#BookReview The Match by Harlan Coben @harlancoben @GrandCentralPub #TheMatch #HarlanCoben #WildeSeries #GrandCentralPub Title: The Match

Author: Harlan Coben

Series: Wilde #2

Published by: Grand Central Publishing on Mar. 15, 2022

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 352

Format: Hardcover

Source: Grand Central Publishing

Book Rating: 8.5/10

From the creator of the #1 hit Netflix series Stay Close comes a gripping new 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?


Action-packed, ominous, and twisty!

The Match is an engrossing, fast-paced thrill ride that takes you back into the life of Wilde from The Boy from the Woods now a grown man and unexpectedly embroiled in a mess of vigilante violence, online trolls, and the cutthroat world of reality tv when he submits his DNA to a genealogy website and matches with an unassuming man who could be his father and a potential cousin who turns out to be a missing, disgraced reality star.

The writing is brisk and tight. The characters are intelligent, steadfast, and reliable. And the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat as it immerses you into a sinister tale full of twists, turns, mayhem, chaos, danger, suspicious personalities, violence, and murder.

Overall, The Match is another menacing, edgy, satisfying tale by Coben that highlights just how fine the line between right and wrong truly is and is a good reminder that sometimes there are no limits to the lengths that people will go for fame and fortune.


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Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is a #1 NewYorkTimes 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.

Photo by Claudio Marinesco.

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