Even though a couple of colleagues are huge fans, I had never caught the Harlan Coben bug, until he published his first standalone (Tell No One). Then I was hooked and read every subsequent novel. But I still initially passed on his latest book because it marked the return of Myron Bolitar. Through sheer luck I picked up a copy and had a terrific time.
At #2 is Promise Me by Harlan Coben: in the eighth release of this series Myron Bolitar investigates the disappearance and possible kidnapping of two teenage girls who attended his old New Jersey high school.
At #6 is Susannah's Garden by Debbie Macomber: a return to her hometown propels a young woman to think about the direction of her life and the choices she has made.
At #10 is Everyman by Philip Roth: after leaving the funeral of his good friend Saul Bellow, Roth went home and immediately started writing this contemplation of aging and death.
At #14 is Vanished by Karen Robards: a young woman turns to her best friend (who just happens to be a handsome former FBI agent) for help in finding her missing daughter.
At #15 is Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein: before she died earlier this year, this award-winning playwright penned her own 9/11 novel.