The Match

The Match

From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Fool Me Once


Discover the exhilarating Richard and Judy Book Club pick from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling crime thriller author

'The absolute master' Richard Osman
'One of the all-time greats' Gillian Flynn
'Never lets you down' Lee Child
'One of my favourites' John Grisham
'Harlan Coben is the king of a killer twist [...] a highly addictive read.' HEAT

He is known simply as Wilde, the boy from the woods.

Discovered living a feral existence in the Ramapo mountains of New Jersey, he has grown up knowing nothing of his parents, and even less about his own identity.

But when a match on a DNA database puts him on the trail of a close relative, Wilde thinks he might be about to solve the mystery of who he really is.

Only, this relation disappears as quickly as he's resurfaced.

Undaunted, Wilde continues his research, becoming caught up in a secret community committed to exposing anonymous online trolls.

Then one by one, people start to die. It soon becomes clear that a serial killer is targeting this secret community.

And that the next victim could be Wilde himself . . .

'A helter-skelter of a read!' Lisa Jewell
'At the top of his game' Peter James
'Twisty, well characterised, gently satirical' Jake Kerridge
'Insanely readable' Sunday Mirror
'Coben is a phenomenon' The Times
'It really is a page-turning thriller' JAZZ FM
'The king of tense thrillers is back with a book steeped in jaw-dropping twists.' OK!
'A superb twist I really didn't see coming' Jackie's Reading Corner

Readers love The Match . . .

***** 'A compelling read and one I'd highly recommend to those who like an intelligent plot'
***** 'It was very entertaining.'
***** 'The twists/turns are endless and putting it down was always with much angst.'
***** 'He's a master storyteller.'
***** 'An easy 5 star review for me. Get a copy of this, strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.'

The Match, Sunday Times bestseller, January 2023
Richard and Judy Book Club pick, December 2022
Harlan Coben, Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, January 2024

About the author

Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is a no. 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading storytellers. His suspense novels are published in forty-six languages and have been number one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, with eighty million books in print worldwide. His Myron Bolitar series has earned the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, and several of his books have been developed into Netflix original series, including the no. 1 global hit Fool Me Once, The Stranger, The Innocent, Gone for Good, The Woods, Stay Close, and Hold Tight, as well as the Amazon Prime Video series adaptation of Shelter. He lives in New Jersey.
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