MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Bestselling author Harlan Coben will be speaking about his new book at [words] Bookstore on Wednesday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m.

Coben’s new novel Missing You is being released on Tuesday, so guests at this event will be among the first to read this eagerly awaited thriller.

"Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can't-put-it-down thriller," said Publishers Weekly in a starred review.

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This will be Coben’s third presentation at [words], and each of his previous visits have attracted a crowd. He has been called “one of the most popular, funny and entertaining guests to ever speak at [words].”

Coben is an internationally bestselling author of more than 20 previous novels, including the No. 1 New York Times bestsellers Six Years, Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight.  He was raised in Livingston, and was classmates with Gov. Chris Christie at Livingston High School. Coben currently resides in Ridgewood with his wife and four children.

Purchase of the new book is required for admission to the event.

[words] is located at 179 Maplewood Ave. (973)763-9500;