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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER

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 for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend? Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781524709198
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Coben
Characteristics: 449 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.

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Zoelexi777
Jun 18, 2017

I loved this book. It wasn't too intense but the storyline kept you reading until you finished it. I'm new to this author and I have really enjoyed the ones I've read.

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meggos
Mar 20, 2017

I like reading books from this author. I believe maybe 1 or two got less than 3 stars but he is a good writer. I was happy to see all the characters in the book as well and how they all worked with each other. I was a little shocked on the ending but that is what I like about Harlan books, you think you got the answer and..pow... you are wrong.

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0007548100dmw
Mar 03, 2017

Another very good Coben book. Much humor, good story line and easy read.
Would recommend.

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Bebu
Jan 26, 2017

I really like Coben's books - they're fast paced and well written with interesting characters. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I liked how it was written in both Win and Myron's perspectives. It's worth reading.

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jazpur
Jan 23, 2017

It has been 5 years since the last in the Myron Bolithar series and well worth the wait for No 11.. His highly resourceful friend Win actually asks for his help for a matter that it is very close to home and personal. Nothing is as it seems as the mystery unfolds. An absolute page turner.

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emerge
Jan 03, 2017

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 heard from again. Now Myron & Win get a hot tip on their whereabouts & manage to rescue one but there is no sign of the other boy who happens to be Win’s nephew. Finding him becomes a personal mission & our intrepid duo is aided by a cast familiar to fans of the series.

While the boys’ story drives the main plot line, the rest of the book deals with the personal lives of all the returning characters. In some ways, it almost feels like the author is saying a sentimental farewell to the series. By the end all loose threads have been tied up & you get a sense their stories have been told. Interactions between the characters are full of fond old memories, long significant looks & emotional confessions. It’s almost an homage to the series as a whole.

What kept me reading was the investigation into what really happened when the boys disappeared all those years ago. There are many twists along the way that have you constantly rethinking your theories & the truth is a heart breaking surprise. The sophomoric humour is kept to a minimum, allowing the mystery to take centre stage & it ends up being a fast paced & gripping read. But it will leave long time fans wondering if we’ve seen the last of this eccentric cast of characters.

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Eil_1
Dec 27, 2016

A good read, but didn't enjoy it as much as other books by him.

AL_GERI Dec 17, 2016

I always enjoy a good Harlan Coben novel. It started out with a bang, literally. Myron Bolitar & his friend, Win, have a lead on a 10 year old kidnapping of two young boys. A lot of twists & turns later, the kidnapping is solved.

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gloryb
Dec 16, 2016

I read this novel because Harlan Coben, an author I have enjoyed, wrote it. This novel focuses on his brutish muscle characters, Win and Myron, who solve the mystery of a disappearance of two 6 year old neighbor boys ten years before. The plot is interesting but the writing style is not what I look forward to in a novel. The story would fill about a 1/2 hour TV crime show when all of the fill material (goes on for pages) is omitted.

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sandra80
Dec 02, 2016

Possibly the best Myron Bolitar book so far. Makes me want to fast forward to the next book. I can't wait!

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