The Stranger by Harlan Coban

Title: The Stranger

Author: Harlan Coban

Published: 24 March 2015

Genre: Mystery

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The Blurb

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.

My Review

The blurb originally grabbed me because it sounds so unique and scary. It’s one of those everyday occurrences, speaking to stranger, but what if they, with only a few words, destroy your life?

That’s what happens in this book. Some characters get a tap on the shoulder from the stranger.

Our hero, with help from his 2 sons tries to unravel the mystery of why the stranger told him such a devastating secret.  The plot is somewhat believable even if it sometimes seems unrealistic.

I read this book in a day (mainly because I was at the airport & on a 17 hour flight) so I had the benefit of being completely engrossed. I think some characters could have been better developed but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it.

I give it 4.5 stars.

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