Framing the Dialogue

Fool Me Once

In Fool Me Once, author Harlan Coben brings us into the life of Maya Burkett who, in the opening paragraph, has just buried her husband.  She finds herself alone with her 2 year-old daughter and while she has friends and family she feels alone and anxious to find the identity of the murderer.  Maya is a retired military pilot who suffers from PTSD, though still seems to long for the “action” of life deployed.  Life at home seems no better;

“There are moments in life when everything changes.  It was again like one of those optical illusions.  You see only on thing, and then you shift something just a little, and everything changes.  That was how she felt, holding this gun that someone who clearly didn’t know what they were doing had tried to clean.  It was a gut punch.  It was a betrayal of the worst kind.”

Few write a better mystery thriller than Harlan Coben and this novel is another hit by the author.  It is almost too hard to keep up with the number of books that he published.  I’ve never experienced a bad one yet.

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