Não Contes a Ninguém
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 ...more
Subject: E.P. + D.B.
Was the email a sick joke, or could it be true...that his soulmate, his beautiful wife had not been the victim of the sadistic serial killer, KillRoy, eight years ago but was alive! Only she knew the secret of their first kiss at age twelve and the anniversary shared every year in celebration of their love. Only Elizabeth knew of their initials, E.P. + D.B., carved on a tree...and now, someone was emailing David Beck unlocking strong rooms of intimate me ...more
I had a really tough time putting this book down for interruptions (slee ...more
I really do like his work: "We all do it. If you cross the street to a ...more
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 ...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
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 ...more
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 ...more
Okay, I'll admit, it was a page turner. My curiosity got me. That's not enough for me to consider a book 'good', though.
I really was turned off by the gory torture scenes. After the first one, I could tell when one was coming and simply skipped over that chapter/those pages. It made for a very quick read. Really dumb.
I didn't like how everything was all wrapped up so nicely in the ...more
Seriously, Harlan Coben is a talented mystery and thriller writer. He knows h ...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
رواية من أجمل ما قرأت !
أحداث غير متوقعة أبداً
رغم أني شعرت بالقرف من بعض الأحداث الفرعية !!!
إلا أن هذا لم يمنعني من التصفيق وبشدة
و لا أستطع أن أصف حجم سعادتي حين وجدت أن هارلان كوبن لديه العديد من الروايات الأخرى
أنا وجدت كنزاً * من الذهول * ! ووجدت كاتباً أستطيع أن أضمه لقائمة كُتّابي المفضلين
أنصح بها و بشدّه
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
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
A pediatrician by profession, Beck has busied his life with kids and their medical issues. Until this morning when he receives an anonymous email that upturned his life. The email is coded with words and signs that only himself and Elizabeth had known. The email is signed - Tell No One
Does that mean it is Elizabeth af ...more
بتحكى عن واحد مراتو ميتة بقالها ثماني سنوات وفجأة بيلاقى رسالة على الإيميل بتقولو ان مراتك عايشة وبيشوف فيديو ليها وبتذكر حاجات محدش غيرو هو ومراتو عارفينها
بس زى ما فى فيلم عربى قديم فى فيلم أمريكانى قديم بيحتوى على جميع العوامل التجارية: قصة حب من أيام المدرسة, واحد اسود بيتاجر فى المخدرات وعاوز يسبها عشان يربى ابنو
الدكتور الأبيض الكويس, رجل الأعمال الأبيض الغنى الفاسد اللى عندو ابن مدلع هو سبب المصايب
أنصح بقر ...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
The beginning and middle were top notch thriller material. Likable characters (though I liked the non-narrator characters better than the narrator), love-to-hate-em villains, smooth writing, brisk pace. There are lots of plot twists, and these are what eventually become the problem. As Coben tries to wrangle all of these twists and turns into a plausible ending, the story begins to fizzle. You could possibly argue David Beck is an unreliable na ...more
Coben is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first aut ...more