Title: I will find you
Author: Harlan Coben
Release Date: 14 March 2023
David and Cheryl had a wonderful life before David was incarcerated. A crime that shook the entire Burroughs family. He killed his 3-year-old son, Matthew, in a fugue state. This was five years ago.
Five years later, David is in a maximum security prison and his wife, with whom he severed all ties, remarried. He is serving a life sentence for a crime he is not even sure if he committed. He cannot remember what exactly happened that night but he assured himself that he definitely deserves the punishment. Thus cutting off all ties with everyone made complete sense to him.
When Rachel, his sister-in-law, comes as a surprise visitor and shows him a photograph of an 8-year-old, who has a striking resemblance to his son Matthew, all hell breaks loose. They both know this is not possible and yet, he has to find out the truth about this child. The only way he can know the truth is by escaping the prison.
David narrates the story and readers get to know David before and after the murder of his 3-year-old. David lost all his energy. He spends his day in guilt and remorse. During the trial, he denied all the charges but he never contested the court’s conviction. But Rachael’s visit changes everything, all of a sudden he has regained his will to fight.
As the reader progresses through the chapter, they will realise that things don’t add up. The book is more thriller and it’s this thrill element that will keep the readers hooked until the last page. Since David escapes from prison, the readers get the action from the FBI as well.
Once you start reading it will be difficult to put down because of constant revelations at every turn of the page and readers will be literally sitting at the edge of their seats to finish this book.
Even though, this book is more on the thrill and less on twists, it does have Coben’s other elements of politics, coercion and obsession with power. As far as the readability of the book, I am sure most of the readers will finish the book in one sitting.
The only point that nagged me was the prison break sequence but I leave it to the other readers to decide for themselves.
Overall, I will find you, is a thriller that will not disappoint you.