A secret destroys a man’s perfect life and sends him on a collision course with a deadly conspiracy in this shocking thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben—soon to be a Netflix streaming series!
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world...
Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.
Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne's deception, and realizes that if he doesn't make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them.
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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Most of the Harlan Coben books I read, I loved. There were one or two that I wasn't impressed with & took days to read. Not this one.
I read it over the course of a day & had to stop myself from jumping to the end to see how it turned out. I'm glad I didn't, it was complete surprise on all fronts. It will take me awhile to find another pager turner like this book. Home Run!!
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One of the worst books ever. I gave up 3 or 4 times but thought "it has to get better". And it doesn't. Don't waste your time or money.