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I Have Something to Tell You by Susan Lewis
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I Have Something to Tell You (edition 2021)

by Susan Lewis (Author)

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Don't miss the captivating new book from Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis! High-flying lawyer Jessica Wells has it all. A successful career, loving husband Tom and a family she adores. But one case - and one client - will put all that at risk. Edward Blake. An ordinary life turned upside down - or a man who quietly watched television while his wife was murdered upstairs? With more questions than answers and a case too knotted to unravel, Jessica suspects he's protecting someone. Then she comes home one day and her husband utters the words no one ever wants to hear. Sit down ... I have something to tell you Now Jessica must fight not only for the man she defends, but for the man she thought she trusted with her life - her husband. Look out for the latest thrilling book from the Sunday Times bestselling author - available to pre-order now!… (more)
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Title:I Have Something to Tell You
Authors:Susan Lewis (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2021), 512 pages
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I Have Something to Tell You: The most thought-provoking, captivating fiction novel of 2021 from bestselling author Susan Lewis by Susan Lewis

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I really liked the first 3/4 of this book - it was a good mystery and I liked Jay - she was a strong, smart female. I absolutely hated her husband, Tom - he was so self absorbed and just an all around awful person. But the last 1/4 of the book ruined it for me - it became more like a mushy romance novel that I would never read. Jay turned into a teenager constantly gushing over her new love. And I did not like the ending at all. Thanks to NetGalley for the digital ARC. ( )
  susan.h.schofield | Nov 2, 2021 |
I Have Something to Tell You by Susan Lewis is a recommended legal procedural mixed with a domestic drama.

Jessica (Jay) Wells is a successful lawyer whose new case is defending Edward Blake, a man accused of killing his wife. She is sure he is innocent, in spite of the evidence to the contrary, and immediately sets out to uncover more information and secrets surrounding Blake's life as well as possible suspects and motives for the murder. During this same time Jay's long time marriage to Tom is threatened by his infidelity. She is already struggling with forgiving him when he informs her that he has something to tell her. The new information that surfaces strains both their marriage and her trust.

The novel starts out strong. The legal procedural and drama surrounding the case is both interesting and intriguing. Jay has a good professional working relationship with lead detective Ken Bright and the new information uncovered and the continuing search for facts surrounding the case is compelling. The novel would have been much stronger focusing on the case and the new discoveries. The story line about her marriage difficulties is less intriguing and then muddles the plot when the two story lines intermingle. This also takes away respect for the characters. Jay and Edward are interesting characters at first, when their interactions are professional, and then it changes. Tom is always self-centered and egocentric.

When I Have Something to Tell You started out, it looked like it would deserve five stars as a legal procedural. As the novel progressed, the direction it took lowered my enjoyment and rating. Again, it was as if something switched off in the writing and the novel morphed into a completely different story. There was a place in the novel where, if Lewis had changed her planned direction for the plot and had instead came to a conclusion, it would have deserved five stars. At 512 pages this would have been possible. Instead, she headed off in an unbelievable direction. This has happened before in another novel by Lewis. It is recommended, with the warning that the plot and ending will work for some readers and not for others.
Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of HarperCollins.
http://www.shetreadssoftly.com/2021/10/i-have-something-to-tell-you.html
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4299621292 ( )
  SheTreadsSoftly | Oct 21, 2021 |
Jessica ‘Jay’ Wells is engaged as a lawyer to represent Edward Blake, who has been taken into custody after being suspected of murdering his wife. Jay is happily married to Tom and has two children. That is, until one day Tom comes home with some disturbing news which sets the cat among the pigeons!

I found this murder mystery come family drama quite the page turner. The romance is a tad unrealistic, but, hey ho, it’s fiction! Anything can happen as I always say! Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it. It’s entertaining, gripping and even thought provoking. I’ve been a big fan of Susan Lewis’ work for many years and although this isn’t my favourite book of hers, it’s still an exciting and intriguing read. ( )
  VanessaCW | Sep 19, 2021 |
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley.

This reminded me of a tawdry soap opera: there was a lot of overwrought emotion and the plot read as if the author had been asked to stretch it out for a couple of episodes. Jay, the solicitor-protagonist, was immature and unlikeable: noting how much various characters weighed as an indication of their personality, and behaving entirely irrationally and then later both unprofessionally and foolishly.

Disappointing, although I see I am in a minority. ( )
  pgchuis | Sep 8, 2021 |
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Don't miss the captivating new book from Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis! High-flying lawyer Jessica Wells has it all. A successful career, loving husband Tom and a family she adores. But one case - and one client - will put all that at risk. Edward Blake. An ordinary life turned upside down - or a man who quietly watched television while his wife was murdered upstairs? With more questions than answers and a case too knotted to unravel, Jessica suspects he's protecting someone. Then she comes home one day and her husband utters the words no one ever wants to hear. Sit down ... I have something to tell you Now Jessica must fight not only for the man she defends, but for the man she thought she trusted with her life - her husband. Look out for the latest thrilling book from the Sunday Times bestselling author - available to pre-order now!

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