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Home - Harlan Coben
Myron Bolitar #11
ISBN: 9780525955108
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 9/20/2016 
Format: Other
My Rating: 5 Stars


A special thank you to Dutton and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Fans, you are going to love HOME. Coben hits a "Home Run"! What an adventure.

Talented Harlan Coben returns following Fool Me Once (2016) with his much loved Myron Bolitar series with HOME.

From Coben’s first Myron Bolitar thriller, Deal Breaker, in 1995, introducing a hero that would captivate millions.  Over the years fans have watched Myron walk a tight rope between sports agent, friend, problem solver and private eye, his big heart quick to defend his client's interests so fiercely that he can't help but jump in to save them, no matter the cost.

Myron, an ex-NBA player turned sports agent and often a PI returns with a cast of favorite characters from previous books, to an intense gripping mystery suspense, with some special Coben signature style.

Way back when Myron Bolitar had founded a sports agent company clever dubbed MB SportsReps. The M stood for Myron, the B for Bolitar, and Esprenza came on as his assistant. Later MB Reps. Big Cyndi took over a receptionist and agency bouncer.

Two Boys Go Missing. Ten years ago.

It has been five years since Live Wire, and now he is back with two boys which vanished some ten years ago. One of the boys, Rhys, the son of Chick and Brooke Baldwin, is a relative of Windsor “Win” Horne Lockwood, III, who happens to be Myron Bolitar’s best friend.

Win had received a tip leading him to London in pursuit of the boys. Myron was his back up guy-his sidekick. When Win had disappeared a year before, he had put the Manhattan place in Myron’s name. Myron had chosen to stay in his childhood home in New Jersey to try his best to raise his teenage nephew Mickey. Mickey’s dad was back so Myron had given them the house and come back to the city.

There was also Terese, the anchorwoman on one of the news channels. They plan to get married and he needs his best man.

Patrick Moore the missing boy. An uber-affluent community of Alpine, Patrick had been on what they insist on calling, a "play date" with Myron’s second cousin Rhys. He had come to rescue both boys.

Someone had taken this boy from the opulence of his stone mansion to this filthy underpass. He needed to grab both boys, not just one.

Had they been brainwashed? Their kidnappers? Who held the keys to their freedom? Can he bring both boys home? The ones which had been gone a decade. What horrors had they been through? What kind of abuse? How long had they been on the streets? The thugs would want money and blood.

Years ago, the two boys were left years ago in the care of Vada Linna, an eighteen year old au pair from Finland. When Patrick’s mother Nancy came to pick up her son, no one answered the door. She had been tied to a chair and gagged. She was unharmed but the two boys -Patrick and Rhys, were nowhere to be found. Two armed men which wore ski masks and turtlenecks.

Both fathers, a physician and a hedge fund manager, and a ransom request via email came to Chick Baldwin’s account. Warning them not to contact the authorities, if they wanted their children alive. Ransom amount, two million. One per child. The FBI was involved. Nothing until now. Ten years later.

Something went wrong. Something big. They have to know in order to find the truth. A mysterious email to Win.


What happened to Rhys Baldwin? Myron and Win delve deeper. They are about to shatter all, for the truth about these two young boys. One boy comes home. Where is the other?

What really happened ten years ago? A cover-up? Guilt. Torture. A twisted scheme? The consequences of that day so long ago.

Riveting! Long- time fans and new readers will appreciate the emotional bonds of friendship “bromance” of these two, in this intense and complex mystery suspense. Fans will love catching up with Myron, Win, Esperanza, Big Cindi, and the gang.  

“The ugliest truth is better than the prettiest of lies.”

Explosive and powerful, a crime thriller about the strong bonds of friendship, family, and the meaning of home- with twists and turns you do not see coming! Mixed with wit, Coben is in a class all his own, both in the adult and young adult market. His characters jump off the page and draw you into their world. . . the good and the bad.

On a side note: Makes you think about the mysterious death of six-year-old, JonBenet Ramsey, which ironically will be featured on a special this evening. Sometimes you have to go back as the novel outlined- to discover the real reason behind a murder, when children are involved.

When things are not always as they appear.


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