Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fool Me Once / Harlan Coben / 390 pages

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes said "When you eliminate the impossible what remains, however improbable, must be the truth."  This philosophy seemed more apropos to Maya Stern's situation than Occam' Razor - that the simplest solution is usually the best.  Her sister Claire was brutally murdered.  Her husband, wealthy Joe Burkett, was shot and killed while they were walking in the park.  Wasn't he?  They say you can't bury the past.  Well they couldn't have the reading of Joe's will due to a problem with the death certificate.  What about the footage on the nanny cam?  Maya knew from her military career that "traumas ripples and echoes and somehow stays alive."  As Maya investigates the deaths, she uncovers family secrets, a conspiracy, and knowledge that may lead to her own death.  The realistic ending is shocking beyond measure, but quite apropos.  This one is most definitely too miss...sure to wreak havoc with other responsibilities.

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