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Subject: Harlan Coben
Date Posted: 7/4/2007 12:17 PM ET
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I'm confused on two counts:

I try to post books that are wishlisted by club members. So I finished Promise Me by Harlan Coben and posted it 2 weeks ago. There are 2 people wishing for it, yet I haven't received notification. It's a paperback and I bought it new from Barnes & Noble. How can I even check the ISBN #'s?

The second count is this: This is the 1st Harlan Coben book I've read and have no idea which one I should select to read next. Can anyone recommend one of his better books? I have The Woods on my wishlist already.

Thanks everyone. You're the best!

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Date Posted: 7/4/2007 12:45 PM ET
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If you want to check the ISBN you have against the WL you can search the WL under the search tab.  It may be that people are wishing for the hardback, not the paperback you have. 

I have read all of this authors stand alone books, and I really liked all of  them, but have never read his series, I think the characters name is Myron Bolitar.  I have heard good things about the series, but am waiting to start them until I collect them all.

ETA:  I checked and there are 46 copies in the system of the paperback Promise Me.

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Date Posted: 7/4/2007 3:13 PM ET
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My favorite Harlan Coben's are :   GONE FOR GOOD and JUST ONE LOOK




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Date Posted: 7/4/2007 3:15 PM ET
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Harlan Coben is one of my all time favorite authors. You can't go wrong w/ any of his books. Promise Me is the last in the Bolitar series. If you liked the character you may want to start w/ the first book. The order is:

Myron Bolitar
1. Deal Breaker (1995)
2. Drop Shot (1996)
3. Fade Away (1996)
4. Back Spin (1997)
5. One False Move (1998)
6. The Final Detail (1999)
7. Darkest Fear (2000)
Three Great Novels: Deal Breaker / Drop Shot / Fade Away (omnibus) (2001)
8. Promise Me (2006)

You won't be disappointed with any of his books.

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Date Posted: 7/4/2007 6:45 PM ET
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Thank you so much. You have all been very helpful.

Lori - Will I be thrown if I don't read them in order? - Since I just read the last one?

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Date Posted: 7/4/2007 7:32 PM ET
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I'm sure it would make more sense if you read them in order - but I don't think you need to.

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Date Posted: 7/5/2007 6:01 PM ET
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I really like all of his stand alone books.  The Woods was great.  The Bolitar series is just ok for me...but I have only read of a couple of them.

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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 5:56 PM ET
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So far I've read Tell No One (my favorite), The Innocent, Just One Look and The Woods and would recommend them all.  I also read Deal Breaker and wasn't as big a fan of it.

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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 9:47 PM ET
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I have Tell No One on my bookshelf.  I read it in June (I think) and I couldn't put it down!  I absolutely loved it!  I thought I had it all figured out, then he threw me for a loop...several times.  I love those kind of books!  This was my first book by him and there will be others!

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Date Posted: 8/6/2007 3:08 PM ET
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One of my favorite authors.  I don't think you need to read the books in order, I just like to, but that's me.

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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 12:09 PM ET
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I highly recommend Tell No One.  I've never forgotten that book.  My daughter would tell you the same thing. 

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 4:12 PM ET
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All of Coben's books are excellent reads.  You really don't have to read the MB series in order. 

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