One of my all time favorite writers is Harlan Coben. I’ve loved his work since the first release. He’s got a terrific sense of humor and his characters are always, always interesting and intriguing (maybe I should have saved those two words for the letter “I” since that’s my letter, too). I admire the heck out of how Mr. Coben can twist and turn a tale in all directions and yet still have a cohesive ending that holds together very well. He never has an “out of left field” solution to his stories. I love solving the puzzles along with the protagonist.
I was talking to Barbara Vey of Beyond her Book from Publisher’s Weekly a couple of weeks ago and told her that if I ever made it to Milwaukee to her reader’s luncheon, I’d want to sit with Harlen Coben. She shared with me that he’s as super nice in person as he seems to be in interviews, twitter and his website. That made me happy to hear. I love that he’s as real and down to Earth as he seems.
If you’ve never read one of his books, get thyself to the bookstore post-haste. I just finished his latest, Stay Close. It’s wonderful!
C IS FOR COBEN! DON’T FORGET IT!!