The boy from the woods / Harlan Coben.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781538748145
      1538748142
    • Accession Number:
      2019041849
    • Accession Number:
      on1141859800
      1141859800
    • Accession Number:
      fay.687915
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    • ABNT:
      COBEN, H. The boy from the woods. First edition. [s. l.]: Grand Central Publishing, 2020. ISBN 9781538748145. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687915. Acesso em: 14 jul. 2020.
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      Coben H. The Boy from the Woods. First edition. Grand Central Publishing; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687915. Accessed July 14, 2020.
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      Coben H. The Boy from the Woods. First edition. Grand Central Publishing; 2020. Accessed July 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687915
    • APA:
      Coben, H. (2020). The boy from the woods (First edition.). Grand Central Publishing.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Coben, Harlan. 2020. The Boy from the Woods. First edition. Grand Central Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687915.
    • Harvard:
      Coben, H. (2020) The boy from the woods. First edition. Grand Central Publishing. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687915 (Accessed: 14 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Coben, H 2020, The boy from the woods, First edition., Grand Central Publishing, viewed 14 July 2020, .
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      Coben, Harlan. The Boy from the Woods. First edition., Grand Central Publishing, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687915.
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      Coben, Harlan. The Boy from the Woods. First edition. Grand Central Publishing, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687915.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Coben H. The boy from the woods [Internet]. First edition. Grand Central Publishing; 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687915

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

Natty Bumppo of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales seems to make a comeback in Coben's thirty-second mystery. The hero, Wilde, is a white man, discovered 34 years ago as a child living wild in the New Jersey woods. Wilde's origins are a mystery, but many suspect he was raised by members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation (which is a part of the Delaware Indians who raised Bumppo). Somehow, Wilde emerged, with no memory of how he was raised, but very fit, literate, and wise. Like Bumppo, Wilde has the advantage of knowing how to track and hunt, and his military training ramps these abilities up. A famous criminal attorney and TV commentator reaches out to Wilde when her grandson is upset by the disappearance of a classmate, a girl who has endured years of hard-core bullying. Coben is excellent, as always, at showing the perils of the everyday and the bit-by-bit escalations of cruelty. But the mystery seems hastily constructed, and the ending comes out of nowhere. Not up to Coben's usual level; this Natty Bumppo should return to the forest.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Even when not in top form, Coben draws a crowd, and this lesser effort is likely to climb best-seller lists. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

Natty Bumppo of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales seems to make a comeback in Coben's thirty-second mystery. The hero, Wilde, is a white man, discovered 34 years ago as a child living wild in the New Jersey woods. Wilde's origins are a mystery, but many suspect he was raised by members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation (which is a part of the Delaware Indians who raised Bumppo). Somehow, Wilde emerged, with no memory of how he was raised, but very fit, literate, and wise. Like Bumppo, Wilde has the advantage of knowing how to track and hunt, and his military training ramps these abilities up. A famous criminal attorney and TV commentator reaches out to Wilde when her grandson is upset by the disappearance of a classmate, a girl who has endured years of hard-core bullying. Coben is excellent, as always, at showing the perils of the everyday and the bit-by-bit escalations of cruelty. But the mystery seems hastily constructed, and the ending comes out of nowhere. Not up to Coben's usual level; this Natty Bumppo should return to the forest.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Even when not in top form, Coben draws a crowd, and this lesser effort is likely to climb best-seller lists. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 October

Found as a child living untrammeled in the woods with no memory of his past, the appropriately named Wilde has returned there to live as an adult after being raised in foster care. He's happiest by himself, but his outdoorsy skills are being tapped by celebrity TV lawyer Hester Crimstein as one teenager and then another goes missing. Journalists and creepy security experts soon come calling, and Wilde must uncover—and survive—a terrible secret. From a thriller giant.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2020 March

In 1986, a young boy was found living in the woods in Ramapo Mountain State Park in New Jersey. He was about six to eight years old, spoke English, but had no idea of his name. Thirty years later, Wilde, who was adpoted and raised by criminal defense attorney Hester Crimstein, still prefers being outside. When a teen girl, Naomi, who had been cruelly bullied goes missing, Hester broadcasts about the case on her television show and asks Wilde to help with the search. The investigation takes Wilde and Hester deep into the ugly underbelly of wealthy elites who never face repercussions for their actions. Wilde soon realizes that the secrets he's uncovering could destroy more than one girl's life. This riveting, action-packed novel by the author of the best-selling Run Away is intense from the first page, with dramatic plot twists eerily reminiscent of current political and social scandals. VERDICT Fans of complex heroes caught up in world-changing events will relish this latest from a master storyteller. [See Prepub Alert, 8/25/19.]—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2020 January #2

This subpar thriller from Edgar winner Coben (the Myron Bolitar series) pairs an improbable lead with an improbable plot. In 1986, a boy, who looks to be between six and eight years old, is found living on his own in the woods near Westville, N.J. Flash forward 34 years. The boy is now known simply as Wilde, "a beautiful man with his dark sun-kissed complexion, his build of coiled muscles, his forearms looking like high tension wires." Wilde is also a genius and a brilliant PI. His detective skills are called upon after his late best friend's mother, celebrity lawyer Hester Crimstein, learns from her teenage grandson that a bullied classmate of her grandson, Naomi Pine, has disappeared from her Westville home. Naomi's father falsely claims that his daughter went to visit her mother, raising suspicions of foul play. Naomi's story is somehow connected with the presidential aspirations of Sen. Rusty Eggers, a nihilistic tyrant viewed by some on the left as even more of a threat to America than Donald Trump, a hard-to-swallow plotline that Coben does nothing to make feel plausible. This gifted author is capable of better. 7-city author tour. Agent: Lisa Erbach Vance, Aaron M. Priest Literary. (Mar.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.