I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Stranger by Harlan Coben
on March 24, 2015
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#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Harlan Coben delivers his most shocking thriller yet, proving that a well-placed lie can help build a wonderful life-- and a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it.
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.
“You didn’t have to stay with her,” the stranger said.
Adam & Corrine are living the perfect life with their boys, Thomas & Ryan. Until the fateful day when Adam meets The Stranger. The Stranger reveals to Adam a secret about his wife, Corrine. Adam has a hard time believing the secret about his wife. His first reaction is to ignore it because there’s no way a total stranger can know so much about his wife. Unable to let go of the feeling of unease, Adam decides to investigate the accusations. What Adam uncovers will alter his life forever.
The Stranger by Harlan Coben grabs readers’ attention from the first few words on the page. This book is very well-written. The characters were very relatable. I found myself discussing the characters with my sister like we knew these characters outside of the book. That’s what makes Harlan Coben one of the best writers in the literary world. He has the ability to evoke emotion (good or bad) from the readers.
Readers will enjoy Harlan Coben’s smart twists and turns throughout the novel. The Stranger will leave readers wondering Who, What, When, & Why until the very last page.
I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by: Orsayor
***I did switch back and forth between the hardcover & audio version of this book***
Scandal Fans: The Narration is done by George Newbern