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Tell No One

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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.
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Mass Market Paperback, 370 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Dell Publishing Company (first published June 19th 2001)
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Patrick This is the best Harlan Coben book, and I have read them all. It is a mystery/thriller. While some of his books have a romance in them, wand this one…moreThis is the best Harlan Coben book, and I have read them all. It is a mystery/thriller. While some of his books have a romance in them, wand this one does, I would never consider them a romantic suspense.(less)

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Mandy Crider
Jun 25, 2015 Mandy Crider rated it it was amazing
OH MY LORD! Coben delivers again!! I'm always left in awe after reading one of his mysteries and this time I was thrown all over the place!

This is truly a spine tingling, fast paced, game changing novel. It was such a page turner that I stayed up late to finish it, I just had to know what happened!

This book is awesome. It begins with Beck and his wife at the lake for their anniversary. The night begins nicely for the couple until Elizabeth's scream pierces the air and Beck is attacked. When he w
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Nicholas Sparks
Apr 11, 2012 Nicholas Sparks rated it it was amazing
When a man receives a mysterious email from his deceased wife, he sets out on a quest for answers. One of the all-time great thrillers.
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Nov 07, 2016 P rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller-horror
“The sun was now in its death throes, bruising the sky a coiling purple and orange.”




This book is unbelievably awesome. First of all, I'd like to say that I had avoided reading it for too long until I had a chance to try it, then I couldn't putting it down even I had a lot of work this week. Tell No One has a straightforward narration. We believed wholeheatedly about what the author tried to tell, but after that, he revealed a distrustful evidence making us reconsider our thought again and aga
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Kemper
Dr. David Beck and his wife Elizabeth are the kind of couple that is so perfect that most of us would hate them. They met when they were little kids and they’ve been in love ever since. They’ve got cute little code phrases like ‘kiss time’ that marks their first smooch, which they know to the minute, of course.

So when a super happy couple like this has an anniversary to celebrate, they wouldn’t think of doing anything as pedestrian as maybe going out for a nice dinner with a couple of cocktails
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Sandra
Beck and his wife Elizabeth make their annual stop at Lake Charmaine where they carve a notch into a tree where they first kissed years ago. Later they swim in the lake and make love. Beck stays in the lake while Elizabeth swims ashore. Beck then hears a car door slam, he hears Elizabeth scream, and he sees her disappear into the semi-darkness of the night. When he quickly swims back to shore and climbs onto the dock he is hit a few times with a baseball bat and falls back into the water. He is ...more
Suzanne
Oh no! I've just rated a Harlan Coben book only three stars! I found it hard to give time to this book as it's a busy time of year and a busy household. Of course this has nothing to do with the book. I liked this one, didn't love it, and only really wanted to see what happened. I didn't love the ending, there was so much going on. Maybe I had to think too hard! I still think he's an amazing writer. Can't love them all, huh?!

I really do like his work: "We all do it. If you cross the street to a
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Kp
Jan 13, 2010 Kp rated it did not like it
I had never read anything by Harlan Coben and had heard he was a good mystery/suspense writer. I disagree. This book was horrible. I almost gave it NO stars, BUT, to my own discredit, I WAS sucked in to the plot and kind of wanted to keep reading it. However, all along, I noticed the bad writing, the improbable plot twists which never seemed to end, and the completely contrived situations to help set up those plot twists. For example, having Dr. Beck take care of and befriend a black thug drug d ...more
Carol
Jun 09, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
This was my 1st HC novel which made me seek out and read the rest of his books. Great suspense and a fast read! Highly recommend.
Margitte
Dr. David Beck receives mysterious emails eight years after his long time childhood friend, and wife for six months was taken. The 13th ring around a heart with their names in against the tree, was the last time they would celebrate a love that started out just about their first year together in school. It was impossible for him to get over the events and move on with his life.

He had no other choice but to sleuth his way to the truth of what happened that night in the lake when Elizabeth disapp
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Angie
Feb 25, 2017 Angie rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Angie by: Carolyn Rowell
Another 5 star read...Man I've been lucky lately:)

A friend who first turned me on to Harlan Coben recommended this as her favorite of his. Tell No One was another page turner for me...suspense, turns, twists with humor, drama, and the unexpected. Loved the cast of characters who were anything but one-dimensional. I was totally sucked into this book and bummed when I had to get back to the real world. Highly recommended!
Geza Tatrallyay
Jan 01, 2017 Geza Tatrallyay rated it liked it
This is not Coben's best; perhaps one of his subcontracted works, Still, I kept reading because I didn't really know what was going on and there was enough sustained tension.






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Jonetta
I’m a fan of Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series and decided that I’d start this book without reading the synopsis. It was selected as the book for group discussion in one of my groups and was highly touted. The book was that much more exciting because I didn’t know what it was about and read the prologue with no clue as to where it was going. Here’s what I’ll say about it so you can have a similar experience if you choose.

I had a really tough time putting this book down for interruptions (slee
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Melisa
Feb 05, 2016 Melisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, thrillers
4.95 stars! So good. And I will explain my ridiculous rating too.

I don't think I've ever read a book that left me guessing so much. Literally to the last page. Any book that can stump me like that is a winner in my book. It was so full of suspense and twists and turns, one of the best thrillers I've read. It would make a great movie too.

I just can't believe no one fact checked the historical reference to the architect Stanford White! (Not a spoiler). Its inaccuracy bothered me a little bit and
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Jen
Feb 14, 2009 Jen rated it liked it
This is an absolutely first for me--I read this book in one sitting. Literally. I started it after dinner and DID NOT put the book down. 4 1/2 hours and 339 pages later, I finished the book. Talk about a page turner! All that being said, why only 3 stars? The truth is, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. It's a thriller--loads of suspense and plot twists--bucket loads of plot twists. Normally I love that, but this had so much, by the end it was almost getting to be too much. Anothe ...more
Corey
May 02, 2013 Corey rated it it was amazing
Holy ¢%*\! This book completely blew me away, one twist after another! I can certainly understand why it got such a buzz when it was released. For those who haven't read Harlan Coben yet, I think that Tell No One is a good one to start out with. Each page and chapter of the book just keep you guessing up until the very end.

One thing I like about Harlan Coben is his books aren't really bloody, gory or overly graphic like some other mystery writers, just full of nail biting suspense! Some nights t
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Teresa
Oct 26, 2012 Teresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-inglaterra, e3
Se este livro fosse comida seria um bitoque.
O bife é razoavelmente tenro, embora com alguns nervos e gorduras, (enredo funcional, mas sem originalidade);
O ovo está perfeitamente estrelado, com a parte branca bem passada e a amarela cremosa para molhar o pão, (bom equilíbrio entre descrições e diálogos);
As batatas, embora um pouco oleosas, estão douradinhas, (personagens insípidas mas bem comportadas).
Esperava mais deste cozinheiro, cujo “Desaparecido Para Sempre “considerei um prato de alta coz
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Love Fool
Jan 27, 2015 Love Fool rated it it was amazing
For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. 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.

Seriously, Harlan Coben is a talented mystery and thriller writer. He knows h
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Sherri Thacker
Wow. This book grabbed me from the very beginning! I almost gave it 5 stars. It's ALMOST that good but I got a little lost here and there so that's why it's not quite 5 stars. Great reading!! Harlan Coben does it again.
Heather *live on coffee & flowers*
I'm quitting this with less than 40 pages to go. I just do not CARE how they're going to best the bad guy. I hate Coben's writing style. HATE it. I hate the way his characters act pseudo-clever and the way they're purposely evasive so the conversations have to go on longer than necessary. The plot wasn't even very interesting. I'm still counting this as read. The only reason I picked it up was for a challenge. I can't believe I made it this far.
Natasha
Jan 24, 2013 Natasha rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
This was okay. Not great.

Also, the narrator sighed all the time, like he couldn't stand being there, or reading the book.
Wendy
Jun 16, 2014 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: may-15
Great Book!
Anna
Sep 07, 2010 Anna rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: bookcrossing, 2010
One star as I managed to finish this.

Coben's books seem popular, so I thought I'd give it a try, in the never ending search for nice thrillers and detectives....

Dr David Beck tries to figure out what happened 8 years ago, when his wife and love from his childhood was killed. Or was she..?

I read it to the end, but at some point there came a strong feeling of BS. Now let me try to get a few hiccups why:
* computer surveillance. This was supposedly happening with dial-up and in 2001 or earlier. So n
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Joana Esteves
Jun 01, 2013 Joana Esteves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
Uma leitura muito cativante, um daqueles livros que não conseguimos pousar, uma história que nos faz querer sempre ler "só mais um capítulo" para saber o que se vai passar a seguir, para compreender o que de facto se está a passar.

No entanto fico-me pelas 4 estrelas pois estava à espera de mais qualquer coisa no final...
Eve
Aug 15, 2008 Eve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a real page turner. I just felt so let down at the end. It was like...all this build up and it could've been beautiful...but it was just short of perfection. That's my take, anyhow.
nikolaos
Apr 23, 2017 nikolaos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Είχα ήδη διαβάσει δύο βιβλία του συγγραφέα (τα δύο πρόσφατα : Ο Ξένος και το Μου Λείπεις) και γνωρίζοντας ότι τα προηγούμενα του είναι λίγο πολύ εξαντλημένα, δεν το σκέφτηκα και πολύ όταν είδα ότι Κυριακάτικη εφημερίδα προσέφερε το εν λόγω βιβλίο (και στην έκδοση των 2 Ευρώ, παρακαλώ…). Σε συνδυασμό με το γεγονός ότι δεν είχα προγραμματίσει να διαβάσω κάποιο άλλο βιβλίο, το ξεκίνησα σχεδόν αμέσως. Και αποδείχτηκε πολύ καλό βιβλίο. Για άλλη μια φορά ο συγγραφέας αποδεικνύει ότι γράφει καλά αστυνο ...more
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Islam Salem
Feb 10, 2016 Islam Salem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية قمة في الجمال ، إثارة من أول صفحة حتى أخر صفحة و حبكة في قمة الإنسيابية. أنصح بقرأتها بشدة .
Jane Stewart
3 stars. Above average mystery suspense. It kept my interest.

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
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Bill Khaemba
Oct 31, 2015 Bill Khaemba rated it really liked it
“Memories, you see, hurt. The good ones most of all.”


I can't believe I have never picked up a Harlan Coben book before but thanks to a recommendation, I have fixed that problem. HOLY SHIT! That was fast paced action with killer suspense to top it.

It got me guessing what was happening and I am pretty good at cracking a case but I was heavily sidelined by the last page. His writing style is simple and plot-driven, which makes it easy for the reader to just get lost in the mystery. It would have
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Susan
Jan 08, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing
Wow. Harlan Coben leaves his series for this book and breaks new ground which I sure hope he plans on continuing. Dr. David Beck's childhood sweetheart and wife is murdered 8 years ago and while his life has gone on, the hole her death created has only widened. And then the past connects to the present and the story is full of tightly connected twists and turns with a plot so complicated that I'll be thinking about this story for weeks. It's one of the very best things I've read in a long, long ...more
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