The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close
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This is the second book in the 'Wilde' series, featuring the former 'feral boy' who lived alone in the woods as a child. Though the novel is a sequel, Coben provides enough information to read the book as a standalone.
Usually I’m fine with suspending belief, but it was a really weird mix of subplots and not what I expected.
Why doesn’t Silas recognize Sofia in the picture? Yes, the photo was from before he was born, but wouldn’t he still recognize her?
While you don’t have to have read the first book to appreciate the mystery of this one, I’d encourage you to do so to better understand Wilde and get the weight of his transformation in this one. I love the narrator as he manages to capture his personality perfectly along with so many others, including Hester, my favorite. This story has so many dimensions and the vigilante group called Boomerang was a chilling factor. As with any of the author’s stories, there are a host of red herrings and delicious twists, all providing a reason for me not being able to put this one down until I got my answers. However, there’s still more to Wilde’s story, right Mr. Coben? Please say yes. 4.5 stars Have to admit I was sad when Coben decided to part ways with Myron Bolitar (my favorite character ~ read every novel in that series!).As things play out, someone starts murdering online trolls, and some of the victims seem to have a connection with Wilde's inquiries. This puts Wilde on the cops' radar, which is never a good thing. Just when it seems as though things can’t possibly get any worse than they already have, Marc receives a ransom note with a chilling message:
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. Greg and Myron have a history together, as they had a fierce rivalry throughout their youth and college days, although Myron never made it to pro-ball after a freak knee injury. Hester and Wilde visit Jenn and Marnie, who admits she lied. Jenn says Peter found his birth family and didn’t want anything to do with them.Silas Bennett– Peter’s older brother (really his uncle) who also matches with Peter on a DNA database. In an Upper West Side Manhattan clinic, a doctor- who has dedicated his entire life to eradicating a deadly disease- looks to be on the brink of breakthrough as his patients are getting well one by one; yet one by one, they are being targeted by a serial killer on the loose.