Matt Hunter is a happily married man whose wife is pregnant. His life has not always been so fulfilling: when he was in college, he accidentally killed another student in a fight. He spent eight years in prison, and decided never to be on the wrong side of the law again. But fate might decide differently…

One day, while his wife is on a business trip, Matt receives two strange messages from her cell phone: one is a photograph of a man, and the other, a video of a woman with a wig, sitting on a bed, waiting for the man to join her. Matt is quite convinced that the woman with a wig is his wife Olivia. He is about to see his life shattered for the second time, and asks the help of a woman private investigator of his acquaintance. Meanwhile, an apparently unrelated event involves a woman detective, Loren Muse : a nun has been found dead in a catholic convent nearby. Surprisingly, she has silicon-augmented breasts…

As usual, Harlan Coben has crafted a very twisted mystery, with just too many twists and coincidences in my opinion. I thought he was trying to hard to fit everything together, and the ending is really over the top. I also had more difficulty than usual getting into the novel, but that may be because for a while, I could only read for stretches of 10-15 minutes, and Harlan Coben’s novels are typically the ones one likes to read in one or two sittings. Still a decent suspense, but I wouldn’t call it Coben’s best, as many other readers seem to do. For me the best (so far) is Just One Look.

Rating: 3,5/5