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Tell No One

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Tell No One

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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...
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...
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  • 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.
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  • From the book Eight Years LaterAnother girl was about to break my heart.

    She had brown eyes and kinky hair and a toothy smile. She also had braces and was fourteen years old and--

    "Are you pregnant?" I asked.

    "Yeah, Dr. Beck."

    I managed not to close my eyes. This was not the first time I'd seen a pregnant teen. Not even the first time today. I've been a pediatrician at this Washington Heights clinic since I finished my residency at nearby Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center five years ago. We serve a Medicaid (read: poor) population with general family health care, including obstetrics, internal medicine, and, of course, pediatrics. Many people believe this makes me a bleeding-heart do-gooder. It doesn't. I like being a pediatrician. I don't particularly like doing it out in the suburbs with soccer moms and manicured dads and, well, people like me.

    "What do you plan on doing?" I asked.

    "Me and Terrell. We're real happy, Dr. Beck."

    "How old is Terrell?"

    "Sixteen."

    She looked up at me, happy and smiling. Again I managed not to close my eyes.

    The thing that always surprises me -- always -- is that most of these pregnancies are not accidental. These babies want to have babies. No one gets that. They talk about birth control and abstinence and that's all fine and good, but the truth is, their cool friends are having babies and their friends are getting all kinds of attention and so, hey, Terrell, why not us?

    "He loves me," this fourteen-year-old told me.

    "Have you told your mother?"

    "Not yet." She squirmed and looked almost all her fourteen years. "I was hoping you could tell her with me."

    I nodded. "Sure."

    I've learned not to judge. I listen. I empathize. When I was a resident, I would lecture. I would look down from on high and bestow upon patients the knowledge of how self-destructive their behavior was. But on a cold Manhattan afternoon, a weary seventeen-year-old girl who was having her third kid with a third father looked me straight in the eye and spoke an indisputable truth: "You don't know my life."

    It shut me up. So I listen now. I stopped playing Benevolent White Man and became a better doctor. I will give this fourteen-year-old and her baby the absolute best care possible. I won't tell her that Terrell will never stay, that she's just cut her future off at the pass, that if she is like most of the patients here, she'll be in a similar state with at least two more men before she turns twenty.

    Think about it too much and you'll go nuts.

    We spoke for a while -- or, at least, she spoke and I listened. The examining room, which doubled as my office, was about the size of a prison cell (not that I know this from firsthand experience) and painted an institutional green, like the color of a bathroom in an elementary school. An eye chart, the one where you point in the directions the Es are facing, hung on the back of the door. Faded Disney decals spotted one wall while another was covered with a giant food pyramid poster. My fourteen-year-old patient sat on an examining table with a roll of sanitary paper we pulled down fresh for each kid. For some reason, the way the paper rolled out reminded me of wrapping a sandwich at the Carnegie Deli.

    The radiator heat was beyond stifling, but you needed that in a place where kids were frequently getting undressed. I wore my customary pediatrician garb: blue jeans, Chuck Taylor Cons, a button-down oxford, and a bright Save the Children tie that screamed 1994. I didn't wear the white coat. I think it scares the kids.

    My fourteen-year-old -- yes, I couldn't get past her age -- was a really good kid. Funny...
About the Author-
  • Harlan Coben, winner of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award, is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels: Deal Breaker, Drop Shot, Fade Away, Back Spin, One False Move, The Final Detail, and Darkest Fear. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, daughter, and two sons.

    From the Hardcover...

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  • San Francisco Chronicle "Harlan Coben's Tell No One begins at a run and in no time is moving at an all-out sprint.... The characters are engaging and the strange goings-on will leave readers rapidly turning pages in search of fresh clues.... [Coben] writes with wit and a shrewd sense of plotting."
  • Detroit News "Set to be one of the big thriller reads of the summer.... Fifteen pages into this book, you're sucked in and Coben never lets the pace stall.... If it takes more than two days to finish this one, you're working too many hours. A hot summer rush."
  • USA Today "Compelling, cinematic ... with surprises in store for the reader until the very last page.... [readers will] savor every clue, every detail."
  • Publishers Weekly "Coben knows how to move pages, and he generates considerable suspense."
  • Kirkus Reviews "A gloriously exciting yarn. ... A quest for answers that will have you burning the midnight oil till 3:00 a.m."
  • Library Journal "Coben's latest thriller is the book everyone should take to the beach this summer. ... Tell everyone to read Tell No One."
  • Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Moment of Truth "Tell No One is such a terrific thriller, you'll want to tell everyone! Harlan Coben delivers the near-impossible -- a can't-put-it-down page-turner with a slam-bang surprise ending. You'll read this book in one breathless gulp!"
  • Jeffery Deaver "Suspense at its finest."
  • Phillip Margolin "Non-stop action with plot twists galore."
  • Iris Johansen "A thriller of runaway tension."
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