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Never Tell : A Novel of Suspense

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Detective Ellie Hatcher will be forced to uncover the truth behind the apparent suicide of a teenaged girl with intriguing connections to both New York's wealthiest--and its most dispossessed.

This addictive thriller from acclaimed suspense writer Alafair Burke draws its details from the author's own experiences as a criminal law professor and deputy district attorney, creating an exhilarating, true-to-life tale of crime and its consequences that is perfect for fans of Laura Lippman, Harlan Coben, and Burke's breakout standalone thriller Long Gone.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062128442
  • 9780062128447
  • 1,823,319

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Even a perfect family has its secrets.

Sixteen-year-old Julia Whitmire appeared to have every-thing: a famous father, a luxurious Manhattan town house, a coveted spot at the elite Casden prep school. When she is found dead in her bathtub, her parents insist that their daughter would never take her own life.

But Julia's enviable world was more complicated than it seemed. The pressure to excel at Casden was enormous; abuse of prescription drugs ran rampant. And a search of Julia's computer reveals that she was engaged in a dangerous game of cyberbullying.

NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced the case is a suicide, but when the Whitmires use their power to force a criminal investigation, Ellie's resistance causes trouble for her both at work and in her personal life. And when the target of Julia's harassment continues to receive death threats, Ellie is forced to acknowledge that Julia may have learned the hard way that some secrets should never be told.
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Review quote

"Burke's sharp portrayal of characters, both recurring and otherwise, defies stereotype and predictability....Never Tell is perhaps Burke's most ambitious and complex novel to date, yet it's also her most readable....will leave the reader thinking about this book long after the last page as been turned."--Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com
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3,161 ratings
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4 44% (1,401)
3 30% (940)
2 6% (191)
1 2% (48)
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