The Stranger – Harlan Coben

Adam Price’s wife is lying to him. A stranger told him so.  When Adam tackles his wife, Corinne,it becomes apparent that she is hiding something and there is something darker at play.  But what is that something? By midway through the book I failed to care.

The story starts off well but quickly falters and loses pace.  The novel is mostly narrated by Adam but the characters are very 2D.  I get no sense of who they are and as such, I find that I don’t care about them at all.  This was very much the case with Corinne.  I failed to care what had happened to her and what her motivation was by the end of the novel.

The storyline felt flimsy and Adam comes across as weak and the ending contrived.  It all felt a bit rushed.  There was a lot of build up and then the ending is dealt with in a single chapter, a few paragraphs.

Definitely not one of Halan Coben’s best but ideal if you want an easy read for the beach




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