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ISBN13: 9780451215772
ISBN10: 045121577x
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You never meant to kill him.

One night, Matt Hunter innocently tried to break up a fight — and ended up a killer. Now, nine years later, he's an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are closing on their dream house. But all it will take is one shocking, inexplicable call from Olivia's phone to shatter Matt?s life a second time.

An electrifying thrill ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave.

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"This one is a thoroughly engaging read." St. Petersburg Times

Review:

"Coben delivers an emotional, realistically harrowing story." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Review:

"Coben is at the top of his game here, crafting a suspenseful narrative that encompasses a puzzling but ultimately satisfying mystery that perplexes even as it entertains." Bookreporter.com

Review:

"The modern master of the hook-and-twist." Dan Brown, Author of The Da Vinci Code

Review:

"A fascinating look at a seemingly ordinary life placed under a microscope and the lasting ramifications of one mistake, this is the definitive Coben novel...one that fans and newcomers alike will devour." Library Journal

Review:

"As usual with Coben, an intriguing start, hinging on one out-of-whack technological trick, hurtles into a fast-paced hunter-and-hunted drama." Booklist

Synopsis:

An electrifying thrill-ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally-charged story, and a compelling tale of the choices people make and the repercussions that remain.

Synopsis:

Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, Wendy gets thrown into a story more complicated than she could ever imagine. Dan is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, and the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her, while confronting the true nature of guilt, grief, and her own capacity for forgiveness.…

Synopsis:

You never meant to kill him….

One night, Matt Hunter innocently tried to break up a fight—and ended up a killer. Now, nine years later, he’s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are closing on their dream house. But all it will take is one shocking, inexplicable call from Olivia’s phone to shatter Matt’s life a second time….

An electrifying thrill ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave.

 

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Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award — the first author to win all three.

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ily2xx, June 9, 2007 (view all comments by ily2xx)
The Innocent was an awesome book. It was given to me by the lady who cuts my hair. He had been given to her and she'd hadn't read it yet. She asked me if I would read it, and I told her I would do so. It was the second book by Harlan Coben that'd I'd came across, that was why it'd caught my attention so easily. I gurantee you it is worth reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451215772
Author:
Coben, Harlan
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Fugitives from justice
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.52x4.22x1.25 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 528 pages Signet Book - English 9780451215772 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "This one is a thoroughly engaging read."
"Review" by , "Coben delivers an emotional, realistically harrowing story."
"Review" by , "Coben is at the top of his game here, crafting a suspenseful narrative that encompasses a puzzling but ultimately satisfying mystery that perplexes even as it entertains."
"Review" by , "The modern master of the hook-and-twist."
"Review" by , "A fascinating look at a seemingly ordinary life placed under a microscope and the lasting ramifications of one mistake, this is the definitive Coben novel...one that fans and newcomers alike will devour."
"Review" by , "As usual with Coben, an intriguing start, hinging on one out-of-whack technological trick, hurtles into a fast-paced hunter-and-hunted drama."
"Synopsis" by , An electrifying thrill-ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally-charged story, and a compelling tale of the choices people make and the repercussions that remain.
"Synopsis" by ,
Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, Wendy gets thrown into a story more complicated than she could ever imagine. Dan is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, and the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her, while confronting the true nature of guilt, grief, and her own capacity for forgiveness.…
"Synopsis" by ,

You never meant to kill him….

One night, Matt Hunter innocently tried to break up a fight—and ended up a killer. Now, nine years later, he’s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are closing on their dream house. But all it will take is one shocking, inexplicable call from Olivia’s phone to shatter Matt’s life a second time….

An electrifying thrill ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave.

 

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