Win, Harlan Coben

Win opening lines: The shot that will decide the championship is slowly arching its way toward the basket. I do not care.


My blurb:

Windsor Horne Lockwood is super wealthy. A type of wealthy you can barely imagine. And he is ruthless. With a ‘devil don’t care’ attitude. There is nothing beyond his reach or beyond his control. Or is there? Win has been asked to find the truth about an event that took place twenty years earlier and that involved his family. But the stumbling blocks in his way are not the ones he imagined. And he will kill to get the answers he wants, knowing there will be no repercussions. Because again, he is RICH.

Over twenty years ago, heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors, and the items stolen from her family were never recovered.
Until now.
On New York’s Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead not only on Patricia’s kidnapping but also on another FBI cold case – with the suitcase and painting both pointing them towards one man.
Windsor Horne Lockwood III – or Win as his few friends call him – doesn’t know how his suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up in this dead man’s apartment. But he’s interested – especially when the FBI tell him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism, and that he may still be at large.
The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades. But Win has three things the FBI does not: a personal connection to the case, a large fortune, and his own unique brand of justice …
My verdict:

I could not decide if I liked the character or loathed him. And not because of his wealth. But because he was just so self absorbed. But that is what makes this read from Harlan Coben an interesting one. If you are a fan of the author then go out and get a copy.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529123852
Format Trade Paperback
Published April 2021

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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6 thoughts on “Win, Harlan Coben

  1. Harlan Coben is my favorite mystery writer, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Coben’s Myron Bolitar series, of which Win is the latest, were just fun reads that I could not put down…

    Win is certainly an interesting character…

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