Home by Harlan Coben #bookreview

The boy who had been missing for ten years was right in front of him … A decade ago, kidnappers 28936181grabbed 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. – Goodreads.com

Myron and Win are baaaack!  Geez, I’ve missed these guys and reading this book was like being reunited with old friends – lethal and deadly friends, but also incredibly funny and likable guys.  As always, the supporting cast is stellar – Big Cyndi, Esperanza, Myron’s parents – and I especially enjoyed the addition of Mickey (Myron’s nephew), Ema, and Spoon from Coben’s spin-off YA series.

Whenever I get my hands on a new Coben book, I want to shrug off all my other responsibilities and read it straight through.  Home was no different.  The subject matter – kidnappings of two young boys – is every parents’ nightmare and makes for a tension-filled read.  Spins, twists, and turns will keep you guessing until the very end.  And the ending!  My mouth was literally hanging open – what a surprise!  And what an impact it could have on future books in this series.  I can’t wait.

I’ve read this whole series, but Home can also be read as a standalone – other readers have mentioned it was no problem for them diving into the series at this point.  Highly recommend to thriller/suspense fans.  This book is scheduled for publication September 20, 2016.

Thanks to Penguin’s First To Read for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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