3.20.2006

Review: The Innocent



The Innocent by Harlan Coben

This was highly recommended to me by our Bookmobile Lady, and all the mags claim that Coben is on the cusp of being the next James Patterson.

I can't disagree.

Coben's writing is suspenseful and tight, his plots full of twists and turns, and his characters flawed and interesting. In this title, Matt Hunter, an ex-con, is on the road to his dream life when one phone call sends his life spinning out of orbit. In a race against time and accusations, he has to save his wife, his family, and the life he's built for himself.

Coben is a masterful suspense writer - gritty and real. High recommended!

Note: I listened to the audio version, narrated by the rawr-worthy Scott Brick. Brick's narrations are unexcelled - his vocalization is perfect in every way for this title. But then, he could read the phone book and still captivate us. Yes, we at the library have a little crush on Scott Brick...

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