Reviews of tell no one (2009)
Review by michael a draper (2015-10-11)
Dr. David Beck lost his wife eight years ago. Her body was discovered by the roadside and serial killer Elroy Kellroy was arrested for her murder.
During the following eight years, Beck tried to get on with his life and his medical practice. Then, officials reopened the case and Beck became the main suspect.
Harlan Coben does a fine job in setting the scenario and creating believable characters. Beck is a good man and we want to root for him but he's faced with some very evil opponents.
Beck takes some steps during the story that result in previous supporters turning against him. Eventually, he's left with few people totally supporting him.
It is easy for the reader to imagine what they would do in similar circumstances as Beck was faced with. There is also a secondary story being told at the same time. Then, just when it seems the reader can figure out what is happening, there is a surprise that Coben adds to increase the interest and keep us guessing.
This is an excellent story that was also made into a movie.
(This review refers to the expression titled “tell no one”.)