Critically acclaimed, best-selling author Harlan Coben has won the Shamus, Anthony, and Edgar Awards during his impressive career.
Tell No One is an irresistibly suspenseful thriller infused with nail-biting tension and packed with shocking plot twists. It has been eight years since Dr. David Beck’s wife, Elizabeth, was murdered by a serial killer. When Beck receives a message containing a phrase only Elizabeth should know, he is tormented to tears. Either someone is playing a sick joke, or the wife he’s never stopped loving is still alive. He’s been warned to tell no one, and as the desperation of his search for the truth intensifies, he heads straight toward a deadly secret.
Coben tempers the drama with dashes of sly humor and a cast of unforgettable characters, including a bare-hands assassin, a glamorous plus-size model and a drug dealer with a soft spot for Dr. Beck. Listeners will relish Ed Sala’s exhilarating narration.
©2001 Harlan Coben (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC
A great thriller. A good versus evil mystery with some grey areas between the two. Romance, evil characters, suspense and a pace that makes it a really fun listening experience.
Nothing like a great book when on the move.
I did not listen to the sample audio, and I did not check the narrators name before purchasing this book. That was a mistake.
After a few minutes, I stopped the book. The reader and my ears are not in agreement.
Cannot review the story; I am a Coben fan, but could not get past the performance.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 12-year-old daughter.
This book was a little bit too busy for me. Too many dots that were connected by circuitous paths. Fiction doesn't necessarily have to be totally believable in order to be enjoyable. Yet this hard-to-believe story also lacked a high degree of enjoyability for this listener. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't particularly good. You end up not liking any of the characters and some of the twists seemed to be there just to fulfill the requisite need for twists in this type of tale. The three other Coben books I've listened to (Gone for Good, The Innocent and No Second Chance) were far superior to this one in my view. And despite what Coben said in the interview following the book, I don't think the switching between first and third persons was an effective device. I think I know why this book was offered in a $4.95 sale. But I've gotten lucky before and I'll get lucky again. (Just viewed the trailer from the film adaptation. Maybe I'll check it out.)
I like his Myron Bolitar Sports mysteries but was disappointed with the Woods. I found Tell No One a bit maudlin at time, but boy did he twist and turn the story and kept me guessing to the very end. I was surprised and I usually like to uncover the murderer by the end of the book and I did not in this one. Kudos to Harlan Coben. If you can get through the sappy parts it is a true mystery to enjoy.
Audible release date may be 2012, but this book was published over 10 years ago, outdated on tech info and police investigative procedures. The internet explorer and microprocessor sections were antique and not interesting in todays CSI world! The plot was great, but I got sidetracked with outdated writing.
Its a good crime story with unexpected turns.
The Casablanca pixel editing.
They were all good.
Audible should include PUBLISHED date when I'm buying the book.
Drags a bit
The revealing of the truth
The second half of this book is very good and exciting at the end. But the first half really moves at a crawl. The blame lies with both the author and the reader. Mr. Sala is much too ponderous in his rendering.
Absolutely. Just a riveting story.
I have read so many books of this type that I am usually ahead of where the story is going and what is going to happen. Not this time. I love being taken by surprise. I listen on my commute everyday and I honestly wanted to just sit in my car to keep listening at the end of the day!
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Oh so much belief to suspend here. At times the plot has more holes than a lace shawl. BUT it's still a lace braided with precious thread. I'm guessing this is an early Coban. But the ending's plausible if you buy Coban's set up and Coban's strength is in set up.
Frankly, if you/ve not read this author before… don't start with this. If you have read him, don't expect as much. Ed Sala does a journeyman job.
Great story. I never expect too much because people tend to under or overrate these books; however, I was entertained. The plot twists are awesome. I never got bored. The narrator was not annoying, unlike some that I have recently listened to. I also enjoyed the interview with the author at the end. There were reviews regarding the investigation process and how archaic it was in the novel, but seriously, just go along with it. I would definitely recommend this to others, and I look forward to reading more of the author's work.
I think this author is climbing up my "go to" author list. The characters in this book are forced to behave out of their comfort zones to walk the paths that eventually lead to the answers they are seeking and I think they were wishing they had given up their answers long ago. The main character has a secret. By mid book I knew the secret. . Turns out so did the person he had been hiding it from. The clues given absolutely add up to the conclusion but could be seen from a different angle and throw you off track. While I thought I knew the who and why of it, I was not spot on and understood I had matched the clues in such a way as to be right on my analysis. Totally enjoyed this book.
I gave the performance a three because although the narration did seem to fit our main character, he seemed almost bored in places that could have used a little more emotion. He was not annoying however and his character voices were believable and appropriate.
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