The Boy from the Woods

The Boy from the Woods

In the shocking new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community . . . and the world.

The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child's family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system.

Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn't know where he comes from, and he's back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people.

When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein--with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection--asks him to use his unique skills to help find her. Meanwhile, a group of ex-military security experts arrive in town, and when another teen disappears, the case's impact expands far beyond the borders of the peaceful suburb. Wilde must return to the community where he has never fit in, and 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.

Title:The Boy from the Woods
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781538748145
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    The Boy from the Woods Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "Well, well, well, as I live and breathe. Hester Crimstein in my little station."Whether you are stumbling across this review in search of a new stand-alone thriller or as a long term fan of the autho...

  • Emily May

    “Life isn’t lived in the black and white, Wilde. People like to think so nowadays. All the online outrage, things are either all good or all bad. But life is lived in the gray. Life is lived in...

  • Meredith

    The Boy From the Woods is an action-packed thriller about two missing teenagers, a dirty politician, and damaging secrets. The plot seems simple and focuses a teenage girl who disappears without a...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is whirlwind, complex, action-packed and definitely wilder crazy train ride that I expected to take a full tour! Including: Political scandal, secret tapes, school bullying, disappearing teenager...

  • Paromjit

    Harlan Coben's novel is a fabulous thriller that takes a little while to work out where it is going, there are numerous threads and a particular highlight is the range of characters from the endearing...

  • Sumit RK

    Decades ago, A boy is found living in the woods, with no memory of his past. Even after an exhaustive search, the child's family is never found and he is turned over to a foster family. Years later, t...

  • Debra

    Wilde was living wild in the woods (get it?) thirty years ago. No one, including him, knew his name, his exact age, where he came from, his parents’ names, were or how long he had been surviving alo...

  • Joey R.

    I just finished “The Boy From the Woods”, and I am speechless. I really can’t believe this was written by the same Harlan Coben that wrote so many books that I loved and gave 5 star reviews. To ...

  • Kylie D

    The Boy From The Woods is an ok thriller, but honestly I found it to be far from Harlan Coben's best. The premise is that a teenage girl goes missing, but instead of a book about searching for her, th...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars.With Harlan Coben's new book, The Boy from the Woods , the master delivers another twisty thriller full of secrets!Thirty years ago a young boy was found living in the woods. It appeared ...