Is Netflix’s “Fool Me Once” based on a book?

The British television series “Fool Me Once,” produced by Quay Street Productions and available on Netflix,  transports you to a thriller journey.  “Fool Me Once” is the story of Maya Stern, played by Michelle Keegan. After seeing her husband, Joe, get killed, Maya, a former army captain, gets caught up in a web of mystery and danger. As Maya deals with the trauma of war and her husband’s death, the story takes a surprising turn when she sees him on her daughter’s nanny cam. This is a reveal that pushes the limits of what is real and what is imagined.
As the story goes on, Maya goes on a quest for the truth with her niece and nephew. As they look into who killed their mother and how the two cases are connected in strange ways, the audience is taken on an exciting journey through Maya’s past, her problems with PTSD, and the strange events that led to her husband’s apparent resurrection. tvacute will talk more about Fool Me Once,” including its plot, where it came from, and the question that keeps coming up: could it be based on a true story or a novel?

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Is Fool Me Once on Netflix based on a Novel?

 Yes,  “Fool Me Once” on Netflix is based on the 2016 book of the same name by the famous American author Harlan Coben. This is the eighth time that Coben’s books have been turned into movies for Netflix, so fans can expect the usual twists and turns that come with the author’s work.
The change from page to screen brings Coben’s complicated stories to life, giving mystery book fans a gorgeous visual treat. An executive director for the show and the author of the original book, Harlan Coben, is excited about the cast and says that Michelle Keegan’s performance as Maya Stern is powerful and emotional.
Because Coben got the idea for Maya from a real combat helicopter pilot he met on a USO trip, the character is a unique mix of strong and weak. The show explores the psychological challenges of going from being in the military to being a civilian. It looks at PTSD and the sense of separation that veterans feel when they come home from war zones.
This version stays true to Coben’s story while adding a British setting that makes it different from the American setting of the original book. Viewers are given a mix of family drama, military intrigue, and an exciting look at a main character who is caught between the ghosts of the past and the unknowns of the present as Maya Stern’s character takes center stage.
In an exclusive interview with, Coben talks about how the idea for Maya came about. He has a personal link with a real-life combat helicopter pilot he met on a USO tour. This shows how important it is for him to create a character that is different from those in his other works.
The series is not only proof of how good Coben is at writing stories, but also of how hard a determined team worked to make his ideas come to life on screen. People who read “Fool Me Once” are taken into Coben’s world, which is full of tension and revelation.

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Olivia Wilson is the senior news writer for TV Acute. She spends too much money on collectables and is enamored with movies, comics, and television series. She loves binge-watching and can spend hours talking about movies and TV shows. She can immerse herself into a good story no matter the genre or form and only come out from it when she's had her fill. When she's not writing, she's probably cooking or exploring new places. You can follow her daily exploits on Twitter and Facebook.

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