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The brilliant SUNDAY TIMES bestseller from 'one of America's masters of the hook, the twist and the surprise ending' LITERARY REVIEW

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Harlan Coben is an international number one bestselling thriller author. He is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards - the first to receive all three. His books are published in forty languages, with over forty-seven million copies in print worldwide.Both his standalone thrillers and series featuring the indomitable Myron Bolitar have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries, gracing the lists of the Sunday Times and the New York Times. His novel Tell No One was turned into the smash hit French film of the same name, and received the highly coveted Lumiere (French Golden Globe) for best picture as well as four Cesars (French Oscar). Harlan lives in New Jersey with his family. www.harlancoben.com

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Coben's latest stand-alone thriller, a sophisticated look at the intersections of three people leading lives of quiet desperation, is vividly brought to life by Scott Brick's skillful, subtle narration. With multiple protagonists, it's essential that the narrator give each of them a distinct voice, and Brick rises to the occasion. He is especially good at matching his pacing to the mood of the text. With a single line of narration, e.g., "With a heavy sigh, Detective Broome approached the doomed house and rang the bell," Brick makes the listener feel what is implied: the slow tread of the policeman, obsessed by an unsolved disappearance and weary from the guilt he carries over his continued failure to bring closure to the family of the missing man. Coben takes his time setting the stage for the drama that will unfold, and Brick's unhurried approach is a perfect match for the material. A Dutton hardcover. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Megan Pierce has a closet full of skeletons that have been hidden for years. The fast life she once lived as a dancer in Atlantic City has been replaced with a life in the New Jersey suburbs, two children, and a loving husband. Yearning for the thrills of her former life, Megan pays what she believes to be an incognito visit to her former haunt. Her path soon crosses with Detective Broome, who is deep in the case of a man missing for 17 years and facing the possibility of a serial killer. Megan is forced to expose her racy past and reconnect with former lovers in order to help Broome put an end to the violence. Verdict While the story of suburban families tangled in dark situations is familiar, Coben (Live Wire) still engages readers from the first page. A plot layered with twists, action, and a scandalous history will have his many fans flying through this new offering. Coben devotees have come to expect certain thrills, and they will not be disappointed. [See Prepub Alert, 9/19/11.]-Madeline Solien, Deerfield P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

[An] atmospheric, tense and constantly twisting novel. The perfect introduction to the brilliance of US crime master Coben. * HEAT *
Harlan Coben specialises in rousing the snake that lurks in the perfectly cut grass of American suburbia. STAY CLOSE brings the secrets and lives of three people into collision. Coben makes you care about them but never neglects a plot that is full of his trademark shocks. * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
Coben weaves together the different strands of the narrative skillfully, with plenty of twists and shocks to keep interest piqued... compelling reading, gaining in suspense as the novel draws to its unexpected conclusion * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *
For quite some time, Harlan Coben has been considered one of the master storytellers of the American crime genre, with an infallible hotline to readers' requirements. The solidarity of his unerring grasp of narrative is once again demonstrated in Stay Close... Further proof that Harlan Coben - let's face it - can do no wrong * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *
A stroll in excellent company * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
A classy thriller * BELLA *
In all of his writing he brings a unique voice to stories that entertain and enthrall the reader . . . The story is intense, the characters are interesting, and the writing is magnificent. Coben's talent is in high gear * HUFFINGTON POST *

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