Sunday, March 18, 2012
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.