Tell No One: A Novel
This book’s storyline dragged on quite a bit. The story started out strong with alternating chapters narrated in the third person from both Caroline, or “Caro,” and Harris’ points of view. Caro’s aunt, Lanie, is dying and tells her that her dying wish is to see her brother, Caro’s dad, Hoff, one last time. Caro goes on a mission to find her dad, whom she has not heard from nor spoken to in many years. As she tries to find leads, she discovers more about Hoff than she wants to. The secrets he has kept from her and her mom have her running from person to person trying to retrace his steps. As a last resort, she even turns up at the house of her dad’s second wife and Harris’s mother. It seems like everything leads to a dead end.
I liked the story and the way Caro and Harris are connected; however, aspects of the characters’ personal lives, from Caro’s husband’s financial woes to Harris’s drug problem, went into too much detail and made the story drag. I felt there were too many parts that repeated themselves. The author eases the reader into the ending, though there is no big twist, and the story ends on a bit of a flat note. A good read but nothing to rave about.
|Author||Barbara Taylor Sissel|
|Page Count||348 pages|
|Publisher||Lake Union Publishing|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|