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Harlan Coben

Born in 1962, in Newark, New Jersey, USA, Harlan Coben is a number 1 bestselling author.

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first author to win all three – Coben’s critically-acclaimed novels have been called “ingenious” (New York Times), “poignant and insightful” (Los Angeles Times), “consistently entertaining” (Houston Chronicle), “superb” (Chicago Tribune) and “must reading” (Philadelphia Inquirer).


One of his hit novels, TELL NO ONE, has been turned into the commercial and critical smash hit French film of the same name, starring Francois Cluzet and Kristin Scott Thomas.

His main series features the exploits of sports agent Myron Bolitar whilst the author's YA books feature Myron's nephew Mickey. 


For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.

Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible, that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive.

Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope.

But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret- and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.


'A pulsing, pacy, devour-at-one-sitting thriller ... Coben grabs you with the opening paragraph and never lets you go. A class act'



Myron Bolitar's father's recent heart attack brings Myron smack into a midlife encounter with issues of adulthood and mortality. And if that's not enough to turn his life upside down, the reappearance of his first serious girlfriend is. The basketball star turned sports agent, who does a little detecting when business is slow, is saddened by the news that Emily Downing's 13-year-old son is dying and desperately needs a bone marrow transplant; even if she did leave him for the man who destroyed his basketball career, he wouldn't wish tsuris like that on anyone. And he's not at all interested in getting involved with Emily again, not even to track down the one mysterious donor who may be able to save the boy. But when Myron learns that Jeremy Downing is his own son, conceived the night before Emily and Greg Downing married, he embarks on a search for someone who disappeared a lifetime ago. And what he finds leads him to a powerful family determined to keep an old secret, a disgraced reporter who may have plagiarized a novel to create a serial killer, a very interested FBI agent, and a missing child.



Will has coped with the death of his ex-girlfriend, the disappearance of his brother Ken (the prime suspect in her rape and murder), as well as the demands of his job as a worker with the homeless and terminally messed-up of the New York streets. When it seems that his brother is alive after all, and his lover Sheila disappears, only to be fingered by the FBI as an accessory to murder, Will is at breaking point. Only his dangerous friend Squares and Will's determination to see justice done, and find out what he needs to to ensure it, keep him going during escalating unpleasantness. Will and Ken had some dangerous schoolfellows - among them the gangster McGuane and the assassin known as Ghost - and the roots of the jeopardy Will finds himself in lie years in his past.

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