Darkest Fear Themes

Harlan Coben
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The theme of fathers and sons is recurrent throughout the novel Darkest Fear, but Harlan Coben. The first example of father and son is Myron Bolitar and his father Al Bolitar. Myron and his father have always had a close relationship, but they are going through a change in their relationship. Al is getting older and retiring, and he and his wife are selling the home where Myron grew up and had lived until recently. Myron's mother is concerned that Al is fading, and needs to change roles with Myron, with Myron being the stronger in the relationship moving forward. After speaking with his father, Myron discovers that his father does not wish to change roles, that he in fact cherishes the role of mentor and father to his only son.

Another father son relationship is that between Greg Downing and his son Jeremy. Though it...

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