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Play Dead by Harlan Coben
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Nov 04, 2011

it was ok
Read from November 04 to 12, 2011

I never thought it possible that I would rate a Harlan Coben book less than four stars (or at least three), but this most recent book was so far fetched and deliberately contrived to give it twists and turns that were just (in a word) stupid. I am being generous to give it two stars. You have to believe a star basketball player with everything going for him, hopelessly in love with his beautiful new wife would deliberately disappear on their honeymoon without a word, fake drowning, re-invent himself by getting plastic surgery, then return to his old basketball team as a walk-on and re-establish his star career under a new name. In the meanwhile, to spice up the book, we have womanizing, adultery, a totally disfunctional family, treachery, lots of murders, ughhh. I don'r know if Coben wrote this thing - but he needs to return to Myron Bolitar and sidekick Win to get me back as a fan.
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