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With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the rai
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Dutton Books
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Chelsea Humphrey
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Dutton
Ah yes, the ever faithful Coben novel. The comfort and confidence I feel in his work knows no bounds; whether I am on a string of enjoyable reads or stuck in a month long slump, his books are always devoured and relished. You could say I shove his books into the hands of strangers on a regular basis that I regularly recommend his novels in the most appropriate fashion, and with good reason- they are compulsive thrillers filled with dry humor and wit that anyone can relate to. As one of my top 3 ...more
Kaceey - Traveling Sister
One of my all-time favorite authors has done it again! An absolutely superb, stand-alone thriller to add to his (and my) collection.

Nap is a police detective who has never fully recovered from the death of his twin brother Leo. Along with his girlfriend Diane, Leo died tragically when the couple were just teenagers.

Unbelievably, that same night, Nap lost his girlfriend Maura…only she went missing, and was never heard from again. 15 years later he is still the walking-wounded. Emotionally devas
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Deanna
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
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2.5

I have read and enjoyed quite a few of Harlan Coben’s books over the years. After reading the description for “Don’t Let Go” I was really excited to get reading.

New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas has been searching for fifteen years. He’s been searching for his high school love, Maura. He’s also been searching for answers to what happened on the fateful night that his twin brother and girlfriend were found dead on
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Larry H
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Harlan Coben has achieved another mic drop with his latest book, Don't Let Go.

Don't you hate it when "real life" gets in the way of your reading? If work hadn't gotten in the way, and we hadn't been without power due to a storm for more than 24 hours, I would have devoured this book in one sitting. But even spread out over a few days, this book knocked me out, and once again reminded me (after the fantastic Home last year—see my original review) what a fantastic writer Coben is.

Napoleon "Nap" D
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Susanne Strong
5 Brilliant Shining Stars.
 
"Don't Let Go" is the Best Standalone Harlan Coben has EVER written.  Hands Down.

 
Detective Napoleon Dumas, known as “Nap” lives and works in a small New Jersey town.  He has been searching for answers his whole life.  Or at least for the last fifteen years -since his senior year of high school to be exact.  That is when Nap lost his twin brother Leo.  When Leo and his girlfriend Diana were found dead – on the railroad tracks in their hometown.  No one ever determined
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Melisa - Traveling Sister
Harlan Coben, the king of literary suspense, is back at it again!

Coben is my go to author for when I need a sure thing - he just ripped me out of a month long book slump with this here little tale, and I am oh so grateful. You really can’t go wrong with his books, he is a master at this genre and always delivers. I love that I catch myself saying “What in the world is going on?!” at least once a chapter in his books. He constantly keeps you on your toes and wondering where the ride will take you
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Julie
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben is a 2017 Dutton publication.

An ingenious, potent, and disturbing thriller-

Napoleon ‘Nap’ Dumas’ was enjoying an active senior year in high school, where both he and his twin brother, Leo, were involved in serious romantic relationships, and were busy with extracurricular activities- Leo, with his conspiracy club, and Nap with his hockey team. But, Nap’s world stops on a dime, when Leo and his girlfriend, Diana, are found dead on the railroad tracks, and Nap’s girl
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Norma * Traveling Sister
All the stars and wow this was one awesome book with a main character that I absolutely loved!!

Special "Birthday" Traveling Sister Read with Brenda, Kaceey & Lindsay

I haven't read too many other books by Harlan Coben but the ones that I have read I have thoroughly enjoyed although not as much as this one.

DON'T LET GO by HARLAN COBEN was an extremely well-written and good read! It was fast-paced, intense, suspenseful, and a gripping novel with an intriguing storyline that I read in less than
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Brenda - Traveling Sister
Traveling Sister Special Read Review by Brenda and Norma with Kaceey and Lindsay's thoughts.

Don't Let Go is an outstanding and solid new standalone thriller from the thriller master himself (in Brenda and Kaceey's opinion lol) Harlan Coben that we all were very excited to have received from Edelweiss.

We decided to read it as a special birthday read for Brenda's 50th birthday and thought it extremely fitting as this has been Brenda's all time favourite author for some time now. Brenda and Kaceey
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Lindsay - Traveling Sister
4 stars!

Harlan Coben delivers an intensely suspenseful, captivating, fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing from start to finish. I have read one other book by Coben (The Innocent) which was good, but didn’t “wow” me. With encouragement from my fantastic “sisters” Brenda, Norma and Kaceey, I jumped on board this Traveling Sister Read and tried out Coben’s latest book and it definitely lived up to the hype!

I loved the main character, Nap! He is a police detective who finds himself working a c
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Matthew
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You want more Coben – you get more Coben! This means if you are a fan of his twisted plots that keep you guessing, this book will not disappoint. I did have some guesses throughout this mystery, and some of them were close, but in true Coben fashion you can never be quite sure what happened until the final period of the final page.

One thing you don’t get in this book that you sometimes see with Coben is humor. It seems like he keeps that just to the Bolitar series. Everytime I have read a book o
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Holly  B
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A New Jersey cop, Nap, a baffling murder case that brings back the unsolved case and unsettling memories of the death of his twin brother Leo and his girlfriend, Diana 15 years earlier. Not only that, but Nap's high school girlfriend, Maura who had broken up with him, disappeared. Was she connected some how?

A new murder investigation of a Pennsylvania cop, Rex Canton, who was also one of his high school classmates brings back all the circumstances and questions about the their unsolved deaths 15
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Jonetta
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

Detective Napoleon (Nap) Dumas is brought into a case involving a murdered cop in another state when prints found at the scene match those he’d entered in the system years ago. They belong to his former girlfriend, Maura, who disappeared 15 years ago, the same night when his twin brother, Leo, and his girlfriend, Diana, died in a train accident. His search for answers sets him on a strange and sometimes dangerous path that he just can’t let go.

Nap is no saint
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Debra
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Harlan Coben is a steady Eddie. By that I mean one can pretty much depend on the fact that his books are going to be good! I've only read one book by him that I thought was so-so, the rest are great. If I am looking for a dependable author who has twists and turns coupled with good writing and story lines, I know I can depend on Coben to pull it off. He does it again in this book. After I read my first Coben book, I was hooked and went on to binge read a bunch of his books. I can't read him fast ...more
Diane
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Usually I love Harlan Coben mysteries, but I think this was the first one that took me two weeks to read. I just didn't enjoy it much and had to force myself to pick up the book and finish it.

The story revolves around New Jersey detective "Nap" Dumas, and the mysterious deaths of Nap's brother and his girlfriend, followed by the disappearance of Nap's own girlfriend, Maura. The incidents happened when Nap was in high school, but years later he decides to investigate when there's an unexpected si
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Phrynne
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5000-books
As far as I am concerned Harlan Coben writes good books, very good books and excellent books. This one falls into the excellent category!

Don't Let Go starts full on and finishes at the same speed. And the in between was so good I did not want to stop reading at any point. I must have been three quarters of the way through when a little suspicion popped up of who might be the main culprit. Then I thought 'surely not' but it was. What a twist!

I smiled when Myron Bolitar paid a short visit. It was
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Book of Secrets
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Second book by Harlan Coben I've read. ✔ Second book by Harlan Coben I've really enjoyed. ✔ In DON'T LET GO, Detective Nap Dumas finally gets a lead in the disappearance case of his high school girlfriend — well, it's his own case as no one else is looking. Maura went missing 15 years ago on the same night his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were killed, supposedly hit by a train. Nap's always wondered if there was more to the story, and of course, if Maura's disappearance was someho ...more
Barbara
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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Fifteen years before the story opens, in 2002, Napoleon (Nap) Dumas was an 18-year-old high school jock in Westbridge, New Jersey.....looking forward to college and a future with his beautiful girlfriend Maura. Then Nap's world collapsed overnight. While the athlete was at an away hockey game his twin brother Leo, and Leo's girlfriend Diana, were hit by a train and killed. On that same evening, Maura broke up with Nap, left town, and disappeared. Nap couldn't believe these traumatic events were
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Brenda
Fifteen years after Detective Nap Dumas’ twin brother Leo and his girlfriend Diana lost their lives when they were hit by a fast-moving train, Nap still grieved. Never able to let go, he also thought constantly of the girl he loved, Maura, who had also disappeared that night. Nap was sure there was more to the whole event, but even fifteen years later, he’d not found any answers.

Until the night a fellow cop was gunned down in cold blood. He’d been someone Nap had known slightly all those years a
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Amy
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Coben is an auto buy author for me, I’ve read every single one of his books and have never been disappointed by any of them. I LOVE his Myron Bolitar series but his standalones work well for me too and this one was no exception. There’s a brief cameo from Myron at one point when he crosses paths with Nap which was such an unexpected treat! The main character, Nap reminded me of a combination of Myron and Win so my craving for them was partially satiated. This was twisty and full of deceit and lo ...more
Liz
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio

I’ve always been a big Harlan Coben fan. His books are usually well plotted out mysteries that keep you engaged. Not so much with this one. For starters, Napoleon Dumas initially comes across as a bit of a jerk. As a police officer, I couldn’t figure out why he was such a pain when officers from neighboring Pennsylvania show up at his door. And his character doesn’t really improve. He’s a vigilante and obnoxious to those trying to help him as well as his enemies.

It’s 15 years after his senior y
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Mackey St
3.5 rounded down for the reasons below...

Don't Let Go is the latest stand alone by crime writer Harlan It is the story of Nap (short for Napolean) Dumas whose TWIN brother was found dead on the town's train tracks along with the brother's girlfriend. Nap's girlfriend mysteriously disappeared after this and so the story begins.

Coben is a good writer. His books keep you entertained and, admittedly, I read this one straight through with no breaks. There is a lot of dialogue so it's an easy read. I
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Suzanne
Loved the character Nap. Could see the clever witty writing through this character as always from HC. Didn’t love the story. Review to come.

I have left it too late to review. As much as I love HC, by all means I do not love them all.. though I could definitely see his usual humour in the protag, it was nice to listen to it in audio. Witty, cranky; set in his ways. HC does dry humour with his flawed characters, usually when the protag is a male. I love those parts of his characters, and there wil
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Chloe
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nap, a police detective , is haunted by his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriends Diana’s death 15 years ago. It was ruled as an accidental death by a train collision but the same night Nap’s girlfriend Maura also disappeared from his life. Now, after 15 years Maura’s prints turn up in a cop homicide case which throws out everything Nap believes to be true about his brother’s death.

I am a big fan of Harlan Coben and this book did not disappoint. It was a non-stop , fast paced, entertaining psyc
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Cindy Burnett
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am a huge fan of Harlan Coben. I love reading his books, and they rarely disappoint. While I prefer the Myron Bolitar stories (he is such a great character), Coben’s stand-alone stories are a ton of fun to read too, and Don’t Let Go is definitely a page-turner. He includes an Author’s Note at the front of the book describing two legends that circulated about his hometown when he was growing up. One of those legends is the basis for this book, and it is a fascinating premise. As the story opens ...more
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was oh so good! I have been a long time fan of Harlan Coben's work so I went into this book with some pretty high expectations. This book met all of those expectations. It was literally a book that I did not want to put down and I ended up reading it cover to cover in less than a day. The story grabbed me from the very beginning and didn't let go until the last page. This book was filled with all of the twists and turns that I h
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Paula Kalin
I’m a fan of Harlan Coben’s books, but unfortunately Don’t Let Go didn’t do it for me. The conspiracy theory driven plot was boring. A little too far fetched with high school kids and the military. Also, the Audiobook was just so so as I didn’t really care for the narrator’s voice. I will be sticking to Coben’s ebooks in the future.

3 out of 5 stars
Monnie
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prolific readers know what I'm talking about: That "afterglow" that happens when you've finished a knock-your-socks-off book and hate to spoil by starting another one. Such was the case with this book, which followed close on the heels of one of the best I've read in a while. But this time, I really wasn't worried; the author has long been on my list of favorites. And from page one, yet again, he didn't disappoint. It's an easy-to-read, super-engrossing story that moves along quickly with plenty ...more
Liz Barnsley
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another story from the pen of Harlan Coben that twists and turns its way to an unexpected conclusion – do you know what I love about this authors books? The twists you ACTUALLY won’t see coming because you get so caught up in the lives of the characters he is portraying. Zero gimmicks needed here.

I fell for Nap immediately, which meant all I cared about was what he cared about – his obsession is his dead twin and what actually happened to him. Old sins haunt the present here, a girl who was gone
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Kevin
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read the first half of this book at a hotel on business. Reading it in bed I set it aside and turned off the light. I didn't realize until I was through security at the airport that I left this book in my bed and wouldn't be reading it on my 3 hour flight... aaaassauuuuuugggggghhhhhhhh! After getting the hotel to mail this book to my home I was thrilled to finish it! Harlan Coben is tried and true. The perfect books to take on a long trip. I highly recommend all of his books!
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With over 60 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last seven consecutive novels, MISSING YOU, SIX YEARS, STAY CLOSE, LIVE WIRE, CAUGHT, LONG LOST and HOLD TIGHT all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His books are published in 43 languages around the globe.

Coben is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first aut
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