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Harlan Coben

USA flag (b.1962)

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award - the first author to win all three -- New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben's critically-acclaimed novels have been called "poignant and insightful" (Los Angeles Times), "consistently entertaining" (Houston Chronicle), "superb" (Chicago Tribune) and "must reading" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction
New Books
March 2023

I Will Find You
Myron Bolitar
   1. Deal Breaker (1995)
   2. Drop Shot (1996)
   3. Fade Away (1996)
   4. Back Spin (1997)
   5. One False Move (1998)
   6. The Final Detail (1999)
   7. Darkest Fear (2000)
   8. Promise Me (2006)
   9. Long Lost (2009)
   10. Live Wire (2011)
   11. Home (2016)
Mickey Bolitar
   1. Shelter (2011)
   2. Seconds Away (2012)
   3. Found (2014)
Series contributed to
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (1996) : Deal Breaker
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1997) : Fade Away
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original winner (1997) : Fade Away
Barry Awards Best Paperback original winner (1998) : Back Spin
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1998) : Back Spin
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Tell No One
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Tell No One
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Tell No One
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2014) : Found

Harlan Coben recommends
Underdog (1996)
(Melanie Travis, book 2)
Laurien Berenson
"Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better."
God is a Bullet (1999)
Boston Teran
"In a word: Wow. GOD IS A BULLET is a shotgun blast to the gut--a kick-a**, in-your-face tour de force from start to finish. Every page carries a fresh wallop and a nightmarish jolt. Boston Teran's haunting words stay with you long after you turn the final page. I'm still stunned."
Blackheart Highway (1999)
(Wil Hardesty, book 4)
Richard Barre
"Blackheart Highway is haunting, compelling, and beautifully written. Richard Barre touches the soul. He is simply one of the best."
Fury (2001)
(Frank Corso, book 1)
G M Ford
"Must reading."
Black Water Transit (2001)
Carsten Stroud
"A nerve-jangling thrill ride."
Shooting Dr. Jack (2001)
Norman Green
"Gritty, dark, and totally original."
A Kiss Gone Bad (2001)
(Whit Mosley, book 1)
Jeff Abbott
"An adrenaline-fueled, twist-filled thrill ride of pure, white-knuckled suspense."
The Blue Edge of Midnight (2002)
(Max Freeman, book 1)
Jonathon King
"A remarkable debut... King's writing is gritty, vivid and suspenseful... a natural storyteller."
Courting Trouble (2002)
(Rosato and Associates, book 7)
Lisa Scottoline
"A gripping page-turner with an ending that will leave you breathless."
Pipsqueak (2002)
(Garth Carson, book 1)
Brian M Wiprud
"Demented and fun! This book is a hoot!"
The Survivors Club (2002)
Lisa Gardner
"A high-octane, nerve-jangling tale of suspense."
Compulsion (2002)
(Frank Clevenger, book 3)
Keith Ablow
"Great psychological suspense."
The Blind Man of Seville (2003)
(Javier Falcon, book 1)
Robert Wilson
"Gripping and exhilarating... A potent blend of beauty and terror."
The Da Vinci Code (2003)
(Robert Langdon, book 2)
Dan Brown
"Fascinating and absorbing...A great, riveting read. I loved this book."
Everyone Dies (2003)
(Kevin Kerney, book 8)
Michael McGarrity
"If you have never read Michael McGarrity, then do yourselves a favor and read Everyone Dies."
Paranoia (2004)
Joseph Finder
"High-Octane suspense. Joseph Finder catapults himself into the front ranks of contemporary writers."
The Last Goodbye (2004)
Reed Arvin
"Reed Arvin is the REAL DEAL."
Caught Stealing (2004)
(Hank Thompson, book 1)
Charlie Huston
"WOW! Brutal, visceral, violent, edgy and brilliant."
Darker Than Night (2004)
(Night, book 4)
John Lutz
"John Lutz knows how to make you shiver."
Sunstroke (2006)
Jesse Kellerman
"Sunstroke is a dynamic debut and Jesse Kellerman is the real thing."
Sharp Objects (2006)
Gillian Flynn
"A stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner."
We Know (2008)
Gregg Hurwitz
"Pure nail-biting, stay up all-night suspense."
Starvation Lake (2009)
(Starvation Lake Mystery, book 1)
Bryan Gruley
"A great debut from a major talent."
Faces of the Gone (2009)
(Carter Ross Mystery, book 1)
Brad Parks
"Terrific debut."
Hostage Zero (2010)
(Jonathan Grave, book 2)
John Gilstrap
"Grabs hold of you on page one and doesn't let go. No Mercy will leave you breathless."
The Sixes (2011)
Kate White
"A terrifying psychological thriller that takes 'mean girls' to a whole new level of creepy."
Scorpion Betrayal (2012)
(Scorpion, book 2)
Andrew Kaplan
"Kaplan has written one of the smartest, swiftest and most compelling spy novels I've read in years."
Hearse and Buggy (2012)
(Amish Mystery, book 1)
Laura Bradford
"The best cozy mystery debut I've read this year."
Those We Love Most (2012)
Lee Woodruff
"Flawless, breathtaking, and oh-so-real, Those We Love Most is a beautifully written book about family, love, betrayal, forgiveness, and how we pick up the pieces in the wake of unthinkable tragedy. When I turned the last page, I found myself missing the characters already. I can't recommend this book highly enough."
The Blood Whisperer (2013)
Zoë Sharp
"Zoe Sharp is at the top of her game."
Runaway Man (2013)
(Benji Golden Mystery, book 1)
David Handler
"Grab Runaway Man. I promise it'll grab you right back."
Never Say Die / Presumed Guilty (2013)
Tess Gerritsen
"It's scary just how good Tess Gerritsen is..."
Doing Harm (2014)
Kelly Parsons
"Doing Harm is terrific-compelling, gripping and terrifting."
Don't Look For Me (2014)
(Amos Walker, book 23)
Loren D Estleman
"Loren Estleman is my hero."
Tell No Lies (2014)
(Aldridge Sisters / Oyster Point Thriller, book 2)
Tanya Anne Crosby
"Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and southern scandal like no one else!"
Stay With Me (2014)
(Brenna Spector, book 3)
Alison Gaylin
"Label me a big fan."
The Secret Place (2014)
(Dublin Murder Squad, book 5)
Tana French
"I've been enthusiastically telling everyone who will listen to read Tana French."
The Child (2014)
Sebastian Fitzek
"Fitzek's thrillers are breathtaking and full of wild twists."
Woof (2015)
(Bowser and Birdie, book 1)
Spencer Quinn
"I defy anyone to read this book-kid or adult-without a big, goofy grin."
Redemption Road (2016)
John Hart
"Big, bold, and impossible to put down, Redemption Road had me from page one. John Hart is a Master Storyteller."
The Couple Next Door (2016)
Shari Lapeña
"Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page."
The Fourth Victim (2016)
(Anders Knutas, book 9)
Mari Jungstedt
"One of the best writers of Scandinavian crime fiction."
Behind Her Eyes (2017)
Sarah Pinborough
"A dark, electrifying page-turner with a corker of an ending."
The Bone Field (2017)
(DI Ray Mason, book 2)
Simon Kernick
"Hang on tight!"
Crimson Lake (2017)
(Crimson Lake, book 1)
Candice Fox
"A masterful novel... Definitely a writer to watch."
Trophy Son (2017)
Douglas Brunt
"Trophy Son brings Conroy's The Great Santini and Malamud's The Natural into the present day... A terrific book."
Here and Gone (2017)
Haylen Beck
"Packed with smart twists and unforgettable characters, Here and Gone is one of the best debuts of the year. Highly recommended."
The Driver (2017)
Hart Hanson
"Riveting, smart, and funny, The Driver is a masterfully crafted debut. Michael Skellig is the hero we've been waiting for--a wry war veteran who doesn't take anything (or anyone) too seriously, even while staring down the face of a sawed-off shotgun."
Gone to Dust (2017)
(Nils Shapiro, book 1)
Matt Goldman
"Sharp wit, complex characters, and masterful plotting makes Goldman a writer to watch. Irreverent and insightful, private detective Nils Shapiro is sure to become a fan favorite."
Only Child (2018)
Rhiannon Navin
"Congrats to Rhiannon Navin--this is an outstanding debut."
The President is Missing (2018)
Bill Clinton and James Patterson
"The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too."
Last Looks (2018)
(Charlie Waldo, book 1)
Howard Michael Gould
"Gripping, smart and funny, Last Looks features a wholly new and compelling hero in former detective-turned-PI Charlie Waldo. With razor sharp dialogue, hardboiled intrigue, and a plot that hums along at high speed, Howard Michael Gould’s remarkable debut thriller is not to be missed."
The Ancient Nine (2018)
Ian K Smith
"Pulls you into the depths of a secret world from the first page."
Button Man (2018)
Andrew Gross
"A total, white-knuckle, stay-up-all-night thrill ride."
The Paris Diversion (2019)
(Expats, book 2)
Chris Pavone
"Chris Pavone's The Paris Diversion is the best espionage novel I've read this year. Smart, sophisticated and suspenseful, this is Pavone's finest novel to date -- and that's saying something."
Pretend She's Here (2019)
Luanne Rice
"This riveting novel will dazzle you with its suspense and twists -- and most of all its deep emotional truths."
My Lovely Wife (2019)
Samantha Downing
"Wow! Riveting and full of twists."
The Never Game (2019)
(Colter Shaw, book 1)
Jeffery Deaver
"Lightning-fast and loaded with twists, The Never Game is a thrill a minute from one of the best. Don’t miss it."
One Small Sacrifice (2019)
(Shadows of New York, book 1)
Hilary Davidson
"Davidson’s latest novel is her best work yet. One Small Sacrifice is a fast-paced winner. Highly recommended."
Over Your Shoulder (2019)
C J Carver
"A terrific page-turner."
The Escape Room (2019)
Megan Goldin
"High wire tension from the first moment to the last. Four ruthless people locked in a deadly game where victory means survival. Gripping and unforgettable!"
Girls Like Us (2019)
Cristina Alger
"Girls Like Us is the best of psychological suspense: nuanced, expertly fast-paced, and full of surprises you truly don't see coming. Cristina Alger is my kind of writer—as graceful on the page as she is gritty."
The Reunion (2019)
Guillaume Musso
"This immensely satisfying thriller about a prep school scandal and three friends' buried secrets had me turning the pages well into the night."
Wanderers (2019)
(Wanderers , book 1)
Chuck Wendig
"Wanderers is wonderful—a suspenseful, twisty, satisfying, surprising, thought-provoking epic of a novel. Chuck Wendig has taken his considerable talents to the next level. Dig in."
The Stranger Inside (2019)
Lisa Unger
"If you haven't yet experienced Lisa Unger, what are you waiting for?"
The God Game (2020)
Danny Tobey
"Smart, propulsive and gripping, The God Game is an ambitious thriller and a terrifying examination of what could - and probably already is - happening in the world of artificial intelligence."
The Last Day (2020)
Andrew Hunter Murray
"A stunningly original thriller set in the world of tomorrow that will make you think about what’s happening today."
Pretty Things (2020)
Janelle Brown
"Pretty Things is awesome. Simple as that. I loved every page. Janelle Brown is your new must-read author."
Seven Lies (2020)
Elizabeth Kay
"SEVEN LIES is a relentless, chilling story of what happens when friendship becomes obsession. Keep the lights on - you'll be turning pages deep into the night with this one."
Ghosts of Harvard (2020)
Francesca Serritella
"Wow, what a lively, compelling, and intoxicating debut. Ghosts of Harvard is so many things—a rumination on grief, a glimpse behind the ivory walls of a famous institution, a poignant look at mental illness, and a powerful story about the ghosts that haunt us all. Francesca Serritella is my new ‘go-to’ author."
Chasing Jack (2020)
Parnell Hall
"Parnell Hall has long been one of my favorite crime fiction writers. Chasing Jack is his best yet."
You Betrayed Me (2020)
(San Francisco , book 3)
Lisa Jackson
"Lisa Jackson shows yet again why she is one of the best...A pure nail biter."
The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
Richard Osman
"Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled."
The Nightworkers (2020)
Brian Selfon
"A gripping, big-hearted thriller about a family of criminals coming apart at the seams. Whip-smart and surprisingly funny, The Nightworkers is a terrific debut about loyalty and the ties that bind."
Her Three Lives (2021)
Cate Holahan
"Her Three Lives is a page-turner filled with betrayal and surprises. Cate Holahan just keeps getting better and better. Read her."
A Narrow Door (2021)
(Malbry, book 4)
Joanne Harris
"A psychological thriller you can't put down and an antiheroine you won't forget."
The Other Family (2022)
Wendy Corsi Staub
"Great psychological suspense with a wallop of a twist."
The Dictator's Wife (2022)
Freya Berry
"A gripping and moving debut from a talent to watch."
With Prejudice (2022)
Robin Peguero
"With Prejudice is a brilliant debut, full stop. Written with warmth, humanity, and raw emotion, this is a both a gripping thriller and an insightful look at the complexities of American crime and punishment. Robin Peguero has written a modern-day 12 Angry Men."
American Demon (2022)
Daniel Stashower
"When it comes to historical crime nonfiction, Staashower is untouchable."
We Are the Light (2022)
Matthew Quick
"We Are the Light is a beautifully written and emotion-packed novel with a huge heart. Matthew Quick takes us on a searing and unforgettable journey through grief and empathy and how even the most broken of us can be repaired."
The Body in the Web (2023)
(Faith Fairchild, book 26)
Katherine Hall Page
"One of my favorite amateur sleuths...You're in for a treat-in more ways than one."

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