If you've never read Harlan Coben, you're in for a real treat! He is definitely one of my favorites. Fast paced, with so many twists and turns it's always a surprise. You won't want to put this one down till you finish!
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.
originally I thought the sports aspect would be a turn-off for me, but it has so little to do with the story that it didn't bother me at all.
If you're looking for a quick, good, fun read, this is the book for you.
Love me some Myron! The narrator of this series is so right on, makes me laugh and brings tears to my eyes. This one has a bittersweet twist with Myron going onto the NBA court and his peeps fearing for his tender heart.
Another good "who dunnit" book, with Sports Agent Myron Bolitar and his sidekick, Win. Myron manages to return to his first true love, basketball, in order to find why superstar and personal enemy Greg Downing has disappeared. As usual, there are many twists and surprises in the book. There's a body (not Greg's!) and some humor. I didn't figure it out until the last 20 pages just who the culprit was.
No author keeps me on the edge of my seat like Harlan Coben. I gave it 5 & 1/2 stars!
The Edgar Award-winning Fade Away begins in a home that's top-notch New Jersey suburban. The living room is Martha Stewart. The basement is Legos..and blood. When professional basketball player Greg Downing disappears, the evidence doesn't bode well. Soon, Myron is returning to professional basketball with the New Jersey Dragons after being sidelined by an injury ten years ago...in order to search for Greg. Now, among the stars, the wannabes, the gamblers and groupies, Myron is unraveling the strange, violent life of a sports hero gone wrong, and coming face-to-face with a past he can't relive..and a present he may not survive.
In One False Move, Myron is asked to keep an eye on the star of the new women's basketball league who's been receiving threats on her life. Myron takes on the seemingly innocuous task, figuring he'll pick up the star as a new client. But soon her quiet strength has him falling for her terrible story..the mother who disappeared twenty years before and the father who was recently discovered murdered..as he plunges headlong into the case. The truth resides at the end of a twisting trail of lies, lust, and murder..and one false move will cost both of them their lives.
In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating heroes in suspense fiction: the wisecracking, tenderhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar. In this gripping third novel in the acclaimed series, Myron must confront a past that is dead and buried--and more dangerous than ever before.
The home is top-notch New Jersey suburban. The living room is Martha Stewart. The basement is Legos--and blood. The signs of a violent struggle. For Myron Bolitar, the disappearance of a man he once competed against is bringing back memories--of the sport he and Greg Downing had both played and the woman they both loved. Now, among the stars, the wannabes, the gamblers, and the groupies, Myron is embarking upon the strange ride of a sports hero gone wrong that just may lead to certain death. Namely, his own.
I thoroughly enjoyed this 3rd book in the Myron Bolitar series. Interesting characters and a exciting plot keeps the pages turning until the end. Coben also gives us some back history about Myron's college years and how his basketball career injury happened. The witty dialogue between Win and Myron adds much humor to the book. There's also that great twist at the end where the character you least suspect is the bad guy. I can't wait to read the next book in the series as Harlan Coben does not disappoint.
Everything you love about the Bolitar series:
- an overarching sports theme
- rogue private investigation of a farfetched mystery
- big brother Win always looking out for Myron
- Esperanza (and now Cindi) around to provide sarcasm and comedy
Characters and familiarity makes it fun. The plot is secondary.
Sports Agent Myron Bolitar is asked to find missing Basketball player Greg Downing who disappeared without a word five days ago. The owner of the team as told everyone that Greg is in seclusion nursing an injury; but he has asked Myron to take Greg's place on the team while questioning teammates and groupies about the disappearance. This is Myron's chance to relive his NBA dreams while uncovering the secret's of Greg's life, including gambling, blackmail, and a dead body.
This was another great addition to Coben's Myron Bolitar series. It's an entertaining mystery with many suspects and lots of twists and turns. I kept trying to guess the villain and changed my mind a half-dozen times. This story had me stumped...and I loved it. My rating: 5 Stars.
Another great Harlan Coben book. Myron and WIn are great in this book. It is very hard to put down once you start reading as you just can't figure out what is going on. It also has some humor and romance as well as murder and mayham. A great book!
I liked this a more than the first in the series, Deal Breaker. It had an entertaining plot with enough humor from Myron, insight into his relationship with Jessica, Esperanza, Win, and his parents, to satisfy. There were tell-tale characeristic plot double and triple twists toward the end, a tactic I recognize (and dislike) from Coben's standalones, but they work here.
The home was top-notch New Jersey suburban. The living room was Martha Stewart. The basement was Legosand blood. For sports agent Myron Bolitar, the disappearance of a man he'd once competed against was bringing back memoriesof the sport he and Greg Downing had both played and the woman they both loved. Now, among the stars, the wanna-bes, the gamblers and groupies, Myron is unraveling the strange, violent life of a sports hero gone wrong, and coming face-to-face with a past he can't relive, and a present he may not survive.
Another great Myron Bolitar book....don't miss it.