The plot picked up on an old series that Harlan had written about and this time, he renewed the Myron Bolitar series. Of course I have read his other Bolitar books with satisfaction, but this tops them all. Easy to follow, easy to read, it involves a kidnapping that took place ten years before; a kidnapping of two young boys localized to the northern New Jersey section. Harlan lives in Ridgewood and uses his knowledge of that area.
What I like about Harlan Coben's writing is that he doesn't have to, nor does he try, to push the reader into the next chapter. One just automatically wants to read on. Not only is the northern New Jersey area a part of the plot, but the story takes us over to Europe as well. I am sure that his description of these areas is as accurate as that of New Jersey. His intense knowledge of the younger generation is enhanced, I am sure, by his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben, MD who has shared a connection with Children's Aid and Family Services. I might add that this is one of their favorite charities; the place where I meet Harlan.
My advice to mystery reader aficionados is to grab the book when it surfaces on September 20th. As a matter of fact, you can meet Harlan as he appears at Barnes & Noble , Paramus on that date to do a book signing at 7 PM. It is Home, by Harlan Coben published by Dutton, ISBN 9780525955108