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Like the Author - Poorly Written
on November 7, 2011
I am a fan of Harlan Coben and was excited the other day when I saw Play Dead for sale. I assumed that it was one of his newer novels that I had somehow missed. I excitedly purchased the book and could not wait to dive in.
I knew something was amiss when there was a note by the author on the first page saying: "Okay, if this is the first book of mine you're going to try, stop now. Return it."
I wish I had taken the advice and simply never have purchased it. I read the first 140 pages and stopped. Terrible writing, shallow characters and everyone has a (not too interesting) secret. The most beautiful super model in the world marries the NBA all-star who always wins every game on a last second shot. Really?
I felt like I was reading a book by a 16-year old version of the Harlan Coben. Not fit to print or read. Do not waste your time on this one.