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This review is from: Long Lost (Myron Bolitar) (Hardcover)
I'm only a recent Myron Bolitar fan, having discovered the series a few months ago and devoured them all since. This is, by far, the weakest of the books. The premise was ridiculous, the scope of the plot literally unbelievable, and the ending just pathetic.
Mr. Coben? Tangentially: why on Earth have you created an obviously only-child protagonist, only to slip in throwaway references to a brother and, now, sister? It's simply a stupid choice, especially since you provide no background, no mention of either sibling at all aside from two sentences in the fourth or fifith book and two more in this one.
If you write any more Bolitar books, please return to the actual character we fell in love with--the agent whose criminal entanglements follow believably from his work, his friendships, his life. Not this reasonably well-written but credibility-devoid schlock.
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Initial post: Oct 18, 2014, 5:03:51 PM PDT
M Marsh says:
Thank you! Like you, I just recently discovered Myron & crew, but halfway through the first book I ordered all the rest. And I kept telling my skeptical husband (not a great fan of crime fiction) what a pleasure it is (was?) to read a series which also manages to be so character driven, with Myron oh-so-reluctantly growing up, book by book. Then, clunk, thud, WHAT?! this one. You're a better reader than I am if you remember "the sister," although I do remember a mention of a brother many books ago, which I thought was inserted only because Myron's parents don't seem like folks to have an only child. Similarly, Myron himself should be married with offspring by now, and so I did think "uh oh" when the story -- not just the published books in the series but the actual storyline -- lost five or six years, making Myron, suddenly, much too long in the tooth. Bound to throw things off, I thought, and boy howdy. So thanks for this pithy review; I actually came here HOPING that others would feel as I do.
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