Play Dead - Harlan Coben

Play Dead

By Harlan Coben

  • Release Date: 2010-09-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 605 Ratings


The worlds of celebrity and sports are brilliantly dissected and turned upside down in the debut thriller from the bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger.

Theirs was a marriage made in tabloid heaven, but no sooner had supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do” than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, David went out for a swim—and never returned.

Now widowed and grieving, Laura has a thousand questions and no answers. Her search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years—while on the court at Boston Garden, a rookie phenom makes his spectacular debut...


  • Play Dead

    By Edward_58
    Great storyteller- keeps me turning pages!
  • Rather implausible

    By malibue
    It was a good read, but the plot was rather implausible.
  • Play Dead

    By Awixa
    Very confusing at times.
  • Simplistic

    By Whirlyme
    to the point of being insulting. Poor grammar and a tired theme beat to death and then dragged through every repetitious redundancy of story telling that exists, is what this book delivers. Anyone with half a brain would figure out the obvious perpetrator and next the actual murderer. It was torturous to actually finish this book. You just want it to be over. Don't waste your time or money is my recommendation.
  • Play Dead

    By Miss Doats
    I could not put this book down.The author has done an excellent job. I'm looking forward for more reading.
  • Loved it

    By Staceysilva
    Have read 3 of Cobens books so far and this is by far my favorite.
  • He's right

    By Your_Mother
    This book is.... Not the reads like a romance novel. I really like Coben - this isn't typical. Find another book.
  • Play Dead

    By Hoosier fan#1
    I love the Myron Bolitar series but the person who read this book was awful. The voices were terrible and not true to the characters personalities at all. I should have read this rather than purchasing it in audio form.
  • Play Dead

    By I'm up reading!
    Harlan has a mind for suspense. I've read ALL of his books. Don't pay attention to other reviewers that didn't like this book Just ask them to read their books. Harlan is talented. I wish my first book would be this good.
  • Play Dead

    By Working Spy
    In the introduction, Coben says this is his very first novel which had not been published until recently - couldn't tell it by me, it was excellent as are all his stories. It did drag in places, but his unique style was evident even back then, like when there were no cells phones...LOL. Worth every penny. ALL HAIL HARLAN!