Tell No One by Barbara Taylor Sissel
ebook, 348 pages
Expected publication: May 14th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
About the Book:
Caroline Corbett wants nothing to do with her father, Hoff, a man who abandoned her as a young girl and then vanished from her life almost thirty years ago. But when her beloved aunt expresses a dying wish to see him once more, Caroline, despite her failing marriage and other personal troubles, drops everything to look for him. Harris Fenton found the father figure he’d dreamed of when he turned eight and his mother married Hoff—but his disappearance four years later left Harris with scars he carries even now that he is a father himself. While he has a beautiful family and a great job, he’s hiding a shameful secret and a nightmare from his childhood. Caroline’s search for Hoff soon uncovers a host of disturbing clues and draws a threat of violence. Her mind churns with memories of her troubled history, while Harris is losing the battle against his own demons. But for both of them, dredging up the past will be dangerous, and confronting the truth could prove life shattering.
That. Ending. Though.
Author Barbara Taylor Sissel keeps the tension taut from start to finish. Shying away from stereotypes and tired clichés, she builds both Caroline and Harris into three-dimensional characters. Readers may not always like them or the way they act, but they’ll sympathize enough with them to want to cheer them on.
With enough red herrings to satisfy most mystery lovers, the author keeps the answer to the central question—what happened to Hoff and where is he—just out of reach until the right moment. The conclusion that follows keeps in pace with the rest of the story. Ms. Sissel doesn’t linger over long resolutions. She’s in and out in neat fashion, and readers will finish this fast-paced novel wishing for more.
Emphasizing the idea that all the information at hand may not necessarily constitute the entire story, readers are in for a wild ride. Once you start reading you won’t want to stop, which is why I recommend you make time to binge Tell No One.
Thank you NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Barbara Taylor Sissel for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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