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Published by Dutton, 20 September 2016. ISBN 978-0-5255510-8 (HB)
From the publisher: 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 that 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
After a hiatus of about five years, this novel marks
the return of Myron Bolitar and Win Lockwood (nee Windsor Horne Lockwood III),
his best friend since their freshman year at Duke University. The big change in
Myron’s personal life is that he is engaged to be married to Terese, an
anchorwoman on an all-news channel, with Win as his best man. The
aforementioned still missing friend was the son of Win’s cousin, Brooke, so the
matter becomes a much more serious and personal one for Win, and thus for
Myron. Myron had been a standout, if not “legendary,” basketball star
until a serious injury ended his career, after which he went to Harvard Law
School and then opened his own sports agency, with his friend Esperanza Diaz as
his “receptionist/assistant/confidante/assorted other hats.” (A subplot
of sorts deals with Esperanza, known in the wrestling world as Little
Pocahontas along with her tag team partner, Big Cyndi, a/k/a Big Chief Mama.)
In this newest novel from Mr. Coben, and in his
inimitable style, he explores every nuance of that simple word “Home.” It
is that in the most literal sense for Myron when he buys the home he grew up in
from his folks when they decide to retire to Florida. The tale of “two
boys who had grown up in the lap of luxury and been snatched away” when 16
years of age takes our protags to London, Rome, the Netherlands and back in the
author’s trademark suspenseful fashion, with p.o.v. alternating between Myron
and Win, before a totally unexpected ending.
Well deserving of its place atop the Bestseller
List, Home is recommended.
Coben was born4 January 1962 in
Newark, New Jersey. He was the first ever
author to win all three major crime awards in the US. He is now global
bestseller with his mix of powerful stand-alone thrillers and Myron Bolitar
crime novels. He has appeared in the bestseller lists of The Times, the New
York Times, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. He
currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them.