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The Wrong Man

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  2,969 ratings  ·  367 reviews
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 stra
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 16th 2015 by Harper Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2015)
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Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Kit was on holiday in Florida when she met an attractive stranger. This encounter will take her into a nightmare situation when she arrives back home in New York. I enjoyed this thriller. It had plenty of suspense and was fast paced with a few twists and turns. I would like to thank NetGalley and Canelo for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Kit Finn has a pretty good life. At thirty-five she’s a successful interior designer with her own company and good friends, but lately she feels she’s missing something. She’s led a relatively quiet life, and Kit would like to start taking more risks, and grab life by the horns and live. While on vacation spending a passionate night with a stranger seems like a prime opportunity to live life to the fullest, but Kit gets more than she bargains for. Upon returning home to New York, Kit fi
This was a really good book. I'm still trying to understand the not-so-stellar ratings because it was hard to put down and even with some days of never picking it up, I got sucked right back in.
I wouldn't call this adrenaline-charged, as pointed out in the synopsis, but it definitely had my nerves in a twist at times. There was a secondary romantic element that stayed in the background, but it really worked for this book. Who the romantic interest was wasn't always clear which added to the susp
“Sometimes we want to believe something so badly that we allow ourselves to be taken advantage of.”

---- Aaron B. Powell, an American author

Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author, pens her latest suspense novel, The Wrong Man, which is a heart-stopping thriller about an interior decorator who on a business cum pleasure trip to Florida gets conned by a man about his identity, and little did she knew that a simple stolen identity case would land her up in a dangerous game of illegal m
Raven Haired Girl
Jun 15, 2015 added it
Shelves: 2015
A perfect beach read. Certainly won't keep you on the edge of your seat. Entertaining but felt a bit contrived.

The characters are matte, they felt awkward, their interaction amiss. The narrative predictable and mediocre, slightly implausible. The ending prognosticate - by far the most excitement offered. The writing was far too casual, an unpolished feel, dialog was way off, stilted.

Despite its flaws, the clever intended premise, it's a great means to escape reality. A low grade thriller with
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not a bad book... nice plot... the main character drove me nuts at time but the story was good and kept me riveted. I would probably give it a 3.5/4... there was some stuff that should have been left out about design but other than that it was ok.
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
The Wrong Man reminds me that I can be quite a harsh judge of psychological thrillers. I have fairly high expectations of where I expect an author to take me in terms of suspense and thrills.

There is nothing particularly wrong with the Wrong Man. It is just very average and cliched; in terms of plot development, language and how it reads. It is an easy read, that doesn’t stretch your mind. It is the kind of book that you pick up on a summer holiday and never finish. It is more light romantic sus
Mandy White
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Kits holiday fling becomes a fight for her life. this was a great fast paced story that keeps you wanting more. Thanks to Canelo and Netgalley for a copy of this book to read and review
Linda Strong
Jan 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
3.5 Stars

Kit Finn is on vacation in the Florida Keys when she literally bumps into a very charming, very handsome man. For once in her life, she wants to let loose and do something risky .. but fun...for a change. After a wonderful night together, she's pleased that he wants to see her again when she gets back to New York. It seems he is also from New York and is on vacation.

She arrives at his apartment on the agreed date at the agreed time. Only the man who lives there is someone she has never
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'd give this 3.5 solid stars

This is the second Kate White book I've read and I loved the first one The Sixes. One of my favorite reads this year! This was a solid book as well, and I found it an easy, fast-paced read.

Kit is an interior designer her has started her own boutique design firm with her colleague Baby. Kit is on vacation when she meets a handsome stranger, and she spends a fantastic night with him. They make plans to meet up when they are back in NYC for dinner, but when Kit arrives
Peg Cochran
I enjoyed Kate White's previous two thrillers a lot so I was really looking forward to this one. I stopped reading halfway through. Maybe it was me, but I couldn't get through it. I didn't care what happened to the heroine after a point and the story felt disjointed. I'm hoping the next one will be back to the quality of her other books.
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
An easy read with an interesting mystery. Nothing deep or too intense, but sometimes a little fluff is what we need. The only reason it took me so long to finish is because I've been so busy. It would actually be easy to finish in a day or two. A decent way to pass the time if you like light mystery. You'll also learn a thing or two about interior design as the main character is a home decorator.
Jun 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a First Read. I like Kate White, really, but not this book. It is a series of cliches with poorly developed and not very likable characters, a predictable plot, and little feel for even the setting. While the novel started off well, with an illicit hook-up in Florida, it fell flat on its face back in NewYork City. The heroine continually makes dumb choices which put her in danger, she has a friend who is 50 or 60, highly regarded in her field, and is named Baby -really, a ...more
Ella Star
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars rounded up to four!

I was initially drawn to The Wrong Man by the cover, which makes me think thriller right away. I was a little bit disappointed by this read, but pleasantly surprised in some areas as well. I would pick up another book by this author, though and I’m actually quite intrigued by her mystery series which I found on Goodreads when I was doing some stalking, haha!

The book is a mystery, yet that plot really lacked some oomph for me. It was a little bit bland and didn’t have
Kit Finn is an interior decorator in Manhattan and while vacationing in the Florida Keys she decides to let lose. Her personal life is boring and she wants to have some fun so when she meets a man that she is attracted to she goes for it. She thinks she will probably never see him again but he calls and asks to meet when she is back in New York. But when she arrives at his apartment she discovers the wrong man. This man claims his wallet was stolen and insists that she contact the head of securi ...more
The case of the mistaken identity
Kit, a successful interior designer in her thirties, decides to bring a change into her life and take more risks, to live life to the fullest. She meets a man in Florida during her vacation, and on the return back home, realizes that she has been conned. He is not who he said he was, and now there is another man who says he is the real he. Ultimately who is he, the man in Florida and the man in New York?
This book by Kate White has a lot of twists, the road to so
3.5 stars. I enjoyed this one, although I figured out the end by about the halfway point. It was creepy and suspenseful enough to keep me reading.
Jaime Brown
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Kit met Matt at a resort in Florida. She was there on business but needed a fresh start after the end of a too long, too boring relationship. She ran into Matt several times on her last day of the trip, but it wasn’t until they ran into each other at a small island gift shop that she spoke to him and agreed to dinner.

She met Matt for dinner, then later drinks in his room, then the next morning she was on her way back to New York. She went into the night, knowing it was just a bit of fun, she di
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it
The case of the mistaken identity
Kit, a successful interior designer in her thirties, decides to bring a change into her life and take more risks, to live life to the fullest. She meets a man in Florida during her vacation, and on the return back home, realizes that she has been conned. He is not who he said he was, and now there is another man who says he is the real he. Ultimately who is he, the man in Florida and the man in New York?
This book by Kate White has a lot of twists, the road to so
I think I'm getting crankier in my old age. There were times when I thought I might rate this book as high as four stars, but moving the plot forward required the heroine to act with a degree of willful disregard for staying alive that made me cringe. It's an intriguing setup that never quite pays off. (As a side note, the author does a good job of conveying visuals--which does fit the character and her career as an interior designer--but after a while it became obvious to me that there was so m ...more
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
The heroine of this book frustrated me to no end at times. However, the story was decent enough that I might read something else by this author.
Christina T
This was the book that could have been...but wasn't.

The Good, The Bad, and Everything Else: While the beginning of this book was so very interesting, towards the middle I found I could care less in learning how this book ends. With mistaken identities, liars, corporate intrigue, break-ins, murders, and a host of other stuff this book could have been amazing. It just wasn't. With Kit (no explanation as to if this was a nickname or not) being a truly TSTL heroine, making one bad decision after ano
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Have you ever had to deal with an "askhole"? That person who constantly seeks - and receives- good advice, yet fails to follow any of it? Then main character of this book would qualify as an askhole.

How can somebody who is is supposed to be so smart make such stupid choices? Despite sound advice, offers of help and even her own better judgement, this "savvy" business woman seemed to be hell bent on putting herself in danger while simultaneously refusing to do the right thing or rely on people s
Melody McNamara
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Kate White's books. This is one of her older ones, yet true to form. Suspenseful, fast-paced and addictive, with plenty of twists and turns along the way. Everything gets wrapped up nicely in the end. An overall entertaining thriller.
May 28, 2015 rated it liked it
This one is hard to rate because it had many elements that should have made it a 4-star, but yet something was missing. Although the characters are likable, I didn't feel a connection. Good suspense throughout however plot fairly easy to figure out.
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was received from the publisher in return for an honest review

Kit Finn is an interior designer living in New York, recently out of a long term relationship she realised she had stayed in for convenience rather than love she’s determined to rediscover the girl she used to be – carefree and determined to live without regrets.

A trip down to the Florida Keys is her opportunity to kick-start this new philosophy – so when she meets Matt and he invites her to dinner she decides why not… When
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review Originally Posted: Traveling With T

*Kate White returns to give us readers a book with a few thrills, some surprises and a beach read that should be enjoyed with a large frozen drink!*

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Wrong Man

Kit Finn is on a business trip in Florida. Having recently ended a boring and safe relationship, Kit is evaluating life. She’s known for being bold and out-there in the designer world and she’s beginning to think that she needs some
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a beautiful spring season, shortly after Kit Finn's 35th birthday, so while on a working vacation in Islamorada, Florida, she decides to do something daring.

She starts seeing everything differently, with this new perspective. So when she literally bumps into a handsome man after breakfast in the hotel...and then sees him several more times in random places, she responds when he asks her to dinner.

Their dinner turns into a brief sexual encounter, so when she heads home afterwards, she anti
Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the Publisher, Canelo for this review copy given in exchange for an honest review. Also thank you to Ellie from Canelo for organising the Blog Tour!

Kit Finn meets handsome Matt Healy whilst on a business trip. He’s very charming and they end up spending the night together. Matt arranges to meet Kit in New York when he returns but when she arrives at their pre-arranged date at Matt’s apartment she’s shocked to find the man that opens the door isn’t the Matt
Denise Cornelius
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: omaha-beach-read
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Kate White is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels of suspense: seven Bailey Weggins mysteries and five psychological thrillers, including The Secrets You Keep. Her next suspense novel, Such a Perfect Wife, will be published on May 7, 2019.

For fourteen years she served as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beau

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