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Fool Me Once creator addresses character 'plot hole' and says it’s 'so obvious'

Fool Me Once creator addresses character 'plot hole' and says it’s 'so obvious'

Harlan Coben cleared up the confusion

Everyone and their nan seems to have binge-watched the latest Harlan Coben adaptation since it first dropped on Netflix at the start of this month (1 January).

Fool Me Once, starring Michelle Keegan and Richard Armitage, has taken the world by storm but it seems some viewers have been left slightly baffled by what they reckon is a major plot hole.

So, to clear up all the confusion, Coben himself has addressed the character 'plot hole' and even went as to as to say it’s 'so obvious' but, beware, spoilers will follow.

Check out the official trailer here:

In case you've not yet watched it, the official Netflix premise of Fool Me Once, which is the streaming platform's eighth Coben adaptation, reads: "Harlan Coben’s Fool Me Once follows Maya Stern (Michelle Keegan) who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe (Richard Armitage).

"But when Maya installs a nanny-cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognises in her house. Her husband, who she thought was dead...

"Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce (Akhtar) leads the homicide investigation into Joe's death while grappling with secrets of his own. Meanwhile, Maya's niece and nephew, Abby and Daniel, are trying to find the truth about their mother's murder, several months earlier.

Harlan Coben addressed the Fool Me Once 'plot hole'.

"Are the two cases connected? Fool Me Once follows these characters on a thrilling hunt for the truth that will reveal shocking secrets and change their lives forever."

Now, at the very end of the series, we all finally learn that Maya was actually the one behind Joe's death, after discovering he had murdered her sister - and that he was prepared to murder her, too.

However, while that mystery was solved, viewers were left scratching their heads over why Maya's friend and fellow military officer, Shane, played by Emmet J. Scanlan, kept putting trackers on Maya's car.

The character could also be seen standing outside her house, looking very suspicious.

In an interview with LADbible, Coben was asked: "Did you expect so many fans to be asking why Shane kept putting trackers on Maya’s car?"

The crime author replied: "Not really, because I think in the end Shane’s behaviour is so obvious.

Coben explained why Shane kept putting trackers on Maya' car.

"Imagine your best friend, who trusts you with a house key, has PTSD, is taking medication, has been forced out of the military due to a scandal, had two close family murdered, is acting sketchy, is lying to you – and just told you that she saw her dead husband still alive," Coben explained.

Coben continued to say: "A good friend, especially one with Shane’s background, would do whatever he could to keep an eye (track) that friend and make sure she’s OK, especially when she’s always watching a little girl. The vast majority of people got that, I think.

"I often find that people think they find plot holes when in truth they just haven’t considered every possibility. But that’s part of the fun, so have it."

Well, there you have it.

Fool Me Once is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Arnold Jerocki/WireImage/ Netflix

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix