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Tell No Lies, Greg Hurwitz | Book Review

Tell No Lies Opening line: The ridiculous thread count made the new sheets feel like warm butter, which is why Daniel had been luxuriating in them since the faux church bells of his alarm had chimed five minutes earlier.

Tell No Lies
My blurb:

Daniel meets Theresa Dooley, a police officer, when he finds himself in the middle of a plot to commit several murders.

Tell No Lies

Daniel Brasher is leaving behind his job as a probation counsellor working with hardened criminals to spend more time with his wife, now well again after serious illness. However, nothing is ever that simple . . .NO TIME When he finds a scrawled message in the post at work – ‘admit what you’ve done or you will bleed for it. You have ’til midnite’ – he is horrified but relieved to discover it’s not addressed to him. Then he learns that the intended victim is already dead.NO ESCAPE More death threats signal a series of gruesome, seemingly inexplicable murders. Until a note is addressed to Daniel himself. And with the clock ticking he must discover who wants him dead. And why. Or become the next victim . . .

My verdict:

Tell No Lies is a well written book that had me gripped from the start. It shows that money can buy anything!  My first pause for thought came on page 190 When Molly Clarke is introduced as a haemophiliac. I was unaware until reading this book that women can suffer from haemophilia. My second pause for thought was how bumbling police work resulted in more murders being committed. And whereas this is the crux of a murder mystery I wonder if it could have been presented another way? This is an author I will look out for in future as he has a great way with words.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781405912587
Format Paperback
Published May 2014

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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