Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Stay Close

Harlan Coben

fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced

387 pages | first published 2012


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...
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mysterious 90%
tense 70%
dark 50%
adventurous 30%
emotional 10%
reflective 10%


medium 45%
fast 45%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 55% | A mix: 33% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 18%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 45% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 27%

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