As SIX YEARS opens, Jake Fisher is sitting in a small chapel
in Vermont watching the love of his life marry another man.
He had to come see it for himself or he would never have
believed she was doing this to him---to them. Natalie was
there wearing white with her sister, Julie, standing as her
maid of honor. Todd Sanderson, the man she was marrying, had
dropped, seemingly from nowhere, but that wasn't right. She
had been in love with Todd years ago, she said. They had
lived together, she said. Now he had returned to her life,
so it seemed, and she had realized that Todd, not Jake, was
the love of her life. Natalie had even broken up with Jake
by writing him a note. The next day, he had received an
invitation to her wedding. It was that wedding that he was
attending at the start of this very winding, suspenseful and
mind boggling story.
Six years later, Jake is now Professor Fisher at a
university where he teaches political science. He's very
popular with the students and enjoys a bachelor's life of
relative fun. All is as good as it can be for him
considering the fact that he has never gotten over Natalie.
He's done well, though, in the last six years and feels that
he's about as content as he can be.
Then, one day, everything changes.
As Jake is meeting with one of his students, a familiar face
floats across his computer monitor. It seems that Todd
Sanderson is dead and his obituary is appearing on Jake's
monitor because, apparently, Todd was a student at the
university where Jake now teaches. Jake can't believe it and
clicks around to get more information. He finds out when the
funeral is and decides to attend even though he realizes
it's probably not the best idea in the world.
Traveling to South Carolina for the funeral of Todd
Sanderson, Jake stands in the back of the packed church with
other late arrivals. He slips out just before everyone
begins to file out and head toward the cemetery. He keeps
looking for Natalie but doesn't see her anywhere. Finally,
he asks someone to point out the widow to him. The woman
that is pointed out to Jake isn't anyone that he knows. It's
certainly not Natalie. Who is this woman and where has
This question leads Jake on a quest that's more like a drop
down the Rabbit Hole. As he moves toward finding answers to
his many questions, he realizes two things. One is that he
never stopped loving Natalie. Two is that everything that he
thought was real was never there.
Will he find out what happened to Natalie and will it make
any difference if he does? His search is bringing danger to
himself and those around him. Jake's quest may yield him
answers, but may also end up costing him his life.
Harlan Coben has done it again! SIX YEARS is a mind blowing,
brain twisting, knuckle biter where nothing is as it seems.
Coben never fails to deliver on his promise to keep readers
riveted to their seats until the final page. Whether you're
a devoted fan of Coben or you've never read a single book of
his, don't miss this page turner! You'll be come an instant
In Six Years, a masterpiece of modern suspense,
Harlan Coben explores the depth and passion of lost loveÖand
the secrets and lies at its heart.
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 havenít come close to extinguishing his
feelings, and when Jake comes across Toddís obituary, he
canít keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the
glimpse of Toddís wife heís hoping forÖbut she is not
Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, sheís been married
to Todd for almost two decades, and with that fact
everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his
lifeóa time he has never gotten overóis turned completely
As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories
of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple
either canít be found, or donít remember Jake. No one has
seen Natalie in years. Jakeís 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 page-turner that
deftly explores the power of past love, and the secrets and
lies that such love can hide.