Fool Me Once by Fern Michaels

Book Description

Publication Date: July 1, 2007
Olivia Lowell always believed her father’s claim that her mother died in childbirth, until the shocking day a lawyer informs her that her mother has just passed away, leaving her a fortune. The money comes with a caveat – and a confession. In her will, Olivia’s mother reveals that she and two college friends committed a crime long ago, and now she wants Olivia to track down her accomplices and convince them to come clean. Feeling betrayed and unsure that she even wants her mother’s tainted money, Olivia must decide if she can handle the secrets of the past. But with the help and affections of a handsome young lawyer, and the sweet companionship of her beloved Yorkies, Olivia will come to understand who her mother really was, and who she, herself, was meant to be…
Review –
I had the audio version of this book and listened to it while driving around town doing my errands,  That said, it was pleasant to listen to but I think it would have been a hard read for me because it didn’t have a lot of substance and was kid of sappy in places.

Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Book Description

Publication Date: March 20, 2012

Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Now she’s got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at age forty he finds himself in a dead- end job posing as a paparazzo pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Jack is a detective who can’t let go of a cold case-a local husband and father disappeared seventeen years ago, and Jack spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man’s family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up any moment to step into them.

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past doesn’t recede. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. And as each confronts the dark side of the American Dream- the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades- they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat.

With his trademark combination of page-turning thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities, Harlan Coben delivers a thriller that cements his status as the master of domestic suspense.

Review –

Fantastic, Excellent, Fabulous.  You get the picture.  I loved this book.  The author, Harlan Coben, has done it again.  The way the storyline and the characters intertwined is genius.  It was a fast read and hard to put down.  If you like the Crime Fiction genre you really need to put this on the top of your list of books to read.  Can’t wait for his next one.