Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 16 June 2015
Format: Paperback, 336 pgs
Kit Finn wants a little excitement in her life. Although being an interior decorator entitles her to meet all walks of life, she feels she needs to do something bold and adventurous to spark up her life, especially since she's broken off with her boyfriend and it's not like she's responsible for anyone. Thus, when she literally bumps into an attractive stranger at her hotel while having a vacation in the Florida Keys, she thinks he may be the man who would fit into her adventurous scheme, after all he told her he isn't interested in a committed relationship either. Despite anything, she gives him her name card. It seems natural and she didn't give much thought to it.
Back in New York, Kit once again commits herself to her work until she receives a call from the man she met in the Florida Keys - Matt Healy. He said he's interested in meeting up again and suggested dinner at his apartment. Thinking there may be a development in their relationship, she said yes. However, the man who answers the door isn't the man she's going to meet although they share the same name. And this weird encounter is just the beginning of a chain of events which later result in the death of two persons surrounding her. Who is the mysterious man she met in the Keys? Why did he lead her to another Matt Healy and thereby expose his role as an identity thief? Kit is perplexed, but what most scares her is finding herself being stalked and then having her apartment being broken into and ransacked.
As Kit tries to piece the puzzle together, she soon finds herself being caught in a treacherous plot and the only thing she could untangle herself from this complicated web is to find out the true identity of the man who has deceived her and all the truth behind his schemes.
The Wrong Man is a page-turning psychological suspense filled with twists at every turn. Like Kit, I had no idea what was happening and the more I read, I somewhat got the gist of where this may go but it was the characters who have me pondering all the time. Of course the biggest question is who is the man who deceived Kit in the Keys and I felt that's the main drive of the story - finding out who he is and the purpose of his lies. And as much as I sympathised Kit's situation, there are times I wanted to yell at her for taking the other directions instead of running to the police and tell them the whole truth right from the beginning. But I suppose from another perspective that would portray her to be a strong heroine who wants to take matters in her own hands. I liked that in a heroine, although I have to admit there are times I was annoyed by her fickleness in the man she met in the Keys. But, this was just a minor peeve from me and I understand this was simply part of a ploy to the story. All in all, this was a good read and I look forward to this author's future releases.