Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Today I finished reading Tell No One by Harlan Coben.

Tell No One is number 49 on the NPR listeners list of favorite thrillers Top 100 'Killer Thrillers' and was a 2002 Edgar Nominee.  I read it as a part of my Learn to Write by Reading program.

My expectation was for a fun read.  And because Coben wrote it, lots of twists and surprises.  What I got was a fantastic example of how to structure a story and how to not waste anything.  There isn't a word, sentence, paragraph, or chapter that isn't moving the story forward.  It is a great primer on how to plant back story, red herrings, and foretelling.

I loved this book.

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