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Six years have passed since Jake Sanders 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 haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for . . . but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for more than a decade, and with that fact everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life—a time he has never gotten over—is 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 can’t be found or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart—and 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 carefully constructed fiction.
This was a really good book. I don't read very many mystery/thriller books but I'm glad I read this one. Jake makes a promise to Natalie to leave her and her new husband Todd alone. He keeps that promise until he finds out that Todd has passed away. He begins searching for Natalie taking him on a crazy and dangerous journey no one would have expected. I thought several times that Jake should just give up his search. There were SO many reasons to stop trying to find her. Towards the middle of the book is when this became a real page turner for me. Every time I thought that maybe I had it all figured out...or at least some of it something would change and I had to keep on reading to see what this new information meant.
I think I need to check out a few more Harlan Coben books.