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Coben, Harlan

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Harlan Coben is the award-winning author of the sports agent Myron Bolitar mysteries, as well as other bestselling thrillers.

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John Shevil - 02:45pm Jun 21, 1999 PST(#5 of 14)

I just finished reading an advance copy of Muscle Memory and all I can say is WOW!!! I like Coben's other works. But I think this one takes the cake. He pulls you into the story so well and just leaves you hungry for more. And Myron Bolitar just cracks me up! He definitely scored a touchdown with this one.

Win Horne - 11:48am Oct 20, 1999 PST(#6 of 14)

I got an advance look at Coben's newest, which will be out next June, called DARKEST FEAR, and its his best book by far. I can't believe the leaps he's taken. Harlan Coben is the best!

Paperback Rioter - 01:17am Oct 26, 1999 PST(#7 of 14)

Coben's not bad, tho heavily in thrall to Parker. I do dislike the toff stone-killer character. Horne lacks depth and doesn't engender the same intrigue as, say, Hawk. He's just a Croesus-rich ruling class murderer.

Paperback Rioter - 03:19am Oct 31, 1999 PST(#8 of 14)

Ps Did anyone else find a wee bit weird that Myron was still living with his - profoundly irritating - parents well into his 30s. C'mon, it wasn't as though the guy was financially challenged, was it?

Joy Larimer - 12:25pm Mar 16, 2000 PST(#9 of 14)

I love the books. The are simpally fantastic! I hope every one gets to read them.

Critical Mick - 04:54am Nov 1, 2005 PST(#10 of 14)
Unruly Reviewer.

Last year, Tell No One's absence of hardboiled clichés put it on the Critical Mick Best 2004 shortlist. I found Coben refreshingly original in his approach to the thriller. Example: one of the big baddies didn't even get killed in the end. That's a change.

No Second Chance follows straight up that Tell No One alley. Directly, dotted-white-line straight up the middle. Both novels have a thirty-something doctor as their main character. Both open with this character suffering horrific injuries in the seemingly-random attack which takes the life of his spouse. Much later, it comes to light that this horrific event was no accident. The doc becomes an unlikely detective, dodging the cops while delving into a world of callous yet colourful psychopaths, missing millions, high action and unusual allies.

Both stories reunite the doc with a long-lost love. And share the settings of New York/New Jersey. And have a similar approach, mixing first and third person. The pace is the same. And... hmm. I won’t give any more plot twists or details away, because No Second Chance deserves a read of your own. Preferably if you’ve never read Tell No One.

I say: if you have read Tell No One, avoid déjà vu and spend your dough on something that is completely fresh and different.

Bon Bon - 02:21pm Jun 4, 2007 PST(#11 of 14)

In one of the Myron Bolitar books it briefly mentions Myron's brother 'Brad'. I have never read any other reference to 'Brad' or Myron not being an only child. Can someone explain this to me? HELP PLEASE BB

Hazel Powell - 01:59am Jan 12, 2008 PST(#12 of 14)

I've just read my way through the Myron Bolitar books and thoroughly enjoyed them. However like another person who posted a few months ago, I was astonished to see that Myron had a brother, Brad. He is mentioned twice in Final Detail but not in any other books in the series, unless I've missed something important. I can't believe that Harlan Coben just stuck him in once and then never mentioned him again, since Myron's relationship with his family is very important to him as a person and to his values. It really jarred. Any ideas on this?

Fran Hinkel - 04:43am Feb 6, 2008 PST(#13 of 14)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Don't know about the brother, but there is a new title coming out April 15, Hold Tight.

Fran Hinkel - 05:18am Apr 11, 2008 PST(#14 of 14)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

#1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller Hold Tight. How much do parents really want to know about their kids?

Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their sixteen-year-old son Adam has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate Spencer Hill—the latest in a string of issues at school—they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, Betsy Hill 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 Baye standing just outside the camera's range; but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community. For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possibleto know too much?

Available April 15.

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