As usual, Harlan Coben did a good job to amuse us with the vivid cast of characters especially Myron Bolitar and his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, to back him up or get him out of trouble. The story is full of twists, false leads, violent set pieces and guessing until the very end. This time Myron involved himself in a case of missing person and a promise he had to fufill. Mostly, he has to find a way to survive honorably.
It has been six years since Myron Bolitar, the former Boston Celtics basketball star who became a sports/entertainment agent and crime solver, last played superhero. During a "coming out" party to celebrate Myron's new relationship with freelance writer and 9/11 widow Ali Wilder, he overhears a conversation in his basement between Wilder's daughter, Erin, and Aimee Biel, both students at Livingston High School. Myron makes the girls promise him that if they're ever in need of a ride they will call him, regardless of the time or place and no questions asked to protect the girls from the potentially dangerious situation of accepting a ride with wasted friends. Several nights later, Aimee phones him from midtown Manhattan at two o'clock in the morning an ask him to drives her to Aimee's girlfriend's house in suburban New Jersey. The next day that Aimee has gone missing. The police connects Aimee's disappearance to another Livingston High School student Katie Rochester's missing three months ago by both of them withdrew cash from same ATM before disappearing. With Myron's credit-card slips and EZ-Pass records, he becomes the suspect for he was the last person to see her. Vowing to find Aimee, Myron investigates her personal history, her boyfriend Randy Wolf, her faverate teachers Harry Davis and Drew Van Dyne. Myron even visited Dr. Edna Skylar who claimed seen Katie Rochester in NY with a man. Used ATM to withdrewing money had suggested that both missing girls didn't look like kidnapped but runaway. Myron's investegation has uncovered the dirty little secrets - secrets that could destroy more than a few Livingston families and someone's carerrs?...Continua
The little twists, the gripping and the tense, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mpo it is not great literature in any traditional sense, but I must love it or why would I put off all my other chores and activities and finish it in one day?
Perhaps it is that is has been so long since Coben wrote a Myron Bolitar novel, or perhaps it is a combination of plot twists and turns, or just that I am comfortable with the characters and would like to have many as friends. Whatever, I just know that it was the best read I had in a while....Continua