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(Windsor Horne Lockwood III #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  11,611 ratings  ·  1,263 reviews
The new novel from Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author and creator of The Stranger on Netflix.

From a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes this thrilling story that shows what happens when a dead man's secrets fall into the hands of vigilante antihero—drawing him down a dangerous road.

Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted du
Hardcover, 375 pages
Published March 16th 2021 by Grand Central Publishing
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Chelsea Humphrey
"What's this about?" Sadie asks.
"We'd like to talk to Mr. Lockwood."
"So I gathered," Sadie replies with a bit of bite. "What about?"
Brynn smiles and puts her badge back in her pocket. "It's about a murder."

It's time to articulate, folks, and if you haven't had the absolute privilege of meeting Windsor Horne Lockwood III, you've come to the right place. He's a little bit this:


And quite a bit of this:


Truly, Win is the reason why I have an unhealthy, obsessive love affair with every fictional moral
This is the first in a new series by Harlan Coben featuring billionaire Windsor Horne Lockwood III, in his forties, a good friend and sidekick to Myron Bolitar, providing him with help by accessing information that would otherwise be unavailable. There is much to dislike about 'Win', he reeks of white privilege, an exclusive lifestyle out of reach of almost everyone else, he has a narcissistic streak, exudes arrogance, acts with impunity, safe in the knowledge he is never going to be accountable ...more
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Win, (Windsor Horne Lockwood III), is the billionaire friend of Myron Bolitar, and in this new series, it’s his, and not Myron’s character that takes centre stage.

Win is called to the Beresford apartment block - the scene of a murder, and framing the wall in this exclusive apartment, is a very expensive painting, a Vermeer no less, that once happened to adorn the wall in the Lockwood family home, and was stolen many years earlier. During that robbery, Win’s cousin Patricia was abducted and her f
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s time to ARTICULATE!!!

Well, my nearly 2 decades waiting is over! Since I’ve been devouring Myron Bolitar’s adventures and gallons of yohoo chocolate drinks, I truly enjoyed Win&Myron as a team, adored their loyal, extremely entertaining bromance, action packed thrilling journeys! Those guys are polar opposites but their opposite attributes helped them complete each other perfectly to solve cases and form a unique friendship for years! But I always wish Win should have his own series! Finally
Susanne  Strong
Review posted on blog: https://books-are-a-girls-best-friend...

Harlan Coben. You do Beat All! An Entire Novel about my FAVORITE Character? Windsor (“Win”) Horne Lockwood, III? How did I ever get so Lucky? Can I just gush for a few minutes and talk about how much I LOVE Win?!

His sarcasm, his wit, his affect? Win’s witty sense of humor throughout “Win” had me laughing hysterically, my entire bellyaching. His brilliance, his ego, his entire personality. Win’s deep abiding love for and loyalty to
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is my first Harlen Coben novel and after hearing many friends' positive reviews about this character I thought this would be a good time to jump in.

Windsor Horne Lockwood III aka Win is a pretty hard character to like. He is probably one of the most narcissistic characters I’ve come across. Apparently he justifies his love of violence by often lending a hand to the FBI when they have complicated cases that they need some “help” with.

WIN is a highly trained fighter, master of probably many
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Win is Windsor Horne Lockwood III, the billionaire friend of Myron Bolitar and this is the first in a series in which he is the central character. This is a complex thriller with apparently multiple threads involving a hippy radical action group ‘The Jane Street Six’ from the 1970’s, a Vermeer painting stolen from the Lockwood family many years ago and a monogrammed suitcase belonging to Win’s cousin Patricia which are discovered at an apartment of a murdered man. Win is the narrator of the nove ...more
Andrew Smith
Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Windsor H. Lockwood III is rich, very rich. He’s also a crime solver with psychopathic tendencies, an expert fighter with a driving appetite for exclusive one-night-stand sexual encounters. He’s clearly a tough guy but he also comes across as somewhat camp. Yes, he’s definitely an interesting character. And if you’re a long-time fan of Coben’s you’ve probably met him before - as the close friend of Myron Bolitar, in the author’s long running series featuring the sports agent come accidental dete ...more

One word crisply spoken into his phone. No nonsense. Get to the point, but don't leave out the fine details. The voice belongs to Windsor Horne Lockwood III or just Win to friends and foe alike. Win gets involved and doesn't ask permission. After all, a billionaire with change in his pocket moves about town quite freely on his own. Win will amuse you or get under your skin quickly. Bottom line....your opinion of him doesn't matter. He's heard it all.

But this case comes a little too
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Warning - gushing review ahead!

As a long time reader and fan of Harlan Coben novels, Win is a familiar character to me. I was so excited when I heard that there was going to be a book (and a series?? please a series!!) focusing on Win. I wanted to read this book with no interruptions and I managed to read it in a day. I really didn't want it to end, even as my eyes were struggling to stay open.

If you have ever read any of the Myron Bolitar books you will know Win - Windsor Horne Lockwood III. Wi
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, best-of-2021
This book is a real treat for the fans of the Myron Bolitar series. Win (Windsor Horne Lockwood III) has been Myron's best friend and sidekick for many years and now we finally get to read a book from his POV. If you are not familiar with Win, I bet you'll still enjoy the book. It has the typical Coben wit, great pace, multi layered mystery and unique characters that are impossible not to like.

Windsor is from a white privileged background, he is a martial arts guru, and has more money than he ca
I’ve always been a big fan of Win, aka Windsor Horne Lockwood III, as he’s known to his family and the elite families of New York. Ever since he first appeared as sports agent Myron Bolitor’s wingman and fellow investigator, I have loved his sardonic wit and no-holds barred approach to tackling the bad guys. So, I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover that Win now has his own novel, with the promise of his own series. If you haven’t met Win before, then don’t worry, as you’ll get a full i ...more
Carolyn Walsh
Harlan Coben has written some of my favourite crime novels, but lately, his books have been hit or miss for me. This may be due to changes in my reading tastes and not the fault of the author. The last one I read, 'The Boy From the Woods,' was a disappointment and don't believe I even finished it. This was better with ongoing suspense and a complex plot. However, I was never deeply engaged and was slow to return to it whenever I put it aside.

The main character is billionaire Windsor Horne Lock
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Before I start my review.... If you have never ever read a Harlan Coben book - you've obviously made a huge mistake in your reading career. Huge. ☺ But you can still read this one. Win has been in all 11 Myron Bolitar books, but this is a complete standalone mystery. BUT, if I were you, I would start with book #1 - Dealbreaker! Please! Win is just too great to miss out on even the slightest mention of him in another book.

OK - here's my review ...

With his own book!
I was so exc
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

“’Do you really want people to take the law into their own hands?’
‘People? Heavens, no. Me? Yes.’
‘You’re joking, right?’
“I trust my judgment,’ I say. ‘I don’t trust the common man’s.’”

Win is the first book in the Windsor Horne Lockwood III series by award-winning best-selling American author, Harlan Coben. When two FBI agents escort Win to an exclusive New York penthouse, he’s already puzzled, but when he enters what is clearly the home of a hoarder, apparently murdered, and is shown a Verm
Nov 30, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was a time when I regarded Halan Coben as one of my favourite authors but unfortunately I have found his writing a little hit and miss. This for me was a miss and although it was an ok read I found it instantly forgettable. I can see by other reviews I am in the minority but it is my honest opinion.
Windsor Horne Lockwood III is known as Win to his friends and probably just as well given the mouthful. A few years back his family had some expensive paintings taken as well as his monogrammed
Jamie Rosenblit
If you were not aware, I am Harlan Coben’s #1 fan ... so when I was offered an opportunity to review an early copy of Win, you know I dropped everything to do so. ⁣

This freaking book you guys!!! Win is a love letter to all of Harlan’s long time fans - those who know Windsor Horne Lockwood as Myron Bolitar’s billionaire badass sidekick with a penchant for the finer things, and a man you certainly don’t want to stumble across in a back alley. But, what we’ve never gotten is an entire novel from W
Christina McDonald
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Skillfully crafted and intricately plotted, Win shows Harlen Coben at the top of his game. We take a deep dive into a character who is probably a psychopath, definitely shady, yet still incredibly likeable. This complex, action-packed nail-biter is a massively entertaining read!

We have a murdered recluse. A stolen painting. An abducted heiress. A group of domestic terrorists. These threads all link together in the most diabolical way. And Win is going to find out what they have to do with him.

Natalie M
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new series by Coben is always going to set my reading heart on fire!

Win, (Windsor Horne Lockwood III), is the billionaire friend of Myron Bolitar, and in this new series, it’s his, and not Myron’s character that takes centre stage.

A strong antihero that requires perseverance to get acquainted with, Win is a very different character from all of Coben's other protagonists. Investigating a murder in an exclusive apartment block -a very expensive Vermeer painting, belonging to the Lockwood family
Diane S ☔
Mar 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Win, who has been the intriguing sidekick, for Cobens long running series featuring Myron Bolitar, finally gets his own book. So, we finally get an insiders view of what makes Win who he is, hear his own views and find out why he acts the way he does. This case is personal, involving the wealthy family he is part of and features a mysterious theft, a long ago act of terrorism, death and a kidnapping. It sure kept me turning the pages, the pace of this novel and the motivation to have answers mad ...more
Laura Rash
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even if you’re not a long time standing fan of the Myron Bolitar series you could read this as a stand-alone and be perfectly fine. But for those of us who have been Myron fans, & definitely fans of Win, well, we’ve been waiting for this book for a long time! Win is a class act smart ass and to finally get a book from his POV is just a work of art! I mean, who doesn’t more Win in their life?!
This book has a bit of everything including a few old mysteries to solve, more into the evolution of Win
J. Taylor
Sep 04, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Win is not only back but as a POV character? One of ny favourite characters of all time, cant wait.

update-this is going to be a series? more Win? Best book news of 2021.
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
Win Lockwood III. Comes from old money. Sometimes…ok most of the time plays by a different set of rules. He protects those he loves fiercely. Front and center is his best friend Myron Bolitar.

This is a series I have been reading for years. I have had a long-time character crush on Myron🙈💞. This latest release focuses strictly on the best friend Win.

When the body of a hoarder is found a more bewildering discovery is made. That of an expensive original painting that was stolen from Win Lockwoods
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I loved this book! I have been a fan of Harlan Coben's writing for a long time. I am always excited when he has a new book hitting store shelves but I was absolutely giddy when I found out that this book was going to happen. Win plays a big pivotal role in Coben's Myron Bolitar series and has been one of my favorite characters for a very long
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book from Win’s point of view was everything I could have hoped and dreamed. Easiest 5-star rating I’ve made.

If you know me, you know that I love all things Harlan Coben. It is rare to find an author whose work you love each and every time, but here we are. Coben has given me (and hopefully you) the gift of Myron Bolitar. His Myron Bolitar series is the absolute best character series I have ever read, hands down. Not only is each plot full of twists and fun, but the cast of characters is a
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2020, 2020
Spectacular. Just simply spectacular. Win is my favorite literary character, and I was so excited to see him get his own book. Don’t get me wrong, I love him with Myron, but there’s so much more to him than just a vigilante best friend.
Win owns his privilege, he accepts It and doesn’t hide it. He is who he is. And what a man he is. He lives by a code of justice and fairness, and will do almost anything to make what he thinks is right happen. There are so many twists, turns, and Edge of your sea
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
How did I love thee? Let me count the ways. Well, for openers, how about 5 stars?

Mostly, that's because of the brash, ballsy character, Windsor Horne Lockwood III (Win to his family and friends), who never misses an opportunity to articulate his vast wealth and abilities. A braggart? Yep. Arrogant? No doubt. A undeniable success at everything he does? Sure - as he'll be glad to remind you of that at every opportunity.

And to be sure, he gets plenty of those in this book, which, I hope, signals th
I haven’t read any of the Myron/Win series, whilst I didn’t have the background, it can easily be read as a standalone or #1 in the series.

There is a murder at the Beresford Apartment Building, the body of a recluse and hoarder is discovered. Items found on the scene connect to the Lockwood family. The stolen family Verneer taken years ago in an art heist and a case bearing Win Lockwood’s initials. The items connect to the murder of Win’s Uncle Aldrich and the rape and torture of his cousin Patr
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020, kindle, arc
Windsor Horne Lockwood III, or Win as he known to most, has been popping up in Harlan Coben books for a while but this is his first standalone and it does not disappoint. The good news is that if you haven't ever read a Coben book before or never read one of the Myron Bolitar series (where Win pops up) it won't matter. We are introduced to Win as though we have no previous knowledge.

Win is a rich man. A very rich man from a very wealthy background and for that, he makes no apologies. He knows t
Nicholas Masters

Well, I’ll try my best.
Harlan Coben’s twist on the title of his new book alone is a clear indication of the sharp wit that you will be graced with. ‘Win’ is in fact the protagonists’ name, but win is what he certainly does do. Money and entitlement have clearly opened many doors for Win, and allowed him to live with extra freedom and a lot more privilege than the rest of us. Sure, perhaps he can come across as arrogant, conceited and narcissistic at times, but really it is just his
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“Teddy actually cries, he misses her so bad, and eventually he convinces her that she”—here Sadie makes quote marks with her fingers—“‘owes’ him the chance to explain.” “And she agrees to meet?” I ask, mostly because I worry I’ve been silent too long. “Yes.” “This,” I say. “This is the part I never get.” Sadie leans forward and tilts her head to the side. “That’s because while you’re trying, Win, you’re still too male to get it. Women have been conditioned to please. We are responsible not just for ourselves but everyone in our orbit. We think it is our job to comfort the man. We think we can make things better by sacrificing a bit of ourselves. But you’re also right to ask. It’s the first thing I tell my clients: If you’re ready to end it, end it. Make a clean break and don’t look back. You don’t owe him anything.” “Did Sharyn go back to him?” I ask. “For a little while. Don’t shake your head like that, Win. Just listen, okay? That’s what these psychos do. They manipulate and gaslight. They make you feel guilty, like it’s your fault. They sucker you back in.” I still don’t get it, but that’s not important, is it? “Anyway, it didn’t last. Sharyn saw the light fast. She ended it again. She stopped replying to his calls and texts. And that’s when Teddy upped his assholery to the fully psychotic. Unbeknownst to her, he bugged her apartment. He put keyloggers on her computers. Teddy has a tracker on her phone. Then he starts texting her anonymous threats. He stole all her contacts, so he floods mailboxes with malicious lies about her—to her friends, her family. He writes emails and pretends he’s Sharyn and he trashes her professors and friends. On one occasion, he contacts Sharyn’s best friend’s fiancé—as Sharyn—and” 1 likes
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