You think you know the truth. The truth is you know nothing.
The international #1 bestselling author of Tell No One and Six Years is back another impossible-to-put-down thriller, now a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller and soon to be a film starring Julia Roberts.
If your husband was murdered
And you were a witness
How do you explain it when he appears on your nanny cam, back from the dead?
You thought you trusted him.
Now you can't even trust yourself.
Dark secrets and a terrifying hunt for the truth lie at the heart of this gripping new thriller by the 'master of the double twist', Harlan Coben.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Bestselling thriller writer Harlan Coben sure knows how to sink his claws in. The opening scenes of Fool Me Once are nail-biting and explosive. Former Army pilot Maya has just buried her husband, Joe, but her grief is tainted by suspicion, anger and anxiety for her two-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, Maya remains a suspect in Joe’s murder. Coben artfully drops bits and pieces of information, keeping us guessing at the truth. He tempers the suspense with moving portraits of Maya’s sustaining relationships.
Capt. Maya Stern Burkett, the heroine of this stellar standalone from Edgar-winner Coben (The Stranger), has suffered more than her fair share of tragedy. Her career as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot came to an end after whistle-blower Corey Rudzinski exposed the civilian deaths caused by her actions in Iraq. Even worse, her husband, Joe Burkett, is shot to death in front of her in Manhattan's Central Park, though Maya is able to give a good description of the masked killers to an NYPD homicide detective. Maya is already dealing with the nightmares from her combat experiences and the murder of her sister, Claire, four months earlier while Maya was stationed in Kuwait. Then, weeks after Joe's funeral, a recently installed nanny cam shows her two-year-old daughter, Lily, crawling onto Joe's lap. Other shocks follow. Implausible links arise between Joe's death and Claire's, and she must face the possibility of more revelations from Rudzinski. Coben is like a skilled magician saving the best, most stunning trick for the very end. Five-city author tour.