Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben

Darkest Fear

Harlan Coben

A pacy thriller featuring Myron Bolitar, a sports agent with a struggling business; an unexpected paternity claim; a sick child with a missing bone marrow doner; kidnapping and murder. This is one of those books where you have to read just one more chapter, and then just one more, until before you know it, you're at the end.

Extract

Myron shook his head. 'Unbelievable,' he said. 'So let me see if I got this straight. You have a serial psycho out there who snatches people out of the blue and torments their families. You want to keep a lid on it because if word got out to the public, you'd have a panic situation. Then the psycho goes directly to Stan Gibbs and suddenly the story is in the public domain....' '... I don't know how that old novel or the plagiarism charges tie in. But either way, you decided to ride it. You let Gibbs get fired and disgraced, probably in part because you were pissed off that he upset your investigation. But mostly ... but mostly you did it so you could watch him. If the psycho contacted him once, you figured, he'd probably do it again - especially if the articles had been discredited.'

Parallels
  • Dead Sleep by Greg Iles
  • Kiss the Girls by James Patterson