Promise Me Quotes.

1. "Years fly by, but the heart stays in the same place."
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

2. "There was an old joke about being left on a deserted island with an editor. You are starving. All you have left is a glass of orange juice. Days pass. You are near death. You are about to drink the juice when the editor grabs the glass from your hand and pees into it. You look at him, stunned . "There," the editor says, handing you the glass. "It just needed a little tweaking."
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

3. "Oh, you’ve made plenty of short stories long. But never, ever, have you made a long story short."
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

4. "The missing girl—there had been unceasing news reports, always flashing to that achingly ordinary school portrait of the vanished teen, you know the one, with the rainbow-swirl background, the girl's hair too straight, her smile too self-conscious, then a quick cut to the worried parents on the front lawn, microphones surrounding them, Mom silently tearful, Dad reading a statement with quivering lip—that girl, that missing girl had just walked past Edna Skylar."
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

5. "He called us. Dominick Rochester? Yes. When? Last night. He said he met with you. Met, Myron thought. Nice euphemism."
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

6. "The phone rang. Joan Rochester leaped to her feet, but Dominick signaled her to sit with a wave of his hand. He wiped his face as though it were a windshield and rose from his seat. Dominick was a thick man. Not fat. Thick. Thick neck, thick shoulders, thick chest, thick arms and thighs. The"
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

7. "The early morning joggers and walkers were on the circle. Most were on the elderly side and moved slowly. But not all. A group of four hotties, all hard-bodied and maybe twenty-ish, were jogging in his direction. Myron smiled at them and arched an eyebrow. Hello, ladies, he said as they passed. Two of them snickered. The other two looked at him as though he’d just announced that he had a poopie in his pants. Win"
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

8. "So that was what Edna had been doing. Strolling down the street. Ignoring, as she often did, the sights and sounds. Lost in her own personal bliss of studying the faces of passersby. Noting cheek structure and mandibular depth, inter-eye distance and ear height, jaw contours and orbital spacing. And that was why, despite the new hair color and style, despite the fashionable glasses and adult makeup and clothing, Edna had recognized the missing girl."
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

9. "Win sidled up next to him. Did you give them the full-wattage smile? I’d say a good eighty, ninety watts. Win studied the young women before making a declaration: Lesbians, he said. Must be. A lot of that going around, isn’t there? Myron did the math in his head. He probably had fifteen to twenty years on them. When it comes to young girls, you just never want to feel it."
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

10. "The car following you, Win said, keeping his eyes on the young joggers, is an unmarked police vehicle with two uniforms inside. They’re parked in the library lot watching us through a telephoto lens. You mean they’re taking our picture right now? Probably, Win said. How’s my hair? Win made an eh gesture with his hand. Myron"
- Harlan Coben, Promise Me

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