Books by Harlan Coben

Winner of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award, Harlan Coben is the author of twelve previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Innocent, Just One Look, No Second Chance, Gone for Good, and Tell No One, as well as th


MISSING YOU by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"The setup is irresistible, the twists generously piled on and the climax suitably pulse-pounding, even though best-selling Coben (Six Years, 2013, etc.) is hard-pressed to tie all those complications together or produce a payoff that rises to their deliciously suspenseful levels."
Eighteen years after her fiance dumped her, a New York City police detective runs into him again online, with results that make her head spin and leave several people dead. Read full book review >
SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben
Released: March 19, 2013

"Like Jeffery Deaver, veteran Coben (Stay Close, 2012, etc.) is a magician who's a lot more fun to watch when you don't know how he's fooling you."
Six years after the summer girlfriend he's convinced is the love of his life throws him over to marry someone else, a shocking series of revelations draws a Massachusetts professor back to her. Read full book review >
SECONDS AWAY by Harlan Coben
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"An involving thriller that moves like lightning. (Mystery. 11-16)"
High school sleuth Mickey Bolitar continues to find trouble...or maybe it finds him (Shelter, 2011). Read full book review >
STAY CLOSE by Harlan Coben
THRILLERS
Released: March 20, 2012

"A proficient but routine thriller in which you can tell for miles in advance who's disposable and who's slated for survival, marked by the virtual absence of the baroque plot twists fans of Coben (Live Wire, 2011, etc.) expect as their due."
The past comes knocking for a former stripper who thought she'd said goodbye to all that in an altogether less-successful distaff reworking of The Innocent (2005). Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011 by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

Ranging from homespun to lush and tropical, this year's crop of 20 stories offers a variety of tastes and textures.

But exotic doesn't always mean compelling. Read full book review >

SHELTER by Harlan Coben
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A not-bad-at-all entry into the teen market for this adult author. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Being the new kid at his high school is the least of Mickey Bolitar's worries; how about a missing girlfriend and dad's possible rising from the dead? Read full book review >
LIVE WIRE by Harlan Coben
THRILLERS
Released: March 22, 2011

A client's case of online harassment brings the chickens home to roost for agent Myron Bolitar and his whole family.

Retired tennis star Suzze T (née Trevantino) is so happy about her pregnancy that she can't understand why one of her virtual friends would post "NOT HIS" on her Facebook page. Read full book review >

LONG LOST by Harlan Coben
THRILLERS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fans are strongly advised to leave plenty of time to plow through the case at one sitting, as any delay would be fatal to the suspension of disbelief it demands. On the other hand, those few hours will leave the easy chair smoking."
Agent Myron Bolitar returns in a case as twisty and ambitious as Coben's highly successful stand-alones (Hold Tight, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
HOLD TIGHT by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2008

"There are surprises aplenty, but this time the ambitious scope—the anatomy of suburban vice—works against suspense; there are just too many cutaways to other embattled characters you want to root for but can't remember why."
How much do you trust your children, and what would you do if your efforts to keep tabs on them pushed them even further away? Read full book review >
THE WOODS by Harlan Coben
THRILLERS
Released: April 17, 2007

"All the surprises you'd expect from Coben, but a lot fewer thrills."
Twenty years after his teenaged sister and three of her friends were murdered at their summer camp, a New Jersey prosecutor learns that one of the victims—and maybe more than one—may have walked away. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2006

"The one spectacular shocker: Coben's own contribution, the one reprint here, in which a distraught wife can't convince anyone that the man calling herself her husband is an imposter."
Despite reams of statistical evidence, marriage doesn't prolong men's lives—or women's either, according to 18 mostly new stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America. Read full book review >
PROMISE ME by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 25, 2006

"As usual, Coben piles on the plot twists, false leads, violent set pieces and climactic surprises with the unfocused intensity that have made his thrillers (The Innocent, 2005, etc.) such a hot ticket."
After six years of spinning jaw-dropping stand-alone thrillers, Coben brings back his sports agent—make that everything agent—Myron Bolitar (Darkest Fear, 2000, etc.) for an encore. Read full book review >
THE INNOCENT by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2005

"The gaping improbabilities won't bother fans of rose-tinted nightmares a bit as they gasp their way through Matt's free-fall, scared and happy as kids on a roller-coaster."
An ex-con's carefully constructed new life in the New Jersey suburbs comes crashing down with a single call from his wife's new camera phone. Read full book review >
JUST ONE LOOK by Harlan Coben
THRILLERS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Tepid terrors along the way to a mildly surprising end."
Suburban thriller from the prolific Coben (No Second Chance, 2002, etc.), about a perfect husband who disappears when a photo from the past shows up in the latest batch from the photomat. Read full book review >
NO SECOND CHANCE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 28, 2003

"Irresistibly overstuffed. Coben has blossomed into the male Mary Higgins Clark."
Once again, Coben (Gone for Good, 2002, etc.) expertly tugs at a suburban citizen's most ordinary fears until he finds a mind-boggling criminal conspiracy at the other end of the line. Read full book review >
GONE FOR GOOD by Harlan Coben
THRILLERS
Released: April 30, 2002

A betwixt-and-between thriller from the talented chronicler of sports agent Myron Bolitar (Darkest Fear, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
TELL NO ONE by Harlan Coben
THRILLERS
Released: June 12, 2001

"A gloriously exciting yarn whose spell will end the moment you turn the last page."
What's worse than learning that your wife's been abducted and murdered by a madman? Learning that she hasn't—in this taut, twisty dose of suspenseful hokum from the gifted chronicler of sleuthing sports-agent Myron Bolitar (Darkest Fear, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
DARKEST FEAR by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

Years after a mauled knee ended his basketball career in his first preseason game, sports agent Myron Bolitar is still taking body blows. Read full book review >

THE FINAL DETAIL by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 11, 1999

Sports agent Myron Bolitar is free, white, and well over 21, so there's no reason he shouldn't drop everything at a moment's notice to go on a Caribbean idyll with CNN anchor Terese Collins. Read full book review >

ONE FALSE MOVE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 11, 1998

Fast-talking sports agent Myron Bolitar won't win any awards for baseball (since his Little League brushback) or basketball (thanks to his bum knee), but his paperback detective work has already won him an Anthony, a Shamus, and an Edgar. Read full book review >

MIRACLE CURE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Lurid, formula medical thriller—enhanced by celebrity look-alikes, rich and famous scenery, and shadowy sex."
Manhattan AIDS researchers hold off announcing the discovery of a cure for the disease until they find who is murdering their prize patients—in a medical thriller by the author of Play Dead (1990). Dr. Bruce Grey, who is supposed to be on vacation from his AIDS research clinic, slips back into New York in disguise and checks into a hotel, where he is promptly tortured and pitched from a window. Read full book review >