I'm always hooked from the first page of a Lisa Gardner book and Never Tell kicks off with a bang, actually 15 shots. Evie returns home and finds her husband shot three times while sitting in front of his computer. This brings Evie back immediately to the scene of her father's death, when she happened upon the gruesome find in their family's kitchen. Evie and her mother believed her father had killed himself and after being persuaded by her mother to claim Evie had accidentally shot her father, her life was forever altered by the stigma of that claim. At the scene of her husband's death, she grabs the gun and fires 12 rounds directly into the computer. The case has Detective D.D. Warren questioning her earlier assessment of Evie from the case involving the father's death. Then Flora Dane drops a bombshell that Evie's husband had connections with Jacob, Flora's abductor.
The case quickly twists and turns in several different directions as Detective Warren, Flora Dane, Agent Quincy and Evie herself all try to track down the killer and figure out exactly what Evie's husband and Jacob have in common.
Anytime I'm looking for an engaging crime thriller that will have me guessing until the very last page, I can count on Lisa Gardner to deliver.
I received this book courtesy of Penguin Dutton Group through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.