“Never Tell” by Lisa Gardner

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” – George R.R. Martin 

I LOVE reading almost as much as I love makeup, and I love makeup…A LOT!

For me there’s nothing better than cuddling up on the couch with a peppermint tea & a good book (a murder mystery to be exact). 

Ever since I was little, I’ve loved to read. From Nancy Drew to the Harry Potter books, 50 Shades of Grey to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, I love to get lost in a good book. Over the last few years, life got kind of hectic and I wasn’t reading as much as I used to OR wanted to (I blame #adulting). Reading for me acted like an escape from the world & calmed me. Eager to get back into it, I challenged myself to read 10 books in 12 months (more on that in another post). 

With my reading momentum at an all time high, I figured it might be fun to do a little review on each book as I finish reading it. 

So without further ado, lets jump right into the first review!

Title: “Never Tell”

Author: Lisa Gardner (NY Times Bestselling Author) 

Price: $36 CAD (from Indigo) 

Genre: Mystery & Suspense 

Number of pages: 399

Started Reading: April 20th

Finished Reading: April 29th 

Goodreads score: 4.3/5

Synopsis: 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?


“Never Tell” was a super easy read even though each chapter was from the perspective of a different key character (is it just me or do those books sometimes get confusing?!). Overall, the book was a definite page turner & had me on the edge of my seat wondering “who done it”! 

Up next I’m reading “The Favorite Daughter” by Kaira Rouda. 

Have you read any good books lately? What do you do with your books once you’ve finished reading it? I seem to hoard them & at this point could probably open up my own bookstore. Do you prefer to read from a physical book or on a reader? 

Thanks for stopping by!


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