The Boy from the Woods - Harlan Coben

The Boy from the Woods

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,750 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.


  • Really great read with lots of twists and turns

    By Emmett48
    Liked all the characters. But I was disappointed that an innocent man was never freed from jail. Spoiler alert
  • Good story line

    By The Wild Fiend
    The premise is good but not up to his usual standard. I think I’ve read everything he’s written and this is the only one that is a little weak. I’m going to keep reading him though.
  • The Boy From the Woods

    By TdoweW
    Good book, but, it left you hanging on a few unresolved issues.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By weekszmac
    I couldn’t put this book down! So well written and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very ending.
  • Exciting, but plot too complex to follow

    By Lizzie 6.24.19
    I enjoyed this book mainly because I had so many complexities in my own life while reading that I could put up with the pretty much indecipherable plot in the book. Harlan Cobden is capable of far better writing than in this book. Skip this, and instead read one of his really well written books.
  • Boy from the Woods

    By YayaNetski
    Interesting story with a bit of a twist.
  • Engaging

    By Patsy82
    Great read, lots of twist and turns to the story plot, rated it 4 stars because I didn’t really like the ending, I felt the book was really good but the ending was a let down.
  • What a Ride!

    By fjcan2
    When is it right to do the wrong thing? When is it wrong to do the right thing? These are the recurring questions that keep coming at you. Add to this 4 or 5 sub-plots and you have a great book! It’s been a long time since I read a book that keeps on throwing curves at you. All I can say is, “I didn’t see that coming.” I highly recommend this book.
  • 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!