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Never Tell

Never Tell

A Novel

Book - 2019
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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. 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. 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?
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]
ISBN: 9781524742089
1524742082
9780778321439
0778321436
9781524742096
1524742090
Call Number: FICTION GARDNER 2019
Characteristics: 402 pages ; 24 cm

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susan_findlay
Apr 07, 2021

Another intriguing novel from Lisa Gardner revisiting a whole host of characters from previous novels. To get full value from this one, I think you really have to have read "Find Her", the book in which Flora Dane is introduced. She gets about as much attention as the lead character in the new mystery does, so familiarity with her background will help. (There's enough information to get new readers by - but having read the full story would be better. Warning: it's very creepy.)

The primary story is well done, and I found Evie (the wife/murder suspect) easy to relate to - at least, in terms of personality if not so much in terms of upbringing. The mystery surrounding her husband had Gardner's usual twists and turns.

It's pretty clear that we're being set up for another novel that will expand upon the Jacob Ness story, exploring his time pre-Flora. I'm curious what "mystery of the day" will be paired with that one.

ACabion Nov 12, 2020

DD Warren #10. Thriller

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Catlady10
Oct 22, 2020

Bored with this for some reason. Could not get into the characters. Normally I like her books. Did not complete. Read about 5 chapters...

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NRBBrady
Sep 10, 2019

I liked the combination of the three key women and the current and old history. Lisa Gardner provides enough twists and turns to keep the reader's attention! My personal struggle - jumping between voices that challenges me to keep on top of which character is in charge of the new chapter. It's frustrating (for me) to go back & forth in time, between characters , and keep my focus. Overall, I thoroughly enjoy this author and found this latest to be another good offering from her.

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darladoodles
May 15, 2019

A trifecta of leading female characters makes this the best D.D. Warren mystery yet -- possibly my favorite Lisa Gardner novel to date as well. The three women find themselves connected by one murder and it takes some teamwork on their part to bring about justice. They are all different and each one has baggage that can get in the way. Still, along with some key male contributions they go deep into the dark web to track down a mystery that began sixteen years ago. Highly recommended!

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harrybosch
Apr 27, 2019

Long , boring, repetitive, dull, and poorly written in places. Not up to Gardner's usual standards. Disappointing to say the least. What else can I say ?

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Reads_A_Lot
Apr 25, 2019

#10 in the D.D. Warren series. Flora Danes is back as a regular character in this series and SSA Kimberly Quincy from the Quincy and Rainie series makes a guest appearance. In this episode there are 2 murders in the same family that occurred years apart and the most recent one seems to have connections to Flora’s kidnapper. Written in alternating chapters from DD, Flora and the murder victim’s wife - Evie. So many lies and secrets in the victims family make it a twisty road to solve the mystery. As usual, another entertaining page-turner from this author.

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MB_kcls
Mar 29, 2019

Wow. I can't fathom having such a detailed and intricate mind as Lisa Gardner, author of Never Tell.

I've always been fond of D.D. Warren but this is less a story about her and more about meshing the stories of three complicated women all connected by their stories, yet each with their own story in 'Never Tell'.

The fear, the confusion, the frustration, the horror just grabs and doesn't let go, until the tears at the end.

I'm very fond of Flora Dane. I want to see more of her and hope she continues to blossom after too much time in her personal desert. I also hope she keeps her edge while blossoming.

I believe you would be missing a great deal if you do not read 'Look For Me' before reading 'Never Tell'.

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weezie1
Mar 15, 2019

#10 in the series: Had on hold but decided not to read if as have read some of herother books. Had enough of murder stories

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lupodog
Mar 13, 2019

I cannot recommend this book, found it slow and boring. Very disappointing.

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