Book Reviews of Darkest Fear (Myron Bolitar, Bk 7)

Darkest Fear (Myron Bolitar, Bk 7)
Darkest Fear - Myron Bolitar, Bk 7
Author: Harlan Coben
ISBN-13: 9780385334334
ISBN-10: 0385334338
Publication Date: 6/13/2000
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Fast paced and fun
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Helpful Score: 4
i just discovered him and am riveted- again another plot twist i did not expect. sue
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Helpful Score: 3
Harlan Coben is great. Easy to read, great stories.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is a cross between a private investigator and the movie Jerry Maguire (involving a sports agent). A really slow start with chapters that don't appear to flow together. Seems kinda disjointed until around page 140 when it picks up and start making sense.

Myron Bolitar is an ex-basketball star who gets injured and becomes a sports agent. In the slow times, he has been tapped by friends to investigate crimes and such is what happens here. Myron's high school sweetheart calls out of the blue on day with a fantastic story that catches his interest immediately. Her son has a rare form of blood disorder and needs a bone marrow transplant in order to survive. However the only donor match that was found has disappeared off the face of the earth. She asks Myron to locate said donor. All hell breaks loose at this point and the plot thickens. A journalist, a serial killers, a reclusive rich family, a couple of ex-female wrestlers, a paternity test, a missing donor and one very sick 13 year old child are all in the mix. It sounds kooky and it is but somehow Harlan Coben works it all together and comes up with an incredibly suspenseful mystery novel that will hold your attenion (once you get past page 140) until the end. Many surprising twists and emotional roller coasters. Good stuff.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another Coben "winner"! Suspense=YES ! Surprisingly funny...often enough. Enjoyable book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I've loved every one of his books, and this one is no different. Great book!
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Love all Haran Coben books. They keep you guessing and you can never figure out who did it. All have surprise endings. Highly recommend all his books..
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Even though Myron Bolitar is a sports representative the books are not about sports, it has references to their job but the stories are more about mysteries. This was a complete surprise at the end when the truth finally comes out. enjoyed it a lot
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I found Harlan Coben just last year and have read every single book he has on the market. I love his writing and the way he builds his characters. It is an absolute pleasure to read his books in order and see their progression.

If you're looking for a quick, good, fun read, this is the book for you.
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One of his best with the Myron Bolitar character.
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Another excellent Coben suspense book with Myron Bolitar and his appealing, sarcastic sense of humor.
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like his humerous slant
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you race to turn the pages,both suspenseful and funny
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Myron Bolitar fans will like this one.
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Myron Bolitar's ex-girlfriend, Emily Downing, approaches him with a request. Her son, Jeremy, has a rare disorder and needs a bone marrow transplant or he will die. The donor has disappeared and she needs Myron to track him down. Myron feels bad but doesn't want to get involved, until Emily drops a bombshell: Jeremy is Myron's son. With the help of Win and Esperanza, Myron begins a search which leads him to a missing child, brutal kidnappings, a disgraced reporter, and a possible serial killer.

This is the 7th book in the Myron Bolitar series. You would think by now, the series would be getting stale or the author would be running out of surprise twists to throw us off. But this series is still going strong. Another great mystery with many seeming loose ends that end up tied in a neat bow at the end. My rating: 5 Stars.
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This is my favorite of the Bolitar series!
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Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors. I really like Myron Bolitar as a character.
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Really good. A fast read.
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Very good read!
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I enjoyed the story, although it wasn't as suspenseful as I'd expected. Myron's character had a sarcastic edge that amused me. I don't quite understand Win and what makes him tick or where he came from, but still a good book to pass the time.
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I really like all of Harlan Coben's books...especially the Myron Bolitar series. Fun, easy read, and good story line.
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Ok...not the most compelling book in the series so far.
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As with all Harlan Coben books, I loved this Darkest Fear ! Over the years, he has become my favorite writer and my only disappointment is that I have only one of his books left to read !
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EXCELLENT!
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The 2nd book I've read from this series. I really liked the characters, and the book is fast-paced, suspenseful, and also often quite funny. A winner.
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As usual Coben was full of surprises, starting with a little humor and catchup, then to a dark corner leaving you wanting another book. I wld give this bk 4 stars
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Excellent thriller. I stayed up late into the night to finish it. Story was unpredictable, suspenseful and some parts are even funny.
I must agree with the Denver post, "Coben is a gifted storyteller" and I trying to buy and read all his novels.
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I love this series of Harlan Coben's the characters are the same throughout the series....really well done!
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A very good book with thrills and chills galore. Will keep you reading way into the wee hours of the night with the covers pulled way up and all the doors locked.
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This is my first Harlan Coben book, I liked it alot, hard to put down. I can't wait to see what else he has written.
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Another great book by Coben! Easy to read and interesting until the end.
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I've read several Coben books, but this is the first in the Myron Bolitar series. As you would expect, this is a fast-paced book with romance, mystery, and suspense that also tugs at your emotions. It deals with a serious theme that pulls you into Myron's personal life. A very good book.
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It kept my interest and towards the end I found it quite good. I did not figure it out until right before the end and that is a feat in itself.
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All of Coben's mysteries are excellent!
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A very good book. Lots of twists and turns.
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Book Description
In his seventh Myron Bolitar thriller, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben brings us his most astonishing--and deeply personal--novel yet. And it all begins when Myron's ex tells him he's a father . . . of a dying thirteen-year-old boy.

A surprise visit from an ex-girlfriend is unsettling enough. But Emily Downing's news brings Myron to his knees. Her son Jeremy is dying and needs a bone marrow transplant from a donor who has vanished without a trace. Then comes the real shocker: Jeremy is Myron's son, conceived the night before Emily's wedding to another man. Myron is determined to help him. But finding the missing donor means cracking open a dark mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and the FBI. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy's true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation.

My Review
I would have to say that this book of the Myron Bolitar series is the best so far. Interesting characters, excellent plot with lots of twists and witty dialogue. It grabbed my heart from the beginning and didn't let go until the very end. It's best to read this series from the beginning therefore allowing you to see the growth of the characters. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment, Promise Me, in order to catch up with the characters once again.
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Myron gets hit with the heavy stuff. A son he didn't know about, his father's health taking a turn and of course, a crazy killer focused on death and destruction. Another winner of the series. 4 plus stars!
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I really enjoyed this book. I like everything he writes but this one was especially good!
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Myron Bolitar, sports agent, finds out he is a father and his son has a deadly disease. This was really great. I love Coben's books.
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I am not the least bit interested in sports, but this series featuring Myron Bolitar, sports rep. is terrific. This one went to new heights. Myron is licking his emotional wounds after a break up when an old flame pops into his life - one he does not want to deal with. His agency is going downhill and he can't get himself interested. He's in a funk and does not want another complication - translated female - to stir things up - even when she pleads for him to help her find a bone marrow match who's disappeared for her son who will die if she can't find a match. Her ex-husband happens to be the one who put the hit out on Myron which caused an injury that ruined his career in pro basketball. Then he finds out the boy is his son, conceived the night before she married the other guy. Myron sets off to find this guy and gets wrapped up with a serial killer, a disgraced reporter, a power family who wants Myron off their backs because of a secret they're keeping and the FBI. Of course there are his people who have his back - Wynn and Esperaza and a few kookie characters. Lots of twists here.

Myron's a daddy
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I really enjoy the Myron Bolitar books!
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Another great Myron Bolitar novel; couldn't put it down~ Gives the backstory of how Myron became a father. It's fun reading the exploits of Myron and his 'sidekick' Win. Coben is such a good storyteller.
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Coben is a good author.This one is a Bolitar.He is hunting for a donor to save his son's life, and it gets complicated.
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Everything we have come to expect from Harlen Coben. It was filled with twists and turns and surprises. Interesting enough to keep you turning pages late into the night.
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Myron Bolitar's ex tells him he's a father ... of a dying thirteen-year-old boy. Myron never saw it coming. A surprise visit from an ex-girlfriend is unsettling enough. But Emily Downing's news brings him to his knees. Her son Jeremy is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplantfrom a donor who has vanished without a trace. Then comes the real shocker: The boy is Myron's son, conceived the night before her wedding to another man.

Staggered by the news, Myron plunges into a search for the missing donor. But finding him means cracking open a dark mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and the FBI. Somewhere in the sordid mess is the donor who disappeared. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy's true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation.
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7th in the Myron Bolitar (sports agent) series