3 most addictive Harlan Coben Netflix shows

We can't get enough of Harlan Coben's Netflix shows.
Fool Me Once. Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern and Richard Armitage as Joe Burkett in Fool Me Once. Cr. Matt SquireNetflix © 2023
Fool Me Once. Michelle Keegan as Maya Stern and Richard Armitage as Joe Burkett in Fool Me Once. Cr. Matt SquireNetflix © 2023 /

There are eight of Harlan Coben's Netflix shows streaming right now and more on the way soon! If you need a new mystery to watch on Netflix, we picked the most addictive of Coben's Netflix shows to watch tonight.

Remember, these are not the best of Harlan Coben's Netflix shows, although they are definitely good. For me, there's a difference between "most addictive" and "best." And, these are the shows that once you start, you'll just have to binge-watch until you find out what happens in the end. These shows are full of great plot twists, so hold on to your butts.

Let's get the list started with Fool Me Once!

Fool Me Once

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Fool Me Once premiered on Netflix on Jan. 1, 2024. It's the most recent of Harlan Coben's Netflix shows, and it's easily one of the most addictive of Coben's shows on Netflix. The series follows Maya Stern, played by Michelle Keegan, a war veteran who committed possible war crimes. Prior to returning home, her sister is murdered, and shortly after returning, her husband, Joe, played by Richard Armitage, is also murdered. Months later, Maya is shocked when she sees footage of Joe on a baby monitor. She tries to find out if Joe is alive, how he faked his death, and what is going on.

Personally, I didn't love everything about this series, but it features one of the best plot twists in any of Coben's Netflix shows. Once you start watching, you'll just have to know how this series played out.

Stay Close

Stay Close Season 1
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Stay Close is definitely the weirdest of Coben's Netflix shows, but it also features one of the most satisfying conclusions. There's a lot going on in this series more than any of Coben's other Netflix shows with The Stranger being the exception.

In Stay Close, Cush Jumbo stars as Megan, a young mother who is forced to revisit a past that she's running away from after a man goes missing on the anniversary of another man's disappearance. Two others, a photographer, Ray, played by Richard Armitage, and a detective, Broome, played by James Nesbitt, are pulled into the mysterious disappearance.

Overall, Stay Close does a great job of adding more and more to the story without giving away the big reveal. You'll truly never see it coming! And, that's what makes this series so addictive. Stay Close ends every episode with another twist that spins the story in a new direction.

The Stranger

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The Stranger - Richard Armitage and Hannah John-Kamen - Credit: VISHAL SHARMA/Netflix /

The Stranger is another great show! It's ranked No. 2 on the list of Coben's best Netflix shows behind Safe, but this one is very addictive. Once you start, you'll have to binge-watch the whole season.

Like many of Coben's series, The Stranger follows three individuals whose stories intertwine. The series begins when a stranger, played by Hannah John-Kamen, reveals a secret to Adam Price, played by Richard Armitage, about his wife, Corinne, played by Dervla Kirwan. Shortly after, Corinne vanishes. As Adam tries to find Corinne, he's pulled into something much, much larger, including the investigation by DS Johanna Griffin, played by Siobhán Finneran, to find Corinne.

The Stranger is one of my personal favorites of Coben's Netflix shows. If you haven't seen this one yet, we highly recommend it. Honestly, even if you have seen it, you probably forgot everything that happens. There's so much going on.

That's the list of Coben's most addictive Netflix shows. There's another one of Coben's shows in the works at Netflix. Missing You is officially up next!

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