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The school year is almost over. Anxious families await word of college acceptances. In these last pressure-cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all-too-common and all-too-dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him: If they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him.
Several nights later, the call comes at 2:00 am, and true to his word, Myron picks up one of the girls in midtown Manhattan and drives her to a quiet cul-de-sac in New Jersey where she says her friend lives.
The next day, the girl's parents discover that their daughter is missing. And that Myron was the last person to see her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned nightmarishly wrong, Myron races to find her before she's gone forever. But his past will not be buried so easily - for trouble has always stalked him, and his loved ones often suffer. Now Myron must decide once and for all who he is and what he will stand up for if he is to have any hope of saving a young girl's life.
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By S on 06-02-09
hysterically funny narration.....
I don't know what Harlan Coben was thinking, but clearly, he has never heard himself read out loud. His thick jersey accent came through with every sentence: "cawfee, udder (instead of other), mawl, etc..." it was really distracting, especially since, at this point in the series, we've grown accustomed to hearing j.marosz and scott brick who have similar delivery and are spot on in capturing the snarky sarcasm and banter between win and myron. Coban gave everyone a muppet voice, which was actually really hilarious.
In terms of story, this one was a little more involved--a little more complicated. It didn't help that you couldn't tell characters apart due to the poor narration.
i read the reviews and still decided to take a chance on this chapter of the myron bolitar series, so it's my own fault. But please, harlan coban, don't ever narrate again! ....like...ever....
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
By Robert E. Scarcelle on 12-19-08
Three complaints with this book.
1. And this is HUGE, Harlen Coben should never read his own work... His delivery is terrible; not to mention I hate when the narrator changes in the middle of a series of books. I become accustomed to the original narrator in this case Jonathan Maroz.
2. There is less interaction with Win and Esperanza and the verbal banter I loved in his earlier books in the series. Also, there is little to no talk about the business of the Sports Agency.
3. Coben has drifted into only writing about the dramatic, gut wrenching, emotional aspects of relationships and moved away from incorporating the humor and light hearted topics that evened out his previous works.
All in all Coben is still one of my favorite authors but this book falls short in my eyes.
23 of 24 people found this review helpful