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The Innocent
The Innocent
Author: Harlan Coben
Some mistakes can change your life forever... — The horror of one night is forever etched in Matt Hunter’s memory: the night he innocently tried to break up a fight -- and ended up a killer. Now, nine years after his release from prison, his innocence long forgotten, he’s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. With his wife...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451215772
ISBN-10: 045121577X
Publication Date: 4/25/2006
Pages: 464
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 397 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
I liked this one a lot. I just discovered Coben and he is one of the premier suspense authors out there. I will find everything he has and read the hell out of them.
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Helpful Score: 5
One of Cobens' best--I have known people who make that one mistake that shapes the
rest of their lives--Matt Hunter is picking up the pieces--but life is complicated--
the twists and turns ring true right up to the end.
glbirch avatar reviewed The Innocent on + 205 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I have really enjoyed his books so far...he has an engaging writing style and his characters are very believable. This story has lots of twists that kept me guessing til nearly the end of the book! One of the main characters made a mistake in his college years that landed him in jail and it changed his life completely. He has spent his life trying to separate himself from that and the story revolves around what happens when his and his wife's pasts both come back to haunt them. GREAT READ!
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Helpful Score: 4
Matt Hunter breaks up a fight, accidentally killing a man. When he comes out of prison, changed, and is buying a new home in his old neighborhood for his pregnant wife, things began to happen. While entertaining writing, I found the ending of the story, where everything usually pulls together nicely...a bit too much unreal and complicated. Judge for yourself!
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Helpful Score: 4
A great story. Events continue to change as you get deeper into the book. By the last third of the book you don't want to put it down. Another great Coben thriller!
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Good read
justreadingabook avatar reviewed The Innocent on + 1705 more book reviews
One wild ride. Makes you think and think again.
sandyd avatar reviewed The Innocent on + 14 more book reviews
Don't plan anything! Fast paced..gets you from the start and won't let you go.
buzzby avatar reviewed The Innocent on + 6062 more book reviews
The trouble with Coben's book is that they are hard to skim, too many twists and turns, someone always returns from the dead or turns out to be at the crucial scene 20 years ago.
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Excellent book. Great twisting plot. I enjoy everything I have ead by this author.
gamaw avatar reviewed The Innocent on + 99 more book reviews
I thought the story was pretty good; it moved along well. The only thing that bothered me was the name of one of the main characters-Cingle whatever it was. I thought that was a pretty lame name to give a character. Wow.
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An exciting, keep-you-guessing kind of story! Matt Hunter's past comes back to haunt him when all the signs from three murders are pointing to him. But not before he begins to question his own wife, Olivia, after receiving odd photos from her cell phone of her with another man. Lots of twists and turns, this was a suspenseful book that kept me involved all the way to the final page.
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I found Harlan Coben just last year and have read every single book he has on the market. I love his writing and the way he builds his characters. It is an absolute pleasure to read his books in order and see their progression.

If you're looking for a quick, good, fun read, this is the book for you.
Caryn9802 avatar reviewed The Innocent on + 91 more book reviews
You can't put this book down. It seems like there's a twist and turn with every chapter. A must read!
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I have not read a book yet, written by Harlan Coben, that I have not loved. He is an amazing writer and Scott Brick an awesome narrator.
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This is a very fast paced, page-turning thriller by the author of the Myron Bolitar series. This is a stand-alone.