Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Innocent by Harlan Coben

The Innocent by Harland Coben

Matt Hunter tried breaking up a fight as a college student and unintentionally ended up killing another kid. He does his time in jail but comes a changed man. Eventually he finds himself a girlfriend and marries her. They purchase a home in Matt's old neighbourhood and his wife, Olivia, becomes pregnant. Everything seems to be going well. That's until Olivia leaves for a business trip and Matt gets a picture and video from her phone with a strange man in it. Matt investigates and wonders if his wife is cheating on him but it ends up being much more than that. There are multiple murders, a stripper connection, and many law enforcement/FBI become involved.

This book started off as quite a thriller however once the first twist came, which was about half way through, I felt that the book lost some steam. I'm not sure why but I think I would have enjoyed the book more if Coben had held off on the large plot twist for a bit longer. The remaining plot twists were pretty insignificant following that so I didn't care as much about them as the first one.

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


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