Harlan Coben (born January 4, 1962) is an American writer of mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past, murders, or fatal accidents and have multiple twists. Among his novels are two series, each involving the same protagonist set in and around New York and New Jersey; some characters appear in both.
Early life and education
Coben was born into a Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Livingston, where he graduated from Livingston High School, with his childhood friend, future governor Chris Christie.
After Amherst, Coben worked in the travel industry, in a company owned by his grandfather.
Coben was in his senior year at college when he realized he wanted to write. His first book was accepted for publication when he was twe…Read more on Wikipedia