Harlan Coben

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Harlan Coben

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January 04, 1962

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With over 50 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last six consecutive novels, SIX YEARS, STAY CLOSE, LIVE WIRE, CAUGHT, LONG LOST and HOLD TIGHT all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His first Young Adult novel SHELTER was just released in paperback, and the second in the Mickey Bolitar series, SECONDS AWAY, was released on September 18th. His books are published in 41 languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries.

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first author to win all three – international bestselling author Harlan Coben’s critically-acclaimed novels have been called “ingenious” (New York Times), “poignant...more


Average rating: 3.96 · 436,058 ratings · 30,072 reviews · 77 distinct works · Similar authors
Tell No One
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 54,533 ratings — published 2000 — 88 editions
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The Woods
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 34,188 ratings — published 2007 — 82 editions
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Caught
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 25,978 ratings — published 2010 — 62 editions
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Hold Tight
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 24,185 ratings — published 2008 — 72 editions
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Stay Close
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 23,901 ratings — published 2012 — 61 editions
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Gone for Good
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 22,155 ratings — published 2002 — 64 editions
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Live Wire (Myron Bolitar, #10)
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 21,987 ratings — published 2011 — 57 editions
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Six Years
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 30,325 ratings — published 2013 — 49 editions
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Deal Breaker (Myron Bolitar...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 18,952 ratings — published 1995 — 52 editions
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Just One Look
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 17,734 ratings — published 2001 — 73 editions
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March 2013, Harlan Coben
"A professor endangers life and limb as he doggedly searches for his vanished lover in Six Years, the latest stand-alone thriller from the best-selling master of suspense." ...More

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“..."better to have loved and lost" bullshit. Don't show me paradise and then burn it down.”
Harlan Coben

“Years fly by, but the heart stays in the same place.”
Harlan Coben, Promise Me

“Myron reached for the phone and dialed Win's number. After the eighth ring he began to hang up when a weak, distant voice coughed. "Hello?"
Win?"
Yeah."
You okay?"
Hello?"
Win?"
Yeah."
What took you so long to answer the phone?"
Hello?"
Win?"
Who is this?"
Myron."
Myron Bolitar?"
How many other Myrons do you know?"
Myron Bolitar?"
No, Myron Rockefeller."
Something's wrong," Win said.
What?"
Terribly wrong."
What are you talking about?"
Some asshole is calling me at seven in the morning pretending to be my best friend."
Sorry, I forgot the time.”
Harlan Coben, Deal Breaker

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Please help us vote for the November Anything Goes Book of the Month. We had so many nominations in the first poll we decided to use it to narrow down the choices. It is our hope this will help us choose the book the majority of our members wish to read. Also, please take into account Goodreads actually made up a book club specifically for discussing the Casual Vacancy. If that tempts you and you think you'll read it before November in that group, then please don't vote for it in this poll.

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Synopsis:
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
 
  31 votes 37.3%

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

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In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, slave and goddess.

We follow Sayuri from her childhood in an impoverished fishing village, where in 1929, she is sold to a representative of a geisha house, who is drawn by the child's unusual blue-grey eyes. From there she is taken to Gion, the pleasure district of Kyoto. She is nine years old. In the years that follow, as she works to pay back the price of her purchase, Sayuri will be schooled in music and dance, learn to apply the geisha's elaborate makeup, wear elaborate kimono, and care for a coiffure so fragile that it requires a special pillow. She will also acquire a magnanimous tutor and a venomous rival. Surviving the intrigues of her trade and the upheavals of war, the resourceful Sayuri is a romantic heroine on the order of Jane Eyre and Scarlett O'Hara. And Memoirs of a Geisha is a triumphant work - suspenseful, and utterly persuasive.
 
  22 votes 26.5%

Mistress of Rome (Rome, #1) by Kate Quinn
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn

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Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress's rival for the love of Arius the Barbarian, Rome's newest and most savage gladiator. His love brings Thea the first happiness of her life-that is quickly ended when a jealous Lepida tears them apart.

As Lepida goes on to wreak havoc in the life of a new husband and his family, Thea remakes herself as a polished singer for Rome's aristocrats. Unwittingly, she attracts another admirer in the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But Domitian's games have a darker side, and Thea finds herself fighting for both soul and sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of the brilliant and paranoid Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor's mistress.
 
  16 votes 19.3%

Tell No One by Harlan Coben
Tell No One by Harlan Coben

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For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.

Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible -- that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive.

Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope.

But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret -- and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.
 
  14 votes 16.9%

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