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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Fade Away- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

When a man who once had competed against Myron Bolitar disappears, it brings back memories of the sport they both played and the woman they both loved. The home was top-tier New Jersey suburban. The living room was comfortable and a cozy one but the basement was Legos and blood. When Myron probes the disappearance of Greg Downing, the current top basketball player, he comes face-to-face with a past he can’t relive, and a present he may not get through. It is a good book!

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Gone For Good- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/ Thriller

As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken. When a girl Will had once loved–was found brutally murdered in her family’s basement in the Klein’s affluent New Jersey neighborhood, the prime suspect is Ken Klein. With the evidence against him massive, Ken simply disappeared! And when his broken family never heard from him again, they were fearful that he was gone for good!

When Will finally finds proof that his brother is alive after eleven years, he is forced to confront startling truths about his brother, and even about himself. This is a really good book to read and when you think you know who the ‘bad person’ is, the author surprises you with twisting the plot at the last moment. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves suspense or mystery novels. 

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Drop Shot- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Once Valerie Simpson’s tennis career skyrocketed; the headlines now belong to a player from the wrong side of the tracks. But when Valerie is shot dead in cold blood and dropped outside the stadium at the U.S. Open, sports agent Myron Bolitar investigates the killing and uncovers a connection between the two players and a six-year-old murder at an exclusive mainline club. As Myron is drawn into the case along with a dirty U.S. senator, a jealous mother, and the mob–he finds himself caught between a killer and the truth. It is a suspenseful and a great read! 

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Live Wire- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Live Wire is yet another Myron Bolitar novel. Myron Bolitar once again shows his readers how he has a big heart and will defend his client’s interests so fiercely that he can’t help but jump in to save them, no matter the cost in this book. When former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband- Lex, encounter an anonymous Facebook post questioning the paternity of their unborn child, Lex runs away from home, and Suzze- eight months pregnant- asks Myron to save her marriage, and perhaps her husband’s life. But when Myron goes on the search, he is not prepared to find his sister-in-law, Kitty, who along with Myron’s brother abandoned the Bolitar family long ago.

The provocative question this thriller asks its readers is: Is a pretty lie better than the ugly truth? This was truly a wonderful book and I enjoyed reading it thoroughly!

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Tell No One- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. Every single day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. He remembers in vivid detail the gleaming lake, the pale moonlight, the piercing screams… and the night his wife was taken. The last night he ever saw her alive.

Everyone tells him it’s time to move on, to forget the past once and for all, which is easier said than done! David finds himself involved in a very baffling and a cryptic mystery when a message appears on his computer…a phrase which only he and his ‘dead’ wife know and he has been warned to tell no one. He is suddenly taunted with the impossible-that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive. This book is amazing and its grip of suspense is truly wonderful! I would recommend it to everyone who loves mystery or thriller novels!

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Missing You- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
It’s a profile, like all the others on an online dating site that makes NYPD Detective Kat Donovan’s whole world explode, as the emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her, on the computer is her ex-fiancé Jeff–the man who shattered her heart–and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years.

Kat wonders if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light and she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved. The main character is created really well and makes the story much more interesting and fun!

Hold Tight- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Tia and Mike Baye never imagined that they’d become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But they are left with no choice after their sixteen year old son, Adam has been unusually distant lately, and more so after the suicide of his close friend and classmate, Spencer Hill. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam’s computer, and within days they are startled by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son saying: ‘Just stay quiet and all safe.’

Meanwhile, while Betsy Hill (Spencer’s mother) is browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, she is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son’s death and he wasn’t alone. She thinks it is Adam standing just outside the camera’s range; but when Adam too goes missing, none of the elders know what to do and what has gone wrong! It is a suspenseful book with a little bit of violence in it but it was good!

The Stranger- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

The book Stranger by Harlan Coben is set in the comforts of a small town suburbia. The protagonist, Adam Price learns the hard way that the truth doesn’t necessarily set you free and sometimes it can do more harm than the deception itself!

When Adam is approached by the stranger at a young athletics meeting he is totally not prepared for the life-changing information the man presents to him. Learning of his wife’s deception from a perfect stranger is even more unsettling than the secrets itself! That conversation changes the course of Adam’s life forever and when he confronts his wife, her guarded response is puzzling! When his wife turns up missing Adam has no idea what to do and the search for her leads to gruesome details about her past! It is a good book but I think the other books by this author was a tad bit better! 

Fool Me Once- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thrillers 

The book Fool Me Once is a story about former special ops pilot Maya, who is home from the war, and sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work. She sees her two-year-old daughter playing with Joe (Maya’s husband) who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. 

The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceits in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband and herself. This book is filled with suspense up to the end and won’t let you free until you finish it. It is a really great read, especially if you love thrillers or mystery novels.