Back Spin by Harlan Coben

August 5, 2009 by  

BackSpinHarlanCobenThis is the first book I’ve read by Harlan Coben and it certainly won’t be the last.

His style of writing is easy, humourous and to the point ie he describes what is necessary and doesn’t go over the top like some authors.

Back Spin is set around the world of golf with Chad, the son of Jack Coldren a ‘come back’ player,  going missing during his father’s most  important tournament – a tournament he lost 23 years ago and now looks set to win.

His mother Linda Coldren is also top of her game and more successful than her husband.

Myron Bolitar,  a sports agent is asked to look into the case due to his background and because the kidnapper demanded no police. Plus he is about to become Linda Coldren’s agent.

Chad was born and raised in luxury but has vanished on Philadelphia’s mean streets – last seen in a down-town sleazy hotel.   Crossing through the high society and the streets low life Myron  starts to realise what a dangerous game he’s caught up in.

This is a real page turner that you won’t be able to put down.

Other readers of this novel have this to say:

“This is definitely not one of Coben’s greatest work.”

“Please order all of Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar novels at once. Not only will you read about the world’s most honorable sports agent Myron Bolitar but you get a murder mystery to follow as well as some memorable characters to cheer for. The mysteries are excellently written, hilarious and fast-paced.”

“Harlan Coben continues to prove that he is one of the best thriller writers around at the moment. A page turner is a much used phrase but in this case it is really appropriate. The author’s books are always so well structured and his character’s well rounded.”


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