Author: Harlan Coben
Level: High School
Recommendation: Good Read
Summary:Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's train-wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury - and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.
Review: Loved, loved, loved the characters in this book . . . .so believable and great!!! There were a few sensitive issues in the book, (main character's mother is a drug addict, and he rescues her from a "cheap" motel...nothing graphic, but it is there.) The mystery involved is great and totally keeps the reader going. Great for boys and girls alike.