Search Results: "Harlan Coben"


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HOME by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Coben, who normally has few rivals at keeping the pot boiling (Fool Me Once, 2016, etc.), this time settles for a simmer until unleashing his trademark twists late in the proceedings. This one is for fans with even more patience than the parents of those kidnapped boys."
Ten years after a pair of 6-year-olds vanish from a suburban New Jersey home, one of them is spotted in London. But what about the other? Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2015

"Coben can always be relied on to generate thrills from the simplest premises, but his finest tales maintain a core of logic throughout the twists. This 100-proof nightmare ranks among his most potent."
Another one of Coben's got-it-all New Jersey dads finds out that his wonderful wife has been hiding a whopper of a secret from him—a secret whose trail leads to even more monstrous revelations. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE WOODS by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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SECONDS AWAY by Harlan Coben
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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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 >

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PROMISE ME by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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JUST ONE LOOK by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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

"It'll be a pleasure waiting for the next installment to find out."
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 >

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FOUND by Harlan Coben
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"Packed with plot and studded with cliffhangers, Coben's third Mickey Bolitar thriller grabs readers in the opening chapter and never lets go. (Mystery. 11-16)"
Young Mickey Bolitar searches for his missing father, confronts the online infatuation of his best friend and tries to find the truth surrounding a basketball drug scandal. Read full book review >

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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 >