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BEST HARLAN COBEN BOOKS: Harlan Coben is one of the best fiction writers today. Creating tales that go beyond your typical, run-of-the-mill thrillers.

Coben was born in Newark, NJ, and in his writing, people and places from his hometown have played a major role in his stories, including ones that aren’t set in the state itself.

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These are the best Harlen Coben books available right now:

5. Tell No One

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David Beck is not sure if his wife is dead. He’s been told that she died 8 years ago, which happens to be the same time he found out about a video on his computer that made him question everything.

In the video, someone who looks identical to Beck’s wife says, “I know you are looking at this, David, I just want you to know I’m ok. And I am coming back soon, so please be patient – I won’t disappear again.”

Ever since then, David’s life has been in a constant state of turmoil. What happened on that day that only a few knew about? Why would someone claim to be his wife? Did she really die like everyone thought she did, and why did it seem so easy to persuade the police?

This book earned a 4.09 out of 5 rating on GoodReads and is available on Amazon for $10.

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4. The Woods

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The Woods is a great read but it doesn’t have the suspense of some of Harlan Coben’s other books. However, this doesn’t stop it from being one of the best Harlan Coben books you can pick up today.

Instead of the edge of the seat suspense, you are treated to a wonderful tale that unravels family secrets around the disappearance of the protagonist’s sister.

The Woods is definitely worth reading, not only did the book earn a 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon, but you can pick it up for $1.

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3. Stay Close

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Megan once walked on the wild side of life but is now a soccer mom in the suburbs. Ray was once a talented documentary photographer who is now paparazzo. And Broome is a detective. And in Stay Close, Harlan Coben brings their three lives together around an event in the past.

Stay Close combines the drama of each character’s life, accumulating in a suspenseful tale and unbelievable conclusion. This book earned a 3.89 out of 5 rating on GoodReads and is available on Amazon for $7.

2. Missing You

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Kat Donovan, an NYPD detective, just got out of a relationship and signed up to an online dating site. She wanted to meet someone new who knew how to make her laugh – like her old boyfriend used to.

She finds him on the website; Jeff Fisher went by the username “brew_crew_2”, and she decides to reach out.

However, this decision would end up entangling her in one crazy conspiracy after another where lives were ending up lost left and right.

This book earned a 3.98 out of 5 rating on GoodReads and is available on Amazon for $8.

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1. Gone For Good

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Set in an affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman was found brutally murdered. The evidence was stacked against Ken Klein, who appeared to vanish before ever being convicted.

Eleven years later, Ken’s brother Will arrives on the scene, meeting with residents, gathering clues, and trying to piece together what happened to the young woman and his brother.

What unfolds is a dark violent mystery, revealing the truth about his brother and more. Gone For Good is the best Harlen Coben book, earning a 4.11 out of 5 rating on GoodReads. The book is available on Amazon for $8.

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