Megan Pierce has put her wild past behind her and lives life as a suburban wife and mother. Ray Levine drinks away his demons from that time and is embarassed of his job as a fake paparazzi. Police detective Broome still thinks about Stewart Green, who disappeared seventeen years ago, and wonders if he'll ever solve the case. Megan, Ray, and Broome find themselves confronted with their pasts when a man named Carlton Flynn goes missing. Flynn's disappearance sets in motion a violent, possibly deadly uncovering of the truth for everyone. In Stay Close, Coben has filled his book with likable characters and non-stop action that makes it hard to stop turning the pages.