Gone for Good

I finished read Gone for Good by Harlan Coben. There is a tv show on Netflix that is loosely based on the book. Harlan Coben has written many books.

Big Warning: there is some violence and a twist at the end.

In this book, a guy named Will is in love with a woman named Shelia Rogers. She ends up becoming a missing person and the police think Will had killed her. Then Shelia’s fingerprints are found at murder scene. The police think Will is hiding Shelia. Also Will’s brother had went missing eleven years earlier following a murder of girl that Will had loved. Will finds out the shocking truth that his brother is alive. Then Shelia turns up dead. But when Will goes to Shelia’s funeral, the body was not his Shelia. Apparently the woman he loved was alive and she used Shelia’s ID. That woman also knows Will’s brother. With the help of his co-worker and the sister of his ex, Will finally finds out what happen to his ex who was killed.

Note: there were some differences between the Netflix tv show and the book:

  1. The tv show was based in another country.
  2. The names were changed
  3. Katy Miller kills herself in the show and I think she was like a medium. She kept seeing her dead sister.

I liked both the show and book. Now I’m going to listen to The Omega Factor by Steve Berry.

Tell No One

I finished listening to Tell No One by Harlan Coben. This is his third book. He has written many books. There is a French movie that is based on this book. Yes, I watched it.

Big Warning:  there is some violence.

In this book, a man named David Beck visited a lake with his wife and then suddenly his wife disappears when he was in the water. He gets knocked out, but someone pulls him out of the water. His wife’s “body” was found with a branded K which was the work of a serial killer, but the serial killer wasn’t charged. Eight years later two bodies was found at the lake. Those men were the ones who took David’s wife. Someone had shot them. Then David gets a crazy email that has codes of what his wife knows. The email points to a link that shows that his wife is alive!! The email says for him to not tell anyone.  Then a close friend of David’s wife gets killed. The police think David killed her and his wife. David didn’t and he shows proof that he didn’t kill the close friend. This is all connected to a case that happened before David’s wife went missing. A guy was murdered and David’s wife is involved. She ends up faking her death with her father’s help. She decides to come back (from the dead lol) when the bodies were unburied. The person behind everything gets arrested.

There were some differences between the movie and book. All the names were changed in the movie. One of the people who was hunting down Beck was Asian, but in the movie he was changed into a female. The killer is different in the movie.

I liked the book and movie. I liked the book better than the movie. Now I’m reading The Burglar in the Closet by Lawrence Block.

Play Dead

I finished reading Play Dead by Harlan Coben. This is one of his standalone books and it is his first book published. Harlan Coben has written many books and some of his books are shows and movies on Netflix.

Big Warning: there is some violence and some shocking parts.

Note: I had two theories. I was half right about one theory, but I was completely wrong about the other theory. It will keep you guessing.

In this book, a woman named Laura secretly marries a man named David. David is a basketball player. They secretly go to Australia for a honeymoon. Laura’s mother disapproves of the marriage and that’s why they had to go in secret. They were having a good time until Laura is sent away to a business meeting. David then gets a call and goes to meet someone. He leaves a note for Laura and he disappears. The note said that he was going for a swim.  He was found to be dead and he drowned. It really didn’t make sense to Laura because he was known to be a great swimmer. So she digs deeper and she finds out some of David’s money is missing too. She finds out everything that happened in Australia has something to the past. She learns a terrible and shocking family secret that has led to three murders to happen. She stops the killer from killing a fourth victim. The killer ends up committing suicide.

I loved this book. I will read more of Harlan’s books. But now I’m going to read Lisey’s Story by Stephen King.