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Long Lost (Myron Bolitar #9)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben’s blistering new Myron Bolitar thriller takes Myron—and his millions of fans—where they have never gone before

Myron Bolitar hasn’t heard from Terese Collins since their torrid affair ended ten years ago, so her desperate phone call from Paris catches him completely off guard. In a shattering admission, Terese reveals the tr
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Hardcover, First Edition, 374 pages
Published March 31st 2009 by Dutton Adult (first published 2009)
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Phrynne
May 16, 2016 Phrynne rated it it was amazing
Another very enjoyable entry in this excellent series. Myron only ever has trouble from his women and in this book he seems to lose every which way! I particularly enjoyed Win in this one with his funny lines, his skewed view of relationships and his unfailing efforts to keep Myron alive. I raced through this book in record time and loved every minute of it. A great achievement on the part of the author considering this is Mr. Bolitar's ninth outing.
Richard
Aug 31, 2015 Richard rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, crime
4.5/10

This was a steaming pile of shit. It could quite easily have gone on the DNF shelf but for two reasons. 1) it was a short book and little chapters make for a quick read. 2) I don't like to stop reading books especially in a series so close to the end. Maybe it's stupidity of "glass is half full" outlook but I don't want to stop reading something on the off chance it becomes amazing at the end. However, this wasn't the case here.

The thing that I've realised with this series is that the enjo
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Julie
Sep 26, 2016 Julie rated it it was ok
Long Lost is a 2009 Dutton publication.

This ninth installment in the Myron Bolitar series stumbled out of the gate, and never fully gained a proper foothold for me.

Within the thriller genre, one must allow a great deal of leeway when it comes to plausibility, because sincerely, in real life most of these scenarios wouldn’t really fly, but they often come close enough to reality to give us pause or cause a little niggle of worry. But, this time out, everything here felt forced and the plot was j
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Annie
May 08, 2009 Annie rated it it was ok
I liked Myron Bolitar better when he was in just paperback. Ever since these hard back Bolitars, he's weaker. I don't know if Harlan Coben things sissyness comes with age but after his return to his Myron Bolitar character, he's made Myron a total wimp--always crying and saying cheesy things and the way he has Myron describe his feelings towards whoever his current love interest is at the time, it's like Michael Bolton is singing it. I'm not digging the Hardback Myron. I want Paperback Myron bac ...more
Melissa
Apr 01, 2009 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
Myron and I go way back. I first discovered the series around the third or fourth book so that's at least ten years ago. And boy, was I hooked! Coben really ruined Myron when he "gave" Myron a son. Myron is not the kind of person who can be a father without being a daddy. Maybe that's why he took several years away from Myron and focused on standalones (never as good as Myron). So, the last one (Promise Me) was good but I think Coben didn't quite know how to deal with son, parents, and an aging ...more
Silvanna
Jan 19, 2016 Silvanna rated it it was ok
What to say about this disappointing book.... compared to its Scandinavian counterparts Long Lost is about as tense and taut as an old bag of jello.
The characters are one dimensional. The plot is fantastical and ends predictably. The pacing is poor. And what's become of Myron Bolivar? When did he become this smart ass, high school jock with the emotional range of a wet fish? That said, I liked Win. Win rocks!
Joe
Oct 10, 2010 Joe rated it did not like it
One theme of the book is that sometimes it is necessary to torture people to get access to their secrets. It is odious, but it saves lives, so isn't it morally acceptable to do so?

I viscerally hate this kind of thinking, even in fiction, and must speak against it.

When people are tortured, they are tortured until they say what they say what their captors want to hear. If they don't know details of a terrorist plot, the torture will continue until they cough something up, true or not. This alone
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Frozenwaffle
Mar 23, 2014 Frozenwaffle rated it did not like it
Such awful writing! Every dialog, every encounter, every event to drive the plot forward sounds forced. The plot itself... Poor.
Why have deductive or investigation skills when you have a best friend (a bad-ass killing machine and filthy rich) whose life is solely dedicated to your hopes, feelings and problems?

Police is chasing you? Here comes Win in his private jet with falsified documents to get you out of the country.

A group of meanies is threatening to shoot you? Here comes Win with a sni
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Brian Toohey
Sep 08, 2010 Brian Toohey rated it liked it
Coben's really lost his thread on Myron Bolitar. The guy used to be a snarky sports agent, and the books were somewhat light and breezy and fun. Remember the days when each book featured a case set around a different professional sport? And the violence in the books, when it happened, was somewhat personal. It didn't need to be extreme because it was real, and real for the characters, and that gave it all the weight it needed.

Now Coben's become more interested in writing standalone thrillers, so
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Versha
Mar 19, 2015 Versha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
This was my first Harlan Coben and I am definitely going to read lots by him in the future. This book got me hooked from the beginning till the very end. It was fast paced and entertaining. Loved Myron Bolitar he was fun to be with. He was aggressive, witty, emotional and everything!! Didn't know this book was part of a series when i picked it up from my library, now that i know i am definitely going to continue with it as i am eager to know more about Myron and his history.
Tempo de Ler
May 31, 2014 Tempo de Ler rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Não sei qual é exatamente o meu problema com Harlan Coben, um autor de renome que parece agradar bastante à generalidade dos leitores. Daí que parto do princípio que o 'problema' seja meu porque não consigo (!) ultrapassar diversos pormenores/irregularidades/incoerências embutidas na escrita do autor. Estas vão acumulando e acabam por me provocar uma irritação crescente em relação ao livro ao ponto de a leitura se tornar bastante desagradável.

A investigação por detrás do enredo, que o fundament
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Jeffrey
Apr 21, 2009 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cobin fans of the Bolitar series
That was easy.

The latest Myron Bolitar mystery/thriller is a fast easy read. Bolitar, is a sports agent, but sometimes gets involved in solving mysteries. Several years before he had a relationship with Teresa Collins, a beautiful news anchor who fell off the grid. He receives a call from her to come to Paris and when he meets up with her gets involved in a mystery concerning her ex husband's death and seemingly sees a blond teenager who may or may not be Collins's daughter. The same daughter wh
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Simeon
Dec 22, 2010 Simeon rated it liked it
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Leslie
Jun 14, 2009 Leslie rated it liked it
I love Harlan..Myron and Win but this adventure was waaaaaay too out there for my taste. I liked the old Myron that was witty while he was looking for who hit who over the head at the country club. Good writing..just too far fetched for me. Harlan..bring back the old Myron.
Cherie
Oct 30, 2014 Cherie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Cherie by: Teresa Stenek
Another series to add to my list! Hi Myron Bolitar and Win and Esperanza.
Bria
Feb 08, 2017 Bria rated it did not like it
So far this is the weakest Myron novel. Its weak in plot and Myron has lost any sort of uniqueness to his character. He seems to be lost in a mid-life crisis that has started to escalate from the last novel and only makes him more pathetic.

What bothers me the most is that by Coben's math Myron is actually pretty old in this novel. (Duke+Celtics+Law school + FBI time + 12 years as a sports representative + added years from last book... this guy is over 50). He is a little too old for how wimpy a
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Jan
Nov 06, 2016 Jan rated it it was ok
I've been doing something with the Myron Bolitar series that I've never done with any other. I'm talking about series that have 15+ books in them or even 20 or more. Every one of those series I've read in order. And there's a lot of them. Probably at least 20 of them. But not this one. Years ago, I can't remember when because it was not any time in the recent past, I read Deal Breaker, the first Myron Bolitar. I must not have felt any urgent need to read any more of the series, because I didn't ...more
LJ
LONG LOST (Unl. Inv-Myron Bolitar-New Jersey/Paris-Cont) – G+
Coben, Harlan – 9th in series
Dutton, 2009, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780525951056

First Sentence: “YOU don’t know her secret,” Win said to me.

When talent/sports agent Myron Bolitar’s girlfriend, Ali, breaks it off, there is no reason not to respond to a call from his former lover, Terese Collins, and fly to Paris. Terese had married, had a daughter who died in a car accident, and divorced.

Myron is stopped, but released, by French Homeland
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Roberta
Apr 15, 2014 Roberta rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book recently, forgetting that I'd already read it once before a few years ago. I began reading it & by the time I was finished I was glad I'd made that error.

Myron Bolitar receives a call from his old girl friend, Terese, who now lives in Paris, telling him it's urgent that he go there immediately to meet with her. Shortly after he arrives, Terese's ex-husband is murdered. Terese tells him that just before her ex-husband was killed he'd called her saying that a life-changin
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John
LONG LOST is a mixed bag. It has a great plot, but suffers from some of the most horribly lame jokey dialog I've ever read. What was Coben thinking? If this is what passes for "witty banter" these days, the future of pop-lit is doomed. Other than that, the book is OK. Great action, an improbable plot, and supporting characters who are either completely stereotypical or feel like they belong in a cartoon. Like most modern thrillers, LONG LOST moves at a breathless pace. It feels a lot like one of ...more
Marleen
Jun 07, 2009 Marleen rated it it was ok
This was certainly not my favorite Myron Bolitar book. I just couldn't get into this entire plot. This tale was pretty far-fetched and unoriginal.
In this 9th book, Myron flies to Paris to help out Therese, (the Big TV-news show anchor woman) whom he had last had seen 8 years ago and had disappeared since then. From there the story spins into terrorist gangs and, badly enough, too much violence and dead bodies. For the record, I liked the French detective, Berléant, that character brought at lea
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Lisa
Jun 05, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mendy-Sue, Linda, Denny, and Shae
I have never read this author before...WOW! This book had me from the first page!
Do you ever picture "Hollywood Stars" as the characters while you are reading a book? Since I don't ever want to divulge information about a book...I will just tell you this...

Myron = I would cast as Ben Affleck
Win = (whom I TOTALLY see as SO SEXY) Ryan Gossling
Terese = Charlez Theron (spelling ??)
Berealand = Ray Liotta (maybe...with corny glasses??)
Esperanza = Queen Latifa

Ok...good cast? This book was truly entert
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Darcia Helle
I have long been a big fan of Harlan Coben, with both his stand-alone novels and his Myron Bolitar series. While still an enjoyable read, Long Lost is far from Coben's best work. Some things were lacking for me, such as the usual banter between Myron and his best friend Win. The plot was a little over the top and at times stretched my ability to believe. In an attempt to create mystery and suspense, the story often lingered in a foggy mist that was more irritating than interesting.

That being sa
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Susan Grace
Sep 05, 2016 Susan Grace rated it it was amazing
I read it in one day! Luckily I had the time for it! Hooked me in right from the start! I only have one more book in this series to go and I am resisting reading it because I don't want this series to end!
Charly
Oct 19, 2016 Charly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone.
First visit to Coben. Fairly decent story line with many twists. Entertaining suspence piece with a style that has a sort of story teller humor to it at times.

Worth the time.
Hilde
Sep 15, 2016 Hilde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Het boek neemt je direct mee en het laat je niet meer los tot de laatste pagina.
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Joe Stamber
Feb 10, 2017 Joe Stamber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paper-read, read-2017
Those familiar with Harlan Coben's series of novels featuring Myron Bolitar will know the drill by now. Myron is cruising along happily when something interferes with his steady life, usually related to an event in his past. He gets involved in somebody else's business, experiences lots of twists and turns, is repeatedly saved from harm by the all-seeing, all-knowing, invincible Win, and usually finds time for a bit of romance. There are wisecracks-a-plenty, lots of excitement, a bit of philosop ...more
Mark Fallon
Jan 22, 2017 Mark Fallon rated it liked it
Shelves: brain-candy
Started reading without knowing the book was one in a series starring the main character - Myron Bolitar. For the most part, the book can stand on its own, without the previous books, as "almost" enough background is given so the plot makes sense.

On the plot, Coben does an great job leading the reader down different paths.
Connie
Jan 30, 2017 Connie rated it really liked it
Really good. Scary in today's world.
Linda Alexander
Apr 21, 2013 Linda Alexander rated it it was amazing
Myron Bolitar and Terese Collins had a torrid affair on an island ten years previously, but he has neither seen nor heard from her since. He's become involved in a relationship with Ali Wilder, a widow with two children--one being ten year old Jack, whom is in fifth grade and is on the basketball team. Myron attends his games and ends up in a row with the coach from the other team and his buddies because of their ill treatment toward Jack during the game. Between he and Win, they badly injure tw ...more
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