The Innocent by Harlan Coben

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The Innocent by Harlan Coben
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Mon, 07-10-2006 - 9:53am

I really enjoyed this book. If you like mysteries filled with twists you will really enjoy this one. I had a hard time putting this one down.


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Here is a review from Amazon:
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Matt Hunter made a mistake when he was 20 years old and paid for it with a four-year stint in prison that left him with a determination never to be locked up again. Finally, his life is back on the promising track he was taking before he accidentally killed a man: He has a good job, a newly pregnant wife he adores, and is about to close on the home of their dreams. Then he gets a couple of bizarre photos on his cell phone that seem to show his wife in a compromising position with a black-haired stranger. But before he can sort out who sent the anonymous pictures and why, he's running from the law--especially from the cop who was his best friend in grade school, and a sharp young detective who's stepped right into the middle of an FBI investigation spurred by the discovery that a dead nun who wasn't who she claimed to be is somehow mixed up in Matt and Olivia Hunter's life. Coben deftly wields a complicated plot involving a missing stripper, a dead gangster, an incriminating videotape, and a couple of agents who aren't quite who they seem to be, while Hunter manages to hold onto his faith in Olivia despite her clouded past and uncertain future. Like all Coben's protagonists, (including the hero of his popular series starring sports agent turned detective Myron Bolitar) Hunter is a nice, middle-class New Jersey boy who's still the innocent of the title, despite the miscarriage of justice that sent him to prison. Or was it? That's the moral question at the heart of this tightly constructed thriller, which will no doubt shoot directly to the top of the bestseller list, and deservedly so. --Jane Adams
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525948740/qid=1152539478/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-2776825-9220153?s=books&v=glance&n=283155





Edited 7/10/2006 10:54 am ET by vicluvs2read

 

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Mon, 07-10-2006 - 11:28am
Thanks for another great review :-)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-11-2006 - 9:44am
Thanks for the review, Vicky. I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR list. I already have Harlan Coben on the list in general, but I like having a specific book to try for the first time.

Kim

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Tue, 07-11-2006 - 3:10pm
You already know this was one
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