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Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Tell No One (2001)

by Harlan Coben

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Dr. David Beck lost his wife eight years ago. Her body was discovered by the roadside and serial killer Elroy Kellroy was arrested for her murder.

During the following eight years, Beck tried to get on with his life and his medical practice. Then, officials reopened the case and Beck became the main suspect.

Harlan Coben does a fine job in setting the scenario and creating believable characters. Beck is a good man and we want to root for him but he's faced with some very evil opponents.

Beck takes some steps during the story that result in previous supporters turning against him. Eventually, he's left with few people totally supporting him.

It is easy for the reader to imagine what they would do in similar circumstances as Beck was faced with. There is also a secondary story being told at the same time. Then, just when it seems the reader can figure out what is happening, there is a surprise that Coben adds to increase the interest and keep us guessing.

This is an excellent story that was also made into a movie. ( )
  mikedraper | Oct 11, 2015 |
Great airplane-type read. Lots of slowly-unfolding mystery, with a satisfying ending revealing all. Not the stuff I usually read, but a good diversion ( )
  DanTarlin | Sep 23, 2015 |
Non stop action, suspense, thriller and a great story. A MUST READ. ( )
  Shivam_Singh | Sep 5, 2015 |
Tell No One by Harlan Coben; (3 1/2*)

Dr. David Beck and his wife Elizabeth have a tradition that they have observed since their childhood days. Each year on the anniversary of carving their initials into a tree they return to the tree. During one of these trips as a married couple when they go back to the wooded lake, Beck is beaten up and Elizabeth vanishes.
Eight years pass. Elizabeth's body has been found, her murderer has been jailed, and Beck has tried to get on with his life. However he just can't seem to get past the events of that night. Making it all the more difficult, Beck begins to get emails from an anonymous sender who seems to know things that only Elizabeth could know. As he begins to attempt to locate her he finds out that the police have uncovered evidence that Beck might have had something to do with Elizabeth's death. And they are not the only ones who are coming after him. But he finds ways to keep searching.
This is the first Coben novel that I have read and I enjoyed it. It grabbed my attention from the beginning and held on right through to the end. The book kept me guessing and I never really got a handle on solving the mystery of the dead/missing wife nor the killer. It is a suspenseful thriller that kept me on my toes. ( )
  rainpebble | Aug 23, 2015 |
My first Harlan Coben, but it won't be my last. Dr. David Beck's life was turned upside down when his wife was murdered and he was left for dead. Eight years later, a mysterious email arrives. Could his wife still be alive? You won't put this one down until the end. ( )
  JoshuaAtkins | Aug 10, 2015 |
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David Beck has rebuilt his life since his wife's murder eight years ago, finishing medical school and establishing himself as a pediatrician, but he's never forgotten the woman he fell in love with in second grade. And when a mysterious e-mail arrives on the anniversary of their first kiss, with a message and an image that leads him to wonder whether Elizabeth might still be alive, Beck will stop at nothing to find the truth that's eluded him for so many years. A powerful billionaire is equally determined to make sure his role in her disappearance never comes to light, even if it means destroying an innocent man.

In David Beck, Harlan Coben, the author of the popular series starring sports agent Myron Bolitar (Darkest Fear et al.) has created a protagonist who shares many of Bolitar's best qualities--he's a decent, generous, gentle guy whose loyalty to those he loves is unquestionable. So when he discovers that people he was close to may be responsible not only for Elizabeth's murder but also the "accidental" death of his father, Beck's sense of betrayal is as understandable to the reader as his uncharacteristically violent reaction. Coben is a skillful storyteller with a gift for creating likable characters caught up in circumstances that illuminate their complex emotional lives and deep humanity. This should be the thriller that breaks this talented writer out of the mystery genre and earns him the recognition he deserves. --Jane Adams

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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, Elizabeth is alive. Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope. But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret--and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.… (more)

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