Home. Finished 9-26-16, rating 4.75/5, mystery, 387 pages, pub. 2016
A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend? Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home. from Goodreads
I was so happy to pick up Harlan Coben’s new Myron Bolitar book. I love many of his standalones, but it’s Myron and company who have my loyalty and since the last book of the series came out in 2011 I was craving me some Myron and Win. This book does not disappoint.
Win, Myron’s best friend since college, asks for help in finding his cousin’s son who has been missing for ten years. They start on the London sex trade streets and end up in an uber wealthy New Jersey neighborhood where the families have au pairs, not nannies. Or maybe they start in New Jersey and end in London, either way it’s a wild ride.
Coben always nails popular culture. Young kids know way too much about technology. They need to get outside and spend some time in the sun! Of course, I say this as I sit here at my desk with my iPad and iPhone tempting me from my computer. Moms are guilty too.
I think most everyone would like the series, but you’d have to start somewhere earlier. It wouldn’t have to be the first book, this one is #11, but maybe by 4 or 5 you should be on board.