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Two Harlan Coben titles together for the first time in one collection
Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years havent come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todds obituary, he cant keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todds wife hes hoping for...but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, shes been married to Todd for almost two decades, and with that fact, everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his lifea time he has never gotten overis turned completely inside out. As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either cant be found or dont remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jakes search for the woman who broke his heart, who lied to him, soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on a carefully constructed fiction. Harlan Coben once again delivers a shocking novel that deftly explores the power of past love and the secrets and lies that such love can hide.
Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now shes got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at the age of forty he finds himself in a dead-end job posing as a paparazzo, pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Broome is a detective who cant let go of a cold casea local husband and father who disappeared seventeen years agoand spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing mans family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up at any moment to step into them. Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. And as each confronts the dark side of the American dreamthe boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest faadesthey will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat.