In my opinion, Harlan Coben is one of the better thriller writers out there today. In Stay Close we meet Megan, a suburban mother of two who seems to have it all. Unfortunately for Megan her past has caught up with her and she needs to face her skeletons…quite literally. Can she face the past while protecting her hard won “soccer mom” life? Can she atone for her past and still keep her marriage? Does she want to?
Mr. Coben gives us plenty of twists and turns and keeps us on our toes, but what I like is that at some point before the end of the novel we kind of know what’s what. There are still blanks to fill in, but there are no super surprises that leave us dumbfounded. This would be a great beach novel.