Ranking all 8 Harlan Coben shows on Netflix from worst to best

Can you believe there are eight Harlan Coben shows on Netflix so far? Here's a ranking of them from worst to best.

Fool Me Once. (L to R) Richard Armitage as Joe, Michelle Keegan as Maya in Fool Me Once. Cr. Vishal Sharma/Netflix © 2023.
Fool Me Once. (L to R) Richard Armitage as Joe, Michelle Keegan as Maya in Fool Me Once. Cr. Vishal Sharma/Netflix © 2023. /
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Which is the best of the Harlan Coben shows on Netflix?

When it comes to Harlan Coben books, they are among some popular ones in the world of thrillers. It’s not surprising then that the books are being turned into TV shows.

So far, there are eight Harlan Coben books that have been transformed into TV shows. They started with Safe in 2018 and the most recent one is Fool Me Once, released in 2024.

It doesn’t matter which order you watch the shows in. They are all standalone stories with answers given at the very end. After all, they are also standalone books. Here is a ranking of the eight shows from worst to best to maybe help you find an order to watch them in.

Hold Tight Season 1 - Photo Credits: Netflix
Hold Tight Season 1 - Photo Credits: Netflix /

Hold Tight

The 2022 series on Netflix is my least favorite of the lot. It’s got nothing to do with it being a Polish-language adaptation by the way. I love foreign language shows.

My problem comes from just how unlikable the characters are. There is absolutely nobody to root for from start to finish. Every fiction story needs someone that you can root for, and that’s usually the lead character in the story.

It is a great adaptation of the book, though. It’s also one of my least favorite Coben books.

GONE FOR GOOD SEASON 1 Photo Courtesy: Netflix
GONE FOR GOOD SEASON 1 Photo Courtesy: Netflix /

Gone for Good

One of the 2021 releases brought us the story of Guillaume, a social worker in the south of France. We flash between the disappearance of his girlfriend in the present day and the story of his ex-girlfriend and brother being shot 10 years earlier. Do the events have something in common?

This is shorter than most other Harlan Coben shows, and I do feel that when watching it. It’s also one of the more serious storylines. It is rather stereotypical mystery thriller, which tends to take some of the excitement from the series. That could be because I’m used to the formula, though.