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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
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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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 |
Promise Me didn't live up to my expectations, but it wasn't a complete let down either. The plot was interesting enough to make me want to read more, but that's about it. It had far too many main characters (many of them very unlikable), too many suspects and too many conclusions. I really liked how it ended though- the ending definitely saved the whole book. Overall, I did like it, but it was very muddled and lacked structure. I'll be interested to read more from Coben, though. ( )
  nicola26 | Mar 30, 2013 |
I listened to this book as an electronic download from my library. I had never read any books by this author and I see him mentioned quite a lot so I thought this would be a good introduction. Is it just me or is Myron Bolitar like a male version of Stephanie Plum without the quirky behaviour?

The daughter of a high school friend of Myron's disappears just after Myron dropped her off. Earlier another girl of the same age who went to the same school also disappeared. Both girls withdrew money from the same ATM in Manhattan just before their disappearances. That's about all that links them but Myron promises to track down his daughter's friend which means finding out what happened to the other girl.

I don't think I'll be rushing out to get any more Myron Bolitar books. ( )
  gypsysmom | Dec 19, 2011 |
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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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