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Harlan Coben - Author

About the Author

Harlan Coben is an international number one bestselling thriller author. He is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards - the first to receive all three. His books are published in forty languages, with over forty-seven million copies in print worldwide.


Both his standalone thrillers and series featuring the indomitable Myron Bolitar have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries, gracing the lists of the Sunday Times and the New York Times. His novel Tell No One was turned into the smash hit French film of the same name, and received the highly coveted Lumiere (French Golden Globe) for best picture as well as four Cesars (French Oscar). Harlan lives in New Jersey with his family.

 

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Featured books by Harlan Coben

Home

Home

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

ANOTHER INSTANT COBEN BOLITAR CLASSIC. (Michael J Fox). For ten long years two boys have been missing. Now you think you've seen one of them. He's a young man. And he's in trouble. Do you approach him? Ask him to come home with you? And how can you be sure it's really him? You thought your search for the truth was over. It's only just begun. Praise for Home Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint...the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' - The Times 'Another instant Coben Bolitar classic. (Michael J Fox). Told at breakneck pace, it glows on the page...Terrifying and unputdownable. (Daily Mail). Just finished the brilliant new @HarlanCoben novel 'Home'. Myron, Win and the gang are all back, and some of it is even in London. Loved it! (Richard Osman). To the aficionados of the series, this will feel like a homecoming (The Guardian). The skill of Harlan Coben is illustrated by the ease that this novel uncoils, with humour and empathy striating the twisty narrative...Home doesn't require a bookmark as it is hard to put the book down once the spine is broken, as your hands will appear glued to the binding. (Shots).

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Home

Home

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

The boy who had been missing for ten years was right in front of him ...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?

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The Stranger

The Stranger

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2016

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corrine, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corrine's deception, and realizes that if he doesn't make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he's stumbled into will not only ruin lives - it will end them...

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Missing You

Missing You

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiance Jeff, the man who shattered her heart 18 years ago. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. As Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved - her former fiance, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.

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Missing You

Missing You

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiance Jeff, the man who shattered her heart 18 years ago. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. As Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved - her former fiance, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.

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Found

Found

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

It's been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey's sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in hospital, Rachel won't tell him where he stands, his basketball teammates hate him ...and then there's Ema's surprise announcement: she has an online boyfriend and he's vanished. As he's searching for Ema's missing boyfriend (who may not even exist!), Mickey also gets roped into helping his nemesis, Troy Taylor, with a big problem. All the while, Mickey and his friends are pulled deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter, risking their lives to find the answers - until the shocking climax, where Mickey finally comes face-to-face with the truth about his father.

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Missing You

Missing You

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2014

It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiance Jeff, the man who shattered her heart eighteen years ago. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. As Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved - her former fiance, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.

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No Second Chance

No Second Chance

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2009

The note is chilling, but Marc sees only one thing: the chance to save his daughter. And, haunted by deception and deadly secrets - about his wife, about an old love, and about his own past - he vows to bring Tara home ...at any cost.

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Other books by Harlan Coben

Run Away from `the modern master of the hook and twist'

Run Away from `the modern master of the hook and twist'

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Run Away confirms one of the world's finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game. PETER JAMES Coben never, ever lets you down - but this one is really special. LEE CHILD ______________________ Your daughter is missing. You'll risk anything to find her. And then you see her, frightened and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. You follow her into a dark and dangerous world where no one is safe and murder is commonplace. Now it's your life on the line . . . ______________________ The modern master of the hook and twist DAN BROWN A twisty thriller that'll keep you up way past any sensible lights out time HEAT [Coben's] writing and storytelling are firing on all cylinders and the seemingly straightforward tale takes a sharp turn when it's least expected DAILY MAIL Run Away is Harlan Coben at the height of his narrative mastery... as a thriller it's a narcotic... unmissable. SHOTS MAGAZINE The award-winning Coben once again gets his hook into you and twists to keep you snared. RTE GUIDE Few of Harlan Coben's thrillers are anything less than gripping, but every now and again he writes one that exceeds his own high standards. Run Away is one. THE TIMES ONLINE A twisty, disturbing and poignant thriller WOMAN

Run Away

Run Away

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2019

A perfect family is shattered in RUN AWAY, the new thriller from the master of domestic suspense, Harlan Coben. You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.

Run Away from `the modern master of the hook and twist'

Run Away from `the modern master of the hook and twist'

Author: Harlan Coben Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/03/2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Run Away by Harlan Coben, read by Steven Weber. The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'. ______________________ YOU'VE LOST YOUR DAUGHTER. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. You haven't seen her in six months. Then you find her busking in New York's Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is frail, filthy, terrified, and in more trouble than you ever imagined. You don't stop to think. You approach her. You beg her to come home. SHE RUNS. You follow. What choice do you have? And as you descend into the dark, dangerous world she's lost herself in, you quickly find yourself out of your depths. Down here, no-one is safe - and now both of you might never make it out alive...

Run Away from `the modern master of the hook and twist'

Run Away from `the modern master of the hook and twist'

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Run Away confirms one of the world's finest thriller writers is at the very top of his game. PETER JAMES Coben never, ever lets you down - but this one is really special. LEE CHILD ______________________ YOUR DAUGHTER IS MISSING. YOU'LL RISK ANYTHING TO FIND HER. And then you see her, frightened and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. SHE RUNS. You follow her into a dark, dangerous world where no-one is safe and murder is commonplace. NOW IT'S YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE... ______________________ The modern master of the hook and twist DAN BROWN A twisty thriller that'll keep you up way past any sensible lights out time HEAT Wonderful ... yet another winner RICHARD OSMAN The king of twisty thrillers returns. This is worth turning off your phone for! CLOSER [Coben's] writing and storytelling are firing on all cylinders and the seemingly straightforward tale takes a sharp turn when it's least expected DAILY MAIL Run Away is Harlan Coben at the height of his narrative mastery... as a thriller it's a narcotic... unmissable. SHOTS MAGAZINE The award-winning Coben once again gets his hook into you and twists to keep you snared. RTE GUIDE Few of Harlan Coben's thrillers are anything less than gripping, but every now and again he writes one that exceeds his own high standards. Run Away is one. THE TIMES ONLINE A twisty, disturbing and poignant thriller WOMAN

Don't Let Go From the international #1 bestselling author

Don't Let Go From the international #1 bestselling author

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2018

THE GLOBAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author of Home and Fool Me Once. Mistaken identities, dark family secrets and a murderous conspiracy lie at the heart of this gripping new bestseller. 'The modern master of the hook and twist, luring you in on the first page only to shock you on the last,' Dan Brown 'Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint ... the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' The Times 'As moreish as ever' Sunday Times 'Simply one of the all-time greats - pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core.' Gillian Flynn 'Harlan Coben is a folk poet of the suburbs and his well-tuned new mystery, Don't Let Go shows why ... This kind of writing is what we call poetry.' New York Times A SMALL TOWN IS HIDING BIG SECRETS ... Fifteen years ago in New Jersey, a teenage boy and girl were found dead. Most people concluded it was a tragic suicide pact. The dead boy's brother, Nap Dumas, did not. Now Nap is a cop - but he's a cop who plays by his own rules, and who has never made peace with his past. And when the past comes back to haunt him, Nap discovers secrets can kill...

Caught

Caught

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2010 Haley McWaid never gave her parents a moment's worry. Until one morning her mother wakes to find that her seventeen-year-old daughter didn't come home the night before. The community is stunned by her loss. Three months pass without a word and everyone assumes the worst. Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission: to identify and bring down sexual predators. Her latest target is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens. But Wendy soon realises she can't trust her own instincts - or the motives of the people around her - and that this story is more twisted than she could have imagined... * * * * * 'A superb thriller - he has never written better' Evening Standard 'Brilliantly tense, beautifully written' Heat 'The modern master of the hook and twist' Dan Brown 'Simply one of the all-time greats - pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core' Gillian Flynn

Don't Let Go From the international #1 bestselling author

Don't Let Go From the international #1 bestselling author

Author: Harlan Coben Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/10/2017

***THE GLOBAL #1 BESTSELLER*** The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author of Home and Fool Me Once, and the creator of the Netflix hit Safe. Mistaken identities. Dark family secrets. And a murderous conspiracy... __________________________ 'The modern master of the hook and twist, luring you in on the first page only to shock you on the last' - Dan Brown 'Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint ... the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' - The Times 'As moreish as ever' - Sunday Times 'Simply one of the all-time greats - pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core.' - Gillian Flynn 'Harlan Coben is a folk poet of the suburbs and his well-tuned new mystery, Don't Let Go shows why ... This kind of writing is what we call poetry.' - New York Times __________________________ A SMALL TOWN IS HIDING BIG SECRETS ... Fifteen years ago in New Jersey, a teenage boy and girl were found dead. Most people concluded it was a tragic suicide pact. The dead boy's brother, Nap Dumas, did not. Now Nap is a cop - but he's a cop who plays by his own rules, and who has never made peace with his past. And when the past comes back to haunt him, Nap discovers secrets can kill...

Don't Let Go

Don't Let Go

Author: Harlan Coben Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2017

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon Nap Dumas hasnt been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leos girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracksand Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brothers death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what hes been looking for.When Mauras fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questionsabout the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Dianawhose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.

Don't Let Go

Don't Let Go

Author: Harlan Coben Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2017

THE GLOBAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERThe brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author of Home and Fool Me Once. Mistaken identities, dark family secrets and a murderous conspiracy lie at the heart of this gripping new bestseller.'The modern master of the hook and twist, luring you in on the first page only to shock you on the last,' Dan Brown'Harlan Coben is a folk poet of the suburbs and his well-tuned new mystery, Don't Let Go shows why ... This kind of writing is what we call poetry.' New York TimesA SMALL TOWN IS HIDING BIG SECRETS ...Fifteen years ago in New Jersey, a teenage boy and girl were found dead. Most people concluded it was a tragic suicide pact. The dead boy's brother, Nap Dumas, did not. Now Nap is a cop - but he's a cop who plays by his own rules, and who has never made peace with his past.And when the past comes back to haunt him, Nap discovers secrets can kill...

Don't Let Go From the international #1 bestselling author

Don't Let Go From the international #1 bestselling author

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2017

***THE GLOBAL #1 BESTSELLER*** The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author of Home and Fool Me Once, and the creator of the Netflix hit Safe. Mistaken identities. Dark family secrets. And a murderous conspiracy... __________________________ 'The modern master of the hook and twist, luring you in on the first page only to shock you on the last' - Dan Brown 'Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint ... the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' - The Times 'As moreish as ever' - Sunday Times 'Simply one of the all-time greats - pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core.' - Gillian Flynn 'Harlan Coben is a folk poet of the suburbs and his well-tuned new mystery, Don't Let Go shows why ... This kind of writing is what we call poetry.' - New York Times __________________________ A SMALL TOWN IS HIDING BIG SECRETS ... Fifteen years ago in New Jersey, a teenage boy and girl were found dead. Most people concluded it was a tragic suicide pact. The dead boy's brother, Nap Dumas, did not. Now Nap is a cop - but he's a cop who plays by his own rules, and who has never made peace with his past. And when the past comes back to haunt him, Nap discovers secrets can kill...

The Magical Fantastical Fridge

The Magical Fantastical Fridge

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2017

#1 New York Times bestselling novelist Harlan Coben partners with a talented debut illustrator in this fantastical and funny adventure for fans of David Wiesner and William Joyce. Have you ever noticed how magical your family fridge is? Neither has Walden...until now. Suddenly he finds himself transported into one of his own drawings on the fridge as he begins an unforgettable adventure. He'll battle a crayon monster, catch an airplane ride into an old photo, escape a troop of monkeys and much more. All of the items displayed there have come alive to bring him a new understanding of his big, busy family. You'll love studying the dynamic, detailed illustrations in this zany, surprise-filled journey that culminates in a heartfelt appreciation of those closest to us.

Home

Home

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

ANOTHER INSTANT COBEN BOLITAR CLASSIC. (Michael J Fox). For ten long years two boys have been missing. Now you think you've seen one of them. He's a young man. And he's in trouble. Do you approach him? Ask him to come home with you? And how can you be sure it's really him? You thought your search for the truth was over. It's only just begun. Praise for Home Coben is a phenomenon - the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint...the true mystery is Coben's extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers' - The Times 'Another instant Coben Bolitar classic. (Michael J Fox). Told at breakneck pace, it glows on the page...Terrifying and unputdownable. (Daily Mail). Just finished the brilliant new @HarlanCoben novel 'Home'. Myron, Win and the gang are all back, and some of it is even in London. Loved it! (Richard Osman). To the aficionados of the series, this will feel like a homecoming (The Guardian). The skill of Harlan Coben is illustrated by the ease that this novel uncoils, with humour and empathy striating the twisty narrative...Home doesn't require a bookmark as it is hard to put the book down once the spine is broken, as your hands will appear glued to the binding. (Shots).

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Home From the international #1 bestselling author

Home From the international #1 bestselling author

Author: Harlan Coben Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2017

By the international number one bestselling author of Tell No One and Fool Me Once, soon to be a major movie starring Julia Roberts. The boy who had been missing for ten years was right in front of him...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.