Friday, November 8, 2019

Never Tell

Book: Never Tell
Series: Detective DD Warren #10
Author: Lisa Gardner

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? -Goodreads

Review: It's hard to keep a series engaging at book #10 but Lisa Gardner is a master at thrillers and does exactly that. When Evie's husband is shot multiple times and she's caught red handed with a gun, DD and Flora are on the case. Did Evie kill her husband? If so, why? And why did she destroy the computer? Told in alternating narratives between Evie, DD and Flora, the case unfolds. I feel like Flora has taken over as my favorite character in this series and loved her growth in this book. Another fabulous read from Lisa Gardner!

Grade: 4.5/5

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