The Boy from the Woods - Harlan Coben

The Boy from the Woods

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 1,881 Ratings)


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.


  • Seamless read

    By Gillie24
    Character development and ease of plot flow were excellent. Although characters were bigger than life they were not overblown. Looking for more by these authors now. Not my first read by him but anice rediscovery
  • Wilde is a fantastic character!

    By Cindy Demme
    I loved this book. The center of the book is Wilde, a young boy who was found in the woods. Go forward to present day to a man who is one of the most conflicted characters I have read in a long time, yet he has a deep love for those around him not seen immediately, but drawn out as the story progresses. The plot of the story is slowly drawn out and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I strongly recommend this book and hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
  • Coben does it again!❤️

    By smartypants7
    Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors, and this book does NOT disappoint.
  • This is one of the best

    By SacPrince
    Like a fine wine Cohen just keeps getting better. I must admit I am a big fan of all his books, this one is definitely one of his best. You will not be able to put it down and is a real page turner. If iyou have read Some of his early works you’ll even see a few mentions of his earlier characters, but they are there. I know it is a big request but please try to write a little faster I think we all love your book. Thanks for making reading So pleasurable.
  • The boy from the woods

    By Groove48
    Love most coben books and could accept the book ( though not nearly his usual faire) but the ending was very hard to swallow. May not be able to recommend it.
  • Disappointed

    By Reader Dawn
    Big fan and had high hopes, but can't recommend this book. Ridiculous storyline.
  • Twists and turns

    By Brad in IL
    Great page turner. So many twists coupled with characters you actually care about
  • Not his best...may be worst

    By Jackieboy124352132
    This book a massive disappointment as I am a long time fan who has enjoyed nearly every book. This storyline is so beyond absurd it reads like a parody. Ridiculous premise and incredibly weak storyline and characters. ‘Wilde’ boy who raises himself in the woods of New Jersey? Seriously reads like a very bad parody. Please Harlan rebound from this disappointment.
  • The Boy From The Woods

    By bored to dearg
    Such a let down from a great writer. Ponderous plot chocked full of truly annoying characters. Wish I could have slapped a few of them around. Yuck!
  • Don’t

    By ScubaDyer
    Reads like a really bad soap opera written by a high school class.