4 Jun
Dutton, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2012 Hard cover 387 pages Suspense thriller fiction

Dutton, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2012
Hard cover 387 pages
Suspense thriller fiction

“ ….. a stroll in excellent company along an uninspiring route.” This is how Jake Kerridge, journalist and art critic describes Stay Close (in-part).

In his usual page-turner style, Harlan Coben tells us a story about three people, Cassie/Megan, a suburban wife and mother with a secret; Ray, a once sought after photojournalist who has fallen on hard times; and Broome, the homicide detective obsessed with solving a 17 year old murder that appears to be connected to a present day disappearance. What he gets, instead, is something more than he bargained for.

There are, of course, other stunningly written, sub-characters. Amongst them, Lorraine, a prostitute; and Ken and Barbie – two lovers who don’t hesitate unspeakable torture to get what they were hired to get.

This crime-thriller moves along at a good clip, but only because of the fabulous character studies. Each one, even the minor ones, shine .…


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