An ideal holiday read (TELEGRAPH & ARGUS)
Following the success of PLAY DEAD, another classic Coben for his huge army of fans.
From the Author
Okay, if this is your first book of mine you're going to try, stop now. Return it. Grab another. It's okay. I'll wait.
If you're still here, please know that I haven't read MIRACLE CURE in at least twenty years. It is my second published novel, one I wrote in my early twenties when I was just a naïve lad working in the travel industry and wondering if I should follow my father and brother go to (shudder) law school.
I'm hard on it, but aren't we all hard on our early stuff? Remember that essay you wrote when you were in school, the one that you got an A-plus on, the one your teacher called "inspired_" - and one day you're going through your drawer and you find it and you read it and your heart sinks and you say, "Man, what was I thinking?"
That's how it is with early novels sometimes. This one is a bit preachy in spots and sometimes dated (though in truth, I wish the medical stuff was more dated, but that's another matter). You might think I based part of this on a "real-life" situation. I didn't. This book predates that event. I won't say more because it could be a spoiler.
Finally, flawed and all, I love this book. There are energy and risk-taking in MIRACLE CURE that I wonder if I still have. I'm not this guy anymore, but that's okay. None of us is stagnant with your passion and our work. That's a good thing.
About the Author
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. www.harlancoben.com.