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Play Dead by Harlan Coben
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Jul 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: thriller-suspense, 2011, chunkster

I discovered Harlan Coben a few years back, and his books have never failed me.

This was the first book he ever wrote, but I enjoyed it just as much as I have his other, more recent books. The mystery itself is intriguing, if not a little predictable. I was able to guess who the killer was, but it didn't stop me from appreciating the story. All of his characters seem real and are well-written. Mr. Coben's writing style flows smoothly and is very easy to read; his style reminds me a little bit of James Patterson's, at least in the fact that it is easy to read and keeps you wanting to turn pages.

This was a great book. It has a little bit of everything: love, murder, betrayal. It even has a plot that a sports-lover would enjoy since one of the main characters is a professional basketball player. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery or thriller.

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Reading Progress

July 23, 2011 – Shelved
July 30, 2011 – Started Reading
July 30, 2011 –
15.0% "Been a while since I read Coben--now I remember why I love his books so much..."
July 31, 2011 –
37.0%
August 4, 2011 –
63.0%
August 6, 2011 – Finished Reading
February 2, 2014 – Shelved as: thriller-suspense
February 2, 2014 – Shelved as: 2011
February 2, 2014 – Shelved as: chunkster

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message 1: by James (new)

James Thane I've had this on the shelf for a while. From the sounds of your review, I'd better get to it!


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