Six Years…

I had the chance recently to continue through Harlan Coben’s works with Six Years (a stand-alone story).  Coben’s claim to fame is his surprise endings.  This book was a bit different.  Maybe I have read far too many of his books in such a short amount of time, but this work seemed to develop quickly, build rapidly, and wrap-up far too simply (almost like a Brad Thor novel).  Not my favorite – but entertaining nonetheless.
With that in mind, here is how I rank his works thus far….
  1. Caught (2011):  Alcohol and Unforgiveness
  2. The Woods (2007):  Camp and the KGB 
  3. Tell No One (2001):  Emails and the Inner-City
  4. Fade Away (1996):  The New Jersey Dragons and Unrealized Dreams
  5. Six Years (2013):  University Professors and Fresh Starts
  6. Live Wire (2011):  Ultrasounds and Lip-Synching
  7. No Second Chance (2003):  Shattered Windows and the Serbian Underground
  8. Just One Look (2004):  Family Photos and Big Hair Bands
  9. Promise Me (2006):  Transcripts and Teachers
  10. One False Move (1998):  The New York Dolphins and Old Mentors
  11. Hold Tight (2008):  Parental Controls and Prescription Drugs
  12. The Innocent (2005):  Self-Defense and Camera Phones
  13. Back Spin (1997):  The PGA US Open and Mysterious Kidnappings
  14. Seconds Away (2013):  Varsity Try-Outs and Movie Extras
  15. Long Lost (2009):  CNN Anchors and Stem Cell Research
  16. Shelter (2011):  Butterflies and Concentration Camps
  17. Stay Close (2012):  Suburbia and Secrets
  18. Death Do Us Part (2006):  Vows and Vengeance
  19. Gone for Good (2002):  Covenant House and Childhood Bullies
  20. The Final Detail (1999):  The New York Yankees and Failed Drug Tests
  21. Darkest Fear (2000):  Paternity Suits and Plagiarism
  22. Drop Shot (1996):  The ATP US Open and Gang Violence
  23. Deal Breaker (1995):  The New York Titans and Magazine Advertisements
  24. Play Dead (1990):  The Boston Celtics and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  25. Miracle Cure (1991):  The New York Knicks and HIV
I now plan to read (at some point in the near future) Missing You.  Anyone read it yet?  If so, what did you think?
Six Years…

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