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(Myron Bolitar #11)

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Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home in Harlan Coben’s gripping Myron Bolitar thriller.

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation
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Hardcover, 387 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Dutton
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Michelle No. I just finished this book and have not read any of the previous books in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it ... Mr. Coben gives enough of the bac…moreNo. I just finished this book and have not read any of the previous books in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it ... Mr. Coben gives enough of the backstory to figure out who is who.

I will say, however, that this book was so good I am going to go back and read the entire series now.(less)
June Not confusing, but I did read the ending twice. Great ending, actually answered two questions, what happened to Nancy and who Ema's father is. So swee…moreNot confusing, but I did read the ending twice. Great ending, actually answered two questions, what happened to Nancy and who Ema's father is. So sweet(less)

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Chelsea Humphrey
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: from-publisher
Oh my lucky stars, I cannot describe the high I am still riding after finishing this book. My sister and I binge read books #1-10 of the series back in 2011; they were a different read for us as we don’t gravitate toward sports themed books, but I quickly fell in love with the quirky cast of characters, hilarious banter, and action packed mysteries found in each story. It had been so long since I read book #10 (Live Wire) that I had to search out some refreshers online to make sure I was up to s ...more
Mary Beth
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have a book hangover after reading this book last night. I couldn't put it down and was up in the wee hours in the morning finishing it! I have been waiting for this book forever and was so shocked to see that another book in this series came out. It took forever to get my hands on this book.

Myron and Win and the rest of the characters are back and I couldn’t be more thrilled! After waiting for what feels like forever book eleven in the Myron Bolitar series is finally here and it was well wort
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Kaceey
A traveling sister read with Brenda!!

My favorite of the series so far. Actually, upon further reflection, this is my favorite Harlan Coben book, period!

Myron and Win are two of my all-time, most entertaining book characters! Together again, their magic just sparkles! An outstanding book by one of my favorite authors. Ok enough gushing! (For now!)

The plot unfolds when ten years ago, two boys, Rhys and Patrick are kidnapped. Both families are left in shambles. One of the boys just happens to be th
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Larry H
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A crazy good thriller and all the feels, too? Hell, yes!

Ten years ago, childhood best friends Rhys Baldwin and Patrick Moore were kidnapped during a playdate at Rhys' suburban New Jersey home. They were six years old.

The police couldn't figure out what happened. The family's au pair was found tied up, and there was no trace of the boys. After one attempt to collect ransom from the grieving families, nothing was heard again. The media attention died down, leaving the Baldwins and the Moores i
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Mandy
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a "HOME" run! Coben really hit the "ball out of the park" with this one! This book was a total WIN/win. Ok... enough with the cheesy puns... even though they all fit the bill with this novel.

This book was probably the best book I've ever read in my entire life. Seriously, I've read some awesome books.. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter, That Night by Chevy Stevens, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn... but this my friends takes the cake. This book seriously had me hanging on every damn wo
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Carol
Without a doubt.....5 Gigantic Stars!

Finally.......Win and Myron are back together again! Wisecracks are flying and suspense building as an anonymous email prompts the search for two six year old boys.......ten years later.

We begin in London with some BIG bad-ass henchmen and are soon reminded that the filthy rich Windsor Horne Lockwood III can be one wicked and lethal dude despite his aristocratic and effete appearance.

HOME is the kind of mystery read where you think you have it all figured out

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Brenda -Traveling Sister
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Traveling Sisters Read with Kaceey

Home is another fantastic, enjoyable, and excellent read by the master of mystery thrillers and our much loved author Harlan Coben. Oh how we missed you and we have no excuse waiting so long to read this exciting, gripping and heartwarming story. While maybe we do because this one was the perfect time to have read this one and a much needed read from some of the thrillers we have been reading. Kaceey and I read this one at lightening speed with only work standin
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Diane S ☔
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Long time fans of this series will join me in saying I am very glad that Win is back. Just love this character, but definitively would not want to live in his head. Interesting case in this one, two six year old boys, kidnapped ten years previously, one the son of Win's favorite cousin. He receives an anonymous email claiming to know the whereabouts of one of the boys. But for me it is the characters that make this series. Although these are mysteries they contain a great deal of humor, the writ ...more
Julie
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Home by Harlan Coben is a 2016 Dutton publication.

Get ready for one of my rare gushing reviews!

Wow! Just… Wow! This may be the best Myron Bolitar mystery ever.

A year has passed since Myron has seen Win. So, when out of the blue, Win phones from London asking for help, Myron drops everything to help his old friend.

This should be your first clue that things are slightly different now, because, when has Win ever asked for help? Never. But, this situation is personal.

Ten years ago, Win’s nephew
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Susanne  Strong
Win, or Windsor Horne Lockwood, III, has always known exactly where home was. He just hasn't been there in a while. Home is where his best friend Myron Bolitar is. Myron is Win's true north. Always has been. Always will be.

In Home, by Harlan Coben, Win needs Myron's help, not the other way around. While in London, Win sees a boy, one who looks like one of two young boys who went missing 10 years prior (Patrick Moore). The other young boy (Rhys Baldwin, Win's nephew) is nowhere to be found. In t
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Brenda
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's been five years since the last Myron Bolitar book, and I hadn't realized how much I missed the characters. But they are back with a bang!

Win has always been a bit of a mystery, so I love that he's sharing the spotlight with Myron in this book. Family and friendships are as strong as ever. Esperanza and Big Cyndi are here, as is nephew Mickey. The humor and witty repartee are here. I was pulled in right from the first chapter because Harlan Coben has an easy-to-read style of storytelling.

Que
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Brenda
The shock Myron Bolitar felt when he received the telephone call from his best friend, Win who had been out of contact for the past twelve months, was great. His words “I need your help” sent Myron to London immediately on a journey that was both exhilarating and traumatising.

Two six year old boys had been kidnapped ten years prior – best friends, Patrick and Rhys had been on a play date when everything went wrong. For the ensuing years nothing had been heard, the parents of the two boys had no
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Phrynne
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved every minute of this! Clever, clever Mr Coben to choose to give whole chapters over to Win's POV. It was fascinating to see the world from his unusual perspective and to understand a little more of why he does what he does. Only a little though. Win is still essentially a closed book, but we did learn a big secret about him on the very last page!
Myron is also in top form especially in his romantic life, and of course the jokes and banter keep on coming! I also enjoyed Mickey and Ema and
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Miriam Smith
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rachel
I ADORE international best selling author Harlan Coben's 'Myron Bolitar' series and having read quite a few of them - sadly not necessarily in the correct order - this one "Home" is by far my favourite!
Due to a lot of the story being located in London, this made it all the more entertaining for me. I also liked the fact that Mickey - Myron's nephew who I have just read about in the YA series he features in - was also in the story with his crime solving friends Ema and Spoon. All the characters
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

I absolutely loved this book! I feel like I have been waiting for this book forever. Maybe not waiting for it...hoping for it because I didn't know if we would see any more books in the Myron Bolitar series. I have been a huge Harlan Coben fan for years and I adore everything about this series. While I was excited to sit down and read this book, I was also a bit nervous about it. Would it have the same magic as the earlier books? Would the ch
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Barbara
Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

In this 11th book in the series, Myron Bolitar and Windsor Horne Lockwood III (Win) are back on the job - determined to rescue two missing boys.

For those not familiar with the Myron Bolitar books:
Myron was a college basketball star who was injured before his first NBA game. So Myron went to law school and became a sports rep and unofficial private detective. Myron is a great guy who loves his parents, treats his girlfriends well, and feels compelled to help people.

Win is a rich, hand
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Liz
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it

Two six year old boys are taken during a playdate. Ten years later, one is spotted prostituting himself on a street in London. And so it begins…

The book starts off with the narrator talking directly to us, the readers. The narrator is Win, one of Coben’s long time characters. The other is Myron. The book switches between Myron and Win. Myron’s sections are told from an omniscient point of view. The alternating change in perspective was initially a little disconcerting to me, but then it grew on
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Jonetta
It was absolute pure bliss being back in Myron Bolitar's world! Thank you Harlan Coben for delivering on your promise to give us another story in the series.

I'm not going to spoil the experience for other readers so suffice it to say that we're immediately brought up to date on what's happened since we last saw most of the characters. I will share, however, that one of the best surprises is being given Win Lockwood's point of view throughout the book. That was just delicious.

The situation Myro
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Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books
It isn’t the best move to start reading a book that is the eleventh in a highly established series. Thankfully, Home was such an exhilarating thriller, it didn’t matter that I hadn’t read any previous books in this series, or anything prior by master thriller storyteller, Harlan Coben.

Home starts with a hooking premise that reeled me into the story immediately. Ten years after two school boys go missing from their suburban home in the United States, one is sighted in London. Following a covert i
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Bianca
Myron Bolitar and Win, we meet again.

I only "read" this because it was available for instant download.

I was delighted to discover it was another book in the Myron Bolitar series.
Our hero is one of the most charismatic male characters around. If anything, he's too good to be true, but since we all need some escapism now and again, why not do it alongside Myron.

It probably won't come as a surprise that my favourite things about this novel were the banter, sarcasm and humour.

The plot had a few e
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Jim
This is shown as #11 in the Myron Bolitar series. I have read several of Harlan Coben's books and have enjoyed them but this is the first Myron Bolitar book I have read. It won't be the last. Gotta love finding a new series to read. Having said that I don't think it is necessary to have read previous books in the series. There were some references to past events and these may be explained in previous books in the series but I don't think I got lost or missed something because I didn't read an ea ...more
Cindy Burnett
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-to-read

5+

I was so happy to see that Harlan Coben had written another Myron Bolitar book. I have been a HUGE fan of Coben’s from the beginning and have read every Myron Bolitar as it was published. I think Harlan Coben is at his finest when writing the Bolitar series; the stand alones have been more mixed for me. I disliked the ending for The Stranger so much that for the first time ever I skipped one of his books, Fool Me Once. All of that being said, the return to Myron is wonderful. Home is absolutel
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jv poore
Mr. Coben hits it home with the most recent Myron Bolitar book. Absolutely everything I love about Myron, Win & their motley crew, with a twist in the telling and (because I read the YA trilogy featuring Mickey Bolitar) a sneaky, stunning reveal. ...more
Amy
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.com

The gang is back and I couldn’t be more thrilled! After waiting for what feels like forever book eleven in the Myron Bolitar series is finally here and despite the agonizing wait, it was well worth it. When I say the gang is back, I do mean the entire game; Myron, Win, Esperanza, Big Cyndi and even Mickey and crew. This should not be read as a standalone. There is just way too much history and backstory that you would be missing out on. Beside
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Judy Collins
Fans, you are going to love HOME. Coben hits a "Home Run"! Out of the park - What an adventure.

Talented Harlan Coben returns following Fool Me Once (2016) with his much loved Myron Bolitar series with HOME.

From Coben’s first Myron Bolitar thriller, Deal Breaker, in 1995, introducing a hero that would captivate millions.

Over the years fans have watched Myron walk a tight rope between sports agent, friend, problem solver, and private eye, his big heart quick to defend his client's interes
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Kathy
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy books by Harlan Coben. Since I first read Gone for Good and Tell No One, I have read every novel he has published. I will admit to not loving the Myron Bolitar series as much as Coben's other novels, but read all of them too. So I was a anxious to read Home, and after I read it I was anxious to read other reviews on Goodreads. Now that I have done both, I am not sure we all read the same book. The general premise of this book is excellent. Two young boys were kidnapped ten years ago, an ...more
Brenda
Apr 20, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT. I FUCKING KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!


MYRON IS BACK AND MORE IMPORTANT WINDSOR HORNE LOCKWOOD III AKA WIN!!!!!!!!


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Tammy
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Great book and an even better Narrator. I miss driving to work with him. :0)
Sandy
3.5 stars

When I first came across this author’s Myron Bolitar series, I enjoyed the combination of twisty thriller laced with humour. But as the series progressed, it became somewhat repetitious & the continuous pun-fest got old. “Live Wire” (book #10) was a major disappointment & I decided it was time for us to part ways for a while.

After several stand-alones, Myron is back in this much improved outing with a compelling story at its heart. Ten years ago, a pair of boys were abducted & never hea
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Debra
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A decade ago, two boys are kidnapped and their au pair is left tied up in the basement. The parents of both boys, are wealthy and a ransom is demanded, but then the investigation seems to go nowhere. The parents are left with questions and memories of their young boys.

Then one day, Myron Bolitar believes he has seen one of the boys in London. He calls in his friend Win to help him find the teenager he has seen. If this boy is in fact one of the missing teenagers, where have the boys been since t
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With over 60 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last seven consecutive novels, MISSING YOU, 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 books are published in 43 languages around the globe.

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Myron Bolitar (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Deal Breaker (Myron Bolitar, #1)
  • Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2)
  • Fade Away (Myron Bolitar, #3)
  • Back Spin (Myron Bolitar, #4)
  • One False Move (Myron Bolitar, #5)
  • The Final Detail (Myron Bolitar, #6)
  • Darkest Fear (Myron Bolitar, #7)
  • Promise Me (Myron Bolitar, #8)
  • Long Lost  (Myron Bolitar, #9)
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