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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.
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. Their identity is unknown. Their motives are unclear. Their information is undeniable. Then they whisper a few words in your ear and disappear, 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.
It was good
It was good.. not a good as I hoped but it just felt like it was missing something. Maybe the Netflix series will give it what it seemed to be missing. I did enjoy the book though!
So disappointing! I love Harlan Coben's books he is the only fiction author I read and up until these past 2 years I've read all of his (non teen series) books as soon as they're released and wait eagerly for the next to come out. This was the first of his I read that I regretted wasting my time and money reading. It was predictable and an extreme let down. I want to read the last two I have yet to read but am starting to think possibly the Mickey Bolitare series has spread himself and his creativeness thin. So disappointed because books like "Gone for Good" and "Tell no One" I've read multiple times and am always referring coben's books to friends really talking up his ability to keep one thinking. So sad maybe it's time to hang up his reads😔
Will never read another of his books again!! I used to really like him. The last 2 I have read & this one The Stranger I stooped reading because it was so bad!! Wasted my money