The Stranger

  • by Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by George Newbern
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

#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.

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The worst Coben book among the many I've heard

This offering by Coben was headed for three stars because of mixed plots drawn together by a weak thread. The premise behind the "Stranger" character was a complete stretch. The mystery behind what had happened to Corinne was enough to keep me interested. The mystery revealed was neither satisfying nor disappointing. But what happened after that in the last chapter of the book was ludicrous and brought the whole thing down to two stars. Coben must have owed his publisher a book when he penned this well-below average novel. He has done much better.
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- Ed

Seriously? Can I get my 20 bucks back?

This review might have some SPOILERS, but if I spoil this for you and save you $20 you should probably thank me. This book is like watching paint dry. Off white paint. In an empty room. Not only was it dull, it was at times remarkably unbelievable. Seriously, the motive for murder is just... Ridiculous. Also, if you are violently assaulted over the head with a baseball bat, you don't just wake up and stroll out of there half an hour later. And you certainly don't get to walk out of a blood bath without so much of a drive down to the precinct. I'll stop rambling. To conclude my rant, those were 10 hours of my life I'll never get back.
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- Carol-Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio