Home (Myron Bolitar, #11) by Harlan Coben

Home (Myron Bolitar, #11)

Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home in Harlan Coben’s gripping thriller.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 b...


Details Home (Myron Bolitar, #11)

TitleHome (Myron Bolitar, #11)
Author
Release DateSep 20th, 2016
PublisherDutton
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages397 pages
GenreSuspense, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Mystery, Crime
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Reviews Home (Myron Bolitar, #11)

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2016-05-19
    Oh my lucky stars, I cannot describe the high I am still riding after finishing this book. My sister and I binge read books #1-10 of the series back in 2011; they were a different read for us as we don’t gravitate toward sports themed books, but I quickly fell in love with the quirky cast of characters, hilarious banter, and action packed mysteries found in each story. It had been so long since I read book #10 (Live Wire) that I had to search o...
  • Larry Hoffer
    2016-10-27
    A crazy good thriller and all the feels, too? Hell, yes!Ten years ago, childhood best friends Rhys Baldwin and Patrick Moore were kidnapped during a playdate at Rhys' suburban New Jersey home. They were six years old.The police couldn't figure out what happened. The family's au pair was found tied up, and there was no trace of the boys. After one attempt to collect ransom from the grieving families, nothing was heard again. The media attention ...
  • Mary Beth
    2016-11-27
    I have a book hangover after reading this book last night. I couldn't put it down and was up in the wee hours in the morning finishing it! I have been waiting for this book forever and was so shocked to see that another book in this series came out. It took forever to get my hands on this book.Myron and Win and the rest of the characters are back and I couldn’t be more thrilled! After waiting for what feels like forever book eleven in the Myron...
  • Mandy Crider
    2017-03-22
    This book was a "HOME" run! Coben really hit the "ball out of the park" with this one! This book was a total WIN/win. Ok... enough with the cheesy puns... even though they all fit the bill with this novel. This book was probably the best book I've ever read in my entire life. Seriously, I've read some awesome books.. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter, That Night by Chevy Stevens, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn... but this my friends takes the cake. T...
  • Diane S ☔
    2016-11-21
    Long time fans of this series will join me in saying I am very glad that Win is back. Just love this character, but definitively would not want to live in his head. Interesting case in this one, two six year old boys, kidnapped ten years previously, one the son of Win's favorite cousin. He receives an anonymous email claiming to know the whereabouts of one of the boys. But for me it is the characters that make this series. Although these are myst...
  • Carol
    2016-09-22
    Without a doubt.....5 Gigantic Stars!Finally.......Win and Myron are back together again! Wisecracks are flying and suspense building as an anonymous email prompts the search for two six year old boys.......ten years later.We begin in London with some BIG bad-ass henchmen and are soon reminded that the filthy rich Windsor Horne Lockwood III can be one wicked and lethal dude despite his aristocratic and effete appearance.HOME is the kind of myster...
  • Brenda
    2016-09-26
    It's been five years since the last Myron Bolitar book, and I hadn't realized how much I missed the characters. But they are back with a bang!Win has always been a bit of a mystery, so I love that he's sharing the spotlight with Myron in this book. Family and friendships are as strong as ever. Esperanza and Big Cyndi are here, as is nephew Mickey. The humor and witty repartee are here. I was pulled in right from the first chapter because Harlan C...
  • Julie
    2016-10-07
    Home by Harlan Coben is a 2016 Dutton publication. Get ready for one of my rare gushing reviews! Wow! Just… Wow! This may be the best Myron Bolitar mystery ever. A year has passed since Myron has seen Win. So, when out of the blue, Win phones from London asking for help, Myron drops everything to help his old friend. This should be your first clue that things are slightly different now, because, when has Win ever asked for help? Never. But, thi...
  • Brenda
    2016-12-14
    The shock Myron Bolitar felt when he received the telephone call from his best friend, Win who had been out of contact for the past twelve months, was great. His words “I need your help” sent Myron to London immediately on a journey that was both exhilarating and traumatising. Two six year old boys had been kidnapped ten years prior – best friends, Patrick and Rhys had been on a play date when everything went wrong. For the ensuing years no...
  • Phrynne
    2016-11-08
    I loved every minute of this! Clever, clever Mr Coben to choose to give whole chapters over to Win's POV. It was fascinating to see the world from his unusual perspective and to understand a little more of why he does what he does. Only a little though. Win is still essentially a closed book, but we did learn a big secret about him on the very last page! Myron is also in top form especially in his romantic life, and of course the jokes and banter...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2016-06-12
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I absolutely loved this book! I feel like I have been waiting for this book forever. Maybe not waiting for it...hoping for it because I didn't know if we would see any more books in the Myron Bolitar series. I have been a huge Harlan Coben fan for years and I adore everything about this series. While I was excited to sit down and read this book, I was also a bit nervous about it. Would it have...
  • Jonetta
    2016-10-31
    It was absolute pure bliss being back in Myron Bolitar's world! Thank you Harlan Coben for delivering on your promise to give us another story in the series. I'm not going to spoil the experience for other readers so suffice it to say that we're immediately brought up to date on what's happened since we last saw most of the characters. I will share, however, that one of the best surprises is being given Win Lockwood's point of view throughout the...
  • Liz
    2016-11-29
    Two six year old boys are taken during a playdate. Ten years later, one is spotted prostituting himself on a street in London. And so it begins…The book starts off with the narrator talking directly to us, the readers. The narrator is Win, one of Coben’s long time characters. The other is Myron. The book switches between Myron and Win. Myron’s sections are told from an omniscient point of view. The alternating change in perspective was init...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    2016-11-23
    It isn’t the best move to start reading a book that is the eleventh in a highly established series. Thankfully, Home was such an exhilarating thriller, it didn’t matter that I hadn’t read any previous books in this series, or anything prior by master thriller storyteller, Harlan Coben.Home starts with a hooking premise that reeled me into the story immediately. Ten years after two school boys go missing from their suburban home in the Unite...
  • Jim
    2016-11-11
    This is shown as #11 in the Myron Bolitar series. I have read several of Harlan Coben's books and have enjoyed them but this is the first Myron Bolitar book I have read. It won't be the last. Gotta love finding a new series to read. Having said that I don't think it is necessary to have read previous books in the series. There were some references to past events and these may be explained in previous books in the series but I don't think I got lo...
  • Cindy Burnett
    2016-09-18
    5+I was so happy to see that Harlan Coben had written another Myron Bolitar book. I have been a HUGE fan of Coben’s from the beginning and have read every Myron Bolitar as it was published. I think Harlan Coben is at his finest when writing the Bolitar series; the stand alones have been more mixed for me. I disliked the ending for The Stranger so much that for the first time ever I skipped one of his books, Fool Me Once. All of that being said,...
  • Judy Collins
    2016-03-31
    A special thank you to Dutton and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Fans, you are going to love HOME. Coben hits a "Home Run"! Out of the park - What an adventure. Talented Harlan Coben returns following Fool Me Once (2016) with his much loved Myron Bolitar series with HOME. From Coben’s first Myron Bolitar thriller, Deal Breaker, in 1995, introducing a hero that would captivate millions. Over the years fans have watc...
  • Laura
    2016-09-25
    Wow. It's been a while since I closed a book and hugged it to myself for a little while. Some things are a given about Harlan's books. They will be page turners, I will read them too quickly but also not quick enough and I will be kept guessing right until the end. One thing that I don't usually expect from Harlan's books is to have trouble seeing the words because of the tears streaming down my face. Books that make me cry stay with me forever. ...
  • Ellen
    2017-01-15
    Home by Harlan Coben.A top notch thriller with a little humor thrown in. Myron Bolitar along with Win (longtime friend) have discovered a boy who went missing years ago. That's just one of the boys who went missing at the same time. That still doesn't account for the ten years he was gone. And what's all the secrecy about the other boy? Is he still alive? Is there still hope for his return?I loved this Myron Bolitar mystery. It kept me enraptured...
  • Karyn Niedert
    2016-08-31
    I was giddy with excitement yesterday afternoon when a UPS driver dropped off a book shaped package at our doorstep yesterday afternoon. I knew what it was, having waited anxiously waited for the past couple weeks for the blessed day "Home" would arrive. Peeling the packaging away and seeing the perfectly intriguing cover for Harlan Coben's new book made me one happy girl!Looking at my to-do list for the afternoon in one hand, and the book awaiti...
  • Sandy
    2017-01-03
    3.5 starsWhen I first came across this author’s Myron Bolitar series, I enjoyed the combination of twisty thriller laced with humour. But as the series progressed, it became somewhat repetitious & the continuous pun-fest got old. “Live Wire” (book #10) was a major disappointment & I decided it was time for us to part ways for a while.After several stand-alones, Myron is back in this much improved outing with a compelling story at its heart....
  • Kathy
    2016-10-08
    I enjoy books by Harlan Coben. Since I first read Gone for Good and Tell No One, I have read every novel he has published. I will admit to not loving the Myron Bolitar series as much as Coben's other novels, but read all of them too. So I was a anxious to read Home, and after I read it I was anxious to read other reviews on Goodreads. Now that I have done both, I am not sure we all read the same book. The general premise of this book is excellent...
  • Dan Lawton
    2016-08-17
    While I'm a huge Coben fan, this was my first experience with Myron Bolitar (received directly from the publisher in exchange for a review), and it was excellent. HOME has all plot twists and suspense that one might come to expect from a Harlan Coben novel, and it's one of his better ones in a while. My only complaint about HOME - and it's not really a complaint, I suppose - is that there was a lot of back story that I wasn't privy to, since this...
  • Skip
    2016-11-11
    A quality addition to the Myron Bolitar series, with Coben's signature corkscrew twists at the end. Two six year old boys are kidnapped from a wealthy suburban home in Alpine, NJ, and after ten years, Win Lockwood (a relative of one of them) receives an anonymous email, where he finds one of the boys; however, he slips away forcing Win to bring over his BFF, Myron Bolitar to help in the rescue of both boys. Sadly, only one is rescued and almost d...
  • Donna
    2016-10-12
    This is the 11th book in the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben. I feel the same way about Myron Bolitar as I do Harry Bosch.....I love them both. They feel like family because I have spent so much time with them. It has been a while since the last Myron Bolitar book came out and I enjoyed the familiarity of this one, especially the humor, as I got caught up on the latest in their lives. It isn't just Myron that I love. This series has a great ...
  • Trish at Between My Lines
    2016-11-09
    This review was originally posted on Between My LinesHome is where the heart is.  And The Mryon Bolitar series has my heart, and has had it for years.  So I couldn't wait to read Home by Harlan Coben to see what craziness the gang were battling nowadays.My Thoughts on Home by Harlan Coben I won't lie, this review might make zero sense!  I feel very incoherent as I'm punch drunk from the last chapter.First up, I think you need to already be in ...
  • Jeanette
    2016-11-01
    Win is back. And Myron with his fiance. Coben wrote this one with the projected movie in mind, IMHO. We have some nifty place locales in high detail. Columbia's campus, Times Square- posh Park Avenue- and a picturesque lake house within 1-1/2 hours drive. Myron's parents and nephew Mickey appear and lead roles at Myron's place, as well. But that's all beyond the volcanic irrupting violence of the beginning chapters. Win speaking, Win thinking, Wi...
  • Suzanne
    2016-08-22
    This was my first Myron Bolitar book and my first Harlan Coben, although I've heard good things about both for quite awhile. I was not disappointed; the book was really good. Our hero and his best friend/sidekick, Win, were excellent. I couldn't ask for a better duo: humorous, lethal, even literate. Both came with extensive back stories and a web of characters that were briefly, yet effectively, explained for the purposes of this story. And this ...