Play Dead by Harlan Coben

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Play Dead reminds me of Tell No One, although it is not nearly as good. Tell No One is certainly my favorite Harlan Coben book and one of my favorite books overall, but Coben did steal some of his ideas from Play Dead.
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No sooner had supermodel Laura Ayers and Celtics star David Baskin said "I do" than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia's Great Barrier Reed, David went out for a swim-and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura's search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years...
 

About Harlan Coben

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Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and, more recently, a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, he lives in New Jersey.
 
Published September 28, 2010 by Dutton. 562 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 10 1990

Despite the improbable plot and the soap-opera characters, Coben keeps the pages turning--a possible surprise contender in this year's summer beach-novel sweepstakes.

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Below average
Reviewed by Chuck Barksdale on Nov 21 2010

Play Dead reminds me of Tell No One, although it is not nearly as good. Tell No One is certainly my favorite Harlan Coben book and one of my favorite books overall, but Coben did steal some of his ideas from Play Dead.

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