More thrillers for February!
Thanks to Dutton for the free advanced copies in exchange for our honest reviews!
NEVER TELL – Lisa Gardner (Releasing February 19th, 2019)
Once again, we were not disappointed!
Chandra’s Thoughts: 5/5 stars
As a person who typically likes to read series books in order, I somehow ended up starting this series in book 8. I have loved each book since and this is no exception. While I think these books could potentially be read as standalones, I think the way Gardner builds each character book by book is in indicator that starting at the beginning to get the full feel of them may be the way to go. However, I find myself FULLY invested in D.D. and now Flora just after three books.
I am guessing from beginning to end. And while I may not have been in jaw dropping shock when all was revealed, I was like I KNEW IT… but I actually didn’t… but I did kinda shake my head like maybe I should’ve known?! Ha! I don’t know what it is about Gardner, but her writing is so easy to read. I love the banter and push back between the characters, the fleshing out of their characters some more and the revisit to a person from an old case for D.D.
A series I highly recommend and will definitely be continuing to read. I don’t know what else Gardner has in store for Flora and D.D. (and Phil) but I am here for all of it
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
Every time I pick up a Lisa Gardner book I know I’m in for one hell of a thriller, and her newest release was no different! NEVER TELL is the next installment in the D.D. Warren series and the next book as she teams up with Flora. If you want strong female leads, then look no further. This could be read as a standalone but FIND HER and LOOK FOR ME I would highly recommend because you can get to know Flora better and their dynamic.
Not wanting to spoil anything about this book, I’ll keep this short and sweet. When you start this one you’ll want to make sure you have some time open because Gardner keeps you glued to the pages. She keeps you on your toes throughout and I’m always doubting myself as I try to figure it out. I enjoyed the ending and the build up and there’s something she is fantastic at: building the characters.
I highly recommend picking up any of Gardner’s books. You’ll get some kick ass female leads, suspense packed plot, and plenty of twists to keep you guessing.
Love her books; yes, they are usually the ones I need a lot of time for….the ones when I read before bed hubby says to me “how much longer”? and every five minutes I tell him “five minutes more.!!!!