Spoiler-Free Review of “Hold Tight” on Netflix: Harlan Coben’s new mystery has its ups and downs

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“Sometimes it feels like you’re running off a cliff…”

Harlan Coben’s Hold Tight (Zachowaj spokój) premiered on Netflix on April 22nd 2022. The Polish mystery thriller series features six episodes available to stream now. It stars Magdalena Boczarska, Leszek Lichota, Krzysztof Oleksyn and Agata Łabno. Each episode runs for approximately 42-50 minutes.

When a teen goes missing after his friend dies, a community begins to fall apart with deadly secrets and lies.

Here is the trailer:

Hold Tight brings back familiar characters from Harlan Coben’s The Woods, but does this story pack enough of a punch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Talent across the board…

From the adults to the teens, every actor put forth a valiant effort with their character portrayal. I was just as interested in the story-line involving the teens as I was with the adults. This isn’t always easy to pull off but I think this series did a decent job with this aspect.

A mystery with layers.

If you’re a fan of Harlan Coben series, then you know to expect a mystery with tons of layers and sub-plots. That’s the formula and it works well for the most part, pulling in the audience as we try to pick up the clues that will lead us to the end reveal. There were a lot of moving pieces in this one, but I thought the reveals at the end were worth sticking around for.

The Cons:

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Lacks a little bit of edge…

Don’t get me wrong, the series is definitely watchable, but this one felt slower than other Harlan Coben series. I wasn’t hooked the same way I was with The Stranger, Stay Close, and The Innocent. I just wanted a little bit more to completely lure me in.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Hold Tight is a solid mystery that will keep you guessing. The reveals are worth it, but be prepared for a slower pace overall.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Hold Tight in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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