'The modern master of the hook and twist' DAN BROWN
Adam Price has a lot to lose: a beautiful family, a big house, a good job - a perfect life.
But then he meets a stranger in a bar and learns a devastating secret about his wife.
With the mirage of perfection shattered, Adam finds himself caught up in something far darker than his wife's deception.
And if he doesn't make the right moves, the conspiracy he's stumbled into will not only ruin lives - it will end them.
Praise for Harlan Coben:
'One of the all-time greats - pick up any one of his thrillers and you'll find a riveting, surprising story with a big, beating heart' GILLIAN FLYNN
'With convincing characters and a strong emotional heart, you're effortlessly swept along to a tense and dramatic conclusion' SUNDAY MIRROR
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With a solid job, happy marriage, all-star athlete sons and lots of pals from the PTA, Adam Price is the picture of high-thread-count suburban comfort. But Adam’s carefree existence starts to unravel after a brief exchange with a stranger stirs up sinister thoughts about his wife, Corinne. Harlan Coben’s tightly drawn thriller is an up-all-night page-turner about the nature of deceit. The Stranger showcases the bestselling novelist’s talent for relatable characters, blindsiding plot twists and tense action.
Bestseller Coben (Missing You) continues to turn out thrillers that put highly original spins on a current trend or problem, and while this standalone lacks the nail-biting suspense of his best, it's clever enough to be thoroughly entertaining. Adam Price, wife Corinne, and sons Ryan and Thomas are living the suburban dream in Cedarfield, N.J. Then, at a bar in Cedarfield's American Legion Hall, a man known only as the stranger reveals to Adam a secret of Corinne's that shatters the dream and causes Corinne to disappear. The stranger similarly imparts devastating secrets to Heidi Dann, a middle-aged woman with a family in Beachwood, Ohio, and Michaela Siegel, a medical student in New York City. Price shifts his search efforts from Corrine to the stranger, who is also being pursued by some extremely nasty characters. Lives and reputations are lost along the way. Even when not at his best, Coben is very good, and readers won't be disappointed.
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GOOD READ but...
My first read by this author. Good story and characters but I felt it flagged towards the end and conclusion seemed contrived. However, will read more of his books based on other readers' reviews.
Not good enough this time
Good book. Not one of his best but id still recommend you read it. I felt the ending could have been better.