All the Harlan Coben series you can and need to watch on Netflix right now
If it’s written by him, you know it’s guaranteed to be good
Crime writer Harlan Coben has had a number of his novels adapted into series with Netflix. And every single one of the psychological mystery thrillers have been a hit. The best-selling author signed a deal with Netflix back in 2018 to turn loads of his stories into shows on the platform.
So if you’re looking for a good, gritty thriller to sink your teeth into – you’re in the right place. Here’s a list of all the Harlan Coben series which are on Netflix right now.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 83 per cent
The Stranger is one of the most popular Harlan Coben Netflix adaptation to date. This story focuses on what seems like a perfect family, but cracks soon begin to show when a stranger turns up and tells the father, Adam Price, he should run a DNA test on his sons and that his wife is lying to him. The Stranger ends up knowing pretty much everything about everyone, and Adam Price is played by Richard Armitage who is a regular face in the adaptions now.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 71 per cent
Safe is about a rich widowed surgeon called Tom, who is left to raise his two daughters alone after his wife’s death. His eldest teen daughter goes missing, and Tom begins his own investigation to find her. In turn, he finds out lots of dark secrets about those closest to him.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 per cent
Another hugely successful offering in the Harlan Coben Netflix collection is Stay Close. The series follows a number of people who all have secrets in life, which quickly begin to unravel as a huge missing person’s case is launched in the area. If you like suspense right up until the very end, this one is for you. Stay Close also stars Richard Armitage.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89 per cent
The Woods is a Polish language adaptation, all about four teenagers who disappeared in the woods at a summer camp. The Netflix synopsis for the show says: “A Warsaw prosecutor’s hopes rise when a body is found and linked to his sister’s disappearance 25 years earlier. Adapted from the Harlan Coben novel.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 per cent
The Innocent is a Spanish adaption based on the Harlan Coben story with the same name. It tells the story of when an accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.
Gone For Good
Rotten Tomatoes score: Not available
Gone For Good is a French mystery thriller. The Netflix synopsis reads: “Ten years after losing two loved ones, a man is plunged into another dizzying mystery when his girlfriend vanishes.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: Not available
Hold Tight is a Polish thriller about a teenage boy who goes missing and his mother’s desperate hunt for answers. The show follows residents of a peaceful and wealthy neighbourhood in Warsaw’s suburbs, who all seem to live an idyllic life. However this all comes into question when teenager Adam vanishes into thin air. Everyone is at some point a suspect in what happened. The Netflix synopsis reads: “When a young man goes missing soon after his friend dies, life in a tight-knit, affluent Warsaw suburb slowly unravels, exposing secrets and lies.”
Fool Me Once
Rotten Tomatoes score: 75 per cent
Fool Me Once is the eighth book by Harlan Coben which has been turned into a series. It follows Maya Stern (played by Michelle Keegan), who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe (Richard Armitage). But when Maya installs a nanny-cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognises in her house. It’s her husband – who she thought was dead.
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