Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Fool Me Once" by Harlan Coben - Is Maya's Murdered Husband Alive Or Dead?

Harlan Coben never fails to delight and surprise me. In "Fool Me Once," we meet Maya, a former special-ops pilot who has returned from a deployment to find that her husband has been murdered. In the midst of her grief, she encounters an image that indicates he may still be alive. How could this be? Is she losing her mind? Is her deep grieving causing her to imagine things? As Maya seeks answers to these haunting questions, she learns a great deal about herself, about her departed husband, and about the life that they shared.

The setting is the territory that Coben knows well - suburban New Jersey, not far from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Maya's search takes her to some shady places where she meets a few equally shady characters. The answers she finds surprise her - as they did me. Coben strikes again.



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