Harlan Coben News

Harlan’s new book will be available on April 15th.

Visit his website (http://www.harlancoben.com/) to find out about his appearances for his new book.  Jason & I went to one of his book signings a few years ago in Houston and really enjoyed it.  I think you will too.

The following is directly from his mailing list. 

MYRON TV SERIES? Help do the casting.
Hart Hanson, the creator and executive producer of the TV series BONES, is writing a pilot for Twentieth Century Fox studios and Fox network to bring Myron and the gang to a TV near you. The working title — and this could very easily change — is PROMISES AND LIES. Okay so let’s hear your casting suggestions for Myron, Win and Esperanza. Keep in mind that this is a TV series, not a movie, so if you’re thinking, say, George Clooney or Vince Vaughn, you’re probably wasting your time. That’s all the details I know now. As I know more, you’ll know more. You can email your suggestions to casting@harlancoben.com. Yes, I will try to read them all, though please don’t expect replies. Thanks!

Lastly, the French movie TELL NO ONE, which was a huge box office hit and was nominated for nine Cesar (French Oscar) winning four of them, will be released in theaters in the USA in June (it was already released in the UK and Australia and is now out on DVD) with English subtitles. I don’t have details yet or know when it will be on DVD, so keep checking the website. In the meantime, you can see the trailer here:

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield

Cover ImageFinished 3-3-08, rating 4/5, fiction, pub. 2006

  This is a beautifully written mystery, family study, and ghost story all wrapped up in one.  Margaret, lonely employee of her father’s bookstore and Vida, ailing best-selling author, come together for a wonderful tale that envelopes you completely.   Vida needs someone to tell her life story before she dies and she chooses Margaret, who has never before written a biography about a living person.  The friendship between the two women grows as Vida’s story is told. 

Vida draws us into a world of incest, neglect, insanity, love, murder, and jealousy.  Even as you are drawn in there is uncertainty about the truth which encourages you to keep turning the pages as fast as you can so that you can know what is real.  As Vida tells her story, we also are involved in Margaret’s life of loneliness and secrets.  The stories intertwine perfectly to make this a compelling novel.

At last the truth is revealed and all is right with the world.  My only small (very small) complaint was that the end seemed to wrap up a bit easily.  This book has been compared to Jane Eyre and Rebecca and I don’t disagree.  They feel similar although at its heart this is not a love story.  I recommend this book to anyone who loves books, words, and fans of Jane Eyre and Rebecca.