Book Review #167


Hardcover, 369 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press

A series of anonymous threats intended for others puts a man—and everyone he loves—in the path of a relentless killer

I am a huge fan of Gregg Hurwitz because he writes actually thrilling thrillers. Not only that, he leads you a merry dance while you are trying to work out what the heck might be going on….so not only do you get an edge of your seat read, but also a bit of a brain work out. Tell No Lies is no exception to this rule – and it is one of the best so far.

Daniel Brasher comes from money and privilege – he likes to think he has left that behind and he works as a therapist with groups of ex convicts to help them get their lives back on track..after one such session, he picks up his mail and finds an anonymous letter. “admit what you’ve done or you will bleed for it. you have ’til november 15 at midnite.” The letter is not addressed to him however..and the deadline has already passed.

The story twists and turns, and moves along at a heck of a pace that leaves your head spinning and your heart pounding – at the same time Mr Hurwitz manages to create believable, sometimes eccentric, always intriguing characters that you actually care about – and often manages to give you something “real life” to think about. In the case of this book, the different opportunities in life available to the rich versus the poor.

I havent loved ALL the books equally – some are not quite as exciting, or quite as involving, but all are enjoyable. I put this at no 2 on my “Favourite Hurwitz Books” list just beaten to the post by “We Know” a novel I read in one caffeine fuelled breathless night last year. Anyone who loves a good thriller but likes them to be intelligent will enjoy this one. And probably a fair few others from this author…

Happy Reading Folks!


Author: mccullum001

I'm a 27 year old, who really doesn't know what I want to do...I have the education, but nothing to show for it...Stay Tuned!!!

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