Friday, September 5, 2008
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
Tell No One
2001, 2005, Orion, London
Dr. David Beck lost his wife eight years ago when she was kidnapped and murdered by a serial killer. But now he receives a mysterious email in which he sees his dead wife alive.
I found the narrator too self-aware and whiny - I know it's supposed to be an emotional book, but the emotion didn't come across as real. The parts that were written in the third person were by far much better. And I really enjoyed all the scenes in New York City, it gave a great feel of the city.
I think this book tries to be clever, but doesn't achieve that as well as it would like. You can see most things coming - there is a kick in the tail, but because of the lack of connection with the reader, we don't really care.
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