Tell No One
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....more
I had a really tough time putting this book down for interruptions (slee...more
The FBI are trying to pin her murder on David. The facts of her case just don't add up. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you feel you have it figured out another turn in the story occurs. The bodies start piling up...more
Tell No One: Novel into Film
I found a copy of this in the informal circulating library--leave a book, take a book--in the basement of our building, and temporarily put aside Baudolino to read it over the holidays because the French thriller adapted from it was one of the two best movies I saw last year and I'm always curious about the process of adaptation to the screen. What was retained from the original novel? What was changed? How does the impact of the two compare?
The biggest change, obv...more
Tell No One is a wham-bam page-turner that grabs hold of yo...more
His wife is alive. And he's been warned to tell no one.
Of all the authors of page-turning suspense novels; no one makes me turn pages faster than Harlan Corban. He consistently gives his readers a rollicking ride and `Tell No One' is no exception - it's full of hairpin turns and twists of plot.
Unfortunately, in this case, a few too many twists.
I enjoy reading Harlan Corban and I...more
Before I read this book I'd heard that the ending was a bit odd and I've read advice to stop reading a few pages before the end which seemed like very very odd advice for a mystery. It's also impossible advice to follow. As I neared the end of this book I found myself thinking "Well that's not as bad an ending as I'd expected" and I just had one unresolved question that I wanted to read on and answer. But it's the answer to that unresolved question that's the weird thing at the end of the book,...more
There were some coincidences, some far-fetched scenes and dialogue, maybe some characters that I wouldn't have written, but none of that took away from the overall reading experience that I had. I take all that to be part of Coben's writing style, especially given that the entire premise of the s...more
I loved the Tyree parts. He was a black drug dealer. His was the best part of the story but only a small part. I was intrigued with Eric Wu. I had not read about a thug with his talents before.
My problem was the author using slight of hand or gimmicks rather than substantive suspense. Examples follow.
1. A few times conversations were drawn out to delay suspense for a couple of minutes. It was artificial. For example, A has a question...more
I had every single intention of hating this book since I got to like page 9; however, I digress. I don't even know where to start with this book because it's so bananas. I now understand the reviews that are published on its inside and outside covers.
You want my review:
this is a must read. (even the parts you don't like- power through it)
Simply because despite its insipid beginning (a personal bias to the character/ personality displayed by Dr. Beck), the way th...more
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 bill...more
There are reasons though why I could not give this book another star:
1. There were too many typos in the e-book version. I mean really bad typos!
2. I felt that the story ended too abruptly; as if the publisher or editor said okay, this is getting...more
This is a stand-alone novel. Dr. David Beck is a pediatrician with a clinic for poor patients. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been boy friend and girl friend since the age of seven, and first kissed at age twelve. After that each year, on the date of the anniversary of that first kiss, at the exact same time, which they called “kiss time”, they repeated the kiss in the same locat...more
Things I liked:
1- well developed characters. None of the main characters seemed shallow, or frivolous to the plot.
2- one surprise after another.
3- Coben only gives enough information to keep you wanting to read. I hate when authors give out too much at once.
4- I was happy with the conclusion of the story. Nothing left undone.
Things I didn't like:
1- The father of o...more
Dr Beck, a physician, witness the kidnapping and subsequent dissapearance of his wife during a romantic date in a secluded place called Lake Chermaine. This is the place where they kissed for the first time and hides secrets that only both of them know. Eight years later, Dr Beck gets an e-mail with an indication that his wife may still be alive and the story begins to unfold
Though this book could be placed into the mystery and thriller genre I can affirm that it is only an atte...more
Dr. David Beck's wife, Elizabet, was murdered eight years ago. A serial killer was caught and convicted of the crime. "Beck," as his friends call him, hasn't gotten over it. They'd been childhood sweethearts, and never really separated until her death.
Then he gets an email. It seems to be in a code; a phrase only he...more
David Beck and his wife Elizabeth have known each other since they were eight years old. They've been together ever since. As they head to Lake Charmaine, they sit in the car both desperately wanting to come clean with secrets. Neither can make the first step towards lifting the weight of their own secret before tragedy strikes.
Elizabeth is grabbed, tortured, and later found of the side of the road dead. David survives that night although he can't r...more
David Beck and his wife Elisabeth celebrate the anniversary of their first kiss by carving lines in a tree for every year they have been together since their first kiss at age 12. At their 13th anniversary hey drive to the lake where this tree stands and after carving de...more
The protagonist, Dave Beck, is a pediatrician who works in a clinic for low-income people. Eight years ago, his wife was murdered; Beck was at the scene but was knocked out before he could help Elizabeth. Beck has never forgotten and never gotten over Elizabeth; they had been childhood sweethear...more
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What took you so long to answer the phone?"
Who is this?"
How many other Myrons do you know?"
No, Myron Rockefeller."
Something's wrong," Win said.
What are you talking about?"
Some asshole is calling me at seven in the morning pretending to be my best friend."
Sorry, I forgot the time.”