The Stories You Tell (Roxane Weary #3) by Kristen Lepionka

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by Minotaur Books
About the Book:
A late-night phone call is never good news, especially when you’re Roxane Weary. This one is from her brother Andrew whose evening was interrupted by a visit from Addison, a hip young DJ he knows from the hotel bar where he works. She was drunk, bloody, and hysterical, but she wouldn’t say what was wrong. After using his phone, she left as quickly as she appeared, and Andrew is worried. That’s when he calls Roxane. But another late-night call occurs as well: Addison’s father calls the police after getting a panicked voicemail from his daughter. The only thing he could understand is the address she gave in the message—Andrew’s. Before long, the police are asking Andrew all about why there’s blood in his apartment and what he did to Addison. Meanwhile, another cop is found dead on the opposite side of town, leading to a swirl of questions surrounding a dance club whose staff—which includes Addison—has suddenly gone AWOL.

Book three in the Roxane Weary series, The Stories You Tell is an amazing detective book all on its own. Full disclosure, I have not read book one or two and didn't need to, to thoroughly enjoy this one a lot. The plot was an involved, complex, mystery with many secrets seeking the light of day. What I liked is that I was caught up with the main story-line and with each reveal, I was thinking what did this information mean? I kept changing my opinion of who was responsible for what.

Very exciting and fast paced with lot of atmosphere and ambiance. The characters were three dimensional and very interesting with a lot of background and depth. The wonderfully written dialogue helps advance the story.

Overall, the novel did capture my attention which is my major criteria for a high star rating. I loved that the heroine was strong and intelligent. The disclosure at the end was the perfect ending. This was a new author for me and I look forward to reading the first two books and also the next book in this series, I would like to see where Roxane goes next.

Thank you NetGalley, Kristen Lepionka, St. Martin's Press and Minotaur Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.



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