Stay Close - Harlan Coben

Stay Close

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,374 Ratings


The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger proves that the past never truly fades away as the American dream becomes a nightmare in this shocking thriller.

Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but now finds himself in a dead-end job posing as a paparazzo. Broome is a detective who can’t let go of a cold case.

Three people living lives they never wanted are hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect. And as each confronts the dark side of the American dream—the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades—they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat. 


  • If you like people tortured

    By palmclef65
    This is totally unlike other Corbin books. Only read it if you get off on Torture.
  • Coben never disappoints

    By Maamc
    Another of Harlan Coban's hit stories that takes one in and doesn't let go. Always entertaining, interesting and makes you wonder who these characters remind you of, so real are they. I'll get more of Coben's books.
  • Different Isn't Necessarily Better

    By downhomeala
    I've read a lot of Colbain's books and this one surprised me - not in a good way. The plot is complex but is both improbable and unexciting. The characters are pasteboard models of victims suffering from traumas, mental disorders and asocial behaviors. This is capped off with interior dialogue that could have been stolen from one of those "Romance"novels available at your local grocery.
  • Boring & Disjointed

    By Trout13
    So poorly written I could not endure finishing this book...hope his others are better.
  • Stay close

    By T Hiller
    It was an OK book,not his best .i am giving it 3 stars
  • Poorly written

    By HeidiStH
    Poorly written, slow read. Super cheesy phrases and lines. Vocabulary was a bore. Words such as "seedy" and "cesspool" used over four times in the book. I was turning pages just to reach the end.
  • I'm picky and I thought it was great

    By My fav video app
    I read it quickly and thought the author did a nice job of slowly relaying the story to keep you guessing, but not so slow you get bored. Downloading more novels by this author now!
  • Quick read

    By Jay cakes
    Hard to put down. Excellent character development although it was a little predictable. My first Coben read. Will read more of him.
  • Stay Close

    By D.S.M. In S.C.
    This was the least interesting Harlan Coben book I have read thus far and I have read nearly every one. I had correctly identified the murderer one-third of the way into the book. Usually there are last minute surprises in his books that keep you guessing-not so in this book. It was a very predictable murder mystery and he recycles some dialogue from some of his other books. I was very disappointed.
  • Stay close

    By Mercaz33333
    I love reading Harlan coben, but this book was painful to read. Harlan, did you really write this one???? I want my money back.