Deal Breaker By Harlan Coben – Book Review #27

I’ve loved every Harlan Coben novel I’ve read so I was pretty sure I’d like the Myron Bolitar series. I went and bought all the books in the series then started to wonder if I’d made a mistake. Maybe I should have bought the first one, Deal Breaker, first to see if I liked it before buying all the others.

Deal Breaker

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business—where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.

In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction—Myron Bolitar—a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page-turning appearance.

My Thoughts

As I said, I did doubt whether I should have bought Deal Breaker first before buying the whole series and the reason for this was because Myron was a sports agent rather than the usual cop or private detective.
I’m not a sports fan and wondered whether the story being set in that world would interest me.

I needn’t have worried because due to a serious injury early on in his promising football career, he had to change direction and ended up getting a law degree and working for the FBI. He then gave all that up to become a sports agent/private investigator, albeit not an official one!

I enjoyed everything about this book, especially his friend, Win. His methods are questionable but you can’t help liking the fact that he has Myron’s back.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the series, Drop Shot.

Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

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  1. mumjd 10th July 2018 at 11:03 pm

    I’ve read some of your other Harlan Coben reviews. I think I’d enjoy this. So how many more have you got to read in this series? #readwithme

    1. shelllouise 11th July 2018 at 8:47 am

      I’ve got another 5 to go then I’m planning on reading the Miss Peregrim’s home for peculiar children series 🙂

  2. sarahmo3w 9th July 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Harlan Coben is an author I haven’t read, yet I see his books everywhere! I know they would be right up my street too. Maybe 2018 will be the year I get into Harlan Coben.
    I think if you love an author that much, you’re always going to enjoy their books, even if the subject matter is slightly different.

  3. Amy - All about a Mummy 9th July 2018 at 1:34 pm

    I’ve read most of Harlen Coben’s books and have always enjoyed his Myron Bolitar books. I’ll have to take a look and see if he has written anything new recently

  4. Catherine @ Story Snug 9th July 2018 at 10:12 am

    I’ve not heard of Harlan Coben before but this sounds like a really intriguing read. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series :o)


  5. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 9th July 2018 at 9:34 am

    I’ve still not read anything from Harlan Coben, this one sounds like a novel I’d enjoy though! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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