50 best Netflix crime shows to watch right now

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The Stranger - Netflix crime shows
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Netflix crime shows: The Stranger

1 season 

Created by Harlan Coben 

Starring Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran, Jennifer Saunders, Shaun Dooley, Paul Kaye, Dervla Kirwan, Kadiff Kirwan, Jacob Dudman, Ella-Rae Smith, Brandon Fellows, Misha Handley, Anthony Head, Hannah John-Kamen, and Stephen Rea

The Stranger is based on the book of the same name by Harlan Coben. Netflix has a deal with Coben to develop many of his books, and they make up some of the best crime shows on Netflix.

When a stranger approaches a man at a bar and spills a secret that flips his world upside down, his wife goes missing shortly after, and he is forced to try to put all the pieces of the puzzle together to find his wife. There are many more people involved than it seemed originally.

There are few Netflix shows as addicting as The Stranger. Once you start watching the first episode, there’s no way to stop watching this show.

Unfortunately, The Stranger likely will not be returning for season 2. Most of the shows based on the works of Coben are only getting one season, and that appears to be because they are self-contained stories. Each series wraps up each mystery with a, usually, satisfying conclusion.