Title: Never Tell
Author: Alafair Burke
Genre/Audience: Mystery, suspense, adult
Publication: Harper Collins, 2012
Source: For review, TLC Tours
Summary: When 16-year-old Julia Whitmore is found dead with a handwritten suicide note left on her bed, her parents insist that their daughter would never have taken her own life. NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced the case is a suicide, but Julia’s parents use their power to force a criminal investigation. Ellie comes to realize that Julia’s life was more complicated than it seems and may have to acknowledge that Julia may have learned the hard way that some secrets should never be told.
My Thoughts: In the beginning of this book, it appears that two different stories are being told, one of Julia’s suicide/murder and the other of a woman blogger who writes of her sexual abuse as a child. The author brings these two stories together, creating a tale of suspense and mystery. Every time you think you have it figured out, there is another twist that goes in a different direction. Tbook is part of a series and although I was missing some of the backstory on the main character, Ellie Hatcher, it did not detract from my enjoyment of the book. I do intend to go back now and read the prior books though and any future books in this series. Highly recommended for fans of mystery and suspense.
My Rating: 4.5/5