The New York Times #1 bestselling master of suspense Harlan Coben delivers his most shocking thriller yet, proving that a well-placed lie can help build a wonderful lifeâ€”and a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it.
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you to pick up the pieces of your shattered world.
Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to the beautiful Corinne, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.
Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it had never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinneâ€™s deception, and realizes that if he doesnâ€™t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy heâ€™s stumbled into will not only ruin lives — it will end them.