Saturday, April 2, 2016
Review: Fool Me Once by Harlen Coben
Fool Me Once is Harlen Coben's latest mystery thriller following the whirlwind created by the death of Maya Burkett's husband Joe. One fateful night, Joe is killed by two hooded thieves as Maya runs for help. Upon her return, Joe's lifeless body lie in Central Park.
As Maya tries to regain control over her already crazy life, a nanny cam provided by a trusted friend, makes Maya consider there's more than meets the eye to the tragic death of her husband. Not to mention the death of her sister Claire. Death follows you, Maya.
A decorated war veteran who struggles with PTSD, and a scandalous past is a character that just has way too many skeletons in her closet. The mysterious past surrounding Maya and her husband's suspicious death leads to so many possible possibilities (forgive my lack in better word choices). I was genuinely stumped. There's so much death and intrigue that I wasn't quite sure where Coben was going with Fool Me Once.
That might be my only gripe with this title. Maya's story seemed very full and convoluted. There was too much mystery. And all the layers to this thriller felt thin. Yet, Coben maintained my interest because I just had to know what the heck was going on. Also, >Fool Me Once moves at warp speed with no shortage of shady characters.
Harlen Coben doesn't have to fool his fans into being loyal because his novels really are a great roller coaster ride helping to escape the mundane life we all live. Fool Me Once is not my favorite Coben thriller, but only a fool would find it dull.***
Copy Provided by Penguin Group via Netgalley