6 mystery Netflix shows to watch if you like Fool Me Once

After watching Fool Me Once highly recommend watching Stay Close, The Stranger, and other Netflix shows based on Harlan Coben's books.
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Harlan Coben's most recent Netflix shows, Fool Me Once, premiered on Netflix on Jan. 1, 2024. The Netflix original series is one of the most popular shows of the year so far, and it's been in the top 3 Netflix shows in the US and UK since its premiere. We know there are a ton of fans of Fool Me Once and other mystery series. To help you find another great show to watch on Netflix, we shared a list of shows to watch if you like Fool Me Once.

Fool Me Once stars Michelle Keegan, Richard Armitage, and Adeel Akhtar. After Maya's sister and husband are killed, Maya (Keegan) sees her husband on her nanny cam and starts to spiral. Is he alive? Is he dead? She tries to solve the crimes on her own while DS Sami Kierce (Akhtar) also tries to solve the crime.

Luckily, there are a lot of similar shows on Netflix, including more of Harlan Coben's Netflix shows. We shared a list of six Netflix shows for you to check out now. Let's get it started with Stay Close.

Stay Close

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Cast: Cush Jumbo, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish, Jo Joyner, Eddie Izzard, Poppy Gilbert, Hyoie O'Grady, Ross Boatman, Leon Annor, Daniel Francis, Youssef Kerkour, Bethany Antonia, Alibe Parsons, and more

What it's about: Stay Close is based on Harlan Coben's novel of the same name. It was published in 2012. The story revolves around the disappearance of Stewart Green, the ensuing investigation led by DS Michael Broome (Nesbitt), and how each piece of this puzzle is connected. It also follows a mother of three children, Megan (Jumbo) who left her past behind years ago, but it's all coming back to her.

Why you should watch: Fool Me Once has a similar feel as Stay Close, and I think that's what fans will appreciate most. It has the same formula of sorts with a strong female protagonist with a secret past, along with a no-nonsense lead detective trying to get to the bottom of the crime. In Stay Close, that crime is a disappearance, while it's a murder investigation, or multiple murder investigations, in Fool Me Once.

Like many of Coben's shows set in England, Fool Me Once and Stay Close feature some of the same filming locations, which is fun for fans. Overall, the similarities in story and tone are the main reasons Fool Me Once fans should watch Stay Close.

Continue reading for seven more Netflix shows you should watch if you like Fool Me Once!