Thursday, January 26, 2017

Home - Harlen Coben

Harlan Coben has written so many great bestsellers, but I've had a soft spot for his Myron Bolitar series. It's been five years since the last entry - Home is the eleventh book in the series.

The plot of Home is dark - child abduction, child prostitution and slavery. No wonder Win has been missing for a year from Myron's life. There's been a spotting of his long lost nephew and his friend, taken ten years ago, and Win is determined to bring them home.

The banter between Win and Myron (and honestly, with almost everyone else as well) is quick, barbed and hilarious. It's a huge part of the draw of these books for me. The friendship (okay it's more of a bromance) and sense of loyalty between Win and Myron has also been a mainstay of the books. They seem to have no fear and their sense of justice is unerring. Well, Myron is a little more sensible, but still dives in head first. Win is a scary guy and he's given a bigger voice this time out. There is a well hidden soft spot behind his dangerous exterior. It was nice to get to know him a bit better - beyond the 'sidekick' role he has played in previous books. And a Bolitar book wouldn't be complete without supporting characters Esperanza and Big Cyndi. Coben has penned a YA series featuring Myron's nephew Mickey Bolitar. Mickey and his cohorts Ema and Spoon play a part Home as well.

Home is an action packed read, with some unusual plot twists. But that only seems fitting for this unusual duo. Great read, and I hope we don't have to wait another five years for another Myron /Win book. Especially with that surprise revelation in the last chapter. Read an excerpt of Home.


bermudaonion said...

Coben books are always great entertainment.

Kay said...

I really want to read this one. Have loved the Myron/Win series. So excited that there is another episode after all this time. And I love Win - scary or not. LOL