October 23, 2016

Series Sunday: Home

(Myron Bolitar #11) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Revision. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Home, the eleventh book in the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben. Yes, my Myron fans and beloved bookhearts, the witty emotional sports agent character is back after umpteen years. In this new thriller, Win receives an anonymous email tip that starts quite a suspenseful drama with unpredictable twists. A decade ago, two young boys from wealthy families were kidnapped. A hefty ransom was demanded but never collected. The boys were not returned and no trace surfaced...until now.

"They discussed, analyzed, drove down various dark roads that all led to dead ends." ~ pg. 302

The book begins in first person from Win's point of view. What an unexpected surprise to have Myron's best friend start the book off. Usually in this series, Myron is the leader getting assistance from his best friend, Win, in helping people in trouble and finding missing people. So to have Win ask for help is big...HUGE! Anyhoot, following the anonymous tip, Win and Myron rescue the now teenage boy and work as a team to find his missing friend.

The references in this book are time appropriate. There are references to Hamilton, Uber and other current events/things. I was waiting for Myron's favorite drink, Yoo-hoo, to be mentioned and was not disappointed either.

"If you start this book at 10 o'clock at night, I want you at 4 in the morning to curse me." Well, Harlan, your wish is my command because Home gripped me and held me to its pages for hours. I tweeted Harlan while I was running around my room in circles, screaming at the last words read in Home. Not too many authors can elicit such a response from me.

How appropriate that Home was published on Chickadee's birthday; she introduced me to the Myron Bolitar series. I still thank her and my friend that co-signed. So bookhearts, if mystery is your kind of genre to read, it is my duty to recommend this series. Each book is worth reading. Each character will make an impression. If that does not convince you enough, watch the video below of author Harlan Coben on his writing process and new thriller, Home.

Title: Home
Author: Harlan Coben
Published: September 2016
Pages: 387
Edition: Hardcover
Challenge: Popsugar—NYT Bestseller
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


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