Jennifer Reese
April 25, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Innocent (Book - Harlan Coben)

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Harlan Coben
publisher
E.P. Dutton
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it an B-

Matt Hunter, the ordinary-guy hero of Harlan Coben’s busy new thriller, takes a phone call from his pregnant wife, Olivia, on his new videophone — and sees her in a platinum blond wig reclining on a bed with another man. Did Olivia place the call? If not, who did? And why? Meanwhile, homicide investigator Loren Muse looks into the mysterious death of a 62-year-old nun whose breast implants (discovered while the Mother Superior was giving her chest compressions) suggest she may have led a less-than-virtuous life. These two story lines — and multiple, sleazy subplots — grow sinister and begin to intertwine. The juicy The Innocent sprints along right up until Coben’s preposterous, sentimental fiasco of a finale.

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