Stay Close (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Stay Close (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Harlan Coben


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A bored suburban wife, a documentary photographer-turned-paparazzo, and a detective who cannot let go of a cold case hide secrets from their loved ones only to have the past return in dangerous ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606316163
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A master of thrillers filled with unexpected twists and turns, Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including Missing You, Six Years, and Shelter, as well as a mystery series featuring sports agent Myron Bolitar and a young adult series starring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. Coben’s books are published in 43 languages and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world.


Ridgewood, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

January 4, 1962

Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey


B.A. in political science, Amherst College, 1984

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Stay Close 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 202 reviews.
goskins21 More than 1 year ago
I have been a huge fan of Harlen Coben and pre-ordered this book in January. I was so excited when it was released but I have to say that I am stil reading it. In the past, I have read his books in 1 or 2 days; however, this book is beyond boring. The characters are uninteresting, and the story is moving way too slow. So far, it has been very disappointing and I'm sorry I paid as much as I did for the Nook version. :-(
danilos More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it. Would recommend for a great weekend read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm still struggling to get through this and Harlan Coben is not just one of my favorite authors - he is my favorite author whom I have recommended to dozens of people. But this book doesn't seem like it's written by the same author. I have no empathy for any of the characters - something that Harlan has managed to instill in me through each and every chapter of his previous books. With Mr. Coben's sophisticated sense of humor, maybe this book is categorized as a mystery because the mystery lies in who wrote this book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Coben, WHY are you holding out on one of the best series ever?? Myron Bolitar or course!! Forget the "stand alone" novels and give your adoring public just what we adore you for...... Myron, Win, Big Cindi, Esperanza................ These are novels that made us cry, laugh, made us guess and made us love Harlen Coben. Why so few and so long drawn out inbetween books? I along with many of your fans can't get get enough of the Bolitar searies. Other dear reader friends........ You feel the same way?! Please let Mr Coben and his publishets know. MYRON WIN MYRON WIN MYRON WIN Please, A loyal reader: DIANE DIAMONDU
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off I am a HUGE Harlen Coben fan. I have read everything he has written and have turned everyone I know into a fan as well. That being said, this book was a huge disappointment. The story line just kind of drug on and I never connected with the characters or the story. If this is your first Harlen Coben book try any of his others first. I can't wait for his next book and hope this was a fluke.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harlon Coben is one of my favorite authors and I have read most of his books. This was a real let down. It was superficial, trite and I suspect a ghost writer did the collaboration. I WOULD NOT suggest purchasing this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read and loved all of Harlan Coben's books, and was looking forward to reading this one but, unfortunately, ended up very dissapointed for the first time. All of the characters were one-dementional, cliche, and boring. The story moved slowly, without his signature twists and wit, especially the less-than-shocking ending, which I found even difficult to make it all the way through. This book did not seem to be written by the same author as all of his other great mysteries.
TaTonka More than 1 year ago
This book was an easy read....almost too easy. I love his Myron Bolitor character but in this book I really found myself not really liking any of the characters or caring what happened. I did like Loren Muse coming in at the end and recalling some of Mr. Coben's finer works. Still a decent read....more of a Patterson feeling to it.
suzysheff More than 1 year ago
I love Harlen Coben books, but NOT this one! I actually told my husband, after finishing it, that I don't think Coben wrote this book. It read like a publisher said, "OK, Harlen, we need to push out another book real quick, and since you're busy, I'll have someone write it for you, trying to write like you." The book was so boring and stale, it actually made me angry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical Harlan Coben with characters that are believable. Hard to put down, even when you finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Die hard coben fan here , this book is cluttered akward and not his style. I read a lot and was very dissapointed i preorded ,lost patience half way through started another book. Hope he finds his muse and comes back as the writer he is capable of being. Aurelia
jreall14 More than 1 year ago
My first Harlan Coben book. Very good. I'll have to check out his other stuff.
csbaker98 More than 1 year ago
I have recently become a Harlan Coben fan. Stay Close is one of the best yet! It has you guessing throughout the end and what an ending! It has so many twists and turns and edge of your seat suspense! There is one scene in particular involving a knife(I dare not give anything away), it was written so well that I could visualize it my mind's eye! This is a must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bookappeal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Coben spins a wild tale and, as long as you don't need much reality in your page-turning suspense, STAY CLOSE is an entertaining ride.
dgmlrhodes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Harlan Coben book (so far)! It had the right mix of suspense, character development and storyline. The story itself is about Megan, a suburban soccer mom, Ray a former photojournalist (turned paparazzo) and Broome, a cop who can't let a cold case rest. These individuals had a horrifying event from the past that converges with present circumstances in a fascinating and easy to swallow story. The story is fast paced and has many twists along the way. The author reveals the information and story line gradually and takes the reader along without giving away too much at once. Overall, a great suspense story for fans of the genre. Reader received a complimentary copy from Good Reads First Reads.
Sharn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book but I always like Harlan Coben. With that said, I find myself comparing this book to his others and I just didn't think it was as good as some of those.The book was about housewife, Megan who has two kids and a past that even her husband didn't know about. When one thing leads to another and characters are connected one by one this story flares up with suspense yet leaves you in the dark until the very end.Coben is very good at coming up with psycho characters that cause fear to bubble up in me when I see their names and boy, he nails it this time with Ken and Barbie.There is one part of this story that was misleading and unnecessary (I won't say what part so I don't ruin it for others) and I hate that but I'll let it slide this time since Coben never disappoints me.Recommend? Absolutely!
she_climber on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love Harlan Coben, one of my favorite authors. I have read all 22 of his novels, but I have to say that this one just didn't live up to the standard of the others. I can't really seem to pinpoint it, but it sort of fell flat. Still good and entertaining with some of that trademark Coben wit, but really didn't have the suspense that I've come to expect from him.
PatrickJIV on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Disappointed in Coben's latest storytelling. Not up to those in the past and I've read every one of 'em. Kind of a spread out and slow read...
dyarington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as good as earlier Coben books--too much philosophizing.
susiesharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stay Close by, Harlan Coben narrated by, Scott BrickI chose this book for my #JIAM challenge of listening to new to me narrators and with a bonus of a new to me author that I have been meaning to read ,I am so glad I picked this one what a great book and great narration!I now see why Harlan Coben is so popular here at the library this was a really good mystery, it kept me guessing all the way to the end. Coben¿s writing kept me glued and I didn¿t want to stop listening. I liked all the different parts of the story and trying to figure out how they all came together. The cop still trying to solve a 17 year old disappearance, the ex-stripper with so much to hide, the ex-photo journalist who has lost everything; how do all these people fit together and why after 17 years is it all coming to a head.This mystery will keep you guessing and keep you on the edge of your seat, as I said this was my first book by Harlan Coben and it will not be my last. Scott Brick¿s narration was fantastic I just love his deep voice and was impressed with his characterizations. I will be seeking out more from him and I can see now why he has so many fans and I now count myself in that group!4 Stars
norinrad10 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If Coben wasn't such a good a good writer this book would be garbage. As is its barely passable. A nonsensical tale full of people you'll find unsympathetic with a message delivered so ham fisted Ayn Rand would blush. still not a bad beach read.
wirtley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Never finished. Too many characters and too many stories. The stories were not connecting well enough for me. This is his worst.
khiemstra631 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
More of Coben's fairly standard suspense fare although without the presence of Myron Bolitar. (I kind of missed him!) This one deals with a former stripper gone straight and a series of killings of men that happened at the same time each year. I listened to the audio book and found it a very good way to make the miles pass more quickly. Try it; you'll like it.
mysterymax on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story was good, but there was too much back-story. I wound up skipping several paragraphs at a stretch. An example is when a policemen is going to tell a father that the body of his grown son has been found, first you have two and a half pages of the father remembering watching a basketball game with his son. If you had read the previous 330 pages you already knew how he felt about his son. It's really difficult to build suspense with those lengthy digressions.