Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once

"Coben really IS the master of the psychological thriller - and ‘Fool Me Once’ is no exception. "


Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya's husband, Joe - who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.

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Maya has left the Army and is now raising her daughter as a single parent following the death of her husband. Her last army posting was traumatic and she is now suffering from PTSD. This is why she is so unsure of what she sees on the nanny cam. Is he really dead or is her mind is playing tricks on her? With the murder of her sister, Maya questions her own sanity. As Coben is the master at deception, not all is as it seems. Coben spins his story perfectly to keep the reader on the edge of their seat and like the protagonist of the book, unsure as to who can be trusted. Coben really IS the master of the psychological thriller - and 'Fool Me Once' is no exception. This is a book that needs to be read in one go as I could not put it down, and like many from this author, the ending was not easy to guess. An easy to read book with a plot that runs at neck-breaking speed.

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