Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Play Dead - by Harlan Coben

This book begins with Celtic superstar David Baskin and supermodel turned business magnate Laura Ayers honeymooning on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where David tragically drowns unexpectedly.  I'm not spoiling anything by telling you that, although Laura believes that her new husband is dead, he actually faked his death.  The real plot twists revolve around why.  In doing so, the reader is introduced to both Laura's and David's families and the deceptive secrets of their past.

This is Harlan Coben's first novel.  It may not be everyone's cup of tea.  The complicated plot has seemingly unending twists and turns that are hard to believe at times.  Some may find it hard to endure the story-line to its ending.  I, however, somewhat enjoyed reading this book.  I have read some of Coben's other books and, knowing that this was his first novel, saw some similarities.

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