The Boy From The Woods

Harlan Coben

Thirty years ago, a child was found in the New Jersey backwoods. He had been living a feral existence, with no memory of how he got there or even who he is. Everyone just calls him Wilde. Now a former soldier and security expert, he lives off the grid, shunned by the community - until they need him. A child has gone missing. With her family suspecting she's just playing a disappearing game, nobody seems concerned except for criminal attorney Hester Crimstein. She contacts Wilde, asking him to use his unique skills to find the girl. But even he can find no trace of her. One day passes, then a second, then a third. On the fourth, a human finger shows up in the mail. And now Wilde knows this is no game. It's a race against time to save the girl's life - and expose the town's dark trove of secrets.

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Another cracker of a story from the always reliable Harlan Coben. This one’s exactly what it says on the tin. Thirty years ago a boy was found living wild in the dense New Jersey backwoods. He had no memory of how he got there, how long he’d been there, or who his family were. Given the name Wilde and now a decorated soldier, he still prefers to live outdoors, alone. But his unique tracking skills are prized, never more so than when a local girl goes missing. Can Wilde find her? The search will prove to be the most dangerous task he has ever undertaken.

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