Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Innocent by Harlan Coben
One night, Matt Hunter innocently tried to break up a fight - and ended up a killer. Now, nine years later, he's an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are closing on their dream house. But all it will take is one shocking, inexplicable call from Olivia's phone to shatter Matt's life for a second time...
An electrifying thrill ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave.
This is my first book by Harlan Coben. For some reason that I am not sure of, I always thought that Harlan Coben is female. Sorry for the mistaken identity but he certainly is not. Far from it, from the author's photo at the back cover.
The Innocent is quite a good read. I read it while on a short holiday and it was a good company for the down time in between the holiday shopping and activities.
The thrill starts rather suddenly and immediately you are thrown into the world of Matt Hunter and the world of Matt Hunter is a world full of uncertainties, terror and many questions but no answers?
Who is actually Olivia? Who is or are the the people who tried to frame her and torture him mentally and emotionally. Is the mystery more in the world of Matt or is Olivia the real target?
I quite like the storyline but at the same time I didn't like some of the conveniences and coincidences of the story. However, it's something that can be overlook and when you do that, you would really find that the story's rather refreshing.
Certainly recommended as holiday read.