Thursday, March 10, 2016

Book Review: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben book cover and review
Coben can really spin a startling thriller and he has done it again with Fool Me Once.

Maya, a former military pilot has just lost her husband as the story opens. They were in a park and he was shot by two thugs in ski masks. Maya ran to save herself. Maya has a two-year-old daughter. Two years ago her sister was also murdered, and Maya is trying to be a mother to her sister's two kids also.

Maya sees a strange thing when checking her nanny-cam. She sees her supposedly dead husband come and visit her daughter. This begins Maya's quest to find out what really happened to her husband. Along the way she'll find out a lot about her husband's family, her sister's death, and other seemingly unrelated things.

This is Harlan Coben, so it's all very twisted. I dare anyone to say they figured out what happened before the end of Fool Me Once. Totally unexpected and not at all a pleasant ending, however the journey is worth it. I literally couldn't put this one down and thought about it constantly if I wasn't able to be reading.

I always recommend Coben to my reluctant readers who enjoy a good thriller, because his books are page-turners and Fool Me Once is no exception. If you've never tried this author, I think Tell No One, my first taste of this author, will always be my favorite, but Fool Me Once is definitely a close second.

Published by Dutton, March 22, 2016
eARC obtained from Edelweiss
400 pages

Rating: 5/5

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  1. Great review! Tell No One is by far my favorite book by him as well. Unfortunately, I don't always keep up with him since he churns out so many books, but I'll definitely have to look for this one. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I'm kind of ashamed to say I haven't read Harlan Coben before! Maybe I'll go for Tell No One first though :) Thanks for the great review!

  3. havent read any of this authors books. I think I may just try one. sounds really good.

  4. I still haven't read Tell No One Annette, but that is on my list and this one sounds great also. Exciting review.


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