Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to Lisa Gardner, Random House UK, Cornerstone and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review the ARC of Never Tell. I am extremely honored. Secondly, although Never Tell is the latest of Detective D.D Warren series, it would definitely be an outstanding standalone, too.
Never Tell – Lisa Gardner
My mother smiles sadly. “You know what they say, dear: Be careful what you wish for.”
This is only the second book I’ve read from this author. I read Live to Tell a few months ago and became a fan straight away.
Like the aforementioned book, Never Tell follows three powerful women; this time alternating between D.D Warren, Flora and Evie. The narratives are easily differentiable from one-another and are really well thought out. I love the different view points of the characters that eventually get blurred into each-other for the finale.
Merry Christmas! P.S. All that remains of your life is a charred shell of collapsing wreckage.
Like the cover states – you can never tell what goes on behind closed doors. The unlikely friendships, ultimate betrayal and fiery culmination swallow you whole from the start; and the fast paced story-line keeps you turning the pages throughout the night into the early hours of the morning.
Because I guessed the villain (I really need to stop doing this!) I give it a 4 out of 5 stars; Rest assured a physical copy will be getting shelf space in my home library as soon as the paperback gets released!
Never Tell is out on the 21 February 2019, go pre-order your copy here!