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review 2017-09-23 04:00
Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben
Don't Let Go - Harlan Coben

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was oh so good! I have been a long time fan of Harlan Coben's work so I went into this book with some pretty high expectations. This book met all of those expectations. It was literally a book that I did not want to put down and I ended up reading it cover to cover in less than a day. The story grabbed me from the very beginning and didn't let go until the last page. This book was filled with all of the twists and turns that I have come to expect from Harlan Coben. 

The story is told from Nap's point of view. Nap is a New Jersey Detective with his own sense of right and wrong. His twin brother, Leo, and Leo's girlfriend, Diana, died together back in high school. Most people think that it was a double suicide but nobody really seems to know what happened. Nap's high school girlfriend, Maura, disappeared at the same time as his twin brother's death. Nap has always been somewhat desperate to learn what really happened.

When Maura's fingerprints are discovered at the murder scene of another high school classmate, Nap starts trying to piece everything together. He learns that not everything is as he thought it was and secrets have been kept from him by those he thought he could trust. As he learns more about that night, he realizes how much he really doesn't know. Can he piece together everything from all of those years ago before it it too late?

I thought that the writing was great. I loved the fact that I never could guess where this book was going. There were so many twists and turns in this novel that the excitement level of the story never wavered. I was truly surprised by so many of the revelations and found myself reading the book at a furious pace to find out what would happen next. The pacing of the book was perfectly done with action scenes spaced out around more thoughtful ones. I felt Nap's desperation to learn the truth behind what happened to his twin and wanted everything to come out okay in the end. I was delighted to see one of my favorite characters, Myron Bolitar, make a quick appearance in the story. 

I would highly recommend this book to fans of mysteries with lots of twists and turns. This book was very fast paced and incredibly hard to put down. I can't wait to read more of Harlan Coben's work!

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Publishing Group - Dutton Books via Edelweiss.

Initial Thoughts
This was oh so good. It grabbed me from the beginning and didn't let go until the very end. So many twist and turns that I was never quite sure which direction the story was going to go. I must say that I was absolutely thrilled when Myron made a quick appearance in this story.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-09-08 07:37
In ewiger Schuld
In ewiger Schuld - Harlan Coben,Detlef B... In ewiger Schuld - Harlan Coben,Detlef Bierstedt,Thomas Petruo,Der Hörverlag

€ 14,99 [D]* inkl. MwSt. 


€ 16,90 [A]* |  CHF 21,90* 

(* empf. VK-Preis) 


Hörbuch MP3-CD (gek.)ISBN: 978-3-8445-2653-0




Erschienen: 21.08.2017 




Wem kannst du glauben? Und vertrauen?


Maya, Pilotin und nach einem heiklen Einsatz unehrenhaft aus dem Militär entlassen, steht fassungslos vor den Filmaufnahmen ihrer Nanny-Cam: Sie zeigen, wie ihre zwei Jahre alte Tochter seelenruhig mit Mayas Ehemann Joe spielt. Doch Joe wurde zwei Wochen zuvor brutal ermordet – und Maya hat vor kurzem tränenblind an seinem Grab gestanden. Kann Maya wirklich ihren Augen trauen? Oder gaukeln diese ihr nur falsche Bilder vor? Um Antworten auf diese Fragen zu finden, muss Maya sich einigen düsteren Geheimnissen stellen und auch tief in die Vergangenheit von Joes reicher Familie eintauchen …



Gelesen von Detlef Bierstedt.


(Laufzeit: 1 mp3-CD, ca. 9h 36)


Meine Meinung:


Ich habe ja schon einige Bücher von Harlan Coben gehört und gelesen und war daher sehr gespannt auf sein neuestes Werk. Da das Hörbuch wieder von Detlef Bierstedt gesprochen wurde, habe ich für das Hörbuch entschieden. Dieses wurde mir freundlicherweise vom Verlag zu Rezensionszwecken zur Verfügung gestellt. 


Der Einstieg in das Buch ist mir gut gelungen, auch wenn ich mit der Hauptprotagonistin Maya einfach nicht warmgeworden bin.


Man lernt Maya auf der Beerdigung ihres Mannes Joe kennen, der ermordet wurde. Sie ist aber auf jeden Fall nicht die typische Ehefrau und Mutter, sie ist eine suspendierte Militärpilotin. Was mich an ihr von Anfang an irritiert hat, war die meiner Meinung nach fehlende Trauer um ihren Mann, der ja immerhin auch der Vater ihrer kleinen Tochter war. 


Sie macht dann kurze Zeit nach der Beerdigung eine Entdeckung, die sie dazu bringt, selbst zu ermitteln. 


Das Buch wurde im Verlauf richtig spannend, es gab einige überraschende Wendungen zum Ende hin, muss aber sagen, dass es auch sehr verwirrend fand. Das fand ich etwas schade. 


Auch fand ich das ganze Geschehen zum Ende hin etwas konstruiert und etwas unrealistisch. 


Alles in allem hat mir der Thriller abgesehen von den kleinen Kritikpunkten sehr gut gefallen, der Sprecher war auch wieder richtig toll, so dass ich das Hörbuch auf jeden Fall empfehlen kann. Von mir bekommt das Hörbuch 4 Sterne. 


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review 2017-09-03 03:50
Two friends trying to find two boys who got kidnapped 10 years ago
Home - Harlan Coben

I read this for Amateur Sleuth. 


My previous post is based on my misunderstanding of what the square Terrifying woman means for other people. Fixed. Hope I got this right this time. 






It fits the bill as it is about 2 boys missing. 


The two main characters are both men. Given.  Myron and Win are best friends. 


Win's nephew was kidnapped along with his friend Patrick 10 years ago when they were both six year old. 


Now Win got tips that someone who looked like Patrick was found. By finding Patrick, he wanted to find his nephew too.


There is quite a bit of twist in the story. Once the readers are settle that Win and Myron are the good guys, the story is a fun ride. The language is trying to be hip and more like a crushed ice cocktail rather than a good pour of whiskey. 


That's a certain feel to it especially when the relationship between Myron and Win was described as bromance. 


The scary bits are linked to the discovery of how this happened.  


Another good read. 

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review 2017-08-31 00:00
Myron act as a good guy detective
Promise Me - Harlan Coben

This is way better than I thought it would be.

The main character Myron is a good guy and a normal responsible person that it very easy to relate to. Also the twist of the plot is really good, as the clues are placed like breadcrumbs along the way.

Not to spoil the plot too much. The perspective is from the main characters point of view. There are guns and side kick, that I like a lot. And the reference to Batman only add to my liking of this book. Who wouldn't want a nosy neighbor turned out to be Batman. (Anyone? I guess not.)I going to be read more of this writer as his work is entertaining. Not big movie kind of entertaining, it could be as nearly as good as Castle but fall short of Mentalist.

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text 2017-04-19 11:19
NEU NEU NEU! Abgeblockt von Harlan Coben
Abgeblockt - Myron Bolitar ermittelt: Thriller (Myron-Bolitar-Reihe, Band 5) - Harlan Coben,Gunnar Kwisinski,Friedo Leschke



Brenda Slaughter ist schon zu Lebzeiten eine Basketball-Legende, ein großer Star. Und sie braucht dringend einen Beschützer. Denn irgendjemand bedroht ihr Leben. Myron Bolitar, Sportagent und erfolgreicher Privatermittler, übernimmt den Job zuerst aus beruflicher Neugier – doch dann...


Erfahre wie es weitergeht und hol Dir das E-Book auf Legimi.de Abgeblockt - Myron Bolitar ermittelt: Thriller (Myron-Bolitar-Reihe, Band 5) - Harlan Coben




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