Never Tell Book Review

Never Tell Book Review

Title: Never Tell
Author: Lisa Gardner
Published: February 19, 2019, Dutton
No. of Pages: 416
Cover Price: $27.00 Hardcover, $12.99 Kindle

D D Warren and Flora Dane are back in Lisa Gardner’s tenth thriller, Never Tell. Pregnant Evie Carter comes home and discovers her husband has been shot dead in his office. She panics, it seems, and grabs her gun and shoots up her husband’s computer. When the police arrive, they find Evie holding the gun, and arrest her for the murder of her husband. She refuses to speak and doesn’t admit or deny anything. Warren is assigned to the case; she is acquainted with Evie because years before Evie was involved in another shooting where she accidentally shot her beloved father to death. Warren believes Evie is guilty of killing her husband. Flora Dane gets herself involved in the investigation; she and Warren don’t always agree. Is it a coincidence that the same woman was involved in two shootings? Did Evie kill her husband? Why did Evie shoot up her husband’s computer? Why won’t Evie discuss the previous incident?

Never Tell is another well-written thriller with dozens of ups and downs. The suspense starts to build during the first chapter, and doesn’t stop until the very end. Those who have read the series are familiar with Warren and Dane, as they are well-developed characters and have been featured in the previous novels in the series. Gardner does an excellent job of developing the new characters in this book Evie Carter, her mother, her father, and their family lawyer who features front and center in helping Evie get to the bottom of finding the real murderer before Evie is convicted; they seem real and are very believable.

The story flows well – Gardner is an excellent story teller, and this story is one that is fascinating. The twists and turns are surprising, and of course, as is Gardner’s style, the dénouement is surprising. This novel will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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