Tell No One
Eight years ago David Beck was knocked unconscious and left for dead, and his wife Elizabeth was kidnapped and murdered. Dr Beck re-lived the horror of what happened that day every day of his life. Then one afternoon, he receives an anonymous email telling him to log on to a certain website. The screen opens on to a web cam - and it is Elizabeth's image he sees. 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...
Reviewed on 16th March 2014
I found reading this book quite interesting, as it's one of the few times I've seen the film first. As such, when I started reading, I found I could visualise the action much more clearly than usual.
This is the eighth of Harlan Coben's books I've read, and the first outside his Myron Bollitar series. Like the series, the narrative is slightly more relaxed than many novels, and the first person narrative helps make this feel more natural.
The story is a mystery, focusing in on the baffled man who's caught up in it, and it develops at a smooth speed keeping the reader hooked throughout. There are places where things feel slightly too good to be true, but the pacing and action keep them from breaking the flow.
Probably the best of Coben's works that I've read. Really good.