harlanThe Stranger by Harlan Coben; 2015; $27.95; 386 pages; Dutton, New York, NY; 978-0525-95350-0;checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 3/25/15-3/26/15

Why did I pick this up?  Because I would like to read Harlan’s to do list.  The man concocts flat out top of the line page turners.

Adam Price is enjoying his life with his wife and two sons when a stranger steps up to him at the bar and tells Adam that his wife has lied to him.  Like a snowball going downhill gathering speed and growing bigger the plot moves on from that simple beginning.  The stranger and his crew are experts at finding your secrets on the internet and exploiting them for financial gain.  Adam’s wife disappears as the stranger spills more secrets some of which turn deadly.  Harlan has managed to meld four or five stories into one exciting stories.  One secret topples another like a trail of dominoes until no ones life will ever be the same.

Grade A

Did I enjoy it?  Yes like I said above I would read Harlan’s to do list cause it would be filled with mystery and disparate elements that would culminate in a great story.

What is with the title of the review?  Myron Bolitar is the star of a series of books by Harlan Coben.  He makes an un-named uncredited cameo in this book.