Harlan Coben: the Boy from the Woods
Harlan Coben’s The Boy from the Woods is one of his fresher – and angrier – books in awhile. He’s using lawyer Hester Crimstein as his main character (mostly), and as readers, we get some of the fierce Hester’s backstory, as she listens to her grandson when he tells her he’s worried about the disappearance of a bullied girl in his class.
There’s also the titular character, the “boy from the woods,” aka Wilde, a man who was discovered as a 6 or 8 year old in the woods, apparently having survived living on his own for quite a while. He learned English from breaking into abandoned homes and watching television but as a grown man, he’s still most comfortable alone in the woods.