Tell No One by Harlan Coben

*Harlan Coben has become one of my favorite suspense/mystery writers, and this is one of his best in my opinion. He can deliver twists and turns that will leave you amazed.


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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.


4.95 stars! So good. And I will explain my ridiculous rating too.

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that left me guessing so much. Literally to the last page. Any book that can stump me like that is a winner in my book. It was so full of suspense and twists and turns, one of the best thrillers I’ve read. It would make a great movie too.

I just can’t believe no one fact checked the historical reference to the architect Stanford White! (Not a spoiler). Its inaccuracy bothered me a little bit and that’s why I made a silly .05 of a star deduction.


  1. Isabel · July 27, 2016

    I hope you don’t mind my commenting on a post from over a week ago, but I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages. Plus I noticed you said it would make a great movie, so in case you haven’t heard of it I thought I’d recommend the French film that was based on this book — Ne le dis à personne. It’s absolutely fantastic, one of my personal favorites.


    • thebookcollective · September 21, 2016

      Hi there,
      I’m so sorry I have just approved your comments! My email for the site wasn’t activated and I had no idea! UGH!

      Thank you so much for the recommendations, I’ve been wanting to check out the movie as well. I think I saw it on Netflix!


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