May 31, 2006
Promise Me by Harlan Coben
Finished on 5/17/06
Rating: A (9/10 Terrific!)
He’s baaaack! After a 6-year hiatus, Myron Bolitar returns along with his psychotic (yet undeniably useful) sidekick, Win. The rest of the gang (Esperanza, Big Cindy, Myron’s parents, and Jessica) all make an appearance, which should satisfy the devoted fans of this entertaining series. Reading Coben’s latest mystery is like visiting an old friend, picking up as if we hadn’t been apart for all these years. I’d forgotten how funny Myron can be; his dry wit never fails to crack me up.
In addition to reacquainting myself with this crazy group of friends, I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery in spite of a few difficult pages dealing with missing daughters and their parents' angst. Overall, it’s a great read and, just in time for summer, should prove to be the perfect beach read, as it’s quite the page-turner. I liked it so well that I’m toying with the idea of heading over to Barnes & Noble to buy the previous 7 Bolitar books and treat myself to a re-reading fest this summer.