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 ...more
I will say, however, that this book was so good I am going to go back and read the entire series now.(less)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Coben is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first aut ...more