County prosecutor Paul Copeland is involved with a trial “ripped from the headlines” as he puts a couple of rich college students on trial for allegedly raping a young black woman. The wealthy parents are not happy with Copeland’s prosecution and are determined to thwart him by ANY means necessary. When some local police show up in relation to a murder victim his world is turned upside down and he has remember a tragedy from the past involving his family and a lost love. The Woods is where the tragedy happed decades ago and this is where the mystery needs to be solved…hopefully without another claiming another victim.
I generally enjoy the writing of Harlan Coben and this novel is no different His story lines are good; he reveals, but not too much; and he leaves some surprises for us. I’ve never gone wrong with one of his novels.