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Never Tell: A Novel (A D.D. Warren and Flora…

Never Tell: A Novel (A D.D. Warren and Flora Dane Novel) (edition 2019)

by Lisa Gardner (Author)

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Title:Never Tell: A Novel (A D.D. Warren and Flora Dane Novel)
Authors:Lisa Gardner (Author)
Info:Dutton (2019), 416 pages
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Never Tell is another solid Lisa Gardner novel, featuring D.D. Warren and Special Agent Kimberly Quincy. This novel also brings back Flora Dane, a survivor of kidnapping. I enjoyed this book, with the snappy writing and smart D.D. Warren, but I felt that I didn't really understand why the killer was involved with the dark web. He just didn't seem the type to me. Other than that, I liked the book. I really like Gardner's way of laying out a story and connecting the dots.
I am sure there is still more to Flora's story, and hopefully, we will eventually solve the mystery of the missing victims.

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  rmarcin | Mar 16, 2019 |
Never Tell by Lisa Gardner is a very highly recommended procedural and suspenseful thriller featuring Boston's Detective D.D. Warren and victim's advocate/vigilante Flora Dane. This is an excellent novel and a superb addition to the D.D. Warren series.

Evie Carter returns home to find her husband, Conrad, dead in his home office. He has been shot three times, but Evie takes his gun and shoots his computer twelve times. The police arrive and see Evie, who is obviously pregnant and still holding the gun. D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes Evie from a case sixteen years ago, when Evie was 16 and accidentally shot her father, a Harvard professor. Two shootings can't be coincidental, as far as Warren is concerned.

When Flora Dane sees Conrad Carter's face on the news, she immediately recognizes him from when she was still a captive of kidnapper, Jacob Ness. Ness took her to a bar where they met Conrad. Now Flora must revisit her past to try and remember what she knows about Conrad. She is also determined to discover the truth behinds Conrad's murder and how it may be tied into crimes by Ness.

Never Tell is an outstanding, fast-paced, intricate procedural that delves into dark secrets and has questions and complications multiplying with every chapter. This is an un-put-down-able novel that had me glued to every page, breathless with anxiety and anticipation wondering what could possibly happen next and what new information would be uncovered. The writing and pacing is superb. The plot is complex, intelligent, and astute. The final climax is disturbing, clever, heart-stopping, and brilliant. Truly, Never Tell is a stay-up-way-too-late-to-read-just-one-more-chapter novel.

The characters are all well-developed and well-established at this point. For those who are new to the series, you can enjoy this as a stand-alone novel, but fans of the series will appreciate it even more as they will have a greater insight into the characters. There simply has to be another addition to the series as soon as possible as there are several questions that need answers, and some developments that require further exploration, and other questions that need to attain a degree of closure.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Penguin Random House.

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  SheTreadsSoftly | Feb 15, 2019 |
Another incredible outing by Gardner, another interesting case for D. D. Warren. Plus, the very scarred Flora is back, now looking for answers from her time held captive. Two deaths, sixteen years apart, the common denominator a young pregnant woman. All three will connect in a very unusual way.

Such a good series, and some terrific characters added to keep the series fresh. This is a tangled weave of a case, one that proves dangerous for a few of the characters. Suspenseful, I couldn't figure out where it was going, but avidly followed along. I love the brief looks into D. D. Warren's personal life, her young son, and young puppy. Adds an element of humor.

ARC from Dutton. ( )
  Beamis12 | Feb 12, 2019 |
My feelings towards this book surprised me. This is because the last prior books I enjoyed a lot and this included the recent short story that was to hold me until the release of this book. D.D. Warren is a big reason why I liked the prior books. While, I liked her in this book, she could not hold the whole story alone strong enough to keep my attention. In fact, I struggled to find a emotional connection towards the characters and the story as the whole package.

Despite, the lack of emotional connection towards the characters, I did keep reading the book and finished it. Sadly, nothing truly came out and grabbed my attention. I can't remember a lot of details about the story. While, this book missed the mark with me, I did look forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  Cherylk | Jan 26, 2019 |
Never Tell
Lisa Gardner

What it's all about...

Pregnant Evie walks into her husband’s study and finds him dead. She picks up the gun left there and fires 12 shots into his computer. The next night this house burns to the ground. Flora has escaped from a sex driven madman who kept her hostage for over 400 days. There is a connection with Evie’s husband and her captor...but...what is this connection? Also...Evie was acquitted over 16 years ago of shooting her father...but did she really? This book is a realm of questions!

Why I wanted to read it...

I picked up this book from my towering pile of TBR’s and after reading the first few pages could not put it down. It became more intense and captivating with every page I read.

What made me truly enjoy this book...

The characters were unique and often hard core. Why did Evie agree to say she murdered her father? What is wrong with Evie’s well kept mother? What will it take for Flora to forget and get past her abduction?

Why you should read it, too...

Readers who love a well written fast paced story will really enjoy this book! It has its creepy bits but they only add to this story.

I received an advance reader’s copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley and Amazon. It was my choice to read it and review it. ( )
  PattyLouise | Jan 9, 2019 |
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