Morning Edition April 5th: "Stay Close", the latest novel by Harlan Coben

For those who love a good mystery/crime novel, Harlan Coban serves up some of the  best.  His latest, "Stay Close", will make you want to keep the book close to you until you get to the end of the story.  It is a tale full of real characters, with real faults and real baggage, and no superhuman ability to overcome the mistakes they have made.  But the three main characters in this story are connected by something that happened 17 years ago, and has come back to haunt them. Coban describes himself a real and ordinary person, but his books are full of extraordinary, ordinary people and they keep you hooked from the first page to the last. Read the first 42 pages for free at