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From the number-one best-selling author and creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger comes a riveting new thriller, starring the new hero Windsor Horne Lockwood III - or Win, as he is known to his (few) friends....

Over 20 years ago, heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family's estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors, and the items stolen from her family were never recovered.

Until now. 

On New York's Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead not only on Patricia's kidnapping but also on another FBI cold case - with the suitcase and painting both pointing them towards one man.

Windsor Horne Lockwood III - or Win as his few friends call him - doesn't know how his suitcase and his family's stolen painting ended up in this dead man's apartment. But he's interested - especially when the FBI tell him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism, and that he may still be at large. 

The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades. But Win has three things the FBI does not: a personal connection to the case, a large fortune and his own unique brand of justice....

©2021 Harlan Coben (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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unique but essentially unnattractive protagonist

I love Harlan's books...but this one less so. I couldn't get too excited about hunting down some relatively harmless hippies from long ago. I did want to find out who killed the girls...but that story seemed to get buried. I could not warm to the main character and wouldn't particularly want to spend time with him again. ..although I really enjoyed the father daughter relationship. And PLEASE I don't need to hear that the wealthy can do what they like...again and again and again. once would have been enough. I get the picture.

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No!

Oh dear what was this? As far as I can say it was an indulgence. He’s not likeable when on his own. And the story was really lame. I wouldn’t bother if I were u.

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  • 03-04-2021

Loved the Story and the Narrator

Master Story Teller coupled with a Master Narrator. What else could you ask for? Great storyline. Loved it.

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  • Geoffrey Davidson
  • 31-03-2021

Absolute garbage

I am so sorry I bought this audible book. It’s badly read has no structure and I hated listening to it. I have so enjoyed all his previous books so was really disappointed with what I received. I tried to exchange it but was informed that I had to phone to do this. As I live in Cape Town South Africa this is not so easy..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-2021

Great story, fantastic narrator,!

Narrator excellent, book so well written, gripping, and at points made me laugh out loud.. Definitely listen to this, I was sorry when it ended

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  • Linda Newman
  • 31-03-2021

HC at his best!

I was swept along...great from start to finish. the book hopped from past to present

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  • markfromlodz
  • 14-04-2021

Quite good, saved by the narrator

I've read many Harlan Coben novels, and prior to this I listened to Home. It was also narrated by Stephen Weber, and it was on that basis alone that I got this. He is the master narrator. He brings the books to life. Each character has a distinct voice and a personality. There are LOTS of characters in this, so that's no mean feat!

And I have to say, the narration does save this in some way. There is a bit of padding that if I had been reading, I would have skim read, flicking pages. But Weber does a great job of keeping your attention.

The story seemed to end abruptly for me. I went out for a walk, thinking I had 90 minutes left to listen to, and so I took an extended route. Unfortunately, the last 40 minutes turned out to be an interview with Harlan Coben. I gave up. The interviewer was Richard Armitage - he should stick to acting. And so because I was expecting the story to last that full 90 minutes, it all seemed over in no time, all neatly tied up. But that aside, I'd still only give the story 4/5. I felt like Coben was establishing Win in his own right as the lead in the book. Perhaps if there's another novel featuring Win centre stage then it will be better.

I DID enjoy the story immensely, but having just finished Home, this falls short.

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  • Sue T.
  • 11-04-2021

Win rocks!

Great to hear a story entirely from Wins point of view. Good narrative and I didn’t want it to end!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-04-2021

Maybe not his best but great read

I always loved Win in the Myron Bolitar books so I was thrilled to read him as a main character. It was a great introduction novel but the story lacked the suspense of the stand alone novels. Not that I guessed all twists and turns but I didn't feel I "couldn't out it down"... saying that I did binge listen over 3 days. The narrator was Win... brilliant performance Steven Weber. Well worth a read.

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  • Judith
  • 29-03-2021

Articulate!

I love Harlan Coben books so jumped at the chance of this new title. It offers a suitably complex plot and excellent narration, but I was not really grabbed by it or the characters involved who seemed very 2 dimensional. So overall it was ok, not great.

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  • The Crafty Monkey
  • 27-03-2021

Lived up to all expectations

I had this audio book on pre order and couldn’t wait to start it. It did not disappoint. Win is a character that you can’t help liking despite his bad boy image. I loved him in the Myron Bolitar series, but he comes into his own as the lead character. The storyline was gripping and I didn’t see the end coming. Hope there is a follow up to this. The interview with Harlan Coben at the end was really interesting and he seems such a nice down to earth bloke. Would highly recommend

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  • Dr. Neil C. Firth
  • 26-03-2021

Very Good

Really hope there's a follow up - Win is a great character. The story is the usual Harlan Coben - little short of brilliant

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  • claire j
  • 25-03-2021

Disappointed

I was really looking forward to this but did not live up to expectations. Still I would read the second one if there is to be another.

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  • 24-03-2021

It’s been too long

Since we had a book with win in it, I love Harlan Coben books and this did not disappoint - absolutely marvellous!

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