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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New edition edition (26 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752852582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752852584
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.9 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 478,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US. He is now global bestseller with his mix of powerful stand-alone thrillers and Myron Bolitar crime novels. He has appeared in the bestseller lists of The Times, the New York Times, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

Here are the Myron Bolitar novels in series order:

Deal Breaker
Drop Shot
Fade Away
Back Spin
One False Move
The Final Detail
Darkest Fear
Promise Me
Long Lost

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'Harlan Coben writes puzzle books. I like puzzles and I like being fooled. Coben does that extremely well, probably better than anyone else around at the moment. Just One Look.. is a puzzle book par excellence. I loved it.' (Mark Timlin THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

'Coben's power lies not only in narrative and pithy dialogue... his characters are properly fleshed out and credible, making for an emotional, as well as scary, rollercoaster of a read.' (THE DAILY MAIL)

'In the hands of Harlan Coben, you are kept guessing - and intrigued - until the last line. Just when you think you understand everything, Coben introduces a surprising twist. His previous books have been massive bestsellers, and if you read this one you will understand why.' (Matthew Lewin THE GUARDIAN)

'Coben has a highly readable style [and] the crucial skill of being able to evoke evil.' (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)

'Coben's best' (THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE)

'Coben is one of the genre's big hitters and on this showing it's easy to see why.' (LONDON METRO)

'If you've never read a Harlan Coben, you're in for a treat. As a thriller writer, he is right up there with the best with a great ear for dialogue and total mastery of storytelling. Just one look and you'll be hooked.' (ladsmag.com)

'The best book I've read this year. Coben moves the story along at breakneck speed and the twists keep coming with an eye-popping intensity.' (CRIMETIME)

'A gritty, fast paced page turner with convincing characters and a twist to die for' (NEWMARKET JOURNAL)

"A spell-binding storyteller." (IRELAND ON SUNDAY)

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Harlan Coben just gets better and better...

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By LDJ on 30 July 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
After the formidable "No Second Chance" I just had to check out Coben's latest release. My lovely looking hardback arrived and sat on the 'waiting to be read' shelf for a few weeks before I finally found the time to open the front cover.
360 pages and an entire afternoon later the book was complete and I was exhausted. Not just because I'd spent almost the best part of a day reading, but this book is one hell of a roller-coaster that will keep you guessing and second guessing right until the end.
Throughout the course of the book you'll be introduced to a range of characters, none of which you will be entirely certain about and your opinion will undoubtedly change time and time again. The book moves along at a relentless pace and is sure to keep the reader engrossed right until the story finally ends.
The plot has a lot more depth to it than you would first appreciate, and offers a lot more than the normal blurb would suggest. The people, places and scenarios are wonderfully descriptive and there are a number of plot twists and surprises in store for the lucky reader when they take time to indulge themselves in what is undoubtedly one of the best reads this year!
If you've taken in any of Harlan Coben's other titles and enjoyed them then this will be all you want and more. If you've never taken the time to read any of Coben's books before, open yourself up to one of the best thriller novelists available, with "Just one look" as good a place to start as any!
Highly, Highly, Highly recommended! :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Frederick A. Babb on 11 May 2004
Format: Hardcover
Here we have a novel with an already played out story line. A happy homemaker gets a surprise package in her photo of her hubby with old college buddies. He leaves and is kidnapped. The happy homemaker suddenly gathers more guts and courage than originally depicted in the first part of the book as she jumps head first into finding her hubby. Coben fans are probably thinking about now, "Didn't that happen in No Second Chance?"
Anyway, the happy homemaker goes through a rather deep and dark world in her journey to recover hubby and joins forces with such characters as a mobster in an attempt to find him. From there, the plot takes so many twists and turns that you will need a map and a scorecard to keep track. I don't know if the author felt that the simple storyline needed to be complicated or such a complicated tale needed a simple storyline. Either way, the last pages is like a debrief as the author brings together so many loose ends.
I like this author, but I think he needs to take a step back and find a new direction in his storylines. So many times, writers get caught up in the "if it worked once, it will work again" pattern. Still, the book is enjoyable and a recommended read.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A. McCarthy on 15 April 2007
Format: Paperback
Having read a couple of Michael Connelly books I read a review which recommended Harlan Coben. So this was the first of his books that I picked up. I found this book really easy to read and was gripped almost from the start. I wont go into the story line as others have before me but I felt that I really connected with Grace and, having had children of my own, would know what a mother would do to protect them.

An Excellent read! Harlan Coben has me hooked. Almost finished the Innocent and then making a start on my first Myron Bolitar.

Highly recommended
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By DevJohn01 on 16 Oct 2005
Format: Hardcover
When Grace Lawson finds a mysterious picture mixed in with her newly developed family pictures she thinks that it was a simple mistake, that someone else's picture got mixed in with hers. Until she realizes that one of the men in the picture is her husband and that the photograph in question was taken at least fifteen years ago. After Grace confronts her husband with the picture he suddenly flees their home leaving Grace and their two children with a lot of questions. When the police wont help her, Grace must dig into the past and find a way to bring her husband home but as she soon finds, there are so many secrets in both her and her husband Jack's past that their whole marriage may be based on a lie.
With a dangerous killer after her and others looking to unearth the mystery of that photograph Grace must race against time and look deeply into not only her husbands past but her own as well in order to uncover the truth and stop this killer before he harms Jack, herself and most importantly her children.
`JUST ONE LOOK' kept me up late into the night trying to finish this fast paced thriller. And while I highly recommend, well anything by Harlan Coben really, I did not give `JUST ONE LOOK' my usual Coben five star rating. This is because there was so much going on in the last 30 pages or so that it got a little jumbled. Nonetheless, this is definitely another great novel by Coben, 4 stars!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Untouchable on 21 Jun 2004
Format: Hardcover
When a mysterious photo appears in Grace Lawson's holiday snaps she is completely unprepared for the effect it will have on her life. It's an old photo and one of the people in it looks a lot like her husband, even though he denies it's him. However, when her husband disappears, the only thing she can think of that may be related is the photo.
What ensues is a desperate hunt for Grace's husband. But he can only be found by working out the significance of the mysterious photo and the identities of the people pictured in it. To add to the terror is the presence of an assassin named Eric Wu, first introduced to scare the pants off us in TELL NO ONE. Eric Wu is a martial arts expert, specialising in incapacitating or killing his victims simply by attacking pressure points on the body. He is a man completely devoid of emotion, effectively a killing machine and a formidable opponent. He has been hired to eliminate the people in the photo and it looks as though nothing's going to stop him.
Harlan Coben has once again produced a thrill-ride of a book with unexpected twists, unlikely heroes and an unusual outcome at the end. His new speciality of books about marriages in which secrets come back to haunt the spouses is continued here and it works just as well her as it did in his first stand-alone, TELL NO ONE.
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