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Lifting the veil of secrecy on a grand Southern family in decline, author Tanya Anne Crosby explores the lives of Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah Aldridge, three sisters who share a dark past and an uncertain future...Caroline Aldridge was surprised by the number of mourners at her mother's funeral. Evidently the newspaper heiress who had caused her children so much pain wLifting the veil of secrecy on a grand Southern family in decline, author Tanya Anne Crosby explores the lives of Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah Aldridge, three sisters who share a dark past and an uncertain future...Caroline Aldridge was surprised by the number of mourners at her mother's funeral. Evidently the newspaper heiress who had caused her children so much pain was well-loved by everyone else in Charleston. Now she was gone, leaving behind countless secrets-and a few demands: Caroline and her sisters must live together for one year or lose their inheritance. And Caroline must take over "The Tribune." But a killer is making headlines, and Caroline may have unwittingly stepped into the crosshairs...A series of kidnappings and murders resurrect the sisters' memories of their brother's disappearance as a child-and Caroline fears she may be next. Yet in the midst of her turmoil, she may be rekindling a romance she'd extinguished long ago. With Jack back in her life and the tattered bonds of sisterhood slowly mending, Caroline hopes the family can restore its position in Charleston society-unless a sinister force beyond their control tears them apart forever......

Title : Speak No Evil
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ISBN : 9781601831767
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Number of Pages : 294 Pages
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Speak No Evil Reviews

  • Lynelle Clark
    2019-02-20 09:47

    Compelling, Intrigue, Tense is only some of the words I can use to describe this suspense filled romance. The relationship between the three sisters, the death of their mother and the budding romance between Christine and Jack offered this story a human depth. Mingled in between the ongoing plot of mayhem, heat and floods that build the suspension as people disappeared and bodies piled up. Each sister had to deal with their mother's sudden death at her own peril. The absence of a mother's love shaping each as they struggle with life and its battles. Gripping, this plot will keep you at the edge as you read about the twisted mind of a sick individual, brutally torturing innocent lives for his own benefit.Well written the characters played their parts, each contributing to the story as it unfolds and you felt relieved when it was over. Great characters, each with their own personas that kept the story interesting and entertaining. The seamless flow of words and scenes capturing your attention as the plot unfolds and you get a glimpse of the plot line. Turning the pages as you wonder and enjoy the story.Well "over" is a figurative word in the sentence...I do not like cliffhangers, and it left you with a few unanswered questions. Now I can not wait to get my hands on the next book! A great story I can recommend to all who love suspense, romance, relationships, and action.

  • Lesincele Viaja gracias a los libros
    2019-02-23 10:20

    Una novela que une a la perfección los secretos familiares y el suspense de un asesino en serie. Los personajes están muy bien perfilados y son muy variados. Además sabe mantener el misterio y mantener nuestra atención durante toda su lectura.Un gran descubrimiento el de esta autora. Con ganas de leer su segunda parte.

  • Emma
    2019-03-17 02:30

    Lire et traduire Tanya Anne Crosby est un grand plaisir.Ses romans commencent lentement : elle vous laisse le temps de connaître ses personnages de l’intérieur et de vous familiariser avec la région où ils vivent. Le cadre est très bien décrit, très atmosphérique et il fait partie prenante de l’intrigue. C’est une très belle présentation du Sud des États-Unis, gothique de nombreuses fois, et bien sûr avec de la mousse espagnole, qui à elle seule suffirait à me ravir.Peu à peu, l’intrigue se complique et les indices se multiplient. Soudain, vous avez de nombreuses pistes et vraiment beaucoup de gens pourraient bien être le suspect, pour une raison ou une autre. Le suspense est très bien mené.Un autre élément que j’apprécie énormément dans le style d’écriture de Tanya : ses dialogues. Ils sont tellement vrais, vous sentez que vous êtes là à écouter les personnages, à remarquer leurs réactions. Et quelque chose de tout à fait caractéristique de Crosby : une grande partie de la narration est toujours considérée du point de vue d’un personnage ou d’un autre. Ils ne sont pas observés de loin par un narrateur neutre. Au lieu, vous êtes à l’intérieur de leur tête, et même quand ils ne s’expriment pas dans le discours direct, vous voyez toujours les choses de leur perspective, vous les entendez penser à haute voix. Tanya a utilisé ce moyen littéraire dans tous les livres d’elle que j’ai lus jusqu’à présent, et il aide vraiment rendre l’histoire vraie et engageante.Oh, et avez-vous remarqué les superbes couvertures ?Quant aux titres, ils correspondent vraiment à ceux que l’auteure elle-même aurait souhaité pour la version originale en anglais.Dans ce premier roman, on découvre les 3 soeurs Aldridge. Les choses ne sont pas roses depuis un certain temps entre elles, mais elles sont obligées de se retrouver à l’occasion de l’enterrement de leur mère. De plus, cette-ci leur a laissé une tâche redoutable : si elles veulent hériter de sa richesse considérable, chacune d’entre elles doit faire quelque chose de spécifique, déterminé par elle-même, et même vivre ensemble dans la maison de famille pour une année entière. Caroline semble avoir reçu la partie la plus difficile : la direction du journal qui appartenait à sa mère. Pour compliquer les choses, un tueur en série est en cavale…Déjà fragilisée par tous ces événements, sans mentionner un événement très douloureux dans leur enfance, Caroline doit également regarder les choses en face à réfléchir à ce qu’elle veut vraiment faire de son ancien petit ami qui refait surface dans sa vie.Il y a donc beaucoup d’éléments en même temps, qui tiennent le lecteur en haleine quand ils se connectent, et l’ombre du tueur inconnu qui plâne sur tout le monde.I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and translating Tanya Anne Crosby.Her novels begin at a slow pace, as she takes time to make you know her characters from the inside and get acquainted with the area where they live. The setting is extremely well described, quite atmospheric, and totally part of the plot. Great view of the South, quite Gothic many a times, and of course with the Spanish moss, enough to make me swoon.Little by little, the plot thickens, and clues abound. Suddenly, you have many leads and really so many people could fit the bill to be THE suspect, for one reason or another. The suspense is very well created.Another element I really enjoy in Tanya's writing style is her dialogs. They are so true to life, you feel you are right there listening to the characters, noticing their reactions. And something quite characteristic of Crosby is that even a major part of the narration is still seen from the perspective of a character or another. They are not observed from afar by a neutral narrator. Instead, you are inside the head of the characters, and even if they no longer talk in the direct speech form, you still see things through their eyes, you hear them think aloud. Tanya has used this literary device in all her books I have read so far, and it really works at making the story so true and engaging.Please note also how cool the covers are in the French edition. As for the French titles, they correspond to what the author had really originally in mind.In this first novel, you get to know the 3 sisters Aldridge. Things have not been rosy for a while between them, but they must get together at the occasion of their mother's funeral. Plus she has let them a dreadful assignment: if they want to inherit her considerable wealth, they each have to do something specific, determined by her, and live together in the family house for a whole year. Caroline seems to have received the most challenging part: taking over the newspaper her mother used to preside over. To make things even worse, a serial killer is on the run...Already emotionally stressed by all these events, not mentioning a very painful event in their childhood, Caroline needs also to face what she really wants to do with a former boyfriend who resurfaces in her life.So there's a lot going on, and the reader sits on the edge of the seat when all these elements connect, with the shadow of the unknown killer over everyone.

  • Tammy
    2019-03-11 10:19

    Wow! This is the real deal ladies and gentlemen. This was an edge of your seat thriller, a real page turner. The subject matter was a little dark and gruesome so its not for the squeamish. The mystery was very well done and all the characters very well fleshed out . The storyline grabbed you from the first sentence all the way to the last. My only complaint is having to wait so long for the next book to come out. This is an ABSOLUTE for romantic suspense readers.

  • Julie
    2019-02-18 03:31

    Speak No Evil by Tanya Anne Crosby is a Kensington publication. This was a March 2013 release.Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the digital copy of this book.Caroline returns home to South Carolina after her mother's death. She and her two sisters are stunned to discover their mother's will had a codicil that required them all to stay in S. Carolina for one year to receive their inheritance. Caroline will run the newspaper her mother owned. The newspaper is a "dying breed". There is stiff competition and Caroline will learn some hard lessons about ethics and journalism. Then there is Jack. Caroline and Jack almost got married ten years ago. Neither of them have really been able to move forward with other relationships. Now, that Caroline is having to see Jack face to face, old feelings have begun to surface.A young college student is found murdered and another child has been reported missing. Caroline thinks the two cases could be connected. Jack, a cop, isn't so sure. He and Caroline butt heads over how to report on the case, while at the same time they grapple with the feelings they have for each other.Caroline's two sisters also have issues they are dealing with. Their mother was a driven, career oriented woman, that had also suffered greatly when her only son disappeared. The girls had each other to cling to, but over the years they grew apart. Now each girl must learn how to deal with their mother's death, and the new lives they want to start for themselves.This was a really good romantic suspense novel. I love the idea of coming home after an absence and reconnecting with family and friends, and in this case the second chance at romance. Caroline's heart is in the right place, but like all of us, she makes some regrettable decisions. How she dealt with her mother's death was poignant. She had feelings of walking in her shadow, but also discovered her mother's sentimental feelings. I could also relate to Caroline's having to deal with a new job and trying to put her own personal stamp on things, while trying to appease long term employees. The romance was also done perfectly. Initially, Caroline remembers the hurt Jack caused her, but gradually she begins to put those feelings to rest. Things don't go smoothly for the couple though. I liked Jack and felt for him too. He had a job to do and did the best he could, using his experience.The only thing I didn't like was how hard Jack could be on himself. Hopefully, if we get to bump into Caroline and Jack in the future, Jack will have regained some of his confidence.There was a good plot, a nice balance between mystery, romance, and family issues. Overall a solid A.

  • Nicole Laverdure
    2019-03-20 06:39

    Intense and exciting!I adored Tanya Anne Crosby's novel Speak No Evil, of her Aldridge Sisters series. This author, knew how to get my attention from the beginning of the story by creating the mystery which surrounds the Aldridge family, among which their mother Florence and her three daughters Caroline, Augusta and Savannah. A novel filled with mystery, danger and passion, that kept me out of breath. I really loved all her characters in particular Caroline who is the heroine in this one.The story begins at the funeral of their mother where three sisters see again each other at the ancestral house of the Aldridge family, a house filled with secrets. Caroline also has the opportunity to meet again, Jack, the man that she had once loved and left. As soon as she sees him, she still feels again some feelings toward him. Let's mention, that their mother, was a very particular woman! While, reading their mother's will and testament, Caroline learns that she will have to take control of Florence's newspaper, Savannah to write a book and Augusta to restore the old house, but to one condition, that they live a whole year together in the their mother's ancestral home. A series of kidnappings and murders will come to complicate their lives. Will this arrangement, unite, again, the three sisters and their family or destroy them? Will Caroline give a second chance to Jack? Will the murderer be discovered? Tanya Anne Crosby knew how to add suspense and intrigue to her story and create an expectation for her next novel Tell No Lies, which will be Augusta's story. I’m excited to discover who is the murderer!

  • Nicole Laverdure
    2019-02-20 10:27

    Intense and exciting!I adored Tanya Anne Crosby's novel Speak No Evil, of her Aldridge Sisters series. This author, knew how to get my attention from the beginning of the story by creating the mystery which surrounds the Aldridge family, among which their mother Florence and her three daughters Caroline, Augusta and Savannah. A novel filled with mystery, danger and passion, that kept me out of breath. I really loved all her characters in particular Caroline who is the heroine in this one.The story begins at the funeral of their mother where three sisters see again each other at the ancestral house of the Aldridge family, a house filled with secrets. Caroline also has the opportunity to meet again, Jack, the man that she had once loved and left. As soon as she sees him, she still feels again some feelings toward him. Let's mention, that their mother, was a very particular woman! While, reading their mother's will and testament, Caroline learns that she will have to take control of Florence's newspaper, Savannah to write a book and Augusta to restore the old house, but to one condition, that they live a whole year together in the their mother's ancestral home. A series of kidnappings and murders will come to complicate their lives. Will this arrangement, unite, again, the three sisters and their family or destroy them? Will Caroline give a second chance to Jack? Will the murderer be discovered? Tanya Anne Crosby knew how to add suspense and intrigue to her story and create an expectation for her next novel Tell No Lies, which will be Augusta's story. I’m excited to discover who is the murderer!

  • Nicole Laverdure
    2019-02-21 05:48

    Intense et palpitant!J'ai adoré le roman de Tanya Anne Crosby Au nord de Folly-sur-mer! L'auteure a, très bien, su capter mon attention dès le début de l'histoire en créant le mystère qui entoure la famille Aldridge, dont la mère Florence et ses trois filles Caroline, Augusta et Savannah. Un roman remplit de mystère, danger et passion, qui ont su me tenir en haleine jusqu'à la fin! J'ai bien aimé les personnages en particulier Caroline qui est l’héroïne de celui-ci.L'histoire débute à l'enterrement de leur mère où les trois soeurs se revoient à la maison ancestrale de la famille Aldridge, une demeure remplie de secrets. Caroline a aussi l'occasion de revoir son ancienne flamme, Jack, l'homme qu'elle avait jadis aimé et quitté. Dès qu'elle le revoit, elle se méfie de lui, mais ressent de nouveau des sentiments qui raviveront peut-être leur amour. Mentionnons, que leur mère, était une femme très particulière! À la lecture du testament, Caroline apprendra qu'elle devra prendre en main le journal, Savannah devra écrire un livre et Augusta devra restaurer la maison, mais à une condition, toutes les trois, devront demeurer une année complète dans la dite demeure. Une série d'enlèvements et de meurtres viendront compliquer leurs vies. Est-ce que cette arrangement, unira les trois soeurs de nouveau? Est-ce que Caroline donnera une seconde chance à Jack? Est-ce que le meurtrier sera découvert? Tanya Anne Crosby a su apporter du suspense et de l'intrigue à son histoire en créant une attente pour son prochain roman À l'ouest de la mort, dont l’héroïne sera Augusta.

  • Lauren
    2019-02-24 08:39

    I loved this story! It was full of suspense, lots of mystery, and a dash of some sexy. The entire time while reading this book I was trying to guess "whodunit," but in the end I was wrong... Or was I? You see, once we reach the climax of this somewhat dark and twisty novel, it seems that all questions are answered. But I feel that there is more to this story than meets the eye. Without getting too far into spoilers, there is a specific part in the novel where the main suspect confronts Caroline. He asks her to stop harassing him because she is keeping him from doing his job. I have a feeling his job is not murdering women. I personally think that he knows who is doing it and may possibly be following this nut job around.That is just my opinion on the matter, and I'm sure in the end I'm probably wrong. But that's the beauty of a mystery! There are so many different angles and unless you're an actual detective, which I am not, you probably won't know what's going on until it happens.I had so much fun reading this book and trying to figure out all of it's secrets before it came to an end. I read it in one sitting, in about less than 5 hours. Such an easy read, and can I just say that the writing was refreshing. Just ahhhh. It's nice reading a novel and not having to figure out what that mixed up word was supposed to be.You can bet the farm that I'll be reading the next installment. Too bad it won't be around until SPRING!

  • Lynelle Clark
    2019-03-06 10:43

    Compelling, Intrigue, Tense is only some of the words I can use to describe this suspense filled romance. The relationship between the three sisters, the death of their mother and the budding romance between Christine and Jack offered this story a human depth. Mingled in between the ongoing plot of mayhem, heat and floods that build the suspension as people disappeared and bodies piled up. Each sister had to deal with their mother's sudden death at her own peril. The absence of a mother's love shaping each as they struggle with life and its battles. Gripping, this plot will keep you at the edge as you read about the twisted mind of a sick individual, brutally torturing innocent lives for his own benefit.Well written the characters played their parts, each contributing to the story as it unfolds and you felt relieved when it was over. Great characters, each with their own personas that kept the story interesting and entertaining. The seamless flow of words and scenes capturing your attention as the plot unfolds and you get a glimpse of the plot line. Turning the pages as you wonder and enjoy the story.Well "over" is a figurative word in the sentence...I do not like cliffhangers, and it left you with a few unanswered questions. Now I can not wait to get my hands on the next book! A great story I can recommend to all who love suspense, romance, relationships, and action.

  • Cora Seton
    2019-02-20 09:37

    When Florence Willodean Aldridge dies, she leaves behind her 27 million dollars and a house filled with family secrets and tragic memories. Caroline wants nothing to do with the house and nor does her sisters, Savannah and Augusta, but if they want their share of the 27 million dollars, they'll all have to spend a year within its walls. Savannah must write the book she's always meant to, Augusta is tasked with renovating the house. Caroline is ordered to take over the Tribune, her mother's newspaper. None of the women will get through the year unscathed.When a killer strikes and a young girl disappears, Caroline must figure out how to use her new position to help solve these cases before anyone else gets hurt. Doing so will bring her into close contact with Jack, the man she was supposed to marry, but left instead....I enjoyed Speak No Evil immensely, from its Old South setting to all of its mysteries to the relationships between the three sisters. The pacing is impeccable, and the story had me hooked right from the first page. I don't want to give away any clues to the mysteries, so I'll just say that Crosby has a deft touch setting out her clues and leading the reader through a maze of possibilities to the final conclusion.Definitely read this one!

  • Books Mom
    2019-03-02 06:38

    Complex and full of details, Speak No Evil is an engaging suspense.The author covers incredible amounts of ground in this book, building backstory (the sisters' dysfunctional life with their mother who never stopped mourning the loss of her son) , the relationship between Jack and Caroline, the disappearance of a young girl, Caroline's being thrust into power at her mother's newspaper, and a possible serial killer. There's an insane amount of stuff happening here, and amazingly, the author manages to make it all relate.Some of the story is a bit gruesome -- to be expected when there's a killer on the loose, and there are some very sad things that happen as well. Characterization is important, and there are piles of secondary characters, well drawn, three dimensional characters, who are integral to the story.All in all, this is a really good read. Perhaps not as "edge of your seat" as I'd expected, due in large part to all the different storylines, but still fascinating and intriguing. I really enjoyed it.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-15 04:37

    This is the first book in the series about the Aldridge sisters, Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah and the plot revolves about their memories of their brothers disappearance years ago. First up is Caroline and I have to say that she was an interesting and complex character.The story is well written and the characters are well developed, making this story interesting and suspenseful.If you’re a romantic suspense reader, I highly recommend you pick this one up because the ride will be thrilling and you can check all these off: action, romance and complex relationships.Melanie for b2bComplimentary copy provided by the publisher

  • Forgetfulone
    2019-02-28 02:35

    For 99 cents, this was okay; however, I hated the ending. Before I get to that, it took about a third of the book to get to the meat of the story. Also, there was not enough backstory to explain the killer's motives or to explain previous murders he supposedly committed. And why would he carry the heroine out of the burning fire that he started himself, especially after summoning witnesses to the scene. He had claimed he couldn't get caught, so why would he set himself up for it? Worst of all, there wasn't a true ending to the story, there was a beginning to another story. Needless to say I won't be reading it.

  • Dsbook
    2019-03-07 09:18

    I loved this book and read it straight through. Could not put it down. I have read both books that have been released in this series and loved both of them. I highly recommend this book to mystery/romantic suspense readers.

  • Amy Brown
    2019-02-24 10:33

    Read entire review and others at amypauline.com!Speak No Evil is definitely worth the read. It was so good… right up until the ending.I found out that Speak No Evil is the first of a series, which might explain why the ending leaves us wanting more. Caroline’s mother dies, and her and her two sisters are reunited and have to live together for a year to get the money left to them in the will. Now, its quite a lump sum, so they obviously are all going to at least attempt to live together for a year. There’s the complicated relationship of sisters, love stories, relationships with co-workers, and more. It’s an engaging read, which a charming setting. The characters are believable, their relationships are well-written, and the mystery in the story is a page-turner.Read entire review, and others, at amypauline.com!

  • Dekaydreader
    2019-03-16 10:34

    Sorry to say that not only was this not the best thing I've ever read, but my personal opinion is that exclamation points, along with other unusual punctuation, should be used very sparingly. This story was not only festered with enough exclamation points to serve a ream of circus flyers, it was also plagued with multiple bursts of ellipses and em dashes suddenly dropped into series of sentences.Disconcerting to say the least. There were other things that detracted from the story line as well, so my takeaway impression was not pleasure - except to be finally done.

  • Teresa
    2019-02-25 09:44

    Tanya Anne Crosby has written the promise of a thrilling series. The three Aldridge Sisters are so different and each character is well-developed by Ms. Crosby. The sisters are forced to come together, each with her own requirement in order to meet the terms of their late mother's large bequest in her Last Will and Testament. Although Caroline seems to be highlighted throughout the story, I am hoping we get to know Savannah and Augusta better in the next two installments.

  • Clarissa Boggs
    2019-02-25 10:32

    You know what? I enjoyed this mystery thriller novel a lot. I already have my suspicions but we'll see if I'm right . I loved the mystery and the characters in this book . I gave it a five stars ,onward to the next book

  • Becca
    2019-02-24 02:42

    I was going to give this three stars originally because it wasn't badly written, just not for me. BUT that ending, and the romance and Augie...I just can't. It was bad. I'm sorry. I wanted to like it but there was no logic and pacing in any of this.

  • Julie Bird
    2019-03-04 03:23

    This was a bit underwhelming for me. It left a cliffhanger, but I don't think I care enough to get through the next book to resolve it.

  • Shilow23gmail.com lowe
    2019-03-10 05:45

    was good kept me wondering until the end

  • Jeri
    2019-02-20 07:38

    Very good! Bought the whole series.

  • Alice Alvarez
    2019-03-11 09:39

    Aldridge SistersThis is a slow starting story. I liked the characters, however I didn't get why the author made a big deal of the relationship between the long term black friend\cook with the sisters. I needed to know more about the killer. Why, why did he kill. Is he really the killer? I didn't like the ending.

  • Marie Ledoux
    2019-03-15 06:20

    Caroline erfährt bei der Testamentseröffnung ihrer Mutter, dass sie dazu auserkoren wurde, die Leitung der Zeitung zu übernehmen. Gleichzeitig wird klar, dass sie und ihre zwei Schwestern, Augusta und Savannah, ein Jahr gemeinsam in Charleston im Familienanwesen leben müssen, um das gesamte Erbe antreten zu können. Der Posten als Herausgeberin fordert gleich am Beginn alles von Caroline, denn eine junge Frau wurde ermordet aufgefunden und ein kleines Mädchen wird vermisst. Sie muss Entscheidungen treffen, die eine ganze Stadt betreffen und eine Panik hervorrufen könnten.Ihre Rückkehr in ihr Elternhaus ist nicht nur aufwühlend, wegen dem Tod ihrer Mutter. Ihr ehemaliger Verlobter lebt immer noch hier. Die Erinnerungen an die gemeinsame Zeit und sein Verrat an ihr zehren immer noch an ihren Nerven. Doch Jack ist nicht irgendein Mann. Er ist Polizist und arbeitet an den Fällen. Somit laufen sie sich ständig über den Weg. Die Anziehung von früher umgibt die beiden noch und ständig knistert es zwischen ihnen.Wie hat es mir gefallen?Ich habe ein Faible für Geschichten die in South Caroline oder so spielen. Da ich selbst schon dort war und ich das Gebiet sehr geheimnisvoll und mysteriös finde, sind Krimis, die dort spielen für mich fast unwiderstehlich. Mit diesem Buch habe ich wahrlich einen Glücksgriff gemacht. Neben den tollen Schauplätzen gefiel mir auch die Krimihandlung, rund um eine ermordete Frau und das vermisste Mädchen. Doch es ist nicht nur ein Krimi sondern auch ein Roman über Familie. Hier stehen 3 Schwestern im Mittelpunkt, die nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter zurück in die Heimatstadt kommen, um das Erbe anzutreten. In den letzten 10 Jahren hielten sie nur recht spärlich Kontakt zueinander. Nun erkennen sie, das sie sich fast völlig entfremdet haben. Die älteste der Schwestern, Caroline tritt in die riesigen Fußstapfen ihrer Mutter. Auch Augusta und Savannah krempeln ihr Leben komplett um, damit sie die Auflagen des Testaments erfüllen. Caroline trifft auf ihren ehemaligen Verlobten Jack. Immer noch fliegen die Funken zwischen ihnen, gleichzeitig streiten sie wie Hund und Katz. Dass Jack leitender Ermittler im Mordfall ist, erleichtert es nicht gerade Abstand von einander zu halten. Neben den Hauptfiguren gibt es ein paar ausgesprochen sympathische Nebencharaktere, die die Handlung ausgesprochen bereichern. Es werden zwar einige Aspekte und Fragen in diesem Buch beantwortet, doch bleiben die großen Probleme ungelöst und ich will unbedingt wissen, wie es weitergeht.Teil 2 "Du sollst nicht lügen" liegt schon bei mir und wartet darauf gelesen zu werden.

  • Maura
    2019-02-18 08:21

    This story focuses on the first Aldridge sister, Caroline, who ten years earlier left Charleston and the man she was planning to marry, Jack, after he cheated on her. Now, she's back after the death of her mother and has to run her mother's newspaper in order to earn her inheritance. But someone has been killing people in Charleston, and Jack is a police officer investigating the case. There's unresolved feelings between them, but a decided lack of trust. Will they be able to help each other find the killer before it gets too close to home?I'm guessing this is the author's first go at a romantic suspense novel. All in all not bad. The characters are definitely not Mary Sue - they have issues and problems and they face them throughout the story, constantly reflecting and adjusting. The suspense takes front seat, without a doubt. The reader does get to view the mind of the killer, but without ever knowing who it is. There are several possibilities, but only one is really looked at. But there is a lot of doubt thrown at whether that person is the real killer. Still, the investigation and relationships explored during the suspense part was really well done. Better than some I've read which just read like a list of procedures done to find the killer. This felt very dynamic. The romance, way in the back seat, was mostly lacking. There wasn't much development or for that matter much interaction between Jack and Caroline and there really needed to be before I could buy their ending. I liked the lack of trust and the bitterness between them, but that sort of angst needs time spent together before it can be satisfactorily resolved and there just wasn't enough of them together. And there should be a lot more evidence of their love than some stray thoughts about the other and one passionate night together. And just IMHO, Caroline needed to do some groveling. (view spoiler)[ Jack never actually cheated and Caroline did know it. But, being the coward she was, she took off and left Jack. He tried to move on, but Caroline kind of blamed Jack for never getting in touch with her again. She wronged him by not trusting and she needed to own up to it.(hide spoiler)] Looking forward to reading Augusta's story - what on earth is up with that girl?

  • TJ Fox
    2019-03-18 03:25

    There were things I really enjoyed about this and things that ended up being annoying because they hit on points that are kind of standard irritants for me.Caroline’s character was flaky, indecisive and yo-yo’d on her feelings towards Jack to the point that it made it incredibly difficult to like her in any way. Jack’s character didn’t seem all that genuine or believable to me. He was pretty unprofessional as a police officer and after 10 years apart, he still is absolutely in love with Caroline. 10 years is a long time to be apart and still actually know the person. People change at least a little bit in 10 years. You would think that there would need to be time to get to know the person that they’ve become since you last saw or spoke to them. It is even less believable when there was zero contact between the two of them in that entire time. Both the wishy washy attitude and the long term distance, but still love the person no matter what issues are things that kind of drive me nuts. Fortunately the romance aspect of this story wasn’t the main focus.The rest of the story, the suspense and murder aspects were much better presented. I had a few issues with what seemed to be a smudgy timeline. There were points where it appeared that a whole lot more time had taken place between events, then another event would happen that would make that timeline shrink considerably. I’m not sure if this was an actual error or if it was just written unclearly, but it was enough to pull me out of the story a couple of times to try and figure out what was going on.While we got a resolution to the murders, there were quite a few details that were left unfinished. Again, not sure if that was just a messy finish or if it is leaving the door open for book 2 to mess with what we got in this book. I’m kind of thinking that it is the second option. Actually, I’m really hoping it is because that would make this as a series a whole heck of a lot more interesting.

  • Sue Stewart
    2019-02-27 09:21

    Having read some of Tanya Anne Crosby's Historical books, I knew this book would be very well written, have outstanding character development and that I would become immersed in the storyline. I don't normally read suspense/thriller books because (honestly) they scare me half to death! But this story starts out innocent enough. Mother dies, after falling down her stairs, the three daughters all gather (back at their childhood home) for the reading of the will and to see who will inherit the money, the estate and the company. The details of the house and estate (all with a definite Southern flare), as well as the description ( both physically and emotionally) of the 3 sisters and the old housekeeper and her son, sets up a fast paced, page turning, enjoyable storyline. Also, throw in one sexy ex-finance - bringing some history, heartache and romance to the story. I was so drawn into the storyline that once the missing women and bodies started turning up - there was no going back! So I turned on every light in the house and kept right on reading. And what an exceptional read it was! Tanya Anne is just a magical storyteller! In the prologue to the story, Mother mentions she had just written a codicil to her will - is that new will going to be the storyline for the next book? Whatever the next book is about, I can assure you, I will be one of the first in line to purchase it! I highly recommend this book!

  • Samantha Porter
    2019-03-11 06:23

    A manipulating mother who remains in control even after her death, only brings understanding why the 3 sisters aren't close. Family tragedy, lost love, and more dead bodies make for an interesting read. Not to mention the end of the book makes you buy the next, which I have and it is just waiting for me to hit the play button (audible does not have the books linked as a series but they are (Tell No Lies)). I enjoyed the story very much. This is my first read by this author.

  • Madeline Gannon
    2019-03-05 10:48

    The plot in this is not super strong - the ending is especially weak for a mystery/thriller - but I loved this read because of the atmosphere. Charleston SC/Folly Beach is one of of my family's favorite places to vacation, and I felt like I was there while listening to this book. Probably won't read the next in the series, but it definitely got me excited for my upcoming Charleston trip!