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Stay Close (edition 2012)

by Harlan Coben

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Title:Stay Close
Authors:Harlan Coben
Info:Dutton Adult (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 400 pages
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Harlan Coben introduces us to Detective Jack Broome of the Atlantic City police force. Broome has been troubled by an unsolved murder of Steward Green that occurred seventeen years ago leaving a wife and two children who cannot find closure because the body was never found. Now with a more recent case involving a lot of blood and no corpse, Broome begins to find similarities with other past unsolved cases.

The suspense and mystery increase as Broome finds that a missing piece of the puzzle has returned to Atlantic City after seventeen years. Megan Pierce a happily married woman with two children living in northern New Jersey has returned to Atlantic City on an impulse where seventeen years ago she led a fast paced life as a stripper and was a former girlfriend of Steward Green. Megan tries to find some closure herself, but can she keep her husband Dave from finding out her life with him was all built on lies.

As soon as you think you know who did it, he flips it and make it to a different character. I would recommend this book if you like suspense, excitement, and you want to a page turner. This book is all of that and more. 4 stars for an entertaining and enjoyable read. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Harlan Coben introduces us to Detective Jack Broome of the Atlantic City police force. Broome has been troubled by an unsolved murder of Steward Green that occurred seventeen years ago leaving a wife and two children who cannot find closure because the body was never found. Now with a more recent case involving a lot of blood and no corpse, Broome begins to find similarities with other past unsolved cases.

The suspense and mystery increase as Broome finds that a missing piece of the puzzle has returned to Atlantic City after seventeen years. Megan Pierce a happily married woman with two children living in northern New Jersey has returned to Atlantic City on an impulse where seventeen years ago she led a fast paced life as a stripper and was a former girlfriend of Steward Green. Megan tries to find some closure herself, but can she keep her husband Dave from finding out her life with him was all built on lies.

As soon as you think you know who did it, he flips it and make it to a different character. I would recommend this book if you like suspense, excitement, and you want to a page turner. This book is all of that and more. 4 stars for an entertaining and enjoyable read. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Nekad je najbolje ne otvarati vrata proslosti jer onda krene lavina nezavrsenih stvari koja nas satare.Megan je htjela da ponovo postane Kesi,ali to je probudilo stare duhove,ali su zato godinama nerazrijesena ubistva dobila epilog...Cobein ostaje vijeran sebi ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
disappointing but maybe because of the narrator ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | Feb 7, 2016 |
The plot centers around the yearly disappearance of men on Mardi Gras that has gone on for seventeen years in Atlantic City. Coben does an excellent job of throwing in twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. ( )
  lewilliams | Aug 23, 2015 |
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Well now everything dies, baby that's a fact. But maybe everything that dies, someday comes back. - Bruce Springsteen, "Atlantic City"
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This one is for Aunt Diane and Uncle Norman Reiter and Aunt Hene and Uncle Marty Kromberg, with love and gratitude.
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Sometimes, in that split second when Ray Levine snapped a picture and lost the world in the strobe from his flashbulb, he saw the blood.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525952276, Hardcover)

Harlan Coben follows four consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers with a stand-alone thriller in the vein of his beloved breakout novels Caught and Hold Tight.

Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she's got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at age forty he finds himself in a dead- end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Jack is a detective who can't let go of a cold case-a local husband and father disappeared seventeen years ago, and Jack spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man's family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them.

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past doesn't recede. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. And as each confronts the dark side of the American Dream- the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades- they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat.

With his trademark combination of page-turning thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities, Harlan Coben delivers a thriller that cements his status as the master of domestic suspense.

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Three people--a suburban housewife, a talented documentary photographer, and a detective--living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past doesn't recede ... and that desperation and hunger can lurk behind even the prettiest facades.… (more)

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