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Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

Seconds Away

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

August 2013 Book of the Month.

The sequel to his new series aimed squarely at teen readers, but all Coben fans will still love, picks up right where Shelter ended and moves with breakneck speed into a new adventure. Full of twists and turns and danger for Mickey as he peels back the layers surrounding his dad’s death.

If you like Harlan Coben you might also like to read books by John Verdon, Lee Child and Linwood Barclay.

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Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

When tragedy strikes close to home, teenager Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends - sharp-witted Ema and the ever-charming Spoon - find themselves at the centre of a murder investigation involving their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his father, he also needs to figure out what happened to Rachel - no matter what it takes. Mickey has always been ready to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves. But how can he protect them when he's not even sure who - or what - he's protecting them from?


The plot of Seconds Away has all the incidental felicities that we turn to Coben for, and (as usual) the requisite number of diverting twists to keep the reader off-balance. But most of all, it's the humanity of Coben's writing that distinguishes him from his crime-writing peers... Seconds Away is vintage fare. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *

About the Author

Harlan Coben

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.

Harlan Coben photo © Claudio Marinesco

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15th August 2013


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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


352 pages


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