Exhausting is the best way to describe Coben’s latest novel, Stay Close. There are so many characters, settings, twists and turns that reading just tires you out! This is the story of a washed-up photographer, a determined detective, and the secrets and lies that come out of a seedy nightclub. Throw in eighteen missing men, a suburban mom that once danced at the club, two deranged killers nicknamed Barbie and Ken, and finally police corruption, and that’s just part of it. Taking place near Atlantic City’s boardwalk, the mood is dark and just plain wrong. Fans of novels where you have absolutely no idea what’s going on should really get into this!
Possible read-alike author: Tom Savage