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Ex fashion model and successful business woman Laura Ayars' perfect world is shattered at a time which should have been the happiest of her life. On her honeymoon, her sports superstar husband goes for a swim - and never returns. But what has happened to David - can he really be dead? Whilst struggling to cope with her almost overwhelming grief, Laura is plagued by questions and doubts. Was it an accident? Or suicide? Or is it some terrible, ill-judged hoax? As events begin to unfold, Laura starts to question David's mysterious disappearance. She begins to uncover a conspiracy which reaches deep into the past, and is now slowly beginning to destroy everyone involved. Someone will do anything to keep Laura away from the awful truth - and she has no idea who she can trust . . .

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Keeps you in suspense until the final page (BIG ISSUE)

Compelling journey through a complex crime - take a deep breath - its a great ride. (BETTY BOOKMARK)

Slick, fast-paced drama - another page turner from the master of suspense, Harlan Coben (MY WEEKLY)

Coben tells you in the foreword to throw this book away if you haven't read his others, as it's his first novel. Don't listen to him. It's brilliant.

From the Author:

Okay, if this is the first book of mine you're going to try, stop now. Return it. Grab another. It's okay. I'll wait.
If you're still here, please know that I haven't read Play Dead in at least twenty years. I didn't want to rewrite it and pass it off as a new book. I hate when authors do that. So this is, for better or worse, the exact book I wrote and published when I was in my twenties, just a naïve lad working in the travel industry and wondering if I should follow my father and brother and go to (shudder) law school.
I'm hard on it, but aren't we all hard on our early stuff? Remember that essay you wrote when you were in school, the one that got you an A-plus, the one your teacher called `inspired' - and one day you're going through your drawer and you find it and you read it and your heart sinks and you say, `Man, what was I thinking?' That's how it is with early novels sometimes.
Over the years, I've borrowed a bit from this book - names, places, even a character or two. Close readers may recognize that and will hopefully smile.
Finally, flawed and all, I love this book. There is an energy and risk-taking in Play Dead that I wonder if I still have. Youth, as they say, is wasted on the young. I'm not this guy anymore, but that's okay. None of us are stagnant with our passion and our work. That's a good thing.

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