Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for . . . but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for almost two decades, and with that fact, everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life — a time he has never gotten over — is turned completely inside out. As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart, who lied to him, soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on a carefully constructed fiction. Harlan Coben once again delivers a shocking novel that deftly explores the power of past love and the secrets and lies that such love can hide.
Author Harlan Coben, was born into a New Jersey Jewish family in 1962, where he eventually graduated from Livingston High School with his childhood friend, Chris Christie, who of course became a prominent politician and the Governor of New Jersey. Coben then went on to study political science at Amherst College where he had a fraternity brother, Dan Brown, who also became a well-known author. It was in his senior year at Amherst that he decided that writing might be the course that he wanted to follow in his career path.
Coben became an American author of mysteries and thrillers. His novels revolved around central characters, and involved a reviewing of unsolved or misinterpreted actions such as fatal accidents, and murders with many twists and turns. His most famous character was Myron Bolitar. He has had several books on several best seller lists around the world. He has also received a like number of awards in several different countries. His books of note include: The Stranger, Missing You, Six Years, Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, Hold Tight, and his latest book that was released on March 22, 2016, Fool Me Once.