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Subject: Harlan Coben
Date Posted: 5/13/2010 9:12 PM ET
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I must say...I REALLY enjoy Coben's books.  I just read the most recent CAUGHT and it was one of those books I didn't want to put down until I finished it.  I finished it in one day.  I think I have read so many mystery/thrillers that I am pretty good at predicting, but he keeps you guessing.  I figured out one aspect of the book, but other than that, I like his twists and turns! 

Date Posted: 5/13/2010 10:40 PM ET
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I've never read any Coben but a friend recommended him to me just a couple of weeks ago.  I might check him out. :)

Date Posted: 5/14/2010 3:19 AM ET
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Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors!  I enjoy his Myron Bolitar series, but I have to admit I like his stand alone books better.

I have Caught on my wishlist...anxiously awaiting for it!!

Date Posted: 5/14/2010 7:06 PM ET
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LeeAnne, I can't believe I never told you about Harlan Coben.  I love his mysteries.  However, I HATED his last couple.  I had decided that if Caught annoyed me as badly as the last two, then I was done with him.  Interestingly enough, I LOVED Caught.  I could not put it down.  Guess I'll be buying his next one again. lol!

Date Posted: 5/14/2010 7:54 PM ET
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Melani, do you prefer his series books or the stand alones?  And you probably have told me about Coben but you know how it is when you have a few hundred authors spinning through your head!  It's hard to remember who told me what.  I was actually in a bookstore with my friend when she picked up a Coben book and said, "If you like mysteries, you should try this guy!". :)

Date Posted: 5/14/2010 9:41 PM ET
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I have the stand alones in my TBR, but have read (and enjoyed) the entire Bolitar series. The main characters are unique, and the books have always held my interest.

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Date Posted: 5/16/2010 12:09 AM ET
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Coben is an author that I read first a couple of years ago.  I like that one, the first Bolitar, but then forgot about him.  I picked him back up for some of the stand-alones and have just loved every one of them.  I recently listened to another Bolitar on tape (Drop Dead, I think) and it was so delightfully convoluted.   I really want the newest one.  I can hardly wait till my names drifts to the top of the list.

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 7:54 PM ET
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I enjoyed the Bolitar series as well, but I also like the stand alones better.  A couple of them have almost too many twists and turns to keep up with, but overall they are really good.