|The Woods - Harlan Coben|
I must admit, I'd not planned to read this book, but found it on my iBooks app the other day when I was in the car, having arrived too early for a meeting. It took me no time at all to get into the story and I was annoyed when I had to put it down.
Paul Copeland is a county prosecuter in America and his current case is a fairly gruelling rape case where two rich frat boys are being tried for the rape of an exotic dancer. In true American-rich kid style, one of the boys has his father do "anything he can" to ensure his innocence. Cue private investigators digging around in Paul's past and threatening to uncover some facts he would probably prefer were kept secret...
What did happen in the woods 20 years ago?
As with all of Coben's books, I found The Woods engaging and fast-paced. There's a twist towards the end which didn't go the way I'd expected it to, which is always nice. In my opinion, there's nothing worse than reading a book and knowing what the last few pages are going to hold before you get there.
Without wanting to spoil anything, I'd thoroughly recommend it.