I have to make a confession about Fool Me Once By Harlan Coben….hands up, I admit it, I was fooled!
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
Published by Penguin Random House on March 24th 2016
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Suspense
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You think you know the truth. The truth is you know nothing.
The international number one best-selling author of Tell No One and Six Years is back with his next impossible-to-put-down thriller.
If your husband was murdered, And you were a witness, How do you explain, seeing him on your nanny cam?You thought you trusted him.Now you can't even trust yourself.
Dark secrets and a terrifying hunt for the truth lie at the heart of this gripping new thriller.
First Line of Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
“They buried Joe three days after his murder.”
My Thoughts on Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
I’m a huge Harlan Coben fan and I think I’ve read all his books to date. So you’d think by now I’d have figured out just how his mind works and be ready for all his red herrings. Nope! So either I’m a very slow learner or else Mr Coben is one very tricky author.
I think sharing my Goodreads status updates will give you an idea of just how enjoyable and unforeseeable it was for me.
1% I always love starting a new Harlen Coben book as his twists are shockingly frequent and unpredictable. Twist after twist, until you get dizzy
33% It’s a puzzling one!
43% Not even halfway through and I’ve already been fooled once.
76% “Maya told Raisa Mora that she didn’t know the answer. But she was starting to think that maybe she did”. Hate when a character thinks this and I still haven’t got the foggiest!
I’m not giving any details on the plot as I don’t want to give anything way. But I will say I loved the characters and I loved the themes of whether you should trust your instincts, well buried family secrets and just what life is like for a post-war veteran. Especially as it was from a female point of view. And it was fast-paced, engaging and original.
“They say you can’t bury the past. That was probably true, but what they really meant was that trauma ripples and echoes and somehow stays alive.”
Huge thumbs up. I look forward to investigating the next Harlan Coben book just as soon as he writes it. And I thoroughly appreciate how his plot lines are refreshingly different time, after time. That’s how he earned his place on my auto-buy list and that is exactly what keeps him there too.
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Who should read Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben?
I’d highly recommend this to fans of mystery style thrillers, corkscrew twists and just about anyone who loves a ‘can’t put it down’ type book. Fans of Tana French, Linwood Barclay should also enjoy this one.
Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.