This is an exciting whodunnit by a master of the genre. Harlan Coben has over twenty mysteries to his credit and the last four or five made it to the top of the NY TIMES best-seller list.
Our detective Broome is on a case that dates back seventeen years. Each year a man disappears; nobody hears from him again and no bodies are found. As Broome works through the evidence, he begins to suspect the same person has something to do with all the disappearances. His partner is also his ex-wife for whom he still has romantic feelings, though she is now happily married and has children.
Mixed up in the fast-paced book are dancers from a seedy Gentleman's Club, Mardi Gras, a man in prison who may be there unjustly, and from the same club a barmaid who is dying with cancer.
No spoilers here, but if you want to read a good book with plenty of twists and turns to keep you turning the pages, this is it.
I'm ashamed to say this is the first I'd heard of Coben. I'll be attacking his list vigorously now that I've found him.
I give this STAY CLOSE four bright stars.