THE WRONG MAN by Kate White

THE WRONG MAN by Kate WhiteThe Wrong Man by Kate White
Published by Harper Paperbacks on June 16th 2015
Pages: 384
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Psychological, Thrillers
ARC provided by TLC Book Tours

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New York Times bestselling author of Eyes on You and The Sixes delivers a compelling thriller of mistaken identity and psychological suspense about an accomplished career woman who thinks she's met the man of her dreams--but instead he turns out to be her worst nightmare.

Bold and adventurous in her work as one of Manhattan's hottest interior decorators, Kit Finn couldn't be tamer in her personal life. So, while on vacation in the Florida Keys, Kit resolves to do something risky for once. Flirting with Matt Healy--the rugged stranger she literally bumps into at her hotel--is one thing. Going back to his room after their date is another.

Instead, Matt offers to cook her dinner when they're both back in the city. But when Kit arrives at his luxury apartment ready for the date of a lifetime, who is the man who opens the door?

Kit's usually so good at reading people. How could she have been taken in by the deceptions of a con man? And why has he targeted her? Piece by piece, Kit realizes that this treachery goes a lot deeper, and gets a lot deadlier. Now the only way out is to expose the vicious puppet master who's turned her life upside-down.

Adrenaline-charged and filled with harrowing twists at every turn, The Wrong Man will leave readers guessing until the final page.

Reading time 3 mins

This was a fun light read. I flew through it and finished it in one day. It wasn’t as thrilling as I had hoped, but it was a nice break from my reality. The Wrong Man was an okay read.

Kit is looking for a bit of excitement. While on a working vacation in Florida she decides to have a fling with a guy named Matt. It is suppose to be a no strings attached night, but the next day they both decide to pursue more. They decide to have a date when they both get back to New York. She goes to meet Matt at his apartment(?) and some one else answers the door. As it turns out, the guy she though she was meeting is a fraud. Matt is not even his name. The real Matt tries to find out more about the person who stole his identity. When the real Matt ends up dead Kit gets dragged into the investigation. Kit decides to try to solve the mystery for herself.

I liked the idea of this story better than the actual execution. Everything was set up really well. A few twists and there wasn’t really anyone to trust in Kit’s life. Except, of course, her best friend and partner who she confides everything to. Baby was a good friend to Kit, but we don’t learn too much about her, so that friendship seemed very one-sided. The guy she hooked up with is mostly absent in this story. His actions don’t really make sense, but neither do the cops investigating, the real Matt’s reaction to Kit at his door, or Baby’s acceptance of Kit’s side of the story. Kit does some very daring acts to try to find out who is behind the mess her life has turned into. Her actions are not those of a smart individual.

I have to admit, I figured out the twist about three quarters in. This was still a pretty entertaining read, as long as you don’t dig too deep into the coincidences in the story or Kit’s luck. This story includes burglary, investment theft, murder, a smidgen of romance, and a pg-13 sex scene. This story has a great beginning, and the ending was pretty action packed. The middle dragged a bit and Kit’s actions frustrated me. There wasn’t anything wrong with this story, I just hated that I figured it out so early. I like being the last to know when it comes to suspense.

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About the Author

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Kate White, the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of the stand-alone novels HushThe Sixes, and Eyes on You, as well as the Bailey Weggins mystery series. She is editor of The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. She is also the author of popular career books for women, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve.

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