Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Review: Meet Me In Monaco by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb


Title: Meet Me in Monaco
Author: Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
Published: July 2019, William Morrow
Format: ARC Paperback, 384 pages
Source: Publisher via Author

Summary: 
Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and glamourous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate, and second-chances.

Movie stars and paparazzi flock to Cannes for the glamorous film festival, but Grace Kelly, the biggest star of all, wants only to escape from the flash-bulbs. When struggling perfumer Sophie Duval shelters Miss Kelly in her boutique, fending off a persistent British press photographer, James Henderson, a bond is forged between the two women and sets in motion a chain of events that stretches across thirty years of friendship, love, and tragedy.

James Henderson cannot forget his brief encounter with Sophie Duval. Despite his guilt at being away from his daughter, he takes an assignment to cover the wedding of the century, sailing with Grace Kelly’s wedding party on the SS Constitution from New York. In Monaco, as wedding fever soars and passions and tempers escalate, James and Sophie—like Princess Grace—must ultimately decide what they are prepared to give up for love.



My thoughts: This was one of my most anticipating summer books and I absolutely adored it. I'm a big fan of the writing duo of Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb and was thrilled to have been able to meet them on tour for this book. 

I admit to not knowing much about Grace Kelly prior to reading this book, but that in no way detracted me from enjoying this book. In fact, it has only heightened my thirst for wanting to read more...something I love about reading historical fiction.

I loved the way this book was told, narrated by perfumer Sophie Duval and press photographer James Henderson. We view Grace through their eyes and I found this to be such a fascinating way to tell the story. Grace, while trying to avoid the paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival, sneaks into Sophie's perfume shop one afternoon and a bond forms between these two ladies that lasts over thirty years. The one paparazzi that Grace happens to be trying to outrun is no other than James Henderson, who Sophie ends up befriending.

I love the way these authors write...it is so seamless that there is never a hint that there are two authors writing this book. I'm a fan of their books that they have written individually and collectively and even with a larger group, and know that their research is impeccable, and their voice is genuine. This latest one completely transported me to Monaco. The scents and descriptions were so vivid and I completely lost myself in the words. I adored the love story we get and know this is a book I won't be forgetting anytime soon.



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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Review: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson


Title: Never Have I Ever
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Published: July 2019, William Morrow
Format: ARC Paperback, 352 pages
Source: Publisher

Summary: 
In this game, even winning can be deadly...

Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it--teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy's sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.

Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it's naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way--a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did.

When they're alone, Roux tells her that if she doesn't give her what she asks for, what she deserves, she's going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another.

To protect herself and her family and save the life she's built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can't beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins.

A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson's trademark humor, Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance.



My thoughts: I have loved Joshilyn Jackson's books for quite a while now and this latest one is no exception. I find her to create such compelling and drama-filled stories and characters that pull you in and hook you right off the bat.

I loved this book. It is so deliciously devious and filled with jaw-dropping little bombs that just give you whiplash. Just when you think you have a handle on where this book might be heading, think again! I love books like that...they really keep you on your toes and this is exactly that type of book.

I love a good cat and mouse game and that is what we have here. Roux has inserted herself into Amy's neighborhood to stir up trouble and boy did I have fun watching her and Amy circle each other. These two characters are quite complex, and while my feelings for Amy never really wavered, they did for Roux...I was a bit back and forth about her. She is definitely one of those characters where nothing is quite as it seems.

This is definitely a book that keeps you hooked and has you thinking it's going one way and winds up in a totally different direction...which I absolutely loved. I never would have guessed the ending and while it was even more disturbing than I was anticipating, I think it totally works. 

This book totally consumed me and I could think of nothing but these two women. There are other characters in this book and they are well-developed and play roles in the story, but in my mind, Amy and Roux are what make this book. They are definitely going down as some of the most memorable characters I've read lately. I highly recommend picking this one up and adding it to your summer reading list...you won't be sorry!


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Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale


Title: Last Summer
Author: Kerry Lonsdale
Published: July 2019, Lake Union Publishing
Format: ARC Paperback, 302 pages
Source: Publisher via Little Bird Publicity

Summary: 
From the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Everything series comes a new novel of love, lies, and deceit.

Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’t remember is the tragic car accident that ripped her unborn child from her. Ella can’t even recall being pregnant.

Hoping to find the memories of a lost pregnancy that’s left her husband devastated and their home empty, Ella begins delving into her past when she’s assigned an exclusive story about Nathan Donovan, a retired celebrity adventurer who seems to know more about her than she does him. To unravel the mystery of her selective memory loss, Ella follows Nathan from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the frozen slopes of southeast Alaska. There she discovers the people she trusts most aren’t the only ones keeping secrets from her—she’s hiding them from herself. Ella quickly learns that some truths are best left forgotten.



My thoughts: Kerry Lonsdale is back with a stand-alone that will keep you hooked from start to finish. I have loved her previous books, including her Everything series, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to read this new book and I definitely was not disappointed.

I love books that delve into memory issues - there's just something so intriguing about it and let me tell you, this one definitely plays with your mind and your emotions as you wonder just what happened to Ella. It pulls you right into the story and doesn't let up. I love that there's this underlying sense that not all is as it seems. This book is filled with secrets and lies and you become desperate to know just what is ultimately driving these characters.

This is an emotionally driven, psychological drama that drips with suspense and tension. I love that the characters are deeply flawed and relatable. I also loved that my opinions of the characters changed throughout the book. I was all over the place with how I felt about Ella, Damian, and Nathan. But to me, that just enhances my reading experience.

This book is steamy and intense. It gets dark and disturbing, but it's so good. It's a bit of a departure from Kerry's previous books, but I definitely think it worked - and I'd love to see more of this kind of writing from her. It was a great, addictive read and I cannot wait to see what comes next from her. Do you have this book on your summer reading list?


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Monday, July 29, 2019

Review: Layover by David Bell


Title: Layover
Author: David Bell
Published: July 2019, Berkley Books
Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Source: Publisher via GetRed PR


Summary: 
In this high concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a pulse-pounding quest for the truth.

Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work, his life a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, he meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it's time for their respective flights, Morgan kisses Joshua passionately, lamenting that they'll never see each other again.

As soon as Morgan disappears in the crowd, Joshua is shocked to see her face on a nearby TV. The reason: Morgan is a missing person.

What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey filled with lies, deceit, and secrets as Joshua tries to discover why Morgan has vanished from her own life. Every time he thinks one mystery is solved, another rears its head--and his worst enemy might be his own assumptions about those around him.



My thoughts: I am a huge fan of David Bell and his writing. I find that he writes such addicting, thrilling novels, ones that totally consume me from start to finish and I have a hard time putting down. 

This book was more suspenseful than pure thriller and while I enjoyed it, I found it wasn't quite as thrilling as some of his other books have been. That's not to say it isn't good, it just has a bit of a different feel to it. It's more of a cat and mouse game than a pure thriller. 

Told in alternating points of view, it does get off to a bit of a slow start, but as the story moves forward and you get more involved, you find yourself desperate to figure out how everything is linked - because as you know, nothing is put in these stories by chance! 

While I didn't necessarily love all the characters, I found myself still consumed by them - kind of like when you are driving by a car crash...you don't want to look, but you can't help looking. I needed to see how things would play out and what was driving them to be the way they were. I love characters that are driven by secrets and that is definitely what we have here with Morgan. Joshua on the other hand...he just couldn't walk away. He is definitely driven by impulsiveness but perhaps he let it go to far?

All in all, this is a good book. It was entertaining and there were a few twists I was not expecting. David Bell is still a favorite author and I will definitely be looking forward to what comes next from him!


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Review: How To Walk Away by Katherine Center


Title: How To Walk Away
Author: Katherine Center
Published: July 2019, St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Source: Publisher

Summary: 
From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment .

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.



My thoughts: It's been a while since I've read a book by Katherine Center, but as soon as I started reading this one, I remembered why I love her books so much. She creates such wonderful characters and has such a way of weaving humor into her stories in the midst of personal growth.

I loved this book. It was such a heartfelt, heartwarming book, but at times, also heartbreaking. It really shows how at any point in our lives, at any second the worst can happen and it truly is up to us to decide how we are going to handle that. When life deals us lemons, are we going to make lemonade or not?

The characters in this book are so well drawn and complex. I felt that Margaret was quite a relatable character. I was cheering her on and found her strength and spirit to be quite admirable. This book is quite inspirational, one that definitely makes you appreciate all that you have, for sure!

I loved how Katherine Center balanced the humor in this book - at times this book would get a bit deep and heavy, but at just the right moment, when it seemed like things were getting too heavy and emotional, someone would come out with some one liner or someone would do something to lighten the mood. This was so appreciated and it definitely worked to keep the book from being too deep and heavy at any one time. But at the same time, it wasn't too light and fluffy either. It was the perfect balance - one that I know will remain with me for a long time to come.

I have read most of Katherine's books and cannot recommend them enough. They all have little bits of wisdom peppered throughout and leave you with food for thought along with a great story to get lost in - can you ask for more than that?


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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Review: The Dare by Carol Wyer


Title: The Dare
Author: Carol Wyer
Series: Detective Natalie Ward, #3
Published: April 2019, Bookouture
Format: ARC E-copy, 348 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

Summary: 
Jane’s daughter is a good girl. What is she hiding?

When thirteen-year-old Savannah Hopkins doesn’t come straight home from school, as she always does, her mother Jane immediately raises the alarm.

Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward whose daughter Leigh is the same age as Savannah. Soon Natalie’s worst fears are confirmed when the teenager’s broken body is found in nearby shrubland.

Evidence points towards a local recluse, but just as the net is closing around him, one of Savannah’s friends, Harriet, is reported missing.

As Natalie delves into the lives of both girls, she soon discovers a sinister video on their phones, daring the girls to disappear from their families for 48 hours.

But Natalie isn’t quick enough for this killer, and she is devastated to find Harriet’s body on a fly tip a day later.

Caught up in the case, she takes her eye off her own daughter and when Leigh goes missing after school she knows she must be in terrible danger. The clock is ticking for Natalie. Can she catch this killer before her little girl becomes the next victim? 


This gripping rollercoaster of a read will have you up in the small hours turning the pages. Fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Caine and Robert Dugoni will love The Dare.



My thoughts:  This is the third book in Carol Wyer's Detective Natalie Ward series, and each book has been fantastic...one more addicting and thrilling than the previous one! I was a huge fan of Carol Wyer's DI Robyn Carter series and while I was bummed to see that series come to an end, I can absolutely say I am loving this new series, especially since it has another strong female lead!

I think what I love most about this series is that the character development is top notch. Carol Wyer continues to build her characters and we see that in each and every book. I love Detective Natalie Ward and I love that we really see just how hard it is for her to balance work and life. She loves her job and loves her family, but it's hard for her to juggle the two, and it doesn't help that things are not great between her and her husband - I so wish she would just kick him out! I would if it were me...but that's just me. I do like that we see how she is constantly dealing with issues of trust when it comes to him...and that this has been an on-going issue.

I love when we get the perspective of the killer thrown into the mix of storytelling. To me, it just amps up the tension and suspense. I always try to see if I can figure out who it is, based on any clues the author might throw in, but I was not successful this time. But still, these segments were chilling and eerie and I loved it!

The case that Natalie and her team were involved in was every parents worst nightmare and ended up hitting quite close to Natalie herself. It really reinforces the idea that parents don't always know every little thing their children are up to, especially when it comes to what they are doing online. I don't have children, but I have a ton of nieces and nephews and this scares me so much. You can't monitor them 24/7, but at the same time, you do have to be aware. This case preyed on a parent's fear and I felt that come across in this book.

The books in this series can all be read as stand-alones, but I think they work so much better if you read the books in order. You get a much richer reading experience, and you will fall in love with these characters, I promise! I cannot wait to read the next book in this series, The Sleepover, which is out in September...these books are so addicting and binge-worthy. They keep you on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out just what is going on. Have you read this series yet? If not, what are you waiting for?



Books in this series: 
  1. The Birthday
  2. Last Lullaby
  3. The Dare 
  4. The Sleepover - due out September 2019 

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Book Spotlight: Cari Mora by Thomas Harris -- with Link to #BookGiveaway!!!

One of this summer's most anticipated releases, Thomas Harris's latest book, Cari Mora, was released. This is his first book in over 10 years!!! To help the publisher get the word out, I am hosting a giveaway for two copies of this book. I will be reading this book very soon and am so excited - this one sounds so good! But just take note...the Giveaway is happening on my Instagram page!!!

Read on to see what others have to say and then you can find out where to enter the giveaway below!!!
 



Title: Cari Mora
Author: Thomas Harris
Published: May 2019, Grand Central
Format: Hardcover, 311 pages

Summary: 
From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.
 

Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.

Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.

Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris. Cari Mora, his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master.



Praise for Cari Mora

"The best of Harris's work, and this includes his latest, long-awaited novel, Cari Mora, has just that feeling of absolute, unquestionable reality. Through a combination of elements--a perfectly realized authorial voice, the steady accumulation of terrible details, an empathetic vision of lost and damaged souls--Harris has created a sense of dreadful intimacy that we cannot escape, that forces us to gaze at unthinkable things, and never look away. No one has illuminated this kind of darkness more thoroughly or effectively than Harris. It seems unlikely that anyone ever will." —The Washington Post

"This page-turner begins intensely, builds in suspense then executes a high-action finale . . . Harris writes in cinematic takes and doesn't waste words . . . a good, fiendish read." —USA Today

"A less accomplished or ambitious writer might have crafted a worthy thriller with only one or two of the story strands that Mr. Harris weaves; but the several plot elements in Cari Mora are always in fine balance, as befits the work of a unique master still at the top of his strange and chilling form."
—Wall Street Journal 


"[Cari Mora] is delectable . . . as well as smart and tough and emotionally and physically scarred, all of which makes her a worthy adversary for the various monsters."—New York Times Book Review

"Cari Mora is Harris' response to the Me Too movement. He already has proven his mastery of complex female characters in the form of Clarice Starling, but the protagonist and title character here takes things to another level . . . The result is a novel that is extremely well-written from start to finish and gives us a heroine to both root for and respect." —Bookreporter.com

"[Thomas Harris's] latest is another penetrating exploration of signature themes--the nature of evil, the persistence of trauma, and the strange, fateful gravity that so often seems to exist between individuals on either side of law and morality . . . It's an electric setup, and Harris handles the suspense as finely as you would expect from one of the genre's foremost practitioners. Cari Mora will keep readers up all night in the best possible way." —CrimeReads

"Harris builds the plot skillfully, with violence and betrayal punctuated by moments of calm and reminiscence. The contest for the gold turns into a fight for survival that rockets to the final pages. Cari Mora is a pulse-pounding thriller, and Cari is an engagingly badass character." —Tampa Bay Times

"Cari Mora is at its best as a sustained meditation on the ineffable extent of humankind's capacity for brutality in the name of personal gain... carries an irony befitting Harris's ongoing consideration of how light and dark are often interchangeable."—Slant Magazine

"It's vintage Harris, with nice twists and elegant ways of expressing just how bad bad people can be . . . Refreshingly, entertainingly creepy and with nary a fava bean in sight." —Kirkus Reviews

"The heist story that makes up the bulk of Cari Mora is inventive and crisp, with a prose style that owes less to the floridness of the last two Hannibal novels than it does to the late and much-lamented Elmore Leonard."—Slate

"Harris explores the dark side of human passion in this pulse-pounding novel. His first book in 13 years, Cari Mora will not disappoint fans of disturbing, taut thrillers."—BookPage

"For Thomas Harris fans, Cari Mora will be comfort food: whimsically brutal and odd and silly, lacking only Hannibal's signature cannibalism." —Oregonian

"With Cari Mora, Harris does what he does best--takes us on a spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat ride steeped in intrigue and nail-biting suspense. You will not sleep. You will not eat. This book screams to be devoured in one sitting." —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"There is no doubting that Mr. Harris is the undisputed king of memorable grotesquerie . . . one has no choice but to recommend Mr. Harris's highly skilled performance." —The East Hampton Star


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Giveaway Details -- (US/Canada Only)

Thanks to the publisher, two readers will win a copy of  Cari Mora  by Thomas Harris. To enter the giveaway, please head over to my Instagram page to this post. The giveaway ends Tuesday, July 30th and is not affiliated with or by Instagram.







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Friday, July 26, 2019

Review: One Little Secret by Cate Holahan


Title: One Little Secret
Author: Cate Holahan
Published: July 2019, Crooked Lane Books
Format: ARC E-copy, 320 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

Summary: 
Everyone has a secret. For some, it's worth dying to protect. For others, it's worth killing.

The glass beach house was supposed to be the getaway that Susan needed. Eager to help her transplanted family set down roots in their new town - and desperate for some kid-free conversation - she invites her new neighbors to join in on a week-long sublet with her and her workaholic husband.

Over the course of the first evening, liquor loosens inhibitions and lips. The three couples begin picking up on the others' marital tensions and work frustrations, as well as revealing their own. But someone says too much. And the next morning one of the women is discovered dead on the private beach.

Town detective Gabby Watkins must figure out who permanently silenced the deceased. As she investigates, she learns that everyone in the glass house was hiding something that could tie them to the murder, and that the biggest secrets of all are often in plain sight for anyone willing to look.

A taut, locked room mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, One Little Secret promises to keep readers eyes glued to the pages and debating the blinders that we all put on in the service of politeness.



My thoughts:  I first discovered Cate Holahan when I read Lies She Told, which I absolutely loved. I knew after reading that book that I would be reading whatever else she read, so when I saw her new book available on Netgalley, I immediately requested it.

One Little Secret is a fun, locked room mystery that really keeps you engaged from start to finish. I loved how while this does start off a bit slow, it really picks up and becomes more and more intriguing as it moves on. As we get to know the couples and see how their stories intertwine and learn their secrets and lies, it becomes quite devious and downright delicious, and really kept me guessing right up to the very end. 

I like when I don't necessarily love all the characters and that is exactly what I found here in this book. There were some really awful characters here, but then there were some that you definitely find yourself rooting for. I like that kind of mix...it makes the book so much more enjoyable, in my opinion.

I liked how the story was structured - the back and forth between the days after the murder and the time leading up to it. This really kept the story moving and you guessing. I kept thinking I had it figured out, but let me tell you - I didn't even come close!

This is a fun beach read. It's a quick, easy read that provides great entertainment, with some serious Big Little Lies vibes going on. I definitely recommend adding this to your beach bag this summer!




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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Book Spotlight - Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

Last February, I read Never Tell by Lisa Gardner, the latest book in her Detective D.D. Warren series, when it was first released in hardcover, and I loved it! You can find my thoughts on the book here. On August 6th the book is being released in trade paperback and to celebrate, I am helping the publishers get the word out. 

Are you a fan of this series? If not, now's the perfect time to jump in. Never Tell in its trade paperback format will be the beach bag accessory of the summer. It's a perfect introduction to Lisa Gardner for new readers and an exciting addition for dedicated fans. And for those dedicated fans, the next book in this series, When You See Me, will be out in early 2020 featuring some favorite returning characters. And most exciting...there is an excerpt of the upcoming book included in the trade paperback!!!



Title: Never Tell
Author: Lisa Gardner
Series: Detective D.D. Warren, #10
Published: August 2019, Dutton
Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Summary: 
#1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner returns with an unpredictable thriller that puts fan favorites D. D. Warren and Flora Dane on a shocking new case that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there.

A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun.

D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman--Evie Carter--from a case many years back. Evie's father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many.

Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. She remembers a night when she was still a victim--a hostage--and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad's murder.

But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is a devilishly elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have?



Praise for Never Tell

“Gardner knows how to weave a deeply moving and psychological thriller that pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.”—Associated Press

 “This is easily Gardner’s most ambitious, complex tale ever, a shattering emotional journey that’s utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019.”—Providence Journal

 “Nailbiting....Gardner’s commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora.”Publishers Weekly

 “If you’re into secrets, lies, Gardner’s amazing words, or simply an action-packed mystery that does leave you breathless, this is the one for you! It is so good, it almost feels like the author sat down and created a Holiday gift for her fans around the globe.”Suspense Magazine

 “Never Tell is another nail-biting page-turner from Lisa Gardner, the undisputed queen of suspense, and the kind of thriller that’ll stay with readers weeks after turning the final page.”—The Real Book Spy

 “Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative. Together, they create a tsunami of a thriller. This may well be Gardner’s best work, and that is saying something.”David Baldacci

“Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise, and satisfy you.”—Lisa Scottoline







About the author:  LISA GARDNER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen previous novels, including her most recent, Crash & Burn. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include Fear NothingCatch MeLove You More, and The Neighbor, which won the International Thriller of the Year Award. She lives with her family in New England.


Authors Links: 
Website   |   Twitter   |   Facebook 
|    Goodreads


Books in this series:

     1.  Alone                              
     2.  Hide               
     3.  The Neighbor 
     4.  Live to Tell                               
     5.  Love You More
     5.5  The 7th Month
     6.  Catch Me
     7.  Fear Nothing
     7.5  3 Truths & a Lie
     8.  Find Her
     9.  Look for Me   

     9.5  The Guy Who Died Twice
     10.  Never Tell 

     11.   When You See Me -- due out Feb 2020


Never Tell  by Lisa Gardner
Dutton Books

August 6, 2019
Paperback ISBN:
978-1524745134

 
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