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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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GONE FOR GOOD by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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TELL NO ONE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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DARKEST FEAR by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Even so, Myron runs rings around most of the tough-guy competition in the amateur division, like a class clown who's much more than just a funny face."
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 >