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Fool Me Once Hardcover – March 22, 2016
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“Coben is simply one of the all-time greats—pick up any one of his thrillers and you’ll find a riveting, twisty, surprising story with a big, beating heart at its core.”—Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of Gone Girl
“[A] stellar standalone...Coben is like a skilled magician saving the best, most stunning trick for the very end.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Coben hits the bull's eye again...masterfully paced plotting...a tale guaranteed to fool even the craftiest readers a lot more than once.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Coben proves his thriller mastery once more.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Harlan Coben, master of the suburban thriller, has written another compelling and twist-filled tale with ‘Fool Me Once.’…The unpredictability of the story will keep readers literally turning the pages to try and figure out what is really going on. Even those savvy enough to figure out some of the ending will not uncover everything, and the whopper of a payoff not only will have jaws dropping, but also demonstrates Coben's skill as a writer.”—Associated Press
“Coben has done it again with this fast-paced, smart thriller.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Harlan Coben has long been the master of the jaw-dropping twist. But in Fool Me Once, he knocks our legs out from under us as well...[it] just might be his crowning achievement.”—Providence Journal
“This was one of Coben’s greatest unexpected endings!”—Suspense Magazine
“Harlan Coben is a master of his craft and a wizard with words...Fool Me Once is him at his best and there is no shame in having him trick us one more time. In fact most of us will be begging him to fool us again and again and again.”—Jackie K. Cooper, Book Critic, The Huffington Post
- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0525955097
- ISBN-13 : 978-0525955092
- Product Dimensions : 6.25 x 1.37 x 9.3 inches
- Publisher : Dutton; First Edition (March 22, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #484,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Former special ops pilot Maya loses her husband Joe to a random shooting, leaving her a single mother to their daughter. A friend gives her a nanny cam to use in the house to help ensure her daughter’s safety, and Maya sets it up in her house, but to her surprise, sees her husband Joe on the camera playing with their daughter – after he was murdered.
This prompts Maya to start digging into her husband’s past, but she soon realizes there may be more secrets than she was prepared to learn.
I’m having a hard time writing this review, because a lot of the problems I had with the book lay in the things that would be spoilers for those who haven’t read the book. I will say a few things. First, I found the story really interesting in the beginning and end, but the middle lost me. It felt convoluted and confusing at times. There were constantly new characters being introduced that were somehow connected to her husband, and it got a little messy trying to keep up.
Second, my biggest issue was that I found a lot of the plot unbelievable, especially once the ending was revealed. I won’t give anything away, but once I read the end, it felt like a lot of the things that happened in the book wouldn’t have happened in a real life situation. Last, I hard a hard time connecting with Maya as the lead. I found her unlikeable a lot of times, and I wasn’t her biggest fan.
That all said, I did like the end of the book and didn’t see it coming, which is always a plus in my book. While this was a dud for me, I’ve loved Harlan Coben’s other books, so it definitely wont turn me off of reading his books in the future. If you’re looking for your first Harlan Coben book, I’d recommend starting with Tell No One instead of Fool Me Once.
Top reviews from other countries
The end of the book is disappointing and seemed an easy way out for what could have been a good plot.
Would not recommend to anyone looking for a halfway decent crime thriller.
Similar book you might enjoy: Cry From The Grave: Mystery Crime (HARRY BRISCOMBE Book 1)
The story I liked and indeed some of the characters. I wasn’t drawn to Maya though, and that was a bit of a problem as she’s the main character and in every chapter. I couldn’t really get past the fact she didn’t put her daughter first, palming her off on Eddie or the day care centre.
The story revolves around the death of Maya’s Husband Joe, the previous Death of Eddie’s Wife Claire and the death, years ago, of Joe’s brother Andrew. Maya sees connections and does her best to find proof.
I found the book rather slow to start and didn’t really get into it until halfway through.
The end will probably surprise you as you find out who killed who, though as I didn’t find myself liking many people it was less of a shock than was intended.
I thought the years later at the end was a nice touch as you see how lily turned out and how all the nice people in the book have found happiness.
If you’ve never read a Harlen Coben novel before I wouldn’t start on this one – try the first Myron Bolitar novel ‘Deal Breaker’.