Live Wire by Harlan Coben

68%

13 Critic Reviews

Despite the promise of dark family secrets, this is the most conventional of Myron’s recent cases... heavy with cheesy cliffhangers and eye-popping coincidences.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

When Myron Bolitar gets involved in the family drama of his former tennis star client and her rock star husband, he discovers secrets about his own family, specifically his brother, who abandoned the Bolitars long ago. As Myron races to locate his missing brother while their father clings to life, he must face the lies that led to their estrangement-including the ones told by Myron himself.
 

About Harlan Coben

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Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and, more recently, a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, he lives in New Jersey.
 
Published March 22, 2011 by Signet. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Live Wire
All: 13 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Below average
Feb 15 2011

Despite the promise of dark family secrets, this is the most conventional of Myron’s recent cases... heavy with cheesy cliffhangers and eye-popping coincidences.

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Examiner

Below average
Reviewed by Jeffrey Wendler on May 21 2011

This fast moving mystery by an old pro will hold your attention, but will probably not dazzle you.

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Express

Excellent
Reviewed by David Connett on May 22 2011

There isn’t any other set of characters in this genre out there like them. You will be loath to return to black-and-white once you have experienced Technicolor.

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Independent.ie

Below average
Jul 02 2011

this latest Bolivar adventure, though admittedly packed with high-adrenaline action, really does stretch credulity to breaking point.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Chuck Barksdale on May 07 2011

another enjoyable addition to this series and one that I recommend very strongly to new but especially to long time fans.

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Shine from Yahoo

Excellent
Reviewed by David Marshall James on Mar 08 2011

Harlan Coben writes at the top of his game in this latest novel

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AP/Press of Atlantic City

Excellent
Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Mar 27 2011

Newcomers to Coben will find "Live Wire" a great starting point, and fans will be awe-struck with this latest novel, wondering how Coben maintains such a high level of excellence.

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Curled Up

Good
Reviewed by Rex Allen

Coben maintains his usual flair, a writing style that always serves his readers equal parts of mayhem and funky, sometimes slightly dark humor.

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Buried Under Books

Good
Reviewed by Ted Feit

The story moves swiftly, and as is customary the wisecracking Myron and enigmatic Win adorn the pages. Recommended.

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BookPeople's Blog

Good
Reviewed by Scott Montgomery on Mar 24 2011

What makes Live Wire work is Coben’s deft balance of the kind of fun, well paced and keenly plotted series mystery we’ve come to expect from him, and a true pathos.

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Ted Lehmann's Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms

Below average
Reviewed by Ted Lehmann on Sep 14 2011

his characters have become too much caricatures of real people, and Coben seems to recognize this, although he can't save himself from his wise-cracking asides about class, culture, and society.

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Gather

Good
Reviewed by Christine Zibas on Mar 22 2011

There’s plenty of action throughout the novel, and enough twists and turns in the plot to keep readers turning the pages anxiously.

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The Genre Review

Good
Reviewed by Kerri Worley on Apr 03 2011

this entertaining thriller... a page turner that I had a hard time putting down... I highly recommend this book

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