Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Tell No One is a book I have had on my shelves for awhile and decided to finally pull it off after reading something about Mr. Coben. It was a good read, and perfect for me to read in the short, little breaks I had that I could sneak it in. I give it a B.

Back cover:
For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.
Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible- that somewhere, somehow, his wife is alive... and he's been warned to tell no one.

Tell No One is a suspense-filled book, one that the pages are turning and the suspense is building. While there aren't a lot of clues for the reader to follow along with and try and solve the crime, it is action packed. I loved the character Beck and the inside look at the low income practice he has in New York City. I would have rated the book higher, but some parts of the book were just so unbelievable that I knocked the grade down a little bit. I tend to like my suspense books to be a bit more believeable as they tend to spook me more. There were also a lot of characters running through the story, including some from the past, that gave me somewhat of a problem keeping track of. I enjoy Mr. Coben's books, but I probably won't be buying them new.

I am not sure what I am going to read next. I leave for up north on Monday for a retreat for my new job, so this weekend I have to get this house scrubbed (I always have to clean before I leave out of town), do laundry, run to the library, run to the bank, and other odds and ends. When I get back from the retreat (which I am dreading...) it's back to school full time pretty much, so I want to squeeze in as much of the little projects I have been putting off all summer. I am going to sign off now, catch up on some blog reading, and get started on some of that laundry. Happy Reading everyone!


Staci said...

I've read a few Coben books and have enjoyed them. I usually don't buy these type of books, so I check him out from the library. Good luck trying to decide what to read next!

Literary Feline said...

I've only read one Coben book and I liked it quite a bit. I've been wanting to read more by him.

I hope you have a fun time at the retreat. I always like to leave behind a clean house when I go away too.

Kristie said...

Staci do you have any recommedations on which of his books you liked?

Wendy- I hear you on the clean house. The only thing is I've cleaned it now, but I have a feeling my hubby will mess it up when I'm gone!