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The Innocent by Harlan Coben

The Innocent (2005)

by Harlan Coben

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The horror of one night etched in Matt Hunter's memory:the night he innocently tried to break up a fight-and ended up a killer. Now nine years after his release from prison, his innocence long forgotten, he's an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. With his wife Oliver pregnant and the two of them closing on a house in his home town, things are looking up. Until the day Matt gets a shocking inexplicable video call from Oliver's cell phone and in an instant, the unraveling begins ( )
  Gatorhater | Jun 26, 2013 |
Matt Hunter life is change in college for ever when Matt is haunted for 10yrs. of being convicted of murder of a fellow student death. Now Matt is looked at for a crime that he did not commit. Plus Matt gets a phone video of his wife with anther man.The story is full of twist and turns. Love it. ( )
  jbemrose | Dec 15, 2012 |
Matt Hunter gets involved in a college fight and ends up responsible for killing a fellow student. He goes to jail for the crime for five years and comes out a changed person. Because of the time he spent in prison, he is now looked at for a murder he knows he didn't commit. He's got a wife, Olivia, who's pregnant, and a house he's ready to buy in a nice neighborhood where he's not sure his neighbors are ready to have him. At his office as a paralegal, Matt gets a video of someone who looks like his wife with another man.... ( )
  creighley | Jun 22, 2012 |
A young man convicted in the death of a college student is haunted by that death 10 years later. This is not the Harlan Coben I remember. Although the plot was sufficiently twisted to keep all the pieces from falling into place until the very end, I was never totally convinced of either the characters or the situation. But it was entertaining nonetheless. ( )
  hmskip | Mar 3, 2012 |
A story about how one small event can have a life altering change. Matt is born into a great, middle class family and, in college, an accident changes the path his future will take. Olivia is dealt a different hand and creates the world she had always dreamed of when an accident allows her the opportunity. Through the story, the truths are unraveled. ( )
  blondestranger | Feb 23, 2012 |
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In memory of Stephen Z. Miller.

To those of us fortunate enough to have been his friend-we try to be thankful for the time we had, but it's so damn hard and to Steve's family, especially Jesse, Maya T, and Nico-when we're strong enough, we will talk about your father because he was the best man we've ever known.
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Matt Hunter made a mistake when he was 20 years old and paid for it with a four-year stint in prison that left him with a determination never to be locked up again. Finally, his life is back on the promising track he was taking before he accidentally killed a man: He has a good job, a newly pregnant wife he adores, and is about to close on the home of their dreams. Then he gets a couple of bizarre photos on his cell phone that seem to show his wife in a compromising position with a black-haired stranger. But before he can sort out who sent the anonymous pictures and why, he's running from the law--especially from the cop who was his best friend in grade school, and a sharp young detective who's stepped right into the middle of an FBI investigation spurred by the discovery that a dead nun who wasn't who she claimed to be is somehow mixed up in Matt and Olivia Hunter's life. Coben deftly wields a complicated plot involving a missing stripper, a dead gangster, an incriminating videotape, and a couple of agents who aren't quite who they seem to be, while Hunter manages to hold onto his faith in Olivia despite her clouded past and uncertain future. Like all Coben's protagonists, (including the hero of his popular series starring sports agent turned detective Myron Bolitar) Hunter is a nice, middle-class New Jersey boy who's still the innocent of the title, despite the miscarriage of justice that sent him to prison. Or was it? That's the moral question at the heart of this tightly constructed thriller, which will no doubt shoot directly to the top of the bestseller list, and deservedly so. --Jane Adams

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A Bit of Bolitar: An Exclusive Essay by Harlan Coben

Beloved series character Myron Bolitar appears in a new short story included with Harlan Coben's latest thriller, The Innocent. In this Amazon.com exclusive essay, Coben shares his thoughts on Bolitar's return.

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Years after being released from jail, Matt Hunter's hopes of moving on with his pregnant wife are shattered when he becomes the focus of a serial murder investigation.

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