Promise Me By Harlan Coben – Book Review #35

The break from Myron did me good. I came back to Promise Me, book 8 of the series, feeling refreshed and ready to dive back into Myron and Win’s world.

Promise Me

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn’t thrown a punch. He hasn’t held, much less fired, a gun. He hasn’t threatened or been threatened. He hasn’t called his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, to back him up or get him out of trouble. In the past six years, none of his clients have been murdered – a real positive for his business.

But all that is about to change. Because of the simple urge to protect two neighborhood high-school girls from the all-too-dangerous and all-too-common mistake of getting in a car with a drunk driver, Myron has them make him a promise: If they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they should call him rather than get in a car with someone who’s been drinking. Several nights later, the call comes at 2:00 am, and true to his word, Myron picks up one of the girls in midtown Manhattan and drives her to a quiet cul-de-sac in New Jersey where she says her friend lives.

The next day, the girl’s parents discover that their daughter is missing. And that Myron was the last person to see her. Now, in a desperate attempt to fulfill a well-intentioned promise gone nightmarishly wrong, Myron must become a hero again to save a young girl’s life.

My Thoughts

So much had happened at the start of Promise Me that I thought I must have picked up the wrong book of the series. It wasn’t until chapter 3 that we found out 6 years had passed since the previous book.
Once I got used to the changes (I don’t like change!) I enjoyed the book but I did feel it was maybe a bit too long.

I was happy to be back with Myron and Win but the story dragged a little bit.

Promise Me by Harlan Coben book cover

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  1. mumjd 3rd September 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Interesting that the author decided on a 6 year gap, as from your previous reviews, I assumed the next storylines to have been fairly soon after each title #readwithme

  2. Natasha Mairs - Serenity You 3rd September 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I have only read one book by Harlan Coben and I really enjoyed it. This sounds like something I’d enjoy #ReadwithMe

  3. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 3rd September 2018 at 9:46 am

    I think some books suit being shorter don’t they, it’s the same as a tv series you get to a stage where you think it should be finished already. Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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