The Boy From the Woods

The Boy From the Woods

eBook - 2020
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A man with a mysterious past must find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away. Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing. No one seems to take Naomi Pine's disappearance seriously, not even her father-with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde-with whom she shares a tragic connection-to use his unique skills to help find Naomi. Wilde can't ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it's too late.
Publisher: 2020
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 499 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
ISBN: 9781538751596


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May 01, 2020

Another excellent book from Coben that I bought since the libraries are closed. Wilde, the feral child, is now an adult. The plot and characters were well defined. The main idea I gained from this novel was: how and when the the end justify the means. An ethical question that could be debated.

Apr 30, 2020


Apr 12, 2020

I enjoyed this mystery which was basically about missing teenagers. Not having read any others by Corben I had expected more. It seemed over the top and contrived. I really had trouble believing the convoluted storyline. While not my favorite mystery, I didn’t expect the ending of the book and I wonder how things worked out for everyone.

Apr 06, 2020

Another good Coben book. The main character (Wilde) was found in the woods of New Jersey thirty years ago living as a feral child. He had no memory of his past. He was taken in by a foster family, and as an adult he served in the military & he now lives in the NJ woods in an Ecocapsule. A child in the area goes missing & he gets involved in searching for her. As typical for Coben, there are plenty of twists & turns & surprises. A good read overall.
I read this on Libby (OverDrive) since it came our after the temporary closure of the libraries.


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