October 21, 2011

Review: Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben

When a medical researcher unexpectedly commits suicide his partner, Dr. Riker, shares his suspicion that it was actually a murder with his close friend, journalist Sara Lowell. What comes to light is that Dr. Riker’s clinic has found a cure for AIDS and now someone is also murdering the cured patients one by one. Scariest of all is that Sara’s husband, NBA star Michael Silverman has just been diagnosed as HIV positive and has been admitted to Dr. Riker’s clinic. Will the murder be caught before it’s too late for them all?

Harlan Coben is one of my all-time favorite authors. I’ve read every single book in his Myron Bolitar series and I thought I had read all of his stand alones but Miracle Cure was actually his second novel published in 1990 and reissued this year.

It goes to show how much an author grows in writing over the years because Miracle Cure isn’t up to par with most of Coben’s current books. There are glimpses of his genius in the bread crumbs he leaves throughout the book, the number of characters and the twitsted ending but overall it’s just not one of his best books. I recommend this one as a library read if you love Harlan Coben or suspense thrillers.


bermudaonion said...

I listened to one Myron Bolitar book and thought it was fantastic. Coben is an author I want to read more of.