The Wrong Man: A Novel of Suspense

The Wrong Man: A Novel of Suspense

by Kate White

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The Wrong Man: A Novel of Suspense by Kate White

She wanted to be more daring, but one small risk is about to cost her everything—maybe even her life.

Bold and adventurous in her work as owner of one of Manhattan's boutique interior design firms, Kit Finn couldn't be tamer in her personal life. While on vacation in the Florida Keys, Kit resolves to do something risky for once. When she literally bumps into a charming stranger at her hotel, she decides to make good on her promise and act on her attraction. But back in New York, when Kit arrives at his luxury apartment ready to pick up where they left off in the Keys, she doesn't recognize the man standing on the other side of the door. Was this a cruel joke or part of something truly sinister? Kit soon realizes that she's been thrown into a treacherous plot, which is both deeper and deadlier than she could have ever imagined. Now the only way to protect herself, her business, and the people she loves is to find out the true identity of the man who has turned her life upside down. Adrenaline-charged and filled with harrowing twists at every turn, The Wrong Man will keep readers riveted until the final page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062350657
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 190,688
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of the standalone psychological thrillers The Secrets You Keep, The Wrong Man, Eyes on You, Hush, and The Sixes, as well as seven Bailey Weggins mysteries. White is also the author of several 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 and editor of the Anthony and Agatha Award nominated The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. She lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Glens Falls, New York

Education:

Union College, 1972

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The Wrong Man: A Novel of Suspense 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am half way through and struggling to finish it. I checked it out of the library so I did not waste any money, just my time. Will try another of her books as they are rated pretty good. This one is not worth your time.
FluffSmutandMurder More than 1 year ago
Back again with yet another terrific thriller, Kate White has the formula for a strong woman who finds herself in a scary situation down cold. This stand alone book flows quickly from scene to scene with enough sketchy characters to keep you guessing until the end. What I loved: Did not see that bad person coming – terrific plot twist!! I also thought the relationship between Kit and her business partner Baby was well developed and realistic. While Kit is the primary owner of the design firm, she really turned to Baby as a mentor for business, and as a mother/older sister for her personal life. What I didn’t love: I would have liked a few more encounters where Kit is forced to deal with more threats just to build up a larger sense of danger. What I learned: Watch who you get frisky with on vacation. Overall Grade: B+ www.fsam15.wix.com/fluffsmutandmurder
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Feathered_Quill1 More than 1 year ago
Kate White draws her audience in with an engaging plot in her latest novel of suspense, The Wrong Man. The story begins in Islamorada, Florida. Kit wakes to her last morning in paradise before her imminent return to New York reality. Granted, she has combined work with her mini-vacation, but she had hoped the vacation aspect would be more eventful. There were no dare-devilish shark-cage diving excursions or throw caution to the wind parasailing moments over the pristine waters of the captivating Florida Bay. This wasn’t Kit’s MO. She was responsible and while she had a precise and trained eye for turning drab into magic with her design business, Kit the person was far too responsible. With her last day on the horizon, things were about to change once she met the likes of rugged and handsome Matt Healy. It turns out Matt was staying at the same hotel as Kit. Even though she was in Islamorada primarily for business, maybe Matt was the Godsend and welcome refuge for Kit to put the pieces back together in her life after her break up. After bumping into Matt at the marketplace and agreeing to dinner with him later that evening, she wondered if perhaps this was a bit too spontaneous. Her apprehensions are quelled once she sees him already seated in the patio restaurant. The two eased into comfortable conversation and the effortless banter suppressed Kit’s anxiety. By the time dessert rolled around, it was a no-brainer they would be taking it back to Matt’s room. Little did Kit know she was about to jump into more than a one-night stand... Ms. White knows how to navigate the pages and place her words purposefully. Having already accomplished the composition of more than a handful of fiction and nonfiction bodies of work, she wastes no time in capturing her audience with The Wrong Man. The plot is believable in that it is an age-old premise: girl meets boy...girl is intrigued by boy...girl throws caution to the wind and simply goes for it. The twist, however, is: what is the outcome? This is the essence and job of the writer to guide the reader down the path. Ms. White does a terrific job of doing just that. She takes her time in developing the personalities of each character: Kit, the young, entrepreneurial firecracker who has an eye for design flair; Baby, the seasoned design veteran who is firm, but fair and together the two complement each other; Matt Healy, the mysterious man who ‘coincidentally’ bumps into Kit’s life, but was it a coincidence? Ms. White does a fantastic job of planting a multitude of seeds and adeptly layers situations and circumstances as the story evolves. In so doing, the allure encourages her audience to assume the investigative role with a desire to solve the mystery at hand. There is no point where this story drags in that each time the roller coaster seems to be coming back into the ‘home gate,’ yet another turn whips the reader into the bend of surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed The Wrong Man and applaud Kate White for crafting a book that is a quick read with lots of intrigue and adventure across its 322 pages. Quill says: The Wrong Man is a great balance between suspense and intrigue. It will keep you guessing the ‘who done it’ until you arrive at its surprising (and unpredictably satisfying) end!