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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,053 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harlan Coben Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mickey Bolitar Series Release Date:
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Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. 

A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving—until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey’s father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury—and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew. 

First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben’s adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Edgy and action-filled, the novel has interesting, likable characters, and it should fly off the shelves. The ending ties up some loose ends but leaves readers awaiting the sequel.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Proceed with caution: once you pick up this book, you won’t be able to put it down…A master at creating both page-turning suspense and memorable characters, Coben has crafted a tale—and a hero—that will appeal to long-standing fans as well as a new generation. The only problem is the sequel isn’t out yet.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “[A] many-layered story that reveals itself tantalizingly slowly.”


  • “Suspenseful [and] well-executed…Coben’s semi-noir style translates well to YA, and the supporting cast is thoroughly entertaining. It’s a strong start to the series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Finalist for the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
  • USA Today Bestseller
  • Finalist for the 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim | 2/11/2014

    " A fast moving thriller with a few plot holes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Megan Manning heefner | 2/10/2014

    " An easy to read page turner. One of the best mystery books I've read in a while. Highly recommend for teens and adults alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andy Mann | 2/4/2014

    " Not as good as Mylton series. Written in same style but not as good. Here's hoping for a better sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelle | 2/3/2014

    " I wish this were toned down so that my 11 year old son could read it. I guess this is the 2nd in a series, but I thought it was pretty good as a stand alone book. "

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