Image of Play Dead


Image of Play Dead

Coben wrenches heartstrings as he sets pulses racing in this suspenseful thriller, one of his earliest novels reissued after 15 years out of print. The plot twists with chilling speed as readers are plunged into the past, then yanked viciously back to the present.

When basketball player David Baskin secretly marries supermodel Laura Ayars, it should have been the start of an ideal life. Then David drowns on their honeymoon, but his body is never found. Laura is not only grieving but she’s left with questions and suspicions that only escalate when people who may have the answers are killed. Laura’s not far off. David has faked his death, but his reasons unfold only as the plot thickens. (SIGNET, Oct., 560 pp., Reissue, $9.99)
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper