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Play dead

by Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Format: Kindle Book 2010 2010
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Summary
When her husband, Boston Celtics' star player David Baskin, dies on their Australian honeymoon, fashion model-turned-entrepreneur Laura Ayars begins to suspect that David's death wasn't a simple accident and launches her own investigation.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Terrible secrets lead basketball star David Baskin to fake his death while honeymooning in the tropics in this manipulative but otherwise engaging first novel. His bereaved bride, supermodel Laura Ayars, not sure that David's drowning was accidental, starts sleuthing--which proves dangerous when somebody begins killing people who may have the answers she wants. Meanwhile, David, fitted out with a new identity and appearance, tries out for his original team, the Boston Celtics, and ``replaces'' himself at his former position. Why he has faked his death is explained in the story's penultimate surprise. But why he risks playing in front of fans who know his style is never addressed. Crucial coincidences abound, such as the love affair of David's brother and Laura's sister--adults who, as kids 30 years before, just happen to have witnessed their parents' worst sins. Coben manufactures tension primarily by keeping key details out of his narrative, a method that eventually wears thin. The resolution comes as a relief, with less of a bang than its buildup promises. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Boston Celtics (Basketball team) Fiction
Basketball players Fiction
Widows Fiction
Impostors and imposture Fiction
Conspiracies Fiction
Thriller
Fiction
Boston (Mass.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Basketball stories.
Romantic suspense fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2010
2010
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781101443613
9781101443613
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