Matt Hunter's life has already been blown away once. At the age of twenty, he got into a fight outside a party and accidentally killed someone. That momentary lapse of reason cost him four years in gaol, and a small sliver of his soul. But when he got out he set about rebuilding his life. He carved himself a job as a lawyer and married a beautiful ...
Matt Hunter's life has already been blown away once. At the age of twenty, he got into a fight outside a party and accidentally killed someone. That momentary lapse of reason cost him four years in gaol, and a small sliver of his soul. But when he got out he set about rebuilding his life. He carved himself a job as a lawyer and married a beautiful woman. The break in the road seems to have only made him a stronger person. However, when he receives a strange video message on his mobile phone and he realises that a very bad man is following him, his new existence is suddenly under threat. Why is this ex-con on his tail, and who really is this woman he has married? Suddenly Matt can't trust anybody - least of all those he loves...
New in New dust jacket; Dust cover may have slight shelf wear. 0525948740. 8.5 x1.2x 5.80; 400 pages; One night in college, Matt Hunter tries to break up a fight and ends up being a killer. Now several years after release from prison, Matt has a good life with pregnant wife and a good occupation. Then a video call on his wife's phone turns his life upside down. Vintage Harlan Coben fare, he weaves this tale keeping us wondering what is to come next. This is a book club edition.
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All of HC's books are excellent, some of my favorites. The Myron Bolitar series was great, and his newer ones with some of the old characters like Heather Crimstein showing up are twisty, authentic and riveting. I'd read em all again.
Jul 31, 2008
Is he really innocent?
Life has taught Matt Hunter that happiness is a fragile and fleeting thing. He has served time for an accidental killing but his feeling of innocence doesn?t change the fact that he?s an ex-con and that label attracts trouble. When a disturbing telephone call turns his world upside down, Matt discovers that he just may be capable of murder after all. You will root for Matt Hunter. He is an intelligent, honest and caring character piecing together a mystery that he hopes will rebuild his life.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-03-07 Coben seems to delight in making bad things happen to good people (Tell No One; Gone for Good; etc.), and he does it again in this, his best book to date. A paralegal, devoted husband and soon-to-be father, Matt Hunter has a not-so-secret past: when he was 20, in an attempt to break up a fistfight, he killed a man and served four years in prison for it. He's been out five years, living in his New Jersey hometown, and life is pretty good. But when his beloved wife, Olivia, goes away on a business trip, he receives 15 seconds of digital video on his camera phone showing her in a hotel room with another man. Meanwhile, Loren Muse, Essex County homicide investigator, is working on an unusual case: an autopsy of a nun reveals breast implants, which hint at a previous, not so holy life. After the FBI is called in, evidence links Matt to the nun killing. Like all of Coben's stand-alone thrillers, this is a long, extremely complex tale with plenty of gunfire, betrayals, late-night chases and good people forced to go on the lam. All the characters have extensive, interesting histories, which makes their actions believable under the extreme circumstances that engulf them. Some readers have felt that Coben has been treading water with his last two outings, but this one should re-establish his credentials. Major ad/promo. (Apr. 26) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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