Melody




ISBN-13: 9780345464842
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, 500pp
Pub. Date: May 2007



What would you do if you find your daughter met an obsessive stalker who wouldn't let her out of his life? And how far would you go to save her before everything is too late and someone will be hurt? You will probably ask these questions if you read The Wrong Man.

Scott Freeman thinks her daughter has a secret admirer when he first picked up an unsigned note that read: No one could ever love you like I do. No one ever will. We were meant for each other and nothing will prevent that. Nothing. We will be together forever. One way or another. Being a college professor, he always tell himself to be rational, but the contents of the notes made him uneasy, so he decided to seek the truth with the help of his ex-wife, Sally and her partner, Hope.

Before this, Ashley supposed to have a wonderful life. She is a beautiful and bright history art student, but she made a mistake of having a fling with an attractive blue-collar bad boy one night and from then onwards, her life becomes a nightmare.

Michael O'Connell thinks he is in love with Ashley after the day he has met her. He wouldn't leave her alone and claims to make her his despite she has told him many times that their relationship wasn't anything but a one-night stand which didn't mean to be happened. He would make anyone's life miserable if one gets too close to her. Desperate, Ashley has no choice but to seek help from her father, whom in turn asked Sally and Hope for advice and opinions.

But they had underestimated Michael, for he is a clever and cunning young lad and has a vast knowledge of computer skills and others such as picking locks and so forth. Soon, they find themselves getting into serious trouble as Michael finds several ways in messing up their work life.

And when everything fails and they couldn't find enough evidence pointing towards Michael, that is the time that they decide to take things into their own hands and they will do anything to drive Michael out of their life, even though if it means someone has to die.

I felt I was riding on a roller coaster when reading The Wrong Man because I wouldn't know what to expect next. Although I find the story chilling, yet I was drawn to the intrigue and the excitement and can't wait to find out what would happen in the end. And the best part is, nothing beats the ending because it ends with a twist, and I didn't see it coming.

John Katzenbach has left me a deep impression with this book. I will definitely keep a look out for his other books in future.
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  2. Julia Says:

    Melody - This book sound good. If I see it at the bookstore I will check it out :)

    Great review!


  3. Melody Says:

    Hi Dana! Thank you for your invitation, I will check out your blog. Thanks for visiting.

    Hey Julia, thanks! This book is thrilling. I'm hoping you will pick it up if you have the chance.


  4. Alice Teh Says:

    Hi Melody, I'm picking this up on my next visit! :D


  5. Melody Says:

    Hey Alice! Glad to hear you will be adding this to your pile! ;D


  6. Stephanie Says:

    Wow. Great review. Sounds like a book that I would really love!


  7. Rhinoa Says:

    Sounds interesting definitely, I will keep an eye out for it. By the way I tagged you on my blog for a random thingy!


  8. Melody Says:

    Hi Stephanie! Thanks. I'm hoping you will pick it up if you have the chance.

    Hi Rhinoa! This book is a page-turner IMO. I will check out your random post in a moment. ;)


  9. Sam Says:

    Hi - sorry, this is nothing to do with this particular post, but I have tagged you with my Christmas Meme! http://samburgess.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-meme.html