Harlan Coben (born January 4, 1962) is an American author of mystery novels
and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of
unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past (such as murders, fatal
accidents, etc.) and often have multiple plot twists. Both series of Coben’s
books are set in and around New York and New Jersey, and some of
the supporting characters in two series of novels have appeared in both.