Harlan is now established as one the thriller genre's biggest stars and a major commercial star. 'Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist - luring you in on the first page, only to shock you on the last.' Dan Brown He is at the very top of his game. With both the Myron novels and his stand-alones as massive bestsellers, he followed up his previous successes by reaching the No.1 spot on the Sunday Times Bestseller List with HOLD TIGHT in hardback. Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award - Harlan was the first author to win all three.
Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US and has established a bestselling series of crime novels starring his powerful creation, Myron Bolitar. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.
Crime-stopper extraordinaire Myron Bolitar returns in this rousing thriller by bestseller Coben. This time around, Bolitar heads to Paris to heed the distress call from his former lover, Terese Collins, whom he hasn't seen in more than 10 years. She has since lived out her dream of marrying and starting a family, but her perfect life has been shattered, and Bolitar must pick up the pieces. Steven Weber gives an inspired, well-crafted reading that elevates Bolitar from flat, one-dimensionality to a flawed and fully believable character. Weber's other characterizations are equally original; he is interested and invested in the story from the get-go. A Dutton hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 2). (May) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
After three years, Coben (Hold Tight) returns to basketball star-turned-sports agent-turned-sleuth Myron Bolitar, while retaining a good deal of the twists and turns found in his stand-alone thrillers. An unexpected phone call from an old flame, Terese, brings Myron to Paris to help her unravel a mystery involving her ex-husband. Turns out that the CIA, Terese's long-dead daughter, an antiabortion group, a stem cell clinic, and-oh, yeah-al-Qaeda are also involved. In a lesser writer's hands, this could have been ridiculous, but Coben is the master of taking impossible, even outlandish situations and somehow making them realistic. This is sure to please both Bolitar fans and those who have only read Coben's roller coaster-ride thrillers. Bolitar and his quirky series cohorts are fully introduced, allowing newcomers a seamless entry. Highly recommended for all popular fiction collections.-Rebecca Vnuk, Glen Ellyn P.L., IL Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
This novel s intricate clockwork plot, studded with neat coincidences, is merely part of its charm. Harlan Coben is a thriller writer of great experience and flair, who effortlessly twists his several different plot strands into one thick narrative rope. - The Sydney Morning Herald on Hold Tight The Mr Reliable of thriller writing, who propels in a Hitchcock tradition the idea of normal people catapulted into dangerously enigmatic circumstances, is back. - The Daily Telegraph It is no surprise that Coben regularly tops the best-sellers list; when it comes to crime novels, he s up there with the best. Hold Tight will keep you up late at night. A terrific read. - Sun Herald Coben always writes brilliant hooks, usually with a sharp sense of humour, and Hold Tight is no exception A cleverly constructed thriller, with enough action and plot twists to keep the pages turning. - The Age Hold Tight is a tale with plenty of violence, betrayals, late-night chases and good people forced to act out of character and break the law to save those they love. It also contains Coben s usual astounding number of unexpected twists and turns that keep delivering surprises all the way to the last page. - The Canberra Times