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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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Another excellent Harlan Coben. Plenty of twists and turns, and a surprise twist at the end. Had to read well into the night to find out the ending ! Can't wait for the next installment of Myron Bolitar. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
From Amazon:

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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This is a beautifully, well-constructed novel with amazing plot twists and turns. It is virtually impossible to guess the villain. You almost feel that the final twist is simply not believable but on reflection you can see that the seeds are there but there lots of red herrings along the way. I can't imagine what must go on in this man's head to inspire him to invent characters like Big Cyndi and Little Pocahontas. Whatever it is, I hope he keeps it going. Another great read from Harlan Coben. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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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 | May 26, 2016 |
I like reading Coben, but this, although worthwhile and entertaining, is not one of his best. I love the larger-than-life characters and the confidence and humor in the face of danger but the plot in this one gets a bit bogged down in complexity and far too many twists and unlikely efforts. Still, worth reading. ( )
  brucemmoyer | Jan 23, 2016 |
Another great Myron Bolitar book. I'm almost finished with the series. Please write more, Mr. Coben. ( )
  nljacobs | Jan 19, 2016 |
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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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