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 », Olivia, pregnant and the two of them closing on a house in his home town, things are looking up. Until the day Matt gets a shocking, inexplicable video call from Olivia’s phone. And in an instant, the unraveling begins.
A mysterious man who begins tailing Matt turns up dead. A beloved nun is murdered. And local and federal authorities--including homicide investigator, Loren Muse, a childhood schoolmate of Matt’s with a troubled past of her own-- see all signs pointing to a former criminal with one murder already under his belt: Matt Hunter. Unwilling to lose everything for a second time, Matt and Olivia are forced outside the law in a desperate attempt to save their future together.
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 us.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.