The Stranger by Harlan Coben
Oh, this one starts off so strong. While I’m still new to Harlan I expect his characters to be whip-smart & his writing to keep me up late at night. I will say The Stranger succeeds on both fronts.
Immediately, I’m thinking What Would I Do in this situation?
It takes me no time to get invested in the characters. As time goes on though, I become a bit wary of Adam & how he handles things. Especially since he is an attorney, I have some expectations that are not met. I’m thinking, Do this/not that! Maybe that’s on me, but still, it has an impact on my reading experience.
Come on, Corinne!
My real criticism here is the ending didn’t do it for me. There are some real heavy issues at play here. I mean, hello! Corinne possibly faked a pregnancy! Eek. For me, I was hoping for a different resolution and the ending fell a bit flat for me.
With all that said, The Stranger by Harlan Coben is still an immersive & compelling read. Harlan really knows how to write books that rope readers in & don’t let go.
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