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Long Lost (Myron Bolitar #9)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  18,458 Ratings  ·  1,448 Reviews
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 tragic story behind her disappearance – her struggles to get pregnant, the greatest moment of her life when her baby was born...and the fatal accident that robbed ...more
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Published March 31st 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2009)
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May 17, 2016 Phrynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Oct 17, 2015 Richard rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, crime

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
May 08, 2009 Annie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jan 19, 2016 Silvanna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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!
Apr 03, 2009 Melissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 10, 2010 Joe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 29, 2014 Frozenwaffle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Brian Toohey
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
Tempo de Ler
Oct 27, 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
May 03, 2010 Jeffrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Jun 14, 2009 Leslie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 08, 2015 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cherie by: Teresa Stenek
Another series to add to my list! Hi Myron Bolitar and Win and Esperanza.
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
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
Jun 07, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Mar 26, 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.
Susan Grace
Sep 06, 2016 Susan Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
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
Eddie Slain
Oct 05, 2015 Eddie Slain rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The protagonist in Long Lost, Myron Bolitar, breaks through the fourth wall by talking directly to the reader about themselves, and continues in this irritating, false-self-deprecating vein throughout the rest of the novel. If Myron's voice was meant to be self-deprecating, it misses the mark. If it was meant to be funny, it misses the mark. If it was meant to be guessed misses the mark. At best, it is jarring, irritating, and dislocationary (throwing the reader out of th ...more
Hoàng Nguyễn
Apr 07, 2016 Hoàng Nguyễn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Win rất giỏi trong việc giữ cho giọng điệu mình trở nên vô cảm, nhưng có lẽ đây là lần thứ hai trong những năm quen biết nhau, tôi nghe thấy giọng nói cậu ta mất đi vẻ điềm tĩnh thường ngày. "Mười sáu ngày vừa qua tớ cảm thấy khó khăn lắm."

"Tớ biết mà."

"Tớ cày khắp mặt đất lên để tìm kiếm cậu."

Tôi không nói gì.

"Tớ làm những chuyện cậu sẽ không bao giờ tha thứ."

Tôi chờ đợi.

"Nhưng tớ vẫn không thấy cậu đâu."

Tôi hiểu những gì cậu ấy đang nói. Win có nguồn lực khổng lồ, nhiều hơn bất kì ai t

Para empezar quiero decir que no soy un gran lector de novelas negras, pero esta en particular me llamo la atencion. La trama da mil giros inesperados y muy atrapantes, pero de a ratos se tornaba un libro lento de leer. El autor quiso crear personajes muy diferentes entre ellos y la diferencia era tan marcada que lo hacia poco creíble. En cuanto al final puedo decir que estuvo bastante flojo y no concuerda para nada con la forma en la que esta narrada el resto de la historia. A grandes rasgo
J. Fielder
Feb 01, 2014 J. Fielder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thrillers come in many shapes and sizes, all of which land somewhere on the scale between plausible and readable. I've read thrillers that are plausible, but completely unreadable, and thrillers that are incredibly readable but utterly implausible. Long Lost (part of the Myron Bolitar series) falls squarely in the readable but implausible spectrum. That's not a bad thing. If you're familiar with Harlan Coben's work, you know what a great storyteller he is, and you know how readable his books are ...more
Sep 15, 2016 Hilde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-voor-eveline
Het boek neemt je direct mee en het laat je niet meer los tot de laatste pagina.
4,5 sterren
Apr 15, 2014 Roberta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Catherine  Mustread
#9 in the Myron Bolitar series seemed a bit unbelievable (suspended belief not always necessary in this series) but also more current and up to date with Arab terrorists added to the mix of a possible not-dead daughter of Myron's one time lover, Teresa. Also seemed strange that a brother and sister to Myron, never previously mentioned that I can remember, are suddenly part of a conversation but no details except the brother is in South America. Perhaps this is a clue what #10 Live Wire, might be ...more
Paul Pessolano
Feb 08, 2011 Paul Pessolano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes it is very difficult to put into words how good a book really is, "Long Lost" is such a book.

Those of you who red Harlan Coben know how good a mystey writer he is, and he has gone to another level with this book.

"Long Lost" brings back one of my favorite characters, Myron Bolitar. Myron receives a call from Teresa Collins, whom he had an affair with over 10 years ago. Teresa wants him to come to Paris and assist her.

Teresa turns he life, and Myrons, upside down when she explains what h
May 31, 2012 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harlan Coben- Long Lost 3.75 Stars

When Myron Bolitar receives a strange phone call from a long lost fling asking him to go to Paris, he is reluctant to go considering his current relationship. When he finally does decide to go he finds himself thrown into the midst of something far scarier than he could have ever imagined. Even Win may not be able to help him. This cloak and dagger mystery will lead him to new places as he tries to help Terese find her daughter whom she though to be dead.

The bo
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