"'Caught' is a novel of forgiveness, and the past and the present - who should be and who shouldn't be forgiven. None of my books are ever just about thrills, or it won't work."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that."Harlan Coben on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."Harlan Coben on Mahatma Gandhi
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."Harlan Coben on John F. Kennedy
"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."Harlan Coben on Bruce Lee
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."Harlan Coben on Oscar Wilde
"When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing - it was far too much responsibility for someone my age."
"I wrote seven Myron Bolitar novels in a row, and I never want to write a Myron book where he just solves a crime. Every one of them I want to be personal, and I want him to grow and change. The problem with that is, it makes the series limited, you can't write a series where a guy is always going through some kind of crisis."
"Losing my parents was the most crushing thing that ever happened to me. I lost my dad when I was 26, and it changed my life entirely."
"The readers are the ones who let us live our dreams. I try to write books which are really compelling - that you'd take on vacation and rather than going out, you'd read in your hotel room because you had to find out what happened. Hopefully that's what readers are responding to."
"No characters in 'Stay Close,' including the leads, are black and white. I want them to be grey. I think that makes for a much more interesting reading experience, something that will stay with you a little bit longer."