Ayo Onatade is an avid reader of crime and mystery fiction. She has been writing reviews, interviews and articles on the subject for the last 12 years; with an eclectic taste from historical to hardboiled, short stories and noir films
Everyone knows that Harlan Coben is a brilliant writer. It appears that most people take sides and are either fans of his standalone novels or his Myron Bolitar series. I come firmly down on the side of his Bolitar series and after reading Live Wire (the tenth in the series) I am even more of a Bolitar fan than before. In Live Wire it is the turn of Myron’s family to take centre stage and they certainly do.
When Suzze Tervantino, a former tennis prodigy and one of Bolitar's first clients, visits his New York office and shows him a Facebook posting that is suggesting that her husband, rock star Lex Ryder, isn't the father of the child she's carrying. Myron can understand the reasons why she is concerned. But then when Ryder, also a client of MB Reps, disappears Bolitar finds himself looking for him. As he tries to unravel the disappearance he also catches sight of his sister-in-law Kitty. With his father seriously ill and possibly not having long left to live Myron soon finds himself in a race to track down his estranged brother.
Readers are given a rare insight to Myron and his family dynamics. His fraught relationship with his brother Brad and the fall out that took place many years ago. Live Wire is a mystery novel that will leave you yearning for more. How will he top this I don’t know? But it will be interesting to see him try. If you thought that you knew Myron Bolitar from the earlier novels then you thought wrong. Get ready to be blown away! I certainly was!