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Never Tell (Ellie Hatcher Series #4)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Must read

    This is such a great read for those who like suspense & think you have the story figured out but then it shifts gears; i can not put this book down without wondering who did it & why

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    Never Tell is a complicated and intriguing tale where nothing is

    Never Tell is a complicated and intriguing tale where nothing is as it seems.  Detective Ellie Hatcher is called to the scene of an apparent suicide.  The victim is sixteen year-old Julia Whitmore, daughter of a Rock Star and a student at an exclusive prep school.  Julia's parents are convinced that she would never attempt suicide, while Ellie--all to familiar with the denial of a family in pain--prepares to move on.  She's soon called back in when one detail stands out, requiring closure.  What Ellie assumes will be an open and shut case becomes increasingly complex when the mother of Julia's best friend begins receiving threats on her personal blog.  Ellie believes that the incidents are connected and that her initial assumptions might just be wrong.




    Oh what a refreshing read!  At its heart this is an intriguing mystery with enough unanswered questions to keep me guessing from beginning to end.  While the suicide/murder question didn't excite me, the intricate web that resulted from it drew me in from beginning to end.  Instead of trying to solve the mystery, I was quite content in sitting back and enjoying the ride.  I loved that the mystery wasn't solved all at once in a quick wrap-up at the end. It was solved bit by bit with surprises at every turn of the page.  I was impressed with the character development where we learn the histories of the characters. Because of this I gained an interesting perspective on their lives and decisions.  People are not who they seem. 




    Overall, I found this to be a great mystery with a realistic feel and though-provoking characters.  Definitely stands apart from many in the genre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Suspenseful

    Got this book from the library. Had never heard of this author. Glad I took the chance. I had a hard time putting it down. A very good read. I will be reading more from this author.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

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    Ellie Hatcher and crew are back on the streets of New York City,

    Ellie Hatcher and crew are back on the streets of New York City, only Ellie isn't sure their latest callout is any more than what it appears to be; 16 year old Julia Whitmire has slashed her wrists and bled to death in the Manhattan residence where she lives sans parents. The suicide note says it all. But for the prominence of the family, the mother's insistence that Julia would "never do this", and her partner's discovery of an item that shouldn't be there, Ellie would be on to the next case. However, as Ellie and Rogan start digging, they find that not all is perfect in the Whitmire family, or in the families of Julia's friends. What seems to be a simple case turns out to be one of the most complex and frustrating Ellie has seen. Just when she thinks she sees the truth, something or someone comes along that gives lie to her conclusions. And, she's battling her own demons; memories of her father's death creep in and tempt her to make certain judgements that she needs to resist. And her current boyfriend wants to move their relationship to a new level.
    Alafair Burke draws her characters with a fine brush...from Julia to her best friend to the doorman at the best friend's apartment building there is no stinting on detail. She maintains the tension throughout, so that it is difficult to NOT turn the page and see what happens next. The ending is amazing as well as logical. All the details add up. Simply put, it works.
    More please!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    5 *****

    Five stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    River

    This is the river... it is slow going. It also looks like slim....

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Nursery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Another good story by Alafair Burke. She keeps you on your toes.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

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    WAKE UP GUYS

    This is a "PRE-ORDER" and I it has not been released yet ... soooooo I cannot write a review yet..

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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