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10 November, 2010

Promise Me by Harlan Coben

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Author: Harlan Coben

Genre: Covert operations, thriller, adventure, action

Original Title: Promise Me (Myron Bolitar, #8)

Series: Myron Bolitar #8

Setting: United States
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 This book was a random pick and it was my First Harlan Coben book and what a book it was. Like a chocolate that melts when placed in your mouth and the taste grows on you.
 
Meet Myron Bolitar, the very famous basket ball player from Livingston High school who made to NBA and due to knee injury could get the fame he deserved. There is another side to Myron, a Vigilante, batman like but he doesn’t have the gadgets ,the super hero costume or the batmobile. But what he has is the moral dilemma as akin to Batmans’s (ofcourse not as melodramatic as batman), a will to safe guard the innocent and a psychic, rich, well-trained and well-connected friend Win.

The book begins with the spotting of a missing gal, a 18 year old adult from Livingston high and then goes on to Myron love life, his new found Love’s daughter and her friend, the daughter of one his school days friend. The school year is almost over and the college Hysteria has taken over. Parents and children alike are anxiously trying to get their destinies fixed, get into respected and high profile colleges and obviously kids under pressure commit mistakes, drink, get junkied, drive in such semi-concious state and few end up in tragic accidents.

But Myron is determined to help keep his friends’ children safe, and 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. The call comes on a fateful night and he helps one of these girls to the safety of her friend’s house . Thinks change, Myron’s world goes topsy-turvy. The girl goes missing and he is held responsible. TO fight his moral guilt and to keep his promise of safe guarding the girl he brings out his heroics along with this friend Wind to find the girl and there on unfolds the thrilling and fast paced plot.

This is the eight book in the Myron series and facts say that this series has been brought to life after a break of six years. Yes, this is one of the best page turners I have read in last few months and yes, I am going to begin from the start, read all the seven prior adventures of Myron Bolitar and also read other stand alone novels by Harlan Coben.

I suggest you do the same. Hurry, get started.
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Paperback, 489 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Signet (first published 2006)
ISBN 0451219244 (ISBN13: 9780451219244)
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18 OPINIONS:

sayedkhadri said...

Seems interesting to me, Thanks for the review :)

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

You will love it Sayed.
It is a page turner
:)

Sadiya Merchant said...

hehe ok!
seems like a nice plot...u kno u shud probably give in the spoilers too.... i mean uve taken so much trouble in readin it so mite as well put it to gud use...plusss ppl who dont end up readin d buk wil nt b haunted by dwelling into wat may hav happened!
p.s- PROOFREAD!

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

Hmmm

first of all , thanks mucccccccccch for proof reading :D.
regarding spoilers,
I am still thinking about it.
For all we know I may implement it in my next review.

You had suggested a book, what was that?/

Sadiya Merchant said...

hey i thot u wer supposed to set it rite!!!
:(- sab kaam mujhe hi karna padta hai!
-could not* get the fame he deserved...?
-eighth*- ??-*think so*
n cours u cn delete dis comment once ur sorted :-)

Sadiya Merchant said...

yes n dats 'in the eyes of the sun'- by ahdelle souife...do luk up a review of it frst, tho....its very girl centric n chances r eider u'll love it or u'll hate it....*don blame me later* :P

Sadiya Merchant said...

ahdaf soueif*

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

Shukriya :)

shruthi said...

You make me want to read it :)

Pratibha The Talent said...

NICE REVIEW.

Sakhi Shah said...

Hey,
Its been a while since I've been on your blog. Sorry, the last month has been absolutely nuts.
Awesome review, as always. I shall keep a lookout for the book.
Regards,

Sakhi.

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

Hey Sakhi,
:) Glad that you are back at my site.
Who is the next author you are interviewing??

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

@Pratibha,
Thanks for following me :)

Avada Kedavra said...

Seems like an interesting read..havent read a single book of Mylon.. let me grab this :)

Avada Kedavra said...

sorry typo.. I meant Myron :)

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

have u read other books by this author???

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