Review and Giveaway – Win by Harlan Coben

Posted March 15, 2021 by Carole in Book Reviews, Giveaway / 5 Comments

Win by Harlan Coben
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: March 16, 2021
Date Read: February 16, 2021
Length: 384 pages
Source: Publisher

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 during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors — and the items stolen from her family were never recovered.

Until now. On the Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead — not only on Patricia’s kidnapping, but also on another FBI cold case — with the suitcase and painting both pointing them toward one man.

Windsor Horne Lockwood III — or Win, as his few friends call him — doesn’t know how his suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up with a dead man. But his interest is piqued, especially when the FBI tells him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism — and that the conspirators may still be at large. The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades, but Win has three things the FBI doesn’t: a personal connection to the case; an ungodly fortune; and his own unique brand of justice.

My Review

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 time.  I couldn’t wait to see him take the lead in this book and it was everything that I had hoped it would be.  Once I started reading this book, putting it down proved to be impossible.

Win plays by his own set of rules.  He is incredibly wealthy which makes it possible for him to do things that mere mortals couldn’t necessarily do.  Win has his own moral compass and tends to function in a grey area.  When he feels that someone needs to be stopped, he stops them.  Win is a man of action and doesn’t always think to include others in his plans which sometimes causes problems.  
Win gets a call from the police about a man that has been found dead.  The man was a recluse and an incredibly valuable painting that was stolen from Win’s family is also found in the apartment.  To add to the mystery, police have also discovered a suitcase bearing Win’s initials, WLH3.  Win believes that the suitcase may be connected to the kidnapping of his cousin, Patricia, twenty years ago. 
I was captivated by the mystery in this book.  I was very eager to learn how everything was connected and I liked the way that Win approached each situation.  There were so many different pieces that needed to come together to tell the complete story and I was hooked by each twist and turn.  There were a few times that I worried if Win was finally in over his head but I trusted that he would find a solution like the resourceful man I know he is.  
I would highly recommend this book to others.  Readers of the Myron Bolitar series will be thrilled to see the spotlight on Win but this book will also work well as a stand alone.  I cannot wait to read more of Coben’s work in the future.

I received a review copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing.

About the Author

Harlan Coben is a #1 New York Times 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.

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I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give away a copy of Win to one lucky reader of this blog, courtesy of Grand Central Publishing.
The Publisher reserves the right to disqualify any winner that has already claimed an identical prize. The contest is open to US residents only.

5 responses to “Review and Giveaway – Win by Harlan Coben

  1. I've been curious of Harlan Coben's books. I see him everywhere and I haven't had the chance to try any of his books. A mystery novel being unputdownable and well wrapped-up are always such a good sign.

  2. I have this for audio review so I'll come back and read your review later after I do mine. I love this character. I'm glad to see you rate it so highly but I am not surprised.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  3. Coben is an author I really want to try and this sounds like a great read! I absolutely love the sound of the plot so I'm adding this to my TBR!