Always keep one eye on author Harlan Coben

The spins and surprises never stop — and Coben snares you from the very first sentence.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

FOOD

Tasty tapas and savory seafood lead the way at Red Hen

It’s easy to see the appeal to Red Hen in Old Saybrook. The atmosphere inside is as quaint as the leisurely stroll I took along the town’s main drag on my way in

COLUMNS

John Ledyard, globetrotting college drop-out

In 1783 John Ledyard dedicated a book about his travels to Governor Trumbull, Connecticut’s Revolutionary War statesman.

Could you Be the Match?

Did you ever think a swab of your cheek has the information needed to save someone else’s life?

DEAR ABBY

Mom seeks detour to safety around in-laws’ driving habits

DEAR ABBY: My in-laws are fabulous. They love me and think the world of our 2-year-old daughter, “Hayley.” They do anything to support us.

Couple’s tagalong friend is too close for son’s comfort

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 40s, happily married to my wife, and we have teenage daughters. My parents divorced when I was young and both have been remarried for years.

Wife wants out of marriage to join the woman she loves

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 48-year-old woman. I have known I was gay since I was 14.

Young son longs for a father, but mom doesn’t want a man

DEAR ABBY: My son’s dad cheated on me for years, which resulted in a child with another woman.

Pause a moment to remember those who died for our country

DEAR ABBY: “Lest we forget” — these three simple, but very meaningful words are a reminder TO ALWAYS REMEMBER the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Girl’s constant messaging sends nanny on a guilt trip

DEAR ABBY: I was a full-time summer nanny for several years for the same family, now a preteen boy and girl.

Mother’s alcoholism poses serious threat to her baby

DEAR ABBY: I just realized I’m six weeks pregnant. I have always wanted to start a family and raise children with my fiance, but I have a big problem.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - May 28

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Focus on love, creativity and exploring your options.