In the ninth novel featuring Boston PD Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren, a man is shot dead in his home office, and his pregnant wife—who was found holding the gun—has a connection to an old case from Warren's past. Police informant and one-time hostage Flora Dane steps in to share what she knows about the dead man.
Never Tell is part police procedural, part inner discovery, part tutorial on what it means to be a survivor. The characters are well-drawn and compelling, the story dark and disturbing, but also redeeming. Gardner’s writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision. Lisa Gardner, the bestselling author of more than 20 novels, proves once again her storytelling skill. For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint.
Flora Dane, the tough-as-nails survivor of a traumatic kidnapping, is back in Never Tell, the twisty new thriller from the always reliable Lisa Gardner. ... Gardner gives plenty for readers to ponder as Flora’s ordeal is only part of the myriad mysteries and surprises in store in her latest novel ... Told in emotionally gripping chapters from each character’s perspective, Never Tell is layered with the type of mystery, surprise and suspense that Gardner is rightfully acclaimed for.
Gardner knows how to weave a deeply moving and psychological thriller that pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.