Harlan Coben is the name to reckon with in the world of mystery and thrilling story-telling. Most of Harlan Coben's thrillers have a few things in common, namely, missing people, suspicious strangers, bone-chilling murders, and dark secrets tumbling out of the closet like no tomorrow.
No wonder, Harlan Coben’s thrillers have been part of the bestseller lists for almost a quarter of a century. His TV adaptations are also creating a stir because of thrilling content and nail-biting climaxes. Most of Coben's novels are already ruling the popularity charts. Let's find out some of the most popular ones that you can spot on Netflix. The American writer has already published 33 novels selling a whopping 75 million copies. that has been translated into many languages. Netflix has already signed on to the dotted line with Coben to adapt about 14 of the author's books, which is great news for all Coben fans.
Stay Close is one of the latest books by Harlan Coben that has been adapted into a show and now streaming on Netflix. The show has 8 episodes that follow the life of Megan played by Cush Jumbo. She is seemingly leading a perfect suburban life. She is a former stripper who has settled into happy domesticity. While she has left her former life far behind., An incident forces her past to collide with her present disrupting her current state of blissful domesticity.
Stay Close has many fascinating characters who add to the thrill, mystery, and ensuing mayhem. Most of the characters have deceptive shades. what you see is not what they are. The twists and turns will keep you invested in the story till the very end. The place where it has been filmed adds to the mysterious aura of the story.
It is a Polish series, that is a combination of suspense and interesting drama. Pawel Kopinski ( played by Grzegorz Damiecki) plays a prosecutor who is grappling with his sister's disappearance. 15 years hence, he is asked to investigate a murder, victim who has a connection to his past. The six-episode series is an interesting watch. Also, the sharp writing, captivating secrets, and Coben's quintessential twists add to the mysterious value of the story, making it one of the most thrilling yet entertaining rides of the year. Another binge-worthy show that you should immediately add to your must-watch list.
El Inocente (The Innocent)
This thriller takes you for a thrilling ride and it is all thanks to a great collaboration between Oriol Paulo and Harlan Coben. Another long but worthy watch, it gets an elevated status because of the lavish production values.
It is all about an erstwhile jail inmate Mateo, (Mario Casa) who kills a man accidentally and tries to redemption by trying out certain actions. Not only the show's production values are great but it has also a tight screenplay and superb direction that makes it another of Coben's superb thrillers.
The Stranger is also about how a family man Adam Price's (played by Richard Armitage) humdrum life is thrown into jeopardy when a stranger approaches him to reveal a deep, dark secret of Dervla Kirwan. The stranger tells him something that sows a germ of suspicion in his mind making him follow some twisted paths. The series has eight episodes and has all the makings of a twisty thriller that promises an interesting plot, layered characters, and some great twists.
Widower Tom Delaney is grappling with his life, grieving the death of his wife on one hand and taking care of his two daughters on the other hand. After attending a party in a gated community in Manchester, the elder daughter Jenny disappears one fine day while her boyfriend Chris is killed. As Tom starts investigating Jenny’s disappearance, he stumbles upon some closeted secrets about his wife, her classmates, and his girlfriend. With shocking twists and a superb end, it is certainly one of the most interesting thrillers you may get to watch on Netflix.
Have you watched any of the series on Netflix? Tell us in the comments section below, which one did you find most interesting, and which one had you guessing till the very end? With so many of Harlan Coben's novels on the verge of getting filmed soon, we can't wait to watch them all on our favorite streaming platform.