Thursday, July 4, 2013

{Read} Six years by Harlan Coben

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A few of us Canberra bloggers (Zoe, Rachi, Vanisha, Gemma and Louise) decided  to start a bookclub as a way to read new books and to see each other more regularly (and drink wine). I love bookclubs because its a great way to read books I otherwise wouldn't even consider or know about. This month was our second "meeting" (I still want to review our first book at some point) and Gemma chose 'Six years' by Harlan Coben.

I love crime/ thriller novels so I thought I would like this book but I liked it enough to finish it in 48 hours. The story is told from the point of view of Jake Sanders. Six years have passed since Jake watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. But after six year Jake finds out that Natalie's husband has died and decides to try and get back in touch. However Jake can find no trace of Natalie and it leads him on a disturbing and confusing journey to try and find her and figure out if the past they had together was ever what he thought it was.

I liked this story because it was easy to read sometimes I can't get into books because the content is heavy and after working all day I just want some escapism. The book had me engaged right from the start. Its strength is in its story line that keeps you guessing, wanting to know more. I mean does Natalie even really exist or did Jake make her up from the start? The characters are likable enough but aren't exactly the characters you over invest yourself in - character development is slightly lacking. Overall a great book for a holiday read or if you just want something easy, interesting and engaging to read. If you have read the book I would love to hear your thoughts!

If you want to read along with us the next book we are reading is 'And the Mountains echoed' by Khaled Hosseini which I am also enjoying and will review after we meet next in late July/early August.

On a side note I never thought I would enjoy reading on a tablet but I absolutely love it - so convenient and I love being able to order a book and have it appear instantly. Have you been converted to e-books?

13 comments:

  1. Books and wine ... yes please!

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  2. I love Harlan Coben books, they always seem to be so fast-paced and exciting.

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  3. A Khaled Housseini. I bet that's going to be a good read; wish I could join in some time, but I'm a really, really slow reader, and I'm currently juggling between 2 non-fictional books :D

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  4. Funny! I just shared about my ereader today :) I haven't read this book but I love the idea of a book club, I've never had an in person one. Wish I could come join yours! I've read the last two books by Hosseini and hopefully you enjoy this one :) Great review!

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  5. Sounds like an intriguing read!

    I don't have an iPad/tablet but have read a couple of books on my iPhone, only while travelling. I tend to pick up most of books in op shops.

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  6. I'm always keen to get new book recommendations! I'm reading Shantaram at the moment, but will have to jot these down for later. I've got a Kobo ereader - but sometimes find trying to find/borrow/rent the e-books more trouble than it's worth :/

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  7. Awww I love the idea of a bookclub. I've recently been getting more and more into reading - I wish you girls lived closer (I would certainly invite myself to your bookclub!) I'm not quite sold on reading on a tablet just yet... I think I just love my books/bookshelves too much! xx

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  8. I'm really looking forward to the next book club, it's such a great way to make sure we meet up!

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  9. I look forward to book club every month. So glady ou have that outlet. Mine is also reading 'And the Mountains echoed' by Khaled Hosseini which I can't wait to start.

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  10. This books sounds really interesting!

    x Jasmine

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