The Stranger - Harlan Coben

The Stranger

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2015-03-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,544 Ratings



A secret destroys a man’s perfect life and sends him on a collision course with a deadly conspiracy in this shocking thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben.

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. Their identity is unknown. Their motives are unclear. Their information is undeniable. Then they whisper a few words in your ear and disappear, 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.


  • Sexist writing

    By mdm1491
    Lazy and sexist writing
  • The Stranger

    By Scotty Dawg 1951
    Fabulous as usual.
  • Good read, but…!

    By canreadnowthatimretired
    I enjoyed this book, and the ending kinda threw me! I did have a little trouble keeping up with the many characters brought in, and then referred to later. I would have to go back and find out who they were and how they related to the story! Some of that could have been on me, as I didn’t read it straight through as usual, and would come back to it after being away for a while! It was a great story! I am still thinking about some aspects of it, so that’s a good thing!
  • Hated it

    By friend of eva
    Will never read another of his books again!! I used to really like him. The last 2 I have read & this one The Stranger I stooped reading because it was so bad!! Wasted my money
  • Characters

    By 1048c
    This is my favorite author, however this one missed the mark. Way too many characters. It got a bit confusing.
  • Not very good

    By Reads-at-night
    So so plotting and story. poorly developed characters. Dumb ending.
  • Lame writing of female characters

    By QuirozitaLeon
    The story is exciting and all, but the way every single female character is described made me cringe. Sometimes they had personality traits and even feelings, but for the most part they were described in terms of their attractiveness to men. They were all just bangable, almost bangable, or used to be bangable. That was just kind of lame.
  • The Stranger

    By Clutterless
    Solid, quick read.
  • It was good

    By Sndiamabwisn
    It was good.. not a good as I hoped but it just felt like it was missing something. Maybe the Netflix series will give it what it seemed to be missing. I did enjoy the book though!
  • Txu

    By s5722,9/6
    SySay your yes