Stay Close (Abridged / Compact Disc)

By Harlan Coben, Scott Brick (Performed by)
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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 the age of forty he finds himself in a dead-end job posing as a paparazzo, pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Broome is a detective who can t let go of a cold case a local husband and father who disappeared seventeen years ago and spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man's family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up at any moment to step into them. Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. And as each confronts the dark side of the American dream the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat. Master of domestic suspense Harlan Coben delivers his trademark combination of page-turning thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities. Praise for the narration of Stay Close by Harlan Coben, performed by Scott Brick: Scott Brick crafts characters not so much by shaping each individual voice with different accents but by expressions and tones that convey strong emotions. And the emotions are far ranging. Empathy, psychotic behavior, and frantic helplessness all figure into the narration as much as the plot. It's a diverse group tied to the crimes: a crooked cop haunted by his conscience, two young psychopathic killers without remorse, old lovers who are trying to escape their past and confront their present. Brick's narration is crucial as the solution is unearthed. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine.

About the Author

Harlan Coben is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous adult novels and the young adult novels Shelter and Seconds Away. He has won the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and Anthony Award the first author to receive all three. His books are published in forty-one languages with over 50 million copies in print worldwide and have been #1 bestsellers in more than a dozen countries. Harlan lives in New Jersey.

Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, SCOTT BRICK definitely gives new meaning to a hyphenate career with credits in film, television, stage and radio. He studied both acting and writing at UCLA, spent ten years with a traveling Shakespearean company, and then went on to become a freelance writer. In 2000, Brick ventured into narrating audiobooks and quickly found himself embraced by the audio world. He s won numerous Earphones Awards for his narrating skills, as well as Audie Awards. "AudioFile Magazine" named Brick one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy, and proclaimed him a Golden Voice.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781441895448
ISBN-10: 1441895442
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Publication Date: February 5th, 2013
Language: English