• Sushma Ramesh

Book review- ‘tell no one’ by Harlan Coben

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

Hi all, I am back with another book review..this time it’s a suspense/thriller novel by Harlan Coben called ‘tell no one’..read on to know more about the book and my thoughts on the same.. 🙂



  1. Book name: Tell no one

  2. Author: Harlan Coben

  3. Publishers: Orion publishing co

  4. Price: 495 INR

  5. Available in : amazon and flipkart


Blurb of the book:


David Beck has just received an email from his dead wife… The thriller which made SUNDAY TIMES No.1 bestselling author Harlan Coben a household name.


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…


About the Author:


Harlan Coben (born January 4, 1962) is an American writer of mystery novels and and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past, murders, or fatal accidents and have multiple twists. Among his novels are two series, each involving the same protagonist set in and around New York and New Jersey, and some characters appear in both.


My take on the book:


David Beck and Elizabeth Parker, childhood sweethearts and just married are vacationing at the Beck family retreat when Elizabeth will be kidnapped and Beck will be knocked unconscious..later it is found that Elizabeth is murdered and is a victim of killRoy, a serial killer.! But 8 years later, when Beck receives a series of emails which is supposedly by his dead wife Elizabeth, it is now Beck’s frantic search for the truth that will unfold the mystery behind!


Starting with the storyline and the script, I must say it is solidly written.it’s very simple yet at the same time it does not bore you anywhere and is not dragging at all.story seems very dynamic but not tiring though.the way David strives to unwind the truth is extraordinarily narrated. the only disappointment for me was the story climax. in my sense, I felt it was very much dramatized to keep the readers engaging with needless twists. but since this was my first Harlan’s novel, he did not fail to impress me anywhere purely because of the story narration. overall, it’s a wonderful read for some good thriller! I just wished the ending hooked me the way the entire story did and it would have been a five-star story for me.


Overall Ratings: * * * 1/2


Will I recommend this book?


This is a one-time read that you can finish off in single sitting. i would recommend it if you are looking for a dynamic and engaging suspense thriller! 😀


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