A review by booksuperpower
Darkest Fear, by Harlan Coben

4.0

Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben is a 2008 Dell publication. (Originally published in 1999)

Just when I think I have Coben’s style figured out, he switches gears in this seventh installment of the Myron Bolitar series.
If you have read the previous installments, you will remember Emily. (Not exactly my favorite person) Well, she’s back and has brought some shocking news to Myron, which causes him to launch a massive manhunt for a registered bone marrow donor.

The tone of this story was grim right from the start, and is taut with a ‘race against the clock’, life or death situation, while delving into some pretty deep emotional wells. The humor is still mingled into the story, but was a bit muted this time around, which was probably more fitting considering the circumstances.
I have to confess, this one was not my favorite of the series, but is still a very compelling thriller, and did close the door on some issues, while opening up other avenues, expanding the possibilities for this series.

Overall 3.5 rounded to 4