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Promise Me (Myron Bolitar Mysteries) (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Harlan Coben

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Title:Promise Me (Myron Bolitar Mysteries)
Authors:Harlan Coben
Info:Signet (2007), Paperback, 512 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:fiction, F/C Myron Bolitar, book #8, New Jersey, missing girl, runaway, 999 challenge

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Promise Me by Harlan Coben (2006)

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Full of implausible characters/situations and not much happens. I almost never stop reading a book before the end but I felt like it at several points while reading it. ( )
  DavidMKelly | Dec 9, 2014 |
Myron Bolitar receives a phone call from a teen girl. He picks her up in the middle of the night and takes her to her friend’s house (she said it was her friend’s house). Now she’s missing. It looks bad for Myron – really bad. Before this happened, he had overheard Aimee Biel and her friend Erin talking about drinking and getting into cars with friends who drank. He’d known Aimee all her life. He talked to the girls and asked them to promise that they would call him – no questions asked — if they ever needed a ride. Now Myron, as well as all of the other loveable characters from the Myron Bolitar series, are desperately working together to find Aimee. There was a similar case of a missing girl a few months before this. Were the two connected? Both girls are 18 and deemed an adult so many began to think the girls had just run away from home. Was that the case?

I fell in love with this book in the Myron Bolitar series at the beginning. If you’ve never read Coben’s Myron Bolitar series, I’ll tell you a bit about Myron. He was a well-known basketball star. He’d been drafted by the Boston Celtics in the first round, but shattered his knee during a pre-season game thus ending his career. He studied at Harvard Law School; worked for the FBI; and is now the owner of MB SportsReps (or MB Reps in this book). If you like mystery with some humor added in, and you haven’t begun this series, I recommend that you start with the first (Deal Breaker). Even though the cases are concluded with each book, the endearing characters grow and develop through the series. I rated Promise Me at 4.5 out of 5.

http://www.fictionzeal.com/promise-8-myron-bolitar-harlan-coben/ ( )
  FictionZeal | Oct 11, 2014 |
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This was the first book I read written by Harlan Coben and the cover text promised it to be a very thrilling book. That fact and the very reasonable price (about 3 euros) made me decide to start reading Harlan Coben. I'm glad I did.

Meet Myron Bolitar. At a party he lets the daughter of a friend promise him to never ever drink and drive. He says to her he will always come and drive her home if she wouldn't get home safily otherwise. Just a few weeks later she calls him and Myron gets out of bed to bring her home. The next day, she is missing and Myron is the last person to see her alive. He starts his own investigation.

I liked this book. The story is not very complicated and you can read it very fast. There aren't to many useless details. It is a good book to read when you are searching for a book that doesn't request lots of thinking. Nice to read during vacation or weekends though. It made me decide to read more books written by Harlan Coben. ( )
  Floratina | Sep 21, 2014 |
Book about a man that promises if two teen age girls are in trouble they will call him. One does. I really don't remember the end or why the girl disappeared, so the book wasn't that memorable. ( )
  csobolak | Apr 20, 2013 |
didn't like the narrator. at all. ( )
  pam.enser | Apr 1, 2013 |
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The missing girl-there had been unceasing news reports, always flashing to that achingly ordinary school portrait of the vanished teen, you know the one, with the rainbow-swirl background, the girl's hair too straight, her smile too self-conscious, then a quick cut to the worried parents on the front lawn, microphones surrounding them, Mom silently tearful, Dad reading a statement with a quivering lip-that girl, that missing girl, had just walked past Edna Skylar.
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The school year is almost over. In these last pressure cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all too common and all too dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends’ children safe, and so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him that if they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they will call him. Several nights later, the call comes at two a.m. The next day, a girl is missing, and Myron is the last person who saw her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned horribly wrong, Myron races to find her before she’s gone forever.

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Entertainment agent Myron Bolitar offers a ride home to a young girl to prevent her from accepting a ride from a drunk driver, but when the girl disappears, he is forced to rescue her to prove his innocence.

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