Search Results: "Harlan Coben"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVE WIRE by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2011

"Despite the promise of dark family secrets, this is the most conventional of Myron's recent cases (Long Lost, 2009, etc.), heavy with cheesy cliffhangers and eye-popping coincidences. Fans will be rewarded by the nonstop plot twists Coben must have patented."
A client's case of online harassment brings the chickens home to roost for agent Myron Bolitar and his whole family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LONG LOST by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

"Somebody should tell the guy he doesn't need all the putdowns to shine like a star."
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >