Can’t put this one down
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben, Century, $37 .......................................................... Harlan Coban is an internationally acclaimed author, recipient of several awards and has written more than 20 novels plus a series of young adult novels. Until now I had read only one other of his novels.
In Fool Me Once, Maya, a special ops pilot, is home from active duty. While away, her sister Claire who had been working for Maya’s husband was murdered. Home at last with her handsome husband Joe and little daughter, all seem swell until one evening, walking with Joe in their favourite part of the park, he is shot three times, fatally. Maya manages to escape and later two vagrants are arrested. After the funeral Maya returns to work, leaving her daughter in charge of Isabella, whose family had worked for her husband’s family. Maya’s friend Eileen presented her with a nanny cam. At first a little sceptical about using this, Maya soon saw itmight give her peace of mind being able to be sure Lily was happy when she was not there.
One morning viewing the footage, Maya sees her dead husband, wearing his favourite shirt, playing with Lily on the screen. She races upstairs and finds that the shirt is no longer there.
Anymore would spoil the story but suffice to say this book is a page turner. I amnot usually a fan of American detective stories, but this I could not put down.