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The Woods

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

First but not my last!

This was my first Harlan Coben novel. I came across it as a B&N Bargain Book and so glad I did! I am officially putting all of his books on my list. The story itself was interesting but there was never a dull moment. Not once did I get bored. I was constantly on the edg...
This was my first Harlan Coben novel. I came across it as a B&N Bargain Book and so glad I did! I am officially putting all of his books on my list. The story itself was interesting but there was never a dull moment. Not once did I get bored. I was constantly on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next all the way to the very end, even when I thought there was nothing else to surprise me with. The characters were all likeable but flawed making them very real and easy to relate to. I can always tell when I love a book if I can't leave it alone. I got through 1/2 the book on the first day & finished it up a few days later. Even during favorite tv shows I would find myself sneaking in some reading because I just couldn't stop! Loved it & can't wait to read more by Harlan!

posted by JerseyAngel on April 24, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Not This Time

Harlan's books have always been part Andrew Vachss wannabee with a suburban New Jersey twist. His heroes are not tough guys but jewish lawyers and he usually writes so dynamically well you buy all the coincidences and last minute appearances to get to some rather remark...
Harlan's books have always been part Andrew Vachss wannabee with a suburban New Jersey twist. His heroes are not tough guys but jewish lawyers and he usually writes so dynamically well you buy all the coincidences and last minute appearances to get to some rather remarkable conclusions. I've loved all his previous work. Not this time. This time you can see the end coming real early on. I won't spoil it but if you've read Harlan before you will be very surprised when you guess correctly and he does NOT whisk the answer away like a magician. Worse, the 'hero' of this tale is just a bit too much of an Alan Alda lefty for me to buy as a real he man whenever Harland decides he should have backbone. Worse, the man is hardly above being a total fraud and hypocrite, often resorting in his own investigations into twenty year old misdeeds to tactics exactly the same as those he abhores in those he is attempting to prosecute. I found this comparison both ridiculous, typically hypocritical and awful writing construction. In short the main character is an unsympathetic hypocrite who does one thing to those he chooses to prosecute but sees no problem in employing their scorched earth tactics for his OWN ends. And this time, his use of characters from previous novels seems too much a throwaway practice. I didn't give him one star because I love all his previous work and I couldn't ever give him NO stars because, quite frankly, we are not offered that choice.

posted by Anonymous on August 8, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    BlueSky

    Waits for Storm

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Striking

    Quickly ranto the kit. He grabbe the kit and ran to 'evil lives' as get to safety

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Lilystripe

    Layed down in a path of grass

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Stome Echo

    Smiled proudly and also looked for mice

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Mysterynotes

    Nods to the star

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Rosetail

    Well then! Nice to meet you to! Just because your new doesn't mean you have act so cold!*graps her rabbit and mouse and stomps back to camp*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Soaringhawk

    He didnt let his guard down.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Jade

    I stepped into the light. "Uh, I came here to train. Why a bunch of cats are at an archery range, I have no idea." I took my bow and arrow and shot at a target.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Kestrelstar

    She nodded to both and flicked her tailtip against storms shoulder. "Cmob kets get back to camp" se rose to her paws and motioned for pinepaw to fallow

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Frost and co.

    Paded there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Bramblekit

    ((Locked out of camp))

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Spiritpaw

    Padded to camp

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Foxhunter to Nightclaw

    Foxhunter narrowed his eyes "Daughter? That means.... father?" He took a step back growling.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Ashtail

    Shook in terror as he hid under a bush and watched.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Ok

    Nightclaw

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Feathersilk

    "No, no. I'll stay." She replied. She spotted a hare. "Your mine." Her eyes slitted. She sprang, and the hare struggled as she bit it's throaght. She put it with her Chafinch.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Iceheart

    Bonces up hey! Nice catch!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    ShadowHound

    Pushed them off. His grin slightly smaller."because i dont want to die tonight im makin my escape. See you later. Hopefully with all of venomclan." With one last hard blow to lilys muzzle he paded bacj to his clan

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Owlkit

    Follows her scent trail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

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