Books by Harlan Coben

I have compiled a list of all books by Harlan Coben in order since I thought it might be helpful for my readers to decide which book to read so that you don’t pick a book which is in the middle of the series. I am grateful for authors like Harlan Coben for existing and writing these amazing books because I wouldn’t have enjoyed my life as much right now because reading books really help me forget about everything else at least for the moment! 😉

Myron Bolitar Series in order:

  1. Deal Breaker (1995)
  2. Drop Shot (1996)
  3. Fade Away (1996)
  4. Back Spin (1997)
  5. One False Move (1998)
  6. The Final Detail (1999)
  7. Darkest Fear (2000)
  8. Promise Me (2006)
  9. Long Lost (2009)
  10. Live Wire (2011)
  11. Home (2016)

Mickey Bolitar Series in order:

  1. Shelter (2011)
  2. Seconds Away (2012)
  3. Found (2014)

Standalones in order:

  1. Play Dead (1990)
  2. Miracle Cure (1991)
  3. Tell No One (2001)
  4. Gone For Good (2002)
  5. No Second Chance (2003)
  6. Just One Look (2004)
  7. The Innocent (2005)
  8. The Woods (2007)
  9. Hold Tight (2008)
  10. Caught (2010)
  11. Stay Close (2012)
  12. Six Years (2013)
  13. Missing You (2014)
  14. The Stranger (2015)
  15. Fool Me Once (2016)
  16. Don’t Let Go (2017) 



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The Woods- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

This is the last Harlan Coben book I will be reviewing because, after this review, there are no more books of which I  have left! 😦 I hope he keeps writing every year and I really enjoyed reading all his books and am very grateful to my English teacher and librarian because without their recommendation I might have never discovered this author’s amazing books!

When a clue from a twenty-year-old case comes to light the prosecutor for Essex County, New Jersey, Paul Copeland, doesn’t know what to believe. Twenty years ago, Paul Copeland’s sister died in the woods of a summer camp as the alleged victim of a serial killer and her body was never found. When a new clue is discovered, Paul is hoping that maybe his sister is alive… and while hope is a good thing, it certainly can also prove dangerous! Maybe this case can change everything Paul has believed about the past… and the truth. Certainly a very engaging book, I enjoyed reading this and like all Harlan Coben books it had its own unpredictable twists and turns! Curious to know if Paul Copeland’s sister is actually alive or not… well go and read the book! 🙂 

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The Innocent- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

The Innocent by Harlan Coben is the story of how Matt Hunter, an innocent man tried to break up a fight and ended up a killer. He thinks he has nothing to live for when he is released from jail… that is until he meets Olivia and falls in love with her. Now, after nine years, he and his wife, Olivia, who is pregnant and are finally closing up on their dream house but an appalling and incomprehensible call from Olivia’s phone seems to shatter Matt’s life a second time! What do you think the call would be about that it can be so terribly destructing not only for Matt but even for Olivia? The author takes the readers on a rollercoaster ride trying to figure out the mystery but it is not easy because of all the twists and turns in this book.  It is a great book and the end is totally unexpected!

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Don’t Let Go- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

This is the latest book written by Harlan Coben and I was ecstatic when I received an ebook version of it just 4 days after it released! I should have written the review of this book a long time ago (since it released in September), but it took awhile since I was still working my way down my reading list. Anyways, here we go…

Everything has changed for the entire town when a senior at high school, Leo and his girlfriend- Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks! But not as much as it changed for suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas when he learned about the death of his beloved twin brother. After fifteen restless years of searching for the real reason behind his brother’s death and the love of his life- Maura who suddenly broke up with him and disappeared without any trace, he thinks he may have finally found what he has been looking for! Nap embarks on a dangerous quest for answers that only seems to lead to more questions about what he thought was true until now! This is a mind-blowing book and will not let you free until you have finished it! And some locations from the book have been taken from the author’s childhood like a secret Nike missile base in the midst of nowhere in New Jersey. 

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Also just as an FYI, there is a show called The Five on Netflix which is produced by Harlan Coben and is truly amazing! For those of you who love his books, I think you might like this show too because I sure did!



Stay Close- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Stay Close is the story about Megan, a suburban happy soccer mom, who was once on the dark side of life. Now she has got everything anyone would hope for–two great kids, a perfect husband, and most of all the loving company and security of home. When Ray, previously a talented documentary photographer, meets Megan unexpectedly one day, Megan begins to get bored of her current life and longs to go back to her old life in spite of her having had a very hard and dangerous time in the past. And as a murder case of seventeen years ago comes to light once again for whatever reason, Megan and Ray both find their lives in danger. It’s a great book!

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No Second Chance- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Dr. Marc Seidman wakes up in a hospital bed. He is told that he was shot twice by an unseen assailant and his wife has been killed and his six-month-old daughter has vanished into thin air. When he gives up all hope of finding her ever, the ransom note arrives: “We are watching you. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. There will be no second chance”. He does what any father would do… he resolves to bring his daughter home safely and will do anything for that cause. Do you think he will find his daughter? It is a really good book and very fast-paced! I was just not able to put down this book and nearly finished it in one go!

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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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