"I can guarantee that you will try and read this novel without taking breath!"
Harlan Coben has written many popular crime novels for adults featuring tough investigator Myron Bolitar. With this book, and the introduction of Myron's nephew Mickey Bolitar, Coben now reaches out to younger readers. Mickey's father has passed away, and his mother is in rehab. Living with his uncle Myron, trying to fit in at his new high school and forging a friendship with Ema, who is similarly ignored by her classmates, initially take up all of Mickey's energy. However, an encounter with an elderly neighbour called the Bat Lady who insists that a man in a photo is a brutal war criminal, and the shooting of a classmate soon see him embroiled in a sinister crime story.... I enjoyed reading this novel because of the fast-paced plot and the likeable main character, Mickey. I can guarantee that you will try and read this novel without taking breath! Suitable for readers over the age of 12, a well-deserved 5/5.