The Stranger - Harlan Coben

The Stranger

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2015-03-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,264 Ratings



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.


  • Not very good

    By Reads-at-night
    So so plotting and story. poorly developed characters. Dumb ending.
  • Lame writing of female characters

    By QuirozitaLeon
    The story is exciting and all, but the way every single female character is described made me cringe. Sometimes they had personality traits and even feelings, but for the most part they were described in terms of their attractiveness to men. They were all just bangable, almost bangable, or used to be bangable. That was just kind of lame.
  • The Stranger

    By Clutterless
    Solid, quick read.
  • It was good

    By Sndiamabwisn
    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!
  • Txu

    By s5722,9/6
    SySay your yes
  • Awful Story

    By DeefromHouston
    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.
  • The stranger

    By Lindalsr
    I thought this was one of his best. I couldn't put it down!
  • Worst one

    By Harlanfan
    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😔
  • Great read!

    By Cindy Demme
    I loved this book - the complexity of the story, the humaness of the characters. I would highly recommend it to everybody who is a Harlen Coben fan! Cindy Demme
  • Outstanding!!

    By Tbrady90210
    This is a must read. I was sucked into this book and was unable to put it down.