Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben

Don't Let Go

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of hi...

Details Don't Let Go

TitleDon't Let Go
Release DateSep 26th, 2017
PublisherDutton Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Crime, Adult, Audiobook, Detective, Adult Fiction

Reviews Don't Let Go

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Ah yes, the ever faithful Coben novel. The comfort and confidence I feel in his work knows no bounds; whether I am on a string of enjoyable reads or stuck in a month long slump, his books are always devoured and relished. You could say I shove his books into the hands of strangers on a regular basis that I regularly recommend his novels in the most appropriate fashion, and with good reason- they are compulsive thrillers filled with dry humor and ...
  • Kaceey
    One of my all-time favorite authors has done it again! An absolutely superb, stand-alone thriller to add to his (and my) collection. Nap is a police detective who has never fully recovered from the death of his twin brother Leo. Along with his girlfriend Diane, Leo died tragically when the couple were just teenagers. Unbelievably, that same night, Nap lost his girlfriend Maura…only she went missing, and was never heard from again. 15 years late...
  • Larry H
    Harlan Coben has achieved another mic drop with his latest book, Don't Let Go.Don't you hate it when "real life" gets in the way of your reading? If work hadn't gotten in the way, and we hadn't been without power due to a storm for more than 24 hours, I would have devoured this book in one sitting. But even spread out over a few days, this book knocked me out, and once again reminded me (after the fantastic Home last year—see my original review...
  • Susanne Strong
    5 Brilliant Shining Stars. "Don't Let Go" is the Best Standalone Harlan Coben has EVER written.  Hands Down. Detective Napoleon Dumas, known as “Nap” lives and works in a small New Jersey town.  He has been searching for answers his whole life.  Or at least for the last fifteen years -since his senior year of high school to be exact.  That is when Nap lost his twin brother Leo.  When Leo and his girlfriend Diana were found dead – on ...
  • Melisa
    Harlan Coben, the king of literary suspense, is back at it again!Coben is my go to author for when I need a sure thing - he just ripped me out of a month long book slump with this here little tale, and I am oh so grateful. You really can’t go wrong with his books, he is a master at this genre and always delivers. I love that I catch myself saying “What in the world is going on?!” at least once a chapter in his books. He constantly keeps you...
  • Norma
    All the stars and wow this was one awesome book with a main character that I absolutely loved!! Special "Birthday" Traveling Sister Read with Brenda, Kaceey & LindsayI haven't read too many other books by Harlan Coben but the ones that I have read I have thoroughly enjoyed although not as much as this one.DON'T LET GO by HARLAN COBEN was an extremely well-written and good read! It was fast-paced, intense, suspenseful, and a gripping novel with an...
  • Brenda
    Traveling Sister Special Read Review by Brenda and Norma with Kaceey and Lindsay's thoughts.Don't Let Go is an outstanding and solid new standalone thriller from the thriller master himself (in Brenda and Kaceey's opinion lol) Harlan Coben that we all were very excited to have received from Edelweiss. We decided to read it as a special birthday read for Brenda's 50th birthday and thought it extremely fitting as this has been Brenda's all time fav...
  • Lindsay
    4 stars! Harlan Coben delivers an intensely suspenseful, captivating, fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing from start to finish. I have read one other book by Coben (The Innocent) which was good, but didn’t “wow” me. With encouragement from my fantastic “sisters” Brenda, Norma and Kaceey, I jumped on board this Traveling Sister Read and tried out Coben’s latest book and it definitely lived up to the hype!I loved the main characte...
  • Holly B
    A New Jersey cop, Nap, a baffling murder case that brings back the unsolved case and unsettling memories of the death of his twin brother Leo and his girlfriend, Diana 15 years earlier. Not only that, but Nap's high school girlfriend, Maura who had broken up with him, disappeared. Was she connected some how?A new murder investigation of a Pennsylvania cop, Rex Canton, who was also one of his high school classmates brings back all the circumstance...
  • Jonetta
    Originally posted on The Book NymphoDetective Napoleon (Nap) Dumas is brought into a case involving a murdered cop in another state when prints found at the scene match those he’d entered in the system years ago. They belong to his former girlfriend, Maura, who disappeared 15 years ago, the same night when his twin brother, Leo, and his girlfriend, Diana, died in a train accident. His search for answers sets him on a strange and sometimes dange...
  • Amy
    Coben is an auto buy author for me, I’ve read every single one of his books and have never been disappointed by any of them. I LOVE his Myron Bolitar series but his standalones work well for me too and this one was no exception. There’s a brief cameo from Myron at one point when he crosses paths with Nap which was such an unexpected treat! The main character, Nap reminded me of a combination of Myron and Win so my craving for them was partial...
  • Chloe
    Nap, a police detective , is haunted by his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriends Diana’s death 15 years ago. It was ruled as an accidental death by a train collision but the same night Nap’s girlfriend Maura also disappeared from his life. Now, after 15 years Maura’s prints turn up in a cop homicide case which throws out everything Nap believes to be true about his brother’s death.I am a big fan of Harlan Coben and this book did not d...
  • Mackey St
    3.5 rounded down for the reasons below...Don't Let Go is the latest stand alone by crime writer Harlan It is the story of Nap (short for Napolean) Dumas whose TWIN brother was found dead on the town's train tracks along with the brother's girlfriend. Nap's girlfriend mysteriously disappeared after this and so the story begins. Coben is a good writer. His books keep you entertained and, admittedly, I read this one straight through with no breaks. ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was oh so good! I have been a long time fan of Harlan Coben's work so I went into this book with some pretty high expectations. This book met all of those expectations. It was literally a book that I did not want to put down and I ended up reading it cover to cover in less than a day. The story grabbed me from the very beginning and didn't let go until the last page. This book wa...
  • Monnie
    Prolific readers know what I'm talking about: That "afterglow" that happens when you've finished a knock-your-socks-off book and hate to spoil by starting another one. Such was the case with this book, which followed close on the heels of one of the best I've read in a while. But this time, I really wasn't worried; the author has long been on my list of favorites. And from page one, yet again, he didn't disappoint. It's an easy-to-read, super-eng...
  • Cindy (Thoughts From a Page) Burnett
    I am a huge fan of Harlan Coben. I love reading his books, and they rarely disappoint. While I prefer the Myron Bolitar stories (he is such a great character), Coben’s stand-alone stories are a ton of fun to read too, and Don’t Let Go is definitely a page-turner. He includes an Author’s Note at the front of the book describing two legends that circulated about his hometown when he was growing up. One of those legends is the basis for this b...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Another story from the pen of Harlan Coben that twists and turns its way to an unexpected conclusion – do you know what I love about this authors books? The twists you ACTUALLY won’t see coming because you get so caught up in the lives of the characters he is portraying. Zero gimmicks needed here.I fell for Nap immediately, which meant all I cared about was what he cared about – his obsession is his dead twin and what actually happened to h...
  • Brandie
    Fantastic. Couldn't put it down, and he managed to surprise me in the end. Another great example for why Coben is my favorite author of suspense.
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    It's been years since I read my first Harlan Coben book, and every time I see that he is releasing a new book do I rejoice. He's such a fabulous writer and his books are the kinds that I often can't put down until I finished reading.Now Don't Let Go, to be honest, isn't among the best I read, but it's still a good book, with the Coben's usual writing style. I just think that I expect too much from Coben and this book just didn't have the usual st...
  • Eric
    Napoleon Dumas' high school girlfriend, Maura, resurfaces after leaving their hometown and disappearing fifteen yeas ago. After Dumas' twin brother and his girlfriend are killed in a train accident fifteen years ago, Dumas' girlfriend abruptly leaves town. In doing so, she takes along the answers to many unanswered questions with her. During this time, Dumas has become a detective and has continued his search for Maura. After she accidentally res...
  • Frank Phillips
    I absolutely love Harlan Coben books! He is actually the very first thriller Author I ever read (starting last year, before last year I exclusively read horror and historical fiction novels), and he got me hooked! I will say that I prefer a standalone novels better than his Bolitare novels (did I spell this right?!), because they are more straightforward mystery/thriller, I feel like his series has a lot of comedy/comical moments that throw me of...
  • Judy Collins
    Master storyteller, Harlan Coben returns following (2016) Fool Me Once and Home (Myron Bolitar #11) –both 5 stars; with his latest . . . Drumroll . . . His 31st novel! DON’T LET GO. Fans keep coming back for more; and the author consistently delivers, every time with another twisty explosive suspense thriller. Vigilante justice . . .Note: — Have no clue how this author cranks out so many books and TV shows I suspect he may have a few c...
  • RitaH
    Love Harlan Coben books! One of my go-to favorite authors and he never lets me down. I highly recommend him if you haven't read one of his (they're stand-alones, except for the Myron Bolitar series).
  • Linda Richardson
    This is now my favorite Harlan Coben book! The book was full of unexpected turns and the final few twists made my jaw drop. 5 stars & I highly recommend. I decided to post my thoughts and chose leave a review after receiving an advance copy of this book from Penguin Random House's First to Read program courtesy of Dutton, the Publisher. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to read this book before the publication date of September 26,2017!
  • Patrice Hoffman
    Ok, Harlen Coben. Since you insist I don't let go... I won't... but seriously I am able to let this one go. Coben tells the story of Napoleon (Nap) Dumas, who works as a detective for the New Jersey PD. He definitely is a rule-breaker but also has a soft spot.Nap carries with him the weight of the death of his twin brother Leo. It's been 15 plus years but he can't seem to let go. I understand this weight... and the guilt that comes along with thi...
  • Mandy White
    When Harlan Coben releases a new book I don't even have to know what it is about... I automatically pre order it. This book was a great stand-alone story... with a cameo by a well loved character in Myron Bolitar. 5 stars all the way Mr Coben
  • Bkwmlee
    I don’t read a whole lot of police procedural books and I had actually never heard of Harlan Coben before – however I had heard some good things about this book from a few Goodreads friends and the summary sounded interesting so when I saw it available for download on Edelweiss, I decided to try this book out. I’m glad I did so because this one ended up being a really good book that was immensely readable and entertaining.Napoleon Dumas (...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title via Penguin’s First to Read and NetGalley. It does not impact my review.I’ve read a lot of Suspense this year and Don’t Let Go has definitely made it’s way onto my Favorites list. It was fast paced and highly entertaining.I loved Nap. He was sarcastic, morally gray, and totally unapologetic. The story is mostly told through his 1st Person POV and I loved being in his head. He narrated events to his dead tw...
  • Darcia Helle
    Full disclosure: I'm a Harlan Coben groupie. I love his writing style and the originality of his stories. While I've never disliked one of his books, as with all authors, I've enjoyed some more than others. This one is up there with the books I love most.Nap Dumas is a fascinating, complex character. He's haunted by his past, but not so broken and consumed that you wonder how he manages to function. He feels real and believable. Coben excels with...
  • Trish at Between My Lines
    4.5 starsA fast paced twisty thriller with a lot of heart running through the pages.