Promise Me

Promise Me

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It began with a promise...2.17am: the phone rings on Myron Bolitar's nightstand; at the other end of the line is Aimee Biel - a frightened teenager who has called the one adult who had promised to help her if she ever got into any trouble. But Myron's help will not be enough. Stumbling from his Manhattan bed, he races down to pick her up from a cold street corner and take her back to safety. But - against his better judgment - she persuades him to drop her at an unknown address in the suburbs. This is a mistake that he lives to regret, for Aimee's final wave from a darkened porch is not the end of the story. She turns and disappears into the night -and apparently off the face of the earth. Driven by guilt and the desperation of her family, Myron decides to break his vow of six years and get involved in the search himself. But his past will not be buried so easily - for trouble has always stalked him, and his loved ones often bear the brunt. Now Myron must decide once and for all who he is and what he will stand up if he is to have any hope of rescuing both Aimee and himself. But what he doesn't realise is just how far people will go to protect the ones they love...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 36mm | 698.54g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 075287439X
  • 9780752874395
  • 1,735,294

About Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US, and has established a best-selling series of crime novels starring his powerful creation, Myron Bolitar. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.show more

Review quote

'I liked Myron Bolitar, the laidback hero of many of his books... but I never really got to know Myron properly until this latest book. This is the humanization of Myron Bolitar. Just 12 pages from the end of the book I still had no idea about how it was going to be resolved. There are lovely light-hearted lessons in life sprinkled throughout but PROMISE ME is not about preaching, it is about catching you by those short hairs on the back of your neck.' -- Maeve Binchy THE SUNDAY TIMES, 3 May "Gripping, violent and original." LITERARY REVIEW, May 2006 "Delivers the kind of assured storytelling and quirky characterisation which he is celebrated for. Coben's narrative skills are second to none, and this is very much the author firing on all cylinders." GOOD BOOK GUIDE, 1 May "Bolitar is a glorious character, full of the right kind of quips and wise-ass backchat. Coben's thrillers always have a dramatic twist at the end, sometimes even two or three, and this does not disappoint on that score." -- Matthew Lewin THE GUARDIAN, 20 May "A brilliant new Myron Bolitar mystery. Coben proves why he's one of the top crime writers in the world." DAILY MIRROR, 26 May "Coben is on a roll... Twists galore." PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH, 27 May "Coben's usual charm turns it all into an entertaining read." -- Susanna Yager THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "Coben's hugely popular series character Myron Bolitar returns in a new thriller jam-packed with the trademark twists and turns." LANCASHIRE EVENING POST, 26 May "Rejoice. After a temporary absence, Myron Bolitar is back. Coben proves yet again that mean, twisted minds inhabit the deceptively squeaky-clean suburbs of New Jersey." -- Daneet Steffens TIME OUT, 21 Jun "Coben is on a roll... twists galore." PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH, 27 May "Slickly plotted, the story ends with a trademark twist." -- John Dugdale THE SUNDAY TIMES, 9 Jul "A fast-paced revenge tale." THE OBSERVER Extra Time (sports section), 9 Jul "Coben fans won't be disappointed by the trademark serpentine twists." -- Carla McKay DAILY MAIL, 23 Jun "If you only read one book this year, make it a Harlan Coben novel, and we recommend his latest offering... wonderfully well described characters wrapped into a deeply personal and emotional story. It is a real page turner... and the climax is so unexpected it will knock you right off your seat." EUROPEAN CEO, Jul/Aug 06 'Coben is one of of the most popular crime writers in the US - and this searing novel shows why.' GLASGOW HERALDshow more

Rating details

20,129 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 27% (5,429)
4 46% (9,263)
3 24% (4,751)
2 3% (589)
1 0% (97)
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