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Long Lost (Myron Bolitar #9)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  22,081 Ratings  ·  1,624 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 her ...more
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Published March 31st 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2009)
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May 16, 2016 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.
Aug 31, 2015 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
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
May 08, 2009 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
Apr 01, 2009 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
Jan 19, 2016 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!
Oct 10, 2010 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 23, 2014 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
Mar 19, 2015 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.
Nancy Ellis
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Myron receives a frantic phone call from an old flame pleading with him to come to Paris. She was called by her ex-husband who was caught up in an investigation apparently involving international terrorism, and he has now gone missing, soon found murdered. He had discovered the possibility that their daughter may still be alive, even though she was supposedly dead and buried 10 years ago following a horrific car accident in Paris. Myron and Win get caught up in the intrigue, working with a Frenc ...more
Tempo de Ler
May 31, 2014 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
Apr 21, 2009 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
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
This book was more action-packed than other Myron Bolitar books, and it also took place in Europe. The pacing was fast and furious resulting in a hard-to-put-down read. Coben definitely makes you laugh out loud with Myron and Win's antics and as usual he keeps you wondering how it will end. I now looking forward to reading the next book in the Bolitar series and highly recommend Coben's books to those who love stories that are fast-paced with unexpected twists.
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Jun 14, 2009 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.
Oct 30, 2014 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.
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
As much as I enjoy the Myron Bolitar series, and as much as I liked this entry, I felt that Long Lost had a different feel to it than Coben's other works.

Myron Bolitar gets a phone call in the middle of the night from one of his old girlfriends, Terese Collins. She is calling from Paris and asking for his help. Terese shares with Myron a lifelong secret, she once had a daughter that supposedly died in a car crash years ago, but now it seems she may still be alive, after discovering her husband h
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Apr 15, 2014 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
Paul Pessolano
Feb 08, 2011 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
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
Feb 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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 05, 2013 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
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
Susan Grace
Sep 05, 2016 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!
Sep 15, 2016 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.
4,5 sterren
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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