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Everything you have believed for years is gone. Nothing about your life will ever be the same. Seconds Away by Harlan Coben is a story about a young man. Mikey Bolitar, a sophomore in high school, is just starting out at a new school. After years of travelling Mickey and his family have finally settled down in a nice neighborhood to allow Mickey to make friends and experience high school like a "normal" teenager. A little while after they get into America, Mickey's Dad is killed in a car crash and his Mom is placed in rehab for her drug addiction. One day when Mickey is walking back to his Uncle's house after school, the crazy old Bat Lady tells Mickey that his father really isn't dead. In the same week, his girlfriend Ashley goes missing. His discoveries will lead him to change the way he thought forever.

I liked this book because it always kept me on edge. Right when I thought that someone was bad or something was going to happen, something I didn't expect happened. It always kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me wanting to read more. Also, the conflict that was introduced created a very crazy situation for the main character and his friends that I enjoyed reading about.
  Jobe14 | Apr 12, 2015 |
I actually enjoyed this book. It was my first time reading a Harlan Coben book and I wasn'r disappointed. A very fast read, great characters just wished the book was longer, there was more to tell and the way it ended I have to read book no. 2 ( )
  dom76 | Jan 7, 2015 |
After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be. ( )
  ShellyPYA | Oct 8, 2014 |
Started off slow but ending with a great cliffhanger...now I'll have to read the second in the series. Great OT book for patrons looking for strong male main characters. Mystery and suspense readers will like this one as well. ( )
  LouisVillains | Feb 22, 2014 |
Mickey has lost his father in a car crash and his mother to substance abuse. He is forced to live with his uncle and try to fit in to a new school while picking up the pieces of his life. Add the mysterious "bat lady" and her telling Mickey her father is not dead and the challenge is on. What will Mickey find out about his father and his past? Can his mother make it through rehab? Danger and twists and turns wait in this fast moving thriller. ( )
  alsparks324 | Sep 3, 2013 |
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Ik liep naar school, zwelgend in zelfmedelijden - mijn vader was dood, mijn moeder zat in een afkickkliniek en mijn vriendin was verdwenen - toen ik voor het eerst het vleermuisvrouwtje zag.
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A young adult debut from internationally bestselling author Harlan Coben

Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.

A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's train-wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury - and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben's latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. With this new series, Coben introduces an entirely new generation of fans to the masterful plotting and wry humor that have made him an award-winning, internationally bestselling, and beloved author.

Follow Mickey Bolitar on his next adventure in Seconds Away, coming out in Fall 2012!

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After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.… (more)

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