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Ex fashion model and successful business woman Laura Ayers' perfect world is shattered at a time which should have been the happiest of her life. On her honeymoon, her sports superstar husband goes for...

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Not for me

If you like to read Jackie Collins this could suit...

predictable plotting, one dimensional characterisa...

Having selected this novel from a pile of offerings by this author, I wish I had bothered to read the introduction before checking it out of the library. It begins like this: “Okay, if this is the first book of mine you’re going to try, stop now. Return it. Grab another. It’s okay. I’ll wait.”...

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Excellent

“Play Dead, a Dangerous Game!”

published 05/06/2012

Despite the author's warning, a great read!

Not as sharp as following novels from the author

Review of 'Play Dead', a novel by Harlan Coben. I am reviewing the paperback version of this novel, published by Orion books under ISBN 9781409120483. The book contains 518 pages and carries a cover price of £7.99. Genre:- Crime. I belong to a local book swapping group and this novel was among a...

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Satisfactory

“Playing The Long Game”

published 30/04/2012

Easy enough to read, a few twists, easy to visuali...

Too drawn out in parts, elements of cliche, weak e...

I've read and reviewed a few Coben novels now and consider him to be one of my favourite authors. Unfortunately, because this was one of his far earlier pieces, it doesn't have the same flair as the rest of what I've read and so it's not really one I'd recommend. Upon opening the book I noticed...

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Satisfactory

Fast and easy to read

Full of holes and in serious need of editing

Acclaimed thriller writer Harlan Coben opens this book by stating that this is an earlier work of his and as such is raw. He himself looked at it well after the fact and decided it was considerably substandard when compared to his other works, but that we should bear this in mind when reading it...

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Not for me

“Not the best from Coben”

published 05/08/2010

Good summer beach read

Preposterous plot

The synopsis of the story is quite simple. Laura Ayars, ex-model now successful business woman, has it all including the perfect basketball playing husband. Until he mysteriously dissappears on their honeymoon. The police believe David Baskin (sport super hero) drowned. Did he commit suicide or...

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