Home- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

For those of you who know Myron Bolitar, you would most definitely also know Windsor Horne Lockwood (best known as Win)… Myron’s best friend and one of the few people he really cares about.

After a decade of the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home. 

Ten years ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom. And then they went silent, without ever returning the boys to the families. No trace of the boys ever surfaced…until now. One of the boys is related to Win and that is the reason he has been investigating for ten years in the hopes of coming across some clues. He is just not ready to give up unless he has solid proof that the boys are dead, but that changes when Win is pretty sure that he sees the boy in London. Myron Bolitar and his friend Win, believe that they have finally located one of the boys, now a teenager. They have no idea where he has been for ten years, whether or not he remembers the day he was kidnapped and most importantly… what can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his still missing friend?

I loved this book very much and the author states the importance of friends, family and the true meaning of home!

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Promise Me- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

This is kind of a hard book to review without giving away most of the main story. But I will try my best not to give away the suspense in it! 🙂

The school year is nearly over. Myron makes two neighborhood girls promise him when he heard them casually talking something about a party and drinking,  that if they are ever in trouble and are afraid to call their parents, they can always call him and irrespective what time it is or where he is, he has promised to not ask any questions and drive them home safely. After several nights, the call comes in at 2am, and the next day a girl is missing… and Myron is the last person to have seen her. Now he has to find her before she’s gone forever and that is not easy considering that he asked her no questions the last time he saw her, because of his promise of not asking questions or telling the girl’s parents. This is an amazing book!

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Darkest Fears- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

I finished this book in one day because I had taken it with me when we went on a field trip to a college a little far away to learn more about the college when I was in eighth grade! 

I am pretty sure that Myron Bolitar fans will really be surprised by this novel because this is unlike most of the other MB novels. Myron Bolitar learns that he is the father of a thirteen-year-old boy from Emily Downing, the mother of the boy (Jeremy) and Myron’s girlfriend in college. Jeremy is dying and needs a bone marrow transplant. She comes to Myron in the hope of him helping her find the mysterious donor who vanished without a trace. Myron is definitely determined to help the boy, but when he starts investigating, it cracks open secrets no one would ever want to know!

I have to refrain from saying this book was amazing because I realised that I said the same thing for every Harlan Coben book, but every book of his is truly that great and I am really glad that he has written so many books! Also, I am terribly sorry for writing reviews of Harlan Coben books only, but I believe there is only 3 more left and then I am done!!! 🙂 If you read my blog on a regular basis, you should definitely try at least one of his books… You will love it!

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Six Years- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

This is a stand-alone thriller and is not a Myron Bolitar series. Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man. Six years have passed by hiding his feelings and keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone. But everything seems to change when he comes across Todd’s (Natalie’s husband) obituary, and he just can’t keep himself away from visiting the funeral. But, when he sees Todd’s wife…it is clearly not Natalie! Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for more than ten years now and as Jake searches for the truth, he realizes that the only woman he ever loved, might not be who she had said she is. He doesn’t stop until he learns the truth, although his life is at a great risk… This is an amazing book and I was completely wrong when I taught I knew the end but didn’t when I got there.

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Caught- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

When 17-year-old Haley McWaid is not found in bed one day, her parents and the neighborhood community assumes the worst because she is a very responsible girl, and this is completely unlike her to go somewhere without informing anybody. Three months quickly pass without any word from the girl and the police have no hopes of finding her. Wendy Tynes, a reporter who is on a mission to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate “sting” operations comes across a social worker named Dan Mercer. He is known as a friend to troubled teens, and when the police find out that Haley knew Dan, all evidence turns to him as the bad guy. But his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have ever imagined! Read the book to find out whether Haley is found or not and who the guilty person is…

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Long Lost- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Myron Bolitar is back! 🙂 I am very sorry if it is getting boring because I am writing reviews of only his books, but I promise you it will be over soon! 

Myron hasn’t heard from Terese Collins since ten years now… When she makes a desperate phone call from Paris, it catches him completely off guard and Terese reveals the tragic story behind her disappearance–the greatest moment of her life when her baby was born… And the fatal accident that robbed her of it all: her marriage, her happiness, and her beloved daughter.

Now a suspect in the murder of her ex-husband in Paris, Terese has nowhere and no one to turn to help. When she calls Myron, he heeds her call to discover the murder of her ex- husband… But then a startling piece of evidence turns the entire case upside down… Which suggests that it is possible that Terese’s daughter might be alive! And during this investigation, they come across a sinister plot which has serious global implications. I enjoyed reading this book very much because the suspense and plot twists it contains is truly spectacular!

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Back Spin- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Like always Myron Bolitar is called to solve yet another mystery! The teenage son of superstar golfer-Linda Coldren and Jack, her husband has been kidnapped. When Myron investigates this case, charging after clues and suspects, he finds himself surrounded by cold-blooded murderers and outright liars! I enjoyed reading this book because it is written really well, but again which Harlan Coben book is not?? 🙂

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The Final Detail- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

When his colleague at MB SportReps (his sports agency), Esperanza, has been arrested for the murder of a client, the case becomes a personal one for Myron. Myron is determined to prove Esperanza’s innocence, even if she won’t speak to him because of the advice her lawyer has given her. The lawyer advises Myron to stay away from the case and her client, but he pays no heed because he is involved directly and has too much at stake. But all his investigations prove to only one another suspect: himself. It is definitely a great read!

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Just One Look-Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

As Grace Lawson looks through a packet of newly developed photos her world is no longer the same. She finds a mysterious picture probably from twenty years ago, showing four people she can’t identify, in the pack. There is one she recognizes though! It is that of her husband, from before she knew him. When she shows that photo to her husband, he immediately leaves their home and drives off without any explanation. She doesn’t know where her husband is going, or why he left or if he will ever come back. She also doesn’t realize how dangerous her search for him will be because there are others who are interested in both her husband’s past and that photo… including a fierce, silent killer who will not be stopped from finding his quarry, no matter who or what stands in his way. Will Grace be able to save her family? This is a really amazing book and I enjoyed reading it thoroughly! The suspense in this book is spell-binding! It could be upsetting that when you just think you know why people are after Grace’s husband the author can prove you wrong! 🙂 

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One False Move- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Brenda Slaughter is no damsel in distress and Myron Bolitar is no bodyguard. But he has agreed to protect the bright, beautiful basketball star at the request of her coach.

Twenty years ago, Brenda’s mom deserted her. And now, just when she is making it to the top of the women’s pro basketball world, her dad disappears too. When Myron Bolitar learns the secrets some are dying to keep and some are killing to protect, he finds his hands tied! I found this book really good and intriguing! It is suspenseful and doesn’t let you free till you are finished with it!

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