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Promise Me

Format:  Paperback,

504 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Mar 2007

ISBN-13: 9780451219244

ISBN-10: 0451219244

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The school year is almost over. In these last pressure cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all too common and all too dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, and so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him that if they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they will call him. Several nights later, the call comes at two a.m. The next day, a girl is missing, and Myron is the last person who saw her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned horribly wrong, Myron races to find her before she's gone forever.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Mar 2007
ISBN-13: 9780451219244
ISBN-10: 0451219244
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 504
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.5 x 7.5 x 1.5
Walmart No.: 451219244

About the author

Biography of Coben, Harlan

Harlan Coben was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 4, 1962. After graduating from Amherst College as a political science major, he worked in the travel industry in a company owned by his grandfather. He writes the Myron Bolitar series and Mickey Bolitar series. His other works include Gone for Good, The Innocent, The Woods, Hold Tight, Caught, Stay Close, Seconds Away and Six Years. Tell No One was turned into the multiple award-winning 2006 French film Ne le Dis Personne. He is the first author to win the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award.

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Review by Library Journal (2006-05-01)

A promise made on a whim comes back to haunt sports and entertainment agent Myron Bolitar. Worrying about two neighborhood girls riding with drunk drivers, Myron vows to help them anytime and anywhere as long as they call. Keeping his word a few nights later, he drops off one of the young girls in a suburban neighborhood, and she promptly vanishes. Her angry parents question his motives, and eventually so do the police.

Myron swears to the missing girl's mother that he will find her daughter, even if she doesn't want to be found. The return of reluctant hero Myron (Darkest Fear) after a six-year absence will be applauded by his fans and enjoyed by newcomers. Abandoning the expected thriller elements, Coben has written a compelling drama that examines the power of honesty and determination to do the right thing. This should be short listed for major awards. Promise to read it. For all fiction collections.

-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.

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Awards and Recognitions

  • Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2006 (United States)
  • Quill Awards, 2006 (United States)

Book description

The school year is almost over. In these last pressure cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all too common and all too dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, and so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him that if they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they will call him.

Several nights later, the call comes at two a.m. The next day, a girl is missing, and Myron is the last person who saw her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned horribly wrong, Myron races to find her before she's gone forever.

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