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Tell No One by Harlan Coben
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Apr 02, 2012

really liked it

I was intrigued by this author after one of my favorite writers, Joseph Finder, recommended this book. Coben flawlessly switched from first to third person narrative to give the reader page-by-page cerebral stimuli. One of my best reads in a long time.

There are reasons though why I could not give this book another star:
1. There were too many typos in the e-book version. I mean really bad typos!
2. I felt that the story ended too abruptly; as if the publisher or editor said okay, this is getting to be too long for its price range. There were characters in the story who, all of a sudden, were just ignored in the end. The drifter, the sister and her lesbian friend ...
3. I know there are criticisms about the plausibility that all that happened eight years before could have happened with all the convergence of coincidences ... from the drifter being there at the right time to ... well, I don't want this to be a spoiler so let's leave it at that. I do not have a problem with all those "they just happened to be there" scenarios. It's fiction! But I wished Coben stayed away from the tired old way of having the readers know those scenarios which is when a writer has one person telling another character the stuff we were not privy to.

I am reading another Coben book. Yes, he is really good!

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