Harlan Coben – Stay Close

Stay Close is the latest from Harlan Coben, a tale that pits a modern day suburban housewife with a shady past against a pair of psychopathic serial killers. Ah, were it that simple! As usual in Coben’s complex world, his protagonists are deeply flawed and his villains have redeeming qualities. His early readers claim it is his most ‘difficult to figure’ mystery to date. Set amongst the sleaze and glitter of Atlantic City, with a dose of the Jersey Pine Barrens and a sprinkling of manicured northern suburbs, the old adage about never escaping your past rings true for so many of his characters. He feels it is his best work, an impressive claim, indeed.

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