One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2022
From the creator of the #1 hit Netflix series Stay Close comes a gripping thriller in which Wilde follows a tip that may finally reveal the truth behind his abandonment—only to end up in the sights of a ruthless killer.
After months away, Wilde has returned to the Ramapo Mountains in the wake of a failed bid at domesticity that confirms what he’s known all along: He belongs on his own, free from the comforts and constraints of modern life.
Suddenly, a DNA match on an online ancestry database brings Wilde closer to his past than he’s ever dreamed, and finally gives Wilde the opening he needs to track down his father. But meeting the man brings up more questions than answers. So Wilde reaches out to his last, most desperate lead, a second cousin who disappears as quickly as he resurfaces, having experienced an epic fall from grace that can only be described as a waking nightmare.
Was his cousin’s downfall a long time coming? Or was he the victim of a conspiracy as cunning as it is complex? And how does it all connect to the man once known as The Stranger, a treacherous fugitive with a growing following whose mission and methods have only turned more dangerous with time?
“This audiobook is an edge-of-your-seat gripper. …narrator Steven Weber is a wizard at making [the team] vivid to you with regional accents, attitude, and verve.… It's very skillful, very high-octane fun.” —AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner
“Coben’s trademarks of brisk plotting, solid action and compelling characters are well matched in The Match.”—South Florida Sun Sentinel
“The topical follow-up to Coben’s best-selling The Boy from the Woods addresses reality shows, DNA searches, cyberbullying, and social media influencers in a suspenseful novel guaranteed to be a hit.”—Library Journal (Starred Review)
“If you like the Netflix series Stay Close, created by the author, this is a good one to add to your reading list.”—CNN
“Harlan Coben's puzzle-box mysteries have inspired numerous Netflix series, and his latest book, The Match, seems poised to follow suit.”—Popsugar
“2022 is the year of Harlan Coben's adrenaline-pumping thrillers.”—BuzzFeed
Harlan Coben is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading storytellers. His suspense novels are published in forty-five languages and have been number one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, with seventy-five million books in print worldwide. His Myron Bolitar series has earned the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, and many of his books have been developed into Netflix series, including his adaptation of The Stranger, headlined by Richard Armitage, and The Woods. He lives in New Jersey.