Tell No One

Tell No One

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Eight years after his beloved wife, Elizabeth, was supposedly abducted, brutalized, and murdered by a serial killer, Beck receives a mysterious communiquT that suggests that she may still be alive, but he soon discovers that his search for the truth could be setting himself up as the prime suspect in a number of crimes. 55,000 first printing.

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For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.
Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible - that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive.
Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope. But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret - and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.

Baker
& Taylor

Eight years after his beloved wife, Elizabeth, was supposedly murdered by a serial killer, Beck receives information that suggests she may still be alive, but his search for the truth could mean setting himself up as the prime suspect in a number of crimes.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780385335553
0385335555
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 25 cm

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Bean1988
Oct 16, 2018

Another great suspense filled story by one of my favourite authors.

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gvlee
Sep 03, 2018

Stand alone novel full of action and plot twists, right to the very last page.

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KimMarston
Apr 23, 2018

Incredible suspense! Nice to have the point of view from the husband rather than a detective for a change. Feels like you are making decisions yourself.

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TyieshaE
Oct 30, 2017

I'm reluctantly going to finish this book, although I lost patience with Coben's overstated and exaggerated portrayals of minorities as thuggish uneducated criminals and white people as irrefutably rich and intelligent within the first couple of chapters. I understand the desire to come across as gritty and realistic but it just ended up coming off as offensive. The dialogue and character and scenery descriptions were completely stereotyped-i have never heard a black person use the word "bidness" in a legitimate conversation. Also, the simple mechanics of the writing were just awful. It lacks structure and flow. Good story, abhorrent execution.

The only reason I'm still reading is because I want to know what happened to Elizabeth. Glad I checked out the e-book instead of wasting gas to go the library for a paper copy.

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RIJN
Sep 11, 2017

Begin reading on pg267.

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Alpha_zzz
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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