Harlan Coben’s newest book Win is the first installment of a new series featuring Windsor Horne Lockwood III. Win, as he is called, is the billionaire friend of Myron Bolitar. Who is Myron Bolitar? He’s the star of the Myron Bolitar series where Coben has written 11 books for. While Win makes many appearances in Bolitar’s books, it’s not until this newest series that we really get to know the famed billionaire.
Unlike Bolitar, Win is not super likable. His lavish lifestyle makes him privy to information and things most others will never obtain. He’s narcissistic, arrogant, and actually surprising aware that his wealth will ensure he never has to be accountable for his actions. He is completely and utterly the epitome of a morally grey character.
While I found it hard to like Win, I had no problem getting sucked into the not one but two mysterys that are woven into this book. When Ry Strauss, a domestic terrorist from the 1970’s is found murdered in his apartment. As Win begins to investigate the murder, he soon finds that the case could very well be tied to the kidnapping of his cousin and murder of his uncle. Is Ry Strauss more than just an a domestic terrorist?
As we’ve come to expect from Coben, this book is filled with all the twists, thrills, and suspense. It’s a fairly fast read and while I enjoyed it, Win doesn’t necessarily leave me enamored, as some of my favorite detectives do. I’ll probably read the next book in the series but I would not say this is my favorite Harlan Coben.
Win comes out March 16 , 2021. Huge thank you to Grand Central Publishing for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books.
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