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The Innocent


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An excellent thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of TELL NO ONE and PROMISE ME. Reissued in the stunning new cover design. All the backlist are being reissued in the new livery in 2007. Coben is now widely recognised as one of the thriller genre's biggest stars. He is also a New York Times bestseller and had three titles in the 2004 Guardian fastseller chart. Harlan Coben always receives fantastic reviews: 'For years, readers of American crime thrillers have been rating Harlan Coben as one of the most sheerly entertaining and accomplished writers in the genre ... THE INNOCENT has everything that Coben admirers turn to his books for. For a start, there's the tortuous narrative that springs a non-stop series of surprises on the reader ... witty dialogue ... And best of all, the teeming cast of characters. And boy, it is a vintage batch here' Daily Express. 'This is familiar Coben territory - dark, twisted and gripping' Daily Mail. 'Coben is becoming one of America's top thriller writers. This is his best book yet' Daily Mirror.

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Harlan Coben was the first ever author to win all three major crime awards in the US. He is now a global bestseller with his mix of powerful stand-alone thrillers and Myron Bolitar crime novels. He has appeared in the bestseller lists of The Times, the Ne


Modern suburbia unravels in this latest puzzler from Coben (Just One Look). Matt Hunter has his entire life planned out until one fateful evening when his aspirations shatter. A young man dies in an accident in which Matt is implicated, and he is sentenced to a stint in prison. Nine years later, he is still haunted by the incident. Now happily married to Olivia, who loves him unconditionally, Matt starts to believe in a bright future. When Olivia heads north to attend a work conference, Matt's life starts to disintegrate again. Olivia appears to be having an affair, Matt finds himself being followed, and the police are starting to ask him some scary questions. 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. Don't make the mistake of not reading it! Recommended for most popular fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/05.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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. Major ad/promo. (Apr. 26) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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