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.
Harlan Coben’s Tell No One is a taut thriller that engages the reader from the first page to the last.
A cryptic email sets events in motion, launching widower Dr. David Beck from his quietly grieving existence into a chilling race to find his beloved wife, who was thought to be murdered eight years ago. An ordinary man thrown into extraordinary, dangerous circumstances, Beck is a sympathetic character whose confusion, shock, fear, determination, and undying devotion to his first and only love is tangible through the pages. The plot grips the reader with the same intensity Beck feels in his relentless search, and the story is filled with clever, if sometimes predictable twists.
Coben’s writing style is straight-forward and unadorned, lending itself to the fast pace of the mystery. Every character he introduces serves a purpose in the story, and while he exhibited an inelegance in having the protagonist speak to the reader and frequently shifting from first person perspective to third, Coben’s Tell No One is an engaging, engrossing story that grabs the reader and doesn’t let go until the final page.