Friday, April 2, 2010

What I'm Reading....

I'm reading something a little different than the norm. Harlan Coben doesn't write romance, but he writes awesome stories! The first two books of his that I "read" were actually audiobooks that kidlet and I listened to while we were driving to Ohio. We were both totally into the books and the drive time flew by! Now, I'm reading a novel of his called, "Tell No One."

Here's the cover and blurb from his website:

TELL NO ONE is a story of loss and redemption. It begins innocently enough. Dr. David Beck and his beloved wife, Elizabeth, are celebrating the anniversary of their first kiss in the quiet of Lake Charmaine. They grew up together, first kissed at age twelve, and now, twenty-five years old and married less than a year, they return for an idyllic weekend away.

Tragedy shatters their solitude. Elizabeth is abducted and murdered, her body found in a ditch. Her killer is caught and brought to justice. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. Eight years pass. He never gets over Elizabeth's murder. He loses himself in his work as an inner city pediatrician.

But everything changes on the eighth anniversary of Elizabeth's death. Two unidentified bodies are found at Lake Charmaine, unearthed years after their deaths. But even more disturbing, Beck gets a bizarre email that mentions a specific phrase - a phrase known only to him and Elizabeth. The email also tells him to click a hyperlink the next day at a specific hour - “kiss time” - 6:15PM.

His books are fast paced and always have surprise twists and turns. I'm going to the library tomorrow to see if they have any others in audio format so we can listen to them while we're driving to Ohio on Sunday.

If you like mystery/thrillers, I strongly recommend Harlan Coben!!

Have a wonderful week and a happy Easter!!!
Peace and love,


Janet said...

Ooh, thanks for the recommendation, Alannah! I love a good mystery with twists and turns and the blurb definitely intrigued me. Have written it down and will check my library.

Safe drive to Ohio - and see you tomorrow over on The Prairies ;)

Lu said...

I've heard so many great things about Harlan Coben. And he often gets used as examples of great writing in craft books. I love a good mystery so I'll definitely check him out at the library.
Thanks for the suggestion.

Alannah Lynne said...

I'll be there tomorrow, Janet. Things had changed and it looked like I might be able to drive to Ohio tomorrow, instead of Sunday. But I said, "Nope, can't do it. I've got a date with the Prairie Chicks!" :)

Lu, the first time I heard of Harlan Coben was from Margie and when I saw his audio book at the library I decided to try it out.

He is amazing!! Everything Margie plays him up to be, and then some!

Liza said...

I've never read anything by Harlan Coben. I'll have to look for his books at the library. I'm currently reading Mind Games by Carolyn Crane and I really love it. I'm only about half way through it right now, but plan on reading all afternoon.

Silver James said...

Have a safe trip, Alannah. Coben is an excellent mystery writer!

I've been reading the Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance. So far, I've been pretty impressed with the shorts and novellas in it! However, I got distracted yesterday and picked up a new paperback I just got...called FAERIE FATE. ;) Reading it on paper? In book form? In my hot little hands? It's like reading it all over again!

Alannah Lynne said...

Woo-hoo Silver!! What awesome, exciting and fun news!

Is the paperback release next week too, or just the digital? Did I miss the digital release?

Details, woman, details!!! I want you to come here and talk about it. What day works for you? How about next Friday?

Liza said...

Funny enough I got this new book Faerie Fate in the mail yesterday too. It is so pretty I had to show it off to all my friends on facebook. The actual release date isn't until April 9, but I pre-ordered the first day it was available to pre-order and got my copy yesterday. It currently is on my keeper shelf. Woohoo for Silver!!!

Alannah Lynne said...

Thanks, Liza. I thought the release date was 4/9 becuase that's my dad's birthday and that's how I'd remembered it.

But wasn't it scheduled to release digitally first? Did I miss that?

Liza said...

I think the digital release date is still 4/9, Alannah. You might want to check with Silver to make sure.

Paula R said...

Safe drive to Ohio.

I will be visiting you at Prairie Chicks tomorrow too.

Silver, really needs to stop by and chat up FF...Funny thing, I have mine on order too, should be here soon. I was as industrious as Liza to order right away. Can't wiat for it to get here.

Peace and love,
Paula R.