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Tell No One by Harlan Coben
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May 04, 09

Read in May, 2009

Tell No One by Harlan Coben is a thriller which is based on the lives of Dr. David Beck and Elizabeth Parker Beck. In a flashbahback, the reader learns that David and Elizabeth's love for one another started in Miss Sobel's second grade class. Thirteen years later they marry.
The story opens when they go back to the tree at Lake Charmaine where they shared their first kiss. They are celebrating seven months of married life. They kiss again, swim, and make love. That's when the real excitement begins. Elizabeth is kidnapped, and killed(?), and David is hit on the head with a baseball bat and then left to drown in the lake.
Eight years later, David startsto receive e-mails which led him to believe that Elizabeth might still be alive.
Coben takes his readers on trails leading to the discovery of crimes in high places. Unfortunately, innocent people lose their lives. Other trails lead to the discovery that goodness can be found in the least expected places and in the hearts and actions of family, friends, and lovers. Like most trails there are twists, turns, and new discoveries to be found behind each and every bend. In the end, truth and love prevail even if there are dim shadows cast on those "truths."
Special Terms: Kiss Time, Sarah Goodhart
Characters:
David Beck - protagonist, pediatrician, and Elizabeth's husband
Elizabeth Parker Beck - wife of David works at Covenant House
Hoyt Parker - Elizabeth's father police officer
Stephen Beck - David's father who worked for Griffin Scope
Griffin Scope - wealthy antagonist
Brandon Scope - son of Griffin who had dealings with Elizabeth
Melvin Bertola
Larry Gandle
Eric Wu - goons working for Griffin Scope
Tyrese Barton
Brutus - street dealers who come to David's assistance
Hester Crimstein - Jewish attorney
Rebecca Schaye - photographer
Victor Letty - low life who uses video files to scam people
Jeremiah Renway - recluse who lives at Lake Charmaine
Sheriff Lowell - chief investigator
Elroy Kellerton (Killroy) accused killer of Elizabeth
( There were so many characters that listing their names and their roles is the only way in which the reader can keep track of them. )
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