Narrator: January LaVoy
Published by Brilliance Audio on 22 March 2016
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Source: Publisher, Submitted
#1 New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben delivers his next impossible-to-put-down thriller
In the course of eight consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, millions of readers have discovered Harlan Coben's thrillers, filled with his trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense and gut-wrenching emotion. In Fool Me Once, Coben once again outdoes himself.
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya's husband, Joe - who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband - and herself.
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Death seems to follow special ops pilot, Maya, who left the forces under a bit of a cloud after her last tour of duty. First, her sister died, and now she is burying her husband. But then her deceased husband, Joe, appears on the nanny cam playing with their two-year-old daughter. Maya needs to find out if Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is causing her to hallucinate or whether there is something even more sinister at play.
This standalone was only my fourth book by Harlan Coben, so I’m still a Coben newbie. I did enjoy this more than The Stranger, and would put it on a par with Missing You and Six Years. With its non-stop action, it kept me engaged throughout, had some unexpected twists, and yes, it did fool me, I was completely surprised by the major revelation.
All in all, an extremely entertaining listen provided it is not analyzed in too much detail and you stick to the mantra to just go along for the ride. I found the epilogue rather heart-wrenching. However, the ending felt like a bit of a let-down to me, but I know I’m in the minority with my feelings on this.
January LaVoy did an excellent job narrating. She used a wide variety of voices, accents, and tones and spoke very clearly. I could easily distinguish who was talking at all times. It was a good blend of straightforward narration and vivid acting. Considering Maya is ex-forces suffering from PTSD I was expecting her to sound not very animated because that was fitting for the character portrayed and January LaVoy portrayed her superbly. There were no issues with the production.
A highly entertaining, fast-paced and unpredictable thriller!
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