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Friday, June 19, 2015

The Wrong Man by Kate White

Kit is on vacation when she meets fellow New Yorker Matt Healy. He's charming and good looking and she's in the mood for a little adventure. So when he invites her to dinner on her last night in Florida, she accepts. The two make plans to meet again in New York but when Kit arrives at the address he's given, someone else answers the door.

This other man says that he is Matt Healy, that someone has stolen his identity and he needs Kit's help in finding the criminal. Confused and hurt, she agrees only to find days later that one of the Matt Healys has been killed in a hit and run - in Florida. Was it an accident? Was it murder? Will they be coming after Kit next?

Kate White's latest is a twisty turny thriller. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. Kit meets Matt, they have a nice time and that's supposed to be it. But then he calls her, telling her that he has to see her again. All is fine and rosy. And then she arrives at their date to find that he's not who he says he is.

Of course both Kit and the reader then have to wonder what the heck is going on. Why would someone lying about their identity set themselves up to be discovered? Why would they want Kit to know about the deception? The guy was free and clear - they'd already agreed no strings attached.

White swiftly ratchets up the tension, placing Kit in the crosshairs of a criminal whose motives are completely unknown to our heroine. And that's what makes it really scary. Kit's a decorator whose one night of passion has turned into a potentially grave mistake. And without knowing who is after her or why there's not much she can do to protect herself.

The Wrong Man is a tense read and one that might make you rethink chance encounters!

Rating: 4/5


1 comment:

Diane Coto said...

Hi - I just finished this book and posted a review yesterday. I gave it a 4 as well. Very good read. I could hardly tell who Kit could trust.
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