Search Results: "Harlan Coben"


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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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MIRACLE CURE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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DON'T LET GO by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Sadly, the answers are neither as interesting nor even as surprising as the setup. This may be the first time most of perennially bestselling Coben's readers will beat his hard-used hero to the solution."
A pair of present-day murders bring the past alive for a New Jersey cop still mourning the twin brother he buried 15 years ago. Read full book review >

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FOOL ME ONCE by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Once again, Coben marries his two greatest strengths—masterfully paced plotting that leads to a climactic string of fireworks and the ability to root all the revelations in deeply felt emotions—in a tale guaranteed to fool even the craftiest readers a lot more than once."
Coben (The Stranger, 2015, etc.) hits the bull's eye again with this taut tale of a disgraced combat veteran whose homefront life is turned upside down by an image captured by her nanny cam.Read full book review >

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STAY CLOSE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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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NO SECOND CHANCE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >