Six Years, by Harlan Coben

Jake Fisher gave up the love of his life six years ago when she told him she wanted to marry someone else. She invited him to the wedding and made him promise not to keep in touch. When, six years later, he comes across her husband's obituary, he decides to reach out to her. But wherever he looks, he comes across dead-ends, or people claiming never to have known his girlfriend. What could possibly be going on?

From the paragraph above, you can tell this is another story much like lots of the rest of Coben's output. I've read several in this vein, the first being Tell No One, which I was completely gripped by. And even though the ones I read after that had a similar structure, they were all worth reading.

So I sort of knew what to expect, and was looking forward to this, but it turned out to be by far the weakest of Coben's books I've read. It felt very much like he was going through the motions. All of the books, in retrospect, feel like they have a pretty contrived plot, but in the past the tension has meant I've not bothered about that because I was racing to find out what happened next. But in this one you felt like you could see all the joins. It just didn't grip.

Very disappointing, would not recommend.

Completed : 03-Nov-2014 (audiobook)

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