Book Review: The Innocent

Harlan Coben
Harlan Coben
Author: Harlan Coben
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 439
ISBN NO.:  978-0-7528-6474-7
Publisher: Orion Books


One slip was all it took to rob Matt Hunter of the life he had so well mapped out. A fight, a friend in trouble and the dull crack of someone’s skull on the concrete cost him four years in jail and a small silver of his soul.

Emerging an older and wiser person, he finds a job to be proud of and a beautiful girl who agrees to marry him. But now someone is following him, threatening everything he has worked so hard for. And Matt can’t trust anyone – least of all those he loves…


My second Harlan Coben book and I really regret to have stayed away from his books for so long! This book is all you need. Loved the writing style and the fact that the ending was good (unlike Woods). You can definitely read it but be prepared for a heavy dose of suspense!

Other Stuff

Opening Line: “You never meant to kill him.”

Highlights: The writing and the twists and turns!

Lowlights: None.

Memorable Paragraph:

“During his ride, he thought about the bombshell Olivia had just dropped on him. At the end of  the day, as weird or naive as this might sound, he wondered what it really changed. He still loved Olivia. He loved the way she frowned when she checked herself in the mirror. that little smile she made when she was thinking of something funny, the way she rolled her eyes when he made a clumsy double entendre, the way she tucked hert feet under when she read, the way she took deep, almost cartoon breaths when she was irritated, the way her eyes wellep up with tears when they made love, the way his heart pumped a little faster when she laughed, the way he’d cvatch  her studying him when she thought he wouldn’t notice, the soft way her eyes closed when she listened to a favorite song on the radio, the way her hand would just take his at any time without hesitation or embarrassment, the way her skin felt, the charge at her touch, the way she’d drape a leg over him on the lazy mornings, the way her chest felt pressed against his back when they spelt, the way when she slipped out of bed in the early morning she’d kiss his cheek and make sure the blankets still covered him.

What about any of that was different now?”

Final Thoughts: Excellent!


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