The Woods

Version: Abridged
Author: Harlan Coben
Narrator: Scott Brick
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: April 2012
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again. For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, mourning the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Cope, as he is known, is now dealing with raising his six-year-old daughter as a single father after his wife has died of cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distracts him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened. Is this homicide victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer twenty years ago: his first love, Lucy; his mother, who abandoned the family; and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.

Reviews (3)

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Written by Elizabeth D on September 6th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Great Narrator - he kept me engaged much longer than the Story ...Too Bad because it started with promise - I just got so tired of it ...

Written by Sam Van Tuinen on February 13th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good book to listen to. Characters were explained well. The ending brought everything together.

The Woods

Written by Anonymous on October 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent book! The twisitsd in all Harlan Cobens books are phenominal, it keeps you guessing until the very end.

Author Details

Author Details

Coben, Harlan

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award - the first author to win all three -- New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben's critically-acclaimed novels have been called “poignant and insightful” (Los Angeles Times), “consistently entertaining” (Houston Chronicle), “superb” (Chicago Tribune) and “must reading“ (Philadelphia Inquirer). His most recent novels, TELL NO ONE and GONE FOR GOOD are international bestsellers, appearing on the New York Times, London Times, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Booksense and many others. His novels have been People magazine Page-Turners of the Week and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year pick. Harlan's books are published in more than twenty-two languages.

Since his critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series debuted in 1995, Harlan Coben has won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award, was nominated in 2002 for another Edgar. Harlan also won the Anthony Award at the World Mystery Conference, was nominated for another Anthony Award, won the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America, was nominated for another Shamus, and was twice nominated for the Dilys Award by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. His novel ONE FALSE MOVE earned him the prestigious “Fresh Talent Award”, given annually by Great Britain's largest bookstore chain, W.H. Smith. His short story A Simple Philosophy was nominated in 1999 for the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and the Agatha Award. TELL NO ONE has been nominated for an Edgar, a Macavity, an Anthony and a Barry Award.

After graduating from Amherst College as political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry.