Myron returns to the city immediately to prove Esperanza's innocence, against her wishes. And as he tries to unearth a killer amid a tangled trail of lies, Myron's own investigation points to only one other suspect: himself, as this spellbinding novel twists, jolts, and careens toward its dazzling finish.
©1999 Harlan Coben; (P)1999 Books on Tape
"The strongest entry yet in a series that deftly balances realism with excitement, while refusing to fall back on genre cliches." (Publishers Weekly)
Really enjoyed the story but by the end the narrator's habit of making every sentence sound like a question with a rising inflection was irritating.
"you gotta like this guy"
Myron and his side-kick are witty and fun to spend time with. Don't take them so seriously. Just enjoy.
"Plot A Tad Wobbly But Still Fine"
Jonathan Marosz stuns as usual... Pitch perfect but...
Harlan Coban's writing, for the first time in this series, trips over his feet... While the writing crackles as usual and the ensemble cast moves me to laughs, smiles, frowns, and yeah... tears... I missed the fact that Esperanza's (Little Pocahontas) is off stage through too much of this puzzle mystery.
Once again let me urge readers to start this series with the first of the Myron Bolitar mysteries since the characters grow and their relationships mature. Moreover it's becoming more and more useful to understand the previous stories and their role in the characters' development.
This time Myron's involved with baseball BUT... do not let the sports-agent role of the lead character deter you... everything sports related you need to know is powerfully and memorably explained.
I recommend "The Final Detail" and I expect to soon listen to the next in this series. It's just that there are some plot twists here that come to the very edge of the cliff named implausibility. In the past, Coban has avoided that drop-off. Or at least he's expertly wafted sufficient fog to totally obscure its presence.
Still... read the earlier works in order and then... buy this, listen, and get ready for the next. It's worth it.
This was the first Myron Bolitar book I read. The narrator was excellent and it was this book that had me fall in love with Myron's psychotic friend Win; of corse Myron was awesome as well. The action is swift and I wasn't able to put the book down until I have reached the ending. The events takes unexpected turns and twists, which naturally makes the reader want more. I was expecting something like Stay Close as that was the first book by Coben I've read. However, despite having some things similar, the series non the less has its own style. I love this book especially also because of the humor of the characters.
Defiantly worth reading!
I always enjoy Harlan Coben and this book is as good as any previous. Don't miss this book
"The Final Detail"
I always enjoy Harlan Coben and this book is as good as any previous.
I think Harlan Coben is a terrific author when he writes a suspense story. BUT I don't like his Myron Bolivar series and this was definitely a Myron book.
"First bolitar book but not my last"
Coben does a terrific job of keeping you intrigued with all these twists and turns. Definitely going to go back to listen to the other titles in this series
love these characters!! i can not wait to hear the next book in the series!
"Consistently great reads"
I love some Myron B and his gang! Great story. We also get some character back story! And Myron makes nice with Big Cindy!! All in a weeks work!
Story line had two or three interesting twists, otherwise a bit repetitive. I liked the humor & easy going style. It held my interest without requiring much thought - good for beach or airline travel.
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