Review: Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

Title: Never Tell Book Cover
Title: Never Tell Series: D.D. Warren #10 Genre: Thriller Publisher: Dutton-Penguin Print, Digital, Audio Pages: 414


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?


Another great suspense thriller by Lisa Gardner, who’s become a master of suspense.

Never Tell starts fast and doesn’t let up as it keeps the reader engaged and turning pages in the 10th D.D. Warren novel. I was excited to see Flora Dane return in Never Tell.

There is a murder case, that at first appears to be straightforward with the killer seemingly caught red-handed but as we find out in one plot twist after another.

Warren and Dane take different paths in the investigation, setting up a thrilling pay off that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your chair.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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