The Stranger - Harlan Coben

The Stranger

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2015-03-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,848 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.


  • A Good One!

    By bob4261
    Harlan Coben seems to always come up with a great premise for his novels, and this one is very interesting. They never really end the way I expect, but whether I like the ending or not they are never predictable.
  • Hard to put down

    By Amy3261997
    Very good book!
  • how y m

    By Porpoisetheman
    m no but hyjny my typo
  • Harlan’s done it again

    By CKHen
    As usual, Coban delivers a great story. Full of twists and turns. This one was hard to put down. Please keep them coming!
  • Hard to Put Down

    By Ozcrome
    I enjoy books like this: short and fast-paced chapters; each ending on a revelation or cliffhanger. I saw some comments about how some readers were disappointed with the ending. It wasn’t what I would have written, but that is where the author chose to take us. I totally respect that. I recommend this book.
  • The Stranger

    By NoBrainerToMe
    This book is a page turner but I was very disappointed in the ending. Pure drivel in my opinion.
  • 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