Tell No One

Tell No One

by Harlan Coben
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Tell No One by Harlan Coben

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307491732
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/21/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 951
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Harlan Coben is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. His critically acclaimed novels have been published in forty-one languages around the world and have been number one bestsellers in more than half a dozen countries. In addition to the Myron Bolitar series (Deal Breaker, Drop Shot, Fade Away, Back Spin, One False Move, The Final Detail, Darkest Fear, Promise Me, Long Lost, andLive Wire), Coben is also the author of the young adult Mickey Bolitar series including Shelter and Seconds Away, and of Miracle Cure, Play Dead, Tell No One, Gone for Good, No Second Chance, Just One Look, The Innocent, The Woods, Hold TightCaught, and Stay Close.


Ridgewood, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

January 4, 1962

Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey


B.A. in political science, Amherst College, 1984

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Tell No One 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 393 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harlan Coben's "Tell No One" is a thrilling story that keeps tension high and anticipation even higher. After Dr. David Beck's wife was murdered, he was devistated. Eight years later, new evidence is found and new secrets are exposed that lead him to believe she might not be dead after all. That sure is the way it sounds from the strange emails he recieves that contain information only his beloved Elizabeth would know. Suspence is definately not lacking as the twists and turns become more suprising and more original the farther into the novel you get. Coben's style of writing tends to get confusing at times because of his use of perspective and time. He jumps abruptly from setting to setting and from different people's point of view. This strategy could be looked at as confusing, or helpful to the intensity and suspence, as i thought it did. This novel shows how unconditional and everlasting love can truely be, how evil the effects of fate can be, and that the impossible is always probable. I would, without a doubt, reccommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thrill and a truely original story. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this, read the back cover and was intrigued. So I bought the ebook later that afternoon, and finished reading it in record time. This was my first book by Mr. Coben, but will definitely not be the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down. Great twists.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Jessica: Wow! I loved this book! A page turner for sure. David Beck and his wife Elizabeth have known each other since they were eight years old. They've been together ever since. As they head to Lake Charmaine, they sit in the car both desperately wanting to come clean with secrets. Neither can make the first step towards lifting the weight of their own secret before tragedy strikes. Elizabeth is grabbed, tortured, and later found of the side of the road dead. David survives that night although he can't remember anything after he gets hit in the head and falls into the lake. Eight years later, David still hasn't properly grieved over the loss of his wife, but now two bodies buried near the lake are found and little by little David, the police, the FBI put together clues of what really happened that fateful night. OMG... I couldn't wait to find out what happened. I so wish I could tell you what happens, but I really really really don't want to spoil the thrill of the ride. I'll give you a hint though... is Elizabeth truly dead? If not, whose body was found. If you love Harlan Coben's books, or if you love suspense thrillers... PLEASE check this one out. And leave a comment... I would LOVE to hear what you think... NO SPOILERS please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this book! it was very suspenseful with a twist of humor. i recomend this book to people who like mysteries , humor , and suspense. it kept me staying up all night flipping the pages like crazy! this book is great for any book club , exept for the fact you might skip ahead. and rainy days are perfect! to escape into this charectors life is amazing! have fun reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flawless. Couldn't put it down. Grabs you from the beginning and never let's go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intruiging from the start...very hard to put down. Multiple unexpected twists and developments from start to finish. Great read for anyone looking to get into fast paced mysteries.
VJDJR More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. IIt's rare that I say this: The film (2006, directed by  Guillaume Canet) was better than the book. I was mostly jarred by the book's switchbacks between 1st-person and 3rd person points of view within the same chapter. This was especially problematic in the ebook because if the switch took place upon a page change, there was no obvious spacing or any other clue to set you up. It's a great premise for a book, but I believe the movie did a better job of keeping my pulse racing and not letting me dare to look away.
natthecarrot_xx More than 1 year ago
In Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, David Beck’s wife Elizabeth Parker, also his childhood love, was kidnapped and assumed dead eight years ago. Dr. Beck, now a respected doctor living in a big city, has rebuilt his life around the tragic event. However, since the tragedy he’d never been the same, never genuinely happy again. It is the day of the anniversary of his and his dead wife’s first kiss, trying to push the thought of her away, he receives an anonymous e-mail with information only him and his wife know. It shocks him and gives him a glimmer of hope that his beloved Elizabeth may still be alive. After receiving several more similar anonymous e-mails, Beck starts investigating on what really happened to his wife that night. His sudden interest in his dead wife arouses investigators, which leads them to think Dr. Beck was more than the husband of a murder victim. Beck proves them wrong with the help of one of his patients fathers who is a successful drug dealer. The truth about Elizabeth Parker’s disappearance is revealed in a page-turning story. Every time you turn the page you are scared to see what happens yet filled with adrenaline. This book makes you think and use your brain by making you keep track of all the characters and important events. It makes you solve the crime along with the narrator by putting the pieces together like a puzzle. Even with putting the pieces together, I would have never seen the end coming. Overall this story made me want to take more interest in mystery books and I would very much recommend it to any reader!
Sheila67 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Tell No One and couldn't put it down until I finished it. This book kept me guessing until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it for the third time since 2009 and it still had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Coben is great at putting the right amount of suspense in the story. It remains my favorite book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started reading this author and definitely wont stop. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and you cant put it down. I definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Hard to put down! So many twists! If you like mystery you'd love this book!
MauiLover3 More than 1 year ago
My first Harlan Coben book and what a winner!!! I'm hooked!!! Could not put this one down:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His novels are definitely page turners, but this one had such a bad ending it ruined everything else I liked about the story. Can't go into detail about what I disliked without spoiling the ending, but just wonder if this book actually had an editor.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I was happy with the ending until I got to the last page and then felt lied to. But, all in all, I loved this book and couldn't wait to finish it.
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Can't remember who or how I got the recomendation, but am glad I did. A good mystery that I would recommend. I thought I knew "who did it", then I didn't, then I did, then I wasn't sure, then.... A lot of characters. All but a very few pull it together eventually. Maybe Harlan intended for it to be a bigger, longer story than it ended up being. JDL 3/30/17
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lipplounge More than 1 year ago
This is the first of Harlan Coben's books I have read, but it will not be the last! The book grabbed me in the introduction and held my interest throughout - one of those you do not want to put down. The story is suspenseful and at times extremely tense. The twist at the end is one you may possibly suspect but then again will not see coming. I highly recommend this book to all who enjoy mystery/suspense/thriller genres!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't say I was in love with the book but the author builds the characters up in such away that I couldn't help but keep turning the page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this in one day. Thrilling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a real challenge for those who fancy themselves a sleuth. Just when you think you have it figured out, you turn the page and start all over again.