Home (Signed Book) (Myron Bolitar Series #11)

Home (Signed Book) (Myron Bolitar Series #11)

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by Harlan Coben
     
 

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Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home in Harlan Coben’s next gripping thriller, to be published in September 2016.

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with

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Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home in Harlan Coben’s next gripping thriller, to be published in September 2016.

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend? Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
04/15/2016
Ten years after two boys from golden-glazed families are kidnapped, Myron Bolitar finds one. What about his friend? From Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony award winner Coben.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101985939
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/20/2016
Series:
Myron Bolitar Series , #11
Edition description:
Signed Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
4,675
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Stranger, Missing You, Six Years, Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards, he lives in New Jersey.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
January 4, 1962
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey
Education:
B.A. in political science, Amherst College, 1984
Website:
http://www.harlancoben.com

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Home (Signed Book) (Myron Bolitar Series #11) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 2 days ago
I have read all of the Myron Bolitar books, so I was looking forward to this book. I loved that we were able to finally hear Win's voice and see his point of view. What was confusing to me was that there seemed to be a gap between where the last book ended and this one began. Then I discovered that the missing piece was in the 3 books featuring Mickey. I wish I knew that before reading this one. Also, Myron did not feel the same to me, as there was a lot less comedic banter that is central to his character. All in all, I would reccomend this book.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Can hardly wait for his next book!
literarymuseVC 2 days ago
Two young boys, Patrick and Rhys, are kidnapped. A ransom is demanded and met, but nothing is ever heard after that time. The boys remain kidnapped. Windsor Horne Lockwood III or Win as he is known herein is in London, having received a tip that Rhys, his cousin Brook’s son, has been spotted. After spotting Rhys, Win is led to a seedy area of London where he is attacked but quickly and more than adequately takes out his three attackers but in the process loses the young teen he believes is Patrick, not Rhys. He quickly alerts his buddy, Myron Bolitar, who comes to London to join the search. Win and Myron enter the world of a crime lord who uses children and teens to further his business of prostitution, hacking, drugs and other devious jobs. He’s also very savvy with communications, having cameras, voice hacking, and more to protect and further his business interests. Feeling sad about their failure, they return to the United States and decide to revisit every step of this crime to see where it leads them. This, then is the essence of the story that is even more thrilling than the blood, guts and gore scenes of their initial London discoveries. The parents of Patrick and Rhys are obviously and understandably upset beyond words. Patrick is found and is in terrible shape. His mother is forever grateful but Rhys’s mother is furious that they lost her son and perhaps any chance at finding him. After all, ten years is a long time and if he hasn’t been found in that time how will he be found now when almost every stone has been overturned to find him. Readers will be shocked beyond words when the resolution of this case is finally realized. It’s not the usual find the bad guys and rescue the missing! Still, it’s worth the read to experience all the twists and turns involving Win, Myron, Mickey (Myron’s nephew), the parents and others. This reviewer hasn’t read any of the previous Myron Bolitar novels in the series but liked the tone of this novel more than the other Harlan Coben novels that I’ve read. This a crime novel/mystery that will satisfy all readers. Nicely crafted fiction replete with puzzles, violence, determination, betrayal, loyalty and sharp detective skills!
Anonymous 3 days ago
Wow.... This was the best in the series BY FAR. I eagerly awaited this next book and could not put it down. I'm ready for the next.
Kittyb1 3 days ago
WOW! Unbelievably good! What a great book! Win and Myron at their best! The plot its edge-of-your seat thrilling and the "guy dialog" between these two keeps you alternating between laughter and fright. One of the best endings to any of Mr. Coben's great reads. Highly recommended.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Although I love Myron and Win, this book is so different from the other's. Myron doesn't seem likeMyron. And Win is almost his old self, although he's different too. Other than that it was a quick read. Just different.
Dollycas 6 days ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts First let me state this book can easily read as a stand-a-lone, but the main characters have a history and after reading this book you will want to know that history. The story starts with Myron getting a call from Win. Ten years ago two boys went missing and for Win it is personal because one of the boys was family. After all this time Win receives information that puts him back on the trail and he needs Myron’s help. These two are like the dynamic duo only while Myron is the star of these books he is more often Robin to Win’s Batman. While Myron does make appearances in Coben’s young adult series, Live Wire, the last Myron Bolitar thriller was published in 2011, so at first I was worried first about my memory of everything Bolitar but also if during the years away the characters wouldn’t live up to my hopes. Coben has written some stellar thrillers since we last visited these characters so the bar was set really high. Well, I need not have worried, my memories picked up like I has read the previous book the day before and Coben hits this one out of the park! Myron, Win (Windsor Lockhorne III), Esperanza and Big Cindi are all back. Mickey, Myron’s nephew and his girlfriend and friend Spoon (Young Adult Series) along with Myron’s parents are all involved in this book. We meet more of Win’s family and the other missing boy’s family too. Plus the criminals who play a part in this story. They are all vital and spring from the pages. The entire plot starts and ends with gripping and astounding twists, exactly what I expect from this author. The story has tons of drama, action, and mystery along with several edge of your seat moments. Family interactions and deep psychological matters are revealed that had me absolutely stunned. There are some moments of humor too that fans of Myron and Win will truly appreciate. These two are a pair like no other. The pace is so fast. I wanted to savor this story I had been waiting so long for but with points of view continually switching between Myron and Win that was impossible. I did the just one more chapter thing so many times I just gave up and stayed up and finished the whole thing and again at the end I exclaimed “WOW!” His books tend to have that effect on me. In recent years my reading has been more on the cozy side but if I had to choose my all time favorite author my answer has been and will be Harlan Coben. His writing grabs me by the collar and doesn’t let go. I anxiously await each new book. As I finished this one I thought is this the last Bolitar novel? The characters seem to be in a good place so it could be but I sure hope it is not. I do know that whatever this author writes I am going to want to read it immediately so I can’t wait to see where he takes me next.
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Caroles_Random_Life 7 days ago
I absolutely loved this book! I feel like I have been waiting for this book forever. Maybe not waiting for it...hoping for it because I didn't know if we would see any more books in the Myron Bolitar series. I have been a huge Harlan Coben fan for years and I adore everything about this series. While I was excited to sit down and read this book, I was also a bit nervous about it. Would it have the same magic as the earlier books? Would the characters have the same appeal now that they are a bit older? Can Win and Myron still solve half the world's problems? I am happy to report that the answer is yes, yes, and yes (okay that might be stretching it a bit). The mystery at the center of the book was really well done. There were a lot of twists and turns as you may expect from a Harlan Coben novel. I found myself in utter shock as some of the plot twists came into focus. I love that the story was hard to predict and kept me guessing. My interest was tightly held throughout the book and I didn't want to put it down for any reason. Home is the story of two boys that disappeared ten years ago. One of the boys happens to be Win's cousin's child so he has never quit looking. When he thinks that he spots one of the boys, now a teenager, in London, he calls Myron for help. They work together to find the boy and are successful in recovering one of the boys, Patrick. Win's family member is still missing so Myron and Win go back to the beginning and try to figure out what really happened. They uncover a lot of new things as they work to find the boy and learn the truth. I loved spending time with Myron, Win, and everyone else. I have to tell you that I love these characters. I liked that they have all grown and in some ways moved on but the connection between them is still strong. Myron and Win may not talk everyday anymore but when Win calls for help, Myron is there for him right away. All of the main characters from the series are in the book as well as the characters from the Mickey Bolitar series. Catching up with these characters was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the small parts of the book that were from Win's perspective. Myron and Win have to be two of my favorite characters and getting into Win's head for any amount of time was a rare treat. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. I have been known to push Harlan Coben's books onto others and I plan to continue to do so...because they are just that good. This is the eleventh book in the series and while it could be read as a stand-alone novel, why would you want to do that? I think that this is a series that readers really don't want to miss so I do recommend reading all of the books from the beginning. I am crossing my fingers we will soon see another book in this series! I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Publishing Group - Dutton via First to Read for the purpose of providing an honest review.
tpolen 7 days ago
Myron and Win are baaaack! Geez, I've missed these guys and reading this book was like being reunited with old friends - lethal and deadly friends, but also incredibly funny and likable guys. As always, the supporting cast is stellar - Big Cyndi, Esperanza, Myron's parents - and I especially enjoyed the addition of Mickey (Myron's nephew), Ema, and Spoon from Coben's spin-off YA series. Whenever I get my hands on a new Coben book, I want to shrug off all my other responsibilities and read it straight through. Home was no different. The subject matter - kidnappings of two young boys - is every parents' nightmare and makes for a tension-filled read. Spins, twists, and turns will keep you guessing until the very end. And the ending! My mouth was literally hanging open - what a surprise! And what an impact it could have on future books in this series. I can't wait. I've read this whole series, but Home can also be read as a standalone - other readers have mentioned it was no problem for them diving into the series at this point. Highly recommend to thriller/suspense fans. Thanks to Penguin's First To Read for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.