In the course of eight consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, millions of readers have discovered Harlan Coben’s page-turning thrillers, filled with his trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense and gut-wrenching emotion. In Fool Me Once, Coben once again outdoes himself.
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself. – Goodreads.com
Harlan Coben has again crafted a book someone had to pry out of my hands so I could get some sleep. This author’s novels have never disappointed me and I know to set aside blocks of time whenever he has a new release.
I liked that Maya is persistent and determined – when it comes to your family, who wouldn’t be? I questioned her actions and decisions a few times, but as the story continued, I understood her reasoning.
This author is a master of twists and misdirection and that’s part of the reason I love his books – the other part is his engaging characters (how can you not love Myron Bolitar?). I’ve seen a few reviews that complained about the ending of this novel, but I had an inkling of where it was going and appreciated that it was unexpected.
Kudos to Mr. Coben for another compelling, stay-up-so-late-reading-that-I-need-a-whole-bottle-of-Visine-in-the-morning, suspenseful novel. Fool Me Once is scheduled for publication March 22, 2016.
Thanks to Edelweiss and NetGalley for a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.