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, Corrine, 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 Corrine's deception and realises 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.
©2015 Harlan Coben (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group
Thoroughly enjoyed every page. Mystery and intrigue never gives up in this book and super narrator too!
This book had really good narration & suspense throughout, but a bit saddened by the end outcome. A big build up, but I feel like the ending could have been so much more, but still loved listening! I'd still say give it a try.
I really enjoyed this story. It had pace but also descriptive enough to build a complete picture Also very well narrated
Second Harlan Coben novel and not disappointed, on to the next
wow!! more twists and turns than a roller coaster. great main character who it was easy to invest in and root for.
very well read, I will definitely look out for this narrator again.
Always got a book on the go - Love most sci-fi genres, a psychological thriller or apocyliptic tale; or just great fictional writing...
I pre-ordered this as the book description sounded fantastic but have just finished it and overall the story was quite disappointing.
Started reasonably well but ended up like a film that goes straight to Netflix. Cheesy and lacking depth.
The premise of the story, the stranger, was lost in another story about a man and his wife. No development of the former, what happens to him ?! No conclusion, the end wasn't satisfactory.
I found my attention wandering too many times, bored and actually willing it to move on. Had the narrator not been quite as incredible, I'm not sure it would have held my attention.
I've read/listened to worse I guess. Perhaps my expectations were too high but if that's the case, the book description over sold the story!
harlan cobens best yet. i love how everything slots into place at the stories conclusion like all of his other novels. without giving anything away this one of his saddest novels. I listened to this in 2 sittings because i didnt want to stop listening. An amazing story of intrigue and throws you around in so many directions..I Love the plot ,I love the characters and i love the narrator . so worth a credit :)
This is my first book by Coventry and I'm not disappointed. An entirely plausible tale of deception: enough to make you question the apparent sterility of the American dream. If you want happy endings or thread tidying, this book is not for you. Gripping and entertaining.
I'm a mum of two grown up children who loves to find the time to read but doesn't always manage it, hence the audio book fascination.
I enjoyed this book, it had enough suspense to keep me guessing and characters that seemed realistic and likeable. Felt that it was a long story but the ending seemed rushed. I preferred his other book The Woods, but overall it was an enjoyable read.
Submarine commander, astronaut and surgeon.....on a weekend. In the week I take it easy, when my regular job, kids and dogs allow :)
Yes. If you like a raw thriller with more twists than a roller coaster then you will not be disappointed
It had so many layers. You think the story is heading in one direction, then it throws you a curve ball. In the end, without a spoiler the ending is 'simple' and in truth it had to be. Anything else would have been a stretch to far.
Nothing really, I have a wide and diverse imagination.
No....., but I know why your asking.
Kildonan by the sea
what a tangled web we weave. When first we practise to deceive!
This is first of all a thriller, that inhabits a very contemporary world, where hackers, apps, cell phones, and computers link all the old human evils,secrets and misdemeanour's for evermore, for everyone that likes to snoop. Welcome to binary hell, welcome to little brothers new terrain.
The story moves fast and relentlessly that is part of the device to make everything hang together. The minutia of daily life is well written and american suburbia, the american dream is as tarnished as a very old coin, the middle class is struggling to keep it together, and so are families, so when someone whispers a secret all kind of weakness appear in the everyday reality of our hero and others and something has got to give.
Entertaining and eloquent, surprisingly thoughtful of the disillusionments of the middle classes of america and jet very much a tale of families trying their best in adversity and complacency.
The narrator was excellent.
"Powerful realistic plot but gaps"
Powerful plot based on realistic family behaviour but gaps that detracted. Language and level of violence suited.
Good character narration
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