Jersey. He has grown up knowing nothing of his family, and even less about his own identity.He is known simply as Wilde, the boy from the woods.But when a match at an online ancestry database puts him on the trail of a close relative – the first family member he has ever known – he thinks he might be about to solve the mystery of who he really is. Only this relation disappears as quickly as he’s resurfaced, having experienced an epic fall from grace that can only be described as a waking nightmare.Undaunted, Wilde continues his research on DNA websites where he becomes caught up in a community of doxxers, a secret group committed to exposing anonymous online trolls.Then one by one these doxxers start to die, and it soon becomes clear that a serial killer is targeting this secret community – and that his next victim might be Wilde himself …
Finally Wilde knows where he came from, and how he ended up in the woods. But this left me feeling angry for him, and I am looking forward to how Harlan Coben deals with the next phase of his life. A great read from a fantastic author.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
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