Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book Review: Live Wire by Harlan Coben

I liked the narrative pace, the character of Myron Bolitar, and the mystery weaved throughout. Kept me guessing, and that is the real strength of a good thriller. The plot is interesting. Suzze T, a retired tennis star, who now runs a tennis academy, is eight months pregnant. Her husband, Lex, has chosen to dump her because he suspects the child is not his. Myron gets this job: to find who is behind this rumour and why has Lex run away.

The investigation turns out to be a nightmare for Myron as cracks begin to appear in his own life: the relationship with his brother Brad whom he has not met for 15 years, his brother's wife Kitty, who had once been the competitor of Suzze, and a recluse yesteryear’s rock star named Gabriel Wire who stays on an island, the mystery seems to connect all of them. As Myron dwells deeper his life comes under threat and one evening when someone he admires so dearly is killed due to a heroin overdose, all hell breaks loose.

Harlan, his usual, sharp, lots of twists and turns, and amazing amount of details about relationships that add a dash of reality to his book. 

Rating: 4 / 5. 

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