Tell No Lies

Tell No Lies

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by Julie Compton
     
 

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In Compton�s "taut, tense, cautionary tale" (Kirkus, starred review) TELL NO LIES, a volatile attraction forces a successful family man to confront the limits of trust and the pitfalls of desire.

Idealistic St. Louis prosecutor Jack Hilliard appears to have it all: intelligence, good looks, a great job, and a solid marriage with his wife, Claire. But he finds… See more details below

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In Compton�s "taut, tense, cautionary tale" (Kirkus, starred review) TELL NO LIES, a volatile attraction forces a successful family man to confront the limits of trust and the pitfalls of desire.

Idealistic St. Louis prosecutor Jack Hilliard appears to have it all: intelligence, good looks, a great job, and a solid marriage with his wife, Claire. But he finds himself at a crossroads when, on the same night his boss announces his resignation as DA, his simmering flirtation with his mysterious lawyer friend Jenny bubbles to the surface.

Jack soon learns how easy it is to compromise his values and comfortable life for ambition and desire. Despite Claire's counsel to stand by his beliefs, Jack misrepresents his position on the death penalty to secure the top spot at the District Attorney's office. As the pressures of the campaign mount, he struggles to deny his growing obsession with Jenny, who supports his ambitions at whatever cost. When Jenny becomes the main suspect in a shocking murder, and Jack is the only one who can prove her innocence, he faces an excruciating choice: save Jenny by speaking out, or save his marriage and career by remaining silent.

Part Scott Turow, part Jodi Picoult, TELL NO LIES is a heated and suspenseful tale ripped from the headlines�about a conflicted man simultaneously seduced by a dream job and a tempting woman, about the relationships we forge and those we destroy, despite our good intentions.

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews - Staff Reviewer
(Starred Review) �Compton�s debut is a taut, tense cautionary tale complete with courtroom drama and a surprise ending."
Guardian - staff. reviewer.
Tell No Lies is �an absorbing account of an honourable man gradually yielding to multiple temptations,� and �a strong debut from a writer who knows her law, and more importantly, can depict the ebb and flow of relationships, the conflict between love and desire and the irresistible urge to self-destruct of a �man who has everything�.�
South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Oline Cogdill
"Compton proves she has real storytelling skills. Tell No Lies' final twist is as stunning as that classic surprise in Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent."
Fort Myers News-Press - Jay MacDonald
"Tell No Lies bears comparison to Turow's landmark 1987 debut, which has launched numerous imitations if few equals. The prose is solid, the plotting assured, and the characters believable. There's even a marvelous surprise ending."
Orlando Magazine - Jay Boyar
"A remarkably lucid writer . . . Verdict: Suspenseful and genuinely sexy."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016570563
Publisher:
Fresh Fork Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
358
Sales rank:
216,204
File size:
1 MB

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