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Thread: My book report on Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once.

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    My book report on Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once.

    Fool Me Once could easily been titled Fool Me A Thousand Times! My only problem with the book is that it is quite a page turner and difficult to put down. Before reading Dan Reynolds' posts I hadn't heard of Coben's work. I couldn't find the title among the other mysteries at the local bookstore because (ahem) it had been moved to the table reserved for best sellers.


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    Isn't imitation the most sincere form of flattery!?

    The book begins with the funeral of lead character Maya Burkett's husband.
    "Maya filled her head with inanities like this as she watched Joe's casket disappear into the earth. Distract yourself. That was the key. Get through it
    The black dress itched. Over the past decade, Maya had been to a hundred plus funerals, but this was the first time she had been obligated to wear black. She hated it"(pg 2).
    Maya suffers from PTSD after retiring from flying combat helicopters in war. Her demons don't let her sleep at night. While she was deployed, her sister was brutally murdered and the crime remained unsolved. Joe's sister confides that she was not allowed to see her brother's body at the funeral home. Perhaps not uncommon in the case of gunshot victims. Days later, two disturbing events occur, Maya's nanny cam catches a brief glimpse of Joe playing with his baby daughter and Joe's sister disappears!
    Is Joe alive? Are the murders connected? No spoilers here!
    Music is interwoven in the plot in the form of playlists from her husband. "The final song, as she hit the Darien town line, was a haunting beauty from Cocoon called, 'Sushi' and once again the opening line smacked her like a two-by-four: 'In the morning, I'll go down to the graveyard, to make sure you're gone for good...' Some days every song seems to be talking directly to you, don't they? And some days the lyric may hit too close to home"(pg 330).
    I was delighted to find a shout out to our favorite band! "Maya got back in her car, turned on the engine, and hit her playlist. Imagine Dragons came on telling her not to get too close, it's dark inside, it's where her demons hide.
    They didn't know the half of it"(pg 345).
    I would definitely recommend this book. It has danger, suspense, and thought provoking discoveries at every turn, and kept me guessing right up to the final pages. Definatley not the last Harlen Coben book that I will read. He is a very talented author and I sent him a Tweet suggesting he casts our favorite band as the leading characters in a future book. How appropriate that Imagine Dragons have already written a song called, "Shots!"
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    Yay! The author liked out Tweet!
    You know, Smoke and Mirrors would make an awesome book title as well!
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    Ok now I want to read it too. I guess you have done a great job on your report!!


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    Planning to review the movie Me Before You next week!

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