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'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 With JUST ONE LOOK, Harlan Coben finally reached the position that he deserves - right at the top of the charts. He was #1 for two weeks and in the top ten for a long time after that. THE INNOCENT has taken Harlan sales even further forward, outselling its predecessor by 15%. Customer and critical reaction has been fabulous to all Harlan's novels. He has come from nowhere to being one of the thriller genre's biggest stars. This new novel will be the best of both worlds: Harlan's best character, Myron Bolitar, combined with the his new love of the high concept twist-fest.

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Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US, and has established a best-selling series of crime novels starring his powerful creation, Myron Bolitar. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

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Last seen in bestseller Coben's Darkest Fear (2000), Myron Bolitar, former basketball star (Boston Celtics) turned sports and entertainment agent and occasional knight in shining armor, is back in fighting form in his action-packed eighth thriller. For the past six years Myron has been leading a quiet life, much of it at his parents' old house in Livingston, N.J. A new girlfriend, Ali Wilder, a 9/11 widow, is helping to bring him out of his shell. Concerned that Ali's teenage daughter, Erin, and Erin's friend, Aimee Biel, might fall in with the wrong crowd, Myron gives them his contact information in case either of them feels she needs help. Aimee later calls him in the middle of the night for a lift to a friend's house, on condition that her request remain a secret. When Aimee turns up missing in circumstances mirroring those surrounding another vanished girl, Bolitar himself becomes a suspect in her disappearance and must use his wits and martial arts skills to uncover the truth. Coben fans will find much to enjoy in this well-crafted suspense novel, which has a startling final twist. (Apr. 25) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

I liked Myron Bolitar, the laidback hero of many of his books... but I never really got to know Myron properly until this latest book. This is the humanization of Myron Bolitar. Just 12 pages from the end of the book I still had no idea about how it was going to be resolved. There are lovely light-hearted lessons in life sprinkled throughout but PROMISE ME is not about preaching, it is about catching you by those short hairs on the back of your neck. - Maeve BinchyGripping, violent and original.Delivers the kind of assured storytelling and quirky characterisation which he is celebrated for. Coben's narrative skills are second to none, and this is very much the author firing on all cylinders.Bolitar is a glorious character, full of the right kind of quips and wise-ass backchat. Coben's thrillers always have a dramatic twist at the end, sometimes even two or three, and this does not disappoint on that score. - Matthew LewinA brilliant new Myron Bolitar mystery. Coben proves why he's one of the top crime writers in the world.Coben is on a roll... Twists galore.Coben's usual charm turns it all into an entertaining read. - Susanna YagerCoben's hugely popular series character Myron Bolitar returns in a new thriller jam-packed with the trademark twists and turns.

A promise made on a whim comes back to haunt sports and entertainment agent Myron Bolitar. Worrying about two neighborhood girls riding with drunk drivers, Myron vows to help them anytime and anywhere as long as they call. Keeping his word a few nights later, he drops off one of the young girls in a suburban neighborhood, and she promptly vanishes. Her angry parents question his motives, and eventually so do the police. Myron swears to the missing girl's mother that he will find her daughter, even if she doesn't want to be found. The return of reluctant hero Myron (Darkest Fear) after a six-year absence will be applauded by his fans and enjoyed by newcomers. Abandoning the expected thriller elements, Coben has written a compelling drama that examines the power of honesty and determination to do the right thing. This should be shortlisted for major awards. Promise to read it. For all fiction collections.-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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