Book Review for Harlan Coben’s “Promise Me”

I like this book, and I like Myron. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the Myron series.

I’ve read some of the reviews already here, and it still amazes me that some people write them as if they are the end all and be all of book reviews. First of all, I hate it when someone rehashes the entire plot before they get to their opinion … Waste of time. Second of all, we all need to remember that these reviews are subjective. It’s your opinion, not the only correct answer to 2 x 2.

With that off my chest, I can continue. I FEEL the book was entertaining. It was a fun read and hard to put down. One person wrote that it wasn’t plausible because teenagers wouldn’t run away or go out to a party without telling their parents or something to that effect. LOL! Sorry, but in this case, there is definitely a right and wrong, and you are wrong. Maybe your daughter didn’t do that (mine didn’t either) but yes, many, many, many do. Thinking they do not puts you living in Utopia. I’m not trying to be rude … Just stating fact. Everything Mr. Coben wrote was plausible enough. A fiction book does have to take some liberties … It’s fiction for goodness sake. That’s what makes it fun and interesting–takes us out of our world for a bit. I, personally like that. I don’t need 100% accurate. Again, that may be opinion.

As for the ending, I read the reviews where it said it was a shocker,, total surprise. I guessed it correctly, and not because it was easy to guess. Maybe Mr. Coben and I think alike, or maybe my mind works like a twisted, crazy person … I’d like to think the former. Whatever the case, “Promise Me” was well written, exciting, and the characters very likable, even Myron’s best friend. I hope he’s with him in the other books.

PS if you are a Sci-fy or Dystopian fan, this may not be for you. We should stick to the genre we like, unless we have an open mind or just love it all!

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