Tell No One

Tell No One

A Novel

eBook - 2009
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Eight years ago David Beck was knocked unconscious and left for dead, and his wife Elizabeth was kidnapped and murdered. For the next eight years Dr Beck re-lived the horror of what happened that day every day of his life. Then one afternoon, he receives an anonymous e-mail telling him to log on to a certain web site at a certain time, using a code that only he and his wife knew. The screen opens onto a web cam and it is Elizabeth's image he sees. Is it a practical joke? But as Beck tries to find out if Elizabeth is truly alive and what really happened the night she disappeared, the FBI are trying to pin Elizabeth's murder on him, and everyone he turns to seems to end up dead...
Publisher: New York : Dell, [2009]
ISBN: 9780307491732
0307491730
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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RIJN
Sep 11, 2017

Begin reading on pg267.

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Yoo_hoo5
Mar 13, 2017

I'd have to say this was a pretty good read. Some characters were interesting, some, not so much. There are a few twists to the story, which I enjoy. I never like reading "predictable". I'd give it 3+ stars because although it was good, some of the characters were off-putting.

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MillieBT
Feb 25, 2017

When a man receives a mysterious email from his deceased wife, he sets out on a quest for answers.....a spine tingling...fast paced....game changing novel.......definitely a page turner

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wyenotgo
Aug 02, 2016

One of the best murder mysteries I've ever read. The opening premise of a man suddenly receiving an email from his wife who was murdered eight years ago certainly gets one's attention. That's followed by a plot with more twists than a mountain bike path. It's difficult to figure out who the good guys and bad guys are and almost everyone seems to have secrets that somehow bear on the plot.
An unusual bonus, seldom encountered in books of this kind is that several of the minor characters (the fugitive hiding in the woods, the drug dealer, the lesbian model, the doctor's father-in-law) are well drawn, interesting and really contribute to the story.
Some readers have criticized the plot for being far-fetched. Of course it is! That's what this genre of book is supposed to be -- a piece of fantasy. Yes, there are technology anachronisms; a legitimate quibble but I'm willing to overlook minor issues like that when the entire book is so entertaining.
A well deserved four-and-a-half stars.

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jill_seinola
May 01, 2016

Excellent mystery with lots of twists and unexpected turns. Highly recommended to those who enjoyed Gone Girl.

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Eil_1
Apr 18, 2016

I really liked this book. It was truly exciting with unexpected twists and turns. It's too bad the sequel "Tell No One - Gone for Good" is not available. Read this book - I'm certain you'll enjoy it! To "conservatively autistic": get over yourself - too bad if a lesbian couple have a major role to play.

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JihadiConservative
Jun 16, 2015

I am not going to give this a rating because, sadly, I didn't finish it. I have mixed feelings about whether or not I liked this book. Here is what I liked. The book was crazy suspense. I could hardly stand it! The plot was intriguing and fun. Here is what I hated: First, the writing sucked really bad. It was just terrible. For example, Coben uses a lot of two word sentences. Here is what you will find in the book. John said. "Whats up?" Mary said. "Nothing" John Walked. Mary walked.
Really Coben!?! You're an adult author! This isn't frigging Dick and Jane! Another thing a hated was the whole lesbian thing. I hate it when books like this have agendas. Let me say this, I hate reading about lesbians. I have better things to do than reading about two woman doing things. And these woman are not side characters, these are major characters! If it were not for this issue and the fifth grade writing, then this book is worthy of a 4.5 rating.

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2kool4skool
Mar 20, 2015

Really fantastic book! Interestingly enough, I think it is also the only Harlan Coben book to get a movie adaptation. (However, as of writing this, I have yet to watch it, and get the impression some elements of the story may have been changed)

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RedLeaf
Jan 12, 2015

Searching for holiday reading? Tell No One is well worth considering. If you read the first chapter and then start reading the second one it's time to forget whatever you had planned for the rest of the day and finish the book. The need to find out how it will all end will compel most readers to pass through the weaker parts of the plot without too much notice as they enjoy the fast and twisting narrative.

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peterwhitmey
Jul 31, 2014

Awesome plot!!

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