4. Stay Close
- Release Date: Dec. 31, 2021
- Cast: Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage, Sarah Parish, Jo Joyner, Daniel Francis, Youssef Kerkour, Bethany Antonia, Alibe Parsons, Poppy Gilbert, Hyoie O'Grady, Ross Boatman, Leon Annor, and Eddie Izzard
Stay Close is based on Coben's 2012 novel of the same. The Netflix original series got the prime New Year's Eve release in 2021, and it definitely did not disappoint. Fans love watching Coben's shows to start and end the year, and Stay Close is no exception.
Stay Close, overall, is one of the most polarizing of Coben's Netflix shows. Some love this series, while others can't stand how this mystery develops and unfolds. For me, it's the multiple layers and deep, dark secrets that make Stay Close so enjoyable. I'm also a big fan of Cush Jumbo, and she crushes this role.
In Stay Close, Megan, played by Cush Jumbo, is doing her best to keep her old life and past hidden from her new fiance, Dave, played by Daniel Francis, but an investigation into a disappearance from a nearby nightclub threatens to disturb the peace she's found. The series also follows Ray, played by Richard Armitage, a photographer with links to the night in question, and an investigation by DS Michael Broome, played by James Nesbitt, who is trying to locate the missing person, Carlton Flynn.
Stay Close has one of the biggest and best plot twists of any of Coben's Netflix shows. It's truly shocking!