Darkest Fear - Harlan Coben

Darkest Fear

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2000-06-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 928 Ratings


Edgar Award-winner Harlan Coben brings us his most astonishing—and deeply personal—novel yet. And it all begins when Myron Bolitar’s ex tells him he’s a father . . . of a dying thirteen-year-old boy.

Myron never saw it coming. A surprise visit from an ex-girlfriend is unsettling enough. But Emily Downing’s news brings him to his knees. Her son Jeremy is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant—from a donor who has vanished without a trace. Then comes the real shocker: The boy is Myron’s son, conceived the night before her wedding to another man.

Staggered by the news, Myron plunges into a search for the missing donor. But finding him means cracking open a dark mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and the FBI. Somewhere in the sordid mess is the donor who disappeared. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy’s true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation.

Praise for Darkest Fear

“A slam dunk . . . You race to turn the pages . . . both suspenseful and often surprisingly funny.”People

“Terrific.”Boston Globe

“A winner.”Orlando Sentinel

“Fast-paced . . . layered with both tenderness and fun . . . Coben [is] a gifted storyteller.”Denver Post


  • Best, most sophisticated plot. Some parts are dark

    By adbnyc
    Good book. Worth the read.
  • Not very good

    By Dan Vermilion
    Lots of talking, not much else.
  • Darkest Fear

    By New in 52
    I love the characters, Myron and Win are believable and quirky. The plot kept me interested. I love this series!
  • Darkest Fear

    By Judith Quinn
    Excellent!!! Kindest regards, Just another fan
  • Really good.

    By Scottycm
    Of all the MB series this was my favorite. If your a Dad..it will really pull at your heart strings. A great read.