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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 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.
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After 2011’s Live Wire, Harlan Coben took a bit of a break from his sports agent protagonist Myron Bolivar and his enigmatic sidekick Win. But now they’re back—and it’s supremely entertaining. Home is a twisty thriller that starts when Win thinks he’s discovered the whereabouts of a boy who was kidnapped along with his cousin’s son a decade ago. When he enlists a trying-to-settle-down Myron to help him find the two young men, he pulls his friend into a world of trouble that tests the strength of their bond. Coben is in peak form here. The story’s a nail-biter, and his writing is witty and quick.
Edgar-winner Coben's action-packed 11th thriller featuring sports agent Myron Bolitar (after 2011's Live Wire) blends family drama with a twisty plot. Six-year-old Patrick Moore and his classmate Rhys Baldwin are abducted from Rhys's New Jersey home in the middle of the day by two men who leave the Baldwins' Finnish au pair tied up in the basement. After a ransom is dropped off but not retrieved, the parents of Patrick and Rhys spend a decade without any leads as to their children's whereabouts, until Win Lockwood, Rhys's first cousin once removed, gets a tip that takes him to London, where he sees someone resembling Patrick being roughed up by three toughs. Win, whose dapper attire conceals the skills of a trained assassin, dispatches the assailants with ease, but he loses track of the teenager. Myron, Win's best friend, agrees to help him in his search, which ultimately ends with a reveal that few, if any, will anticipate. This page-turner is sure to please Coben's many fans. 5-city author tour.
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Mr. Coben takes Myron and Win to a new level. Could not put it down!
This is like chick-lit, but written by a guy! Just the right amount of schmaltz, mixed in with eye rolls, and “take that PDA somewhere else” kinda stuff. And, the plot is spot on with a twist that, when it unfolds, I thought, “Duh, of course!” But, not until it was actually on the page in front of me. I WANT to be surprised like that. I like when the author is really, really talented and smooth. I highly recommend!