Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Innocent

The Innocent by Harlan Coben

Matt Hunter tried to break up a fight and ended up killing a person. He has served his time and married. Finally things seem to be on the right track. His wife, Olivia is pregnant and they will soon be closing on their dream house.

Olivia goes on an out-of-town job assignment and Matt gets a phone call showing Olivia in a hotel room with a man. It seems like his wife is cheating on him.

What follows is a twisting and turning story that says you can't leave your past behind. I did like this story but found there were too many characters. I also found that the last twist concerning Olivia was just a little bit too much. However it is also nice that a bad guy like Matt is one the reader is rooting for the whole story.

First Line: "You never meant to kill him."


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