Fool Me Once

by Harlan Coben

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LoveReading View on Fool Me Once

An outrageously stunning read, that takes a tight hold from the outset and continues to squeeze until the shockingly intense end. Maya, a former Army Captain, finds herself caught up in a nightmare scenario after her husband is gunned down and events start to spiral out of control. Harlan Coben writes with a masterly hand, descriptions shot straight into my minds eye and the tale continued to twist and writhe with intrigue. Powerful and addictive, clever and memorable, ‘Fool Me Once’ is a brilliantly escapist read, the story whips along, and I just had to read it in one sitting.

Liz Robinson

Fool Me Once Synopsis

STOP PRESS NEWS! NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER, AND OPTIONED FOR FILM WITH JULIA ROBERTS TO STAR IN AND PRODUCE. If your husband was murdered And you were a witness How do you explain it when he appears on your nanny cam? 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.

Fool Me Once Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Tanera Simons - 'Coben’s latest thriller is not to be missed by fans of the genre; a compelling murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the end!'
  • Pam Kennedy - 'Very, very good.  Coben is a great writer.'
  • Natasha Motton - 'Another corker from master crime writer Coben!'
  • Reba Khatun - 'Fool me once is what I describe as an edge-of-my-seat book. The suspense had me racing through the book and holding my breath at times.'
  • Suzanne Marsh - 'What I like about Harlan Coben is that he always builds dark secrets and a terrifying hunt for the truth.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'The story is written beautifully with a smart driven female as the main character...impossible to put down...you are going to love this standalone book that has a terrific ending that will leave you gob smacked.'
  • Joan Sidwell - 'It is well written and researched and totally addictive, a book that leaves you breathless at the end of it, all I would say is just read it.'
  • Sue Pledger - 'Excellent as always...Thoroughly enjoyed this book. More please.'
  • Debbie Patrick - 'Quite a good book, well written, but I found it a quick read, which didn’t flesh out the characters quite as much as I would have liked.'
  • Nicola Underwood - 'Harlan Coben has done it again with this fast paced thriller.'
  • Clare Turner - 'Classic Coben - fast-paced, tightly plotted and utterly gripping. Great easy entertainment...A terrific read – I devoured it in the course of a day, with great pleasure.'
  • Alan Brown - 'A book that keeps the reader on edge and twisted as soon as the first scene is set up to the very end of this thriller.'
  • Tanya Thurling - 'This is such a good book!  I'm usually pretty good at guessing what's going to happen, but the twists in this book had me shocked and I did not see that ending coming at all!'
  • Evelyn Love-Gajardo - 'I have read and enjoyed quite a few of Harlan Coben's books in the past but this one just didn't do it for me.'
  • Beth Winsor - 'I enjoyed reading this but was not really convinced by the characters or the story, especially the war scenes.'

Fool Me Once Press Reviews

'...adorned with that peerless brand of storytelling he always provides.' The Independent

'Fool Me Once is a perfect example of what makes his work so appealing... When you're writing a story full of twists, nothing is ever the way it seems, and Coben is brilliant in the way he reminds you of this with small references to ambiguities, to yin and yang, things like the opposite interpretations of the Second Amendment, to a school overlooking a graveyard, or receiving lines at weddings and funerals. Reminders that things have different meanings at different times. I won't give away any spoilers, but the climax of the story not only ties things together, but does it in a way that is chilling and maybe darker than anything I've read from Coben...[There is a] brilliant finish.' Irresistible Targets

'Coben excels in thrillers about families torn apart by secrets...Typically twisty read with customary Coben shock ending.' The Sun

'This slick thriller examines what you can believe and who you ever really trust... Coben has excelled himself. This intense and multi-layered story has a very creepy conspiracy. Exciting, poignant and insanely readable.' Sunday Mirror

'Coben hits the bull's eye again with a tale guaranteed to fool even the craftiest readers a lot more than once.' Kirkus

'Coben is like a skilled magician saving the best, most stunning trick for the very end.' Publishers Weekly

'Gripping.' Press Association

'Coben's storytelling is as moreish as ever' The Sunday Times Culture

'A teeth-rattling ride.' Peterborough Telegraph

'always enjoyable and compelling' Morning Star

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781784751111
Publication date: 30/06/2016
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781780894195
Publication date: 24/03/2016
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784751111
Publication date: 30th June 2016
Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is an international number one bestselling thriller author. He is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards - the first to receive all three. His books are published in forty languages, with over forty-seven million copies in print worldwide. Both his standalone thrillers and series featuring the indomitable Myron Bolitar have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries, gracing the lists of the Sunday Times and the New York Times. His novel Tell No One was turned into the smash hit French film of the same name, and received the highly coveted Lumiere (French ...

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