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Detective DD Warren and Flora Dane must work together to establish what really happened in an apparently open-and-closed murder case, and whether the perpetrator is innocent - or guilty as charged. An unputdownable nail-biting thriller by the queen of domestic suspense.

THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR
'A TSUNAMI OF A THRILLER. This may well be Gardner’s best work' - DAVID BALDACCI_______________
One death might be an accident.
Two deaths looks like murder.

A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands.

Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident.

D.D. doesn’t believe in coincidences. But this case isn’t as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth.

Evie might be a victim.

Or she might be about to get away with murder again.
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'Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative.' - DAVID BALDACCI

'a shattering emotional journey that’s utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019.' - PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
'Never Tell is a pacey and action-packed thriller that will leave you feeling breathless' -CULTUREFLY

'...pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.' - MAIL ONLINE

'This career-best thriller from the bestseller will keep you up into the wee small hours ... the twists just keep coming' - PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH

'Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise,and satisfy you.' - LISA SCOTTOLINE

'Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren’s most gripping case yet. Brace yourself, gulp down a deep breath, and dive in.' - A.J. FINN

'Gardner’s writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision... For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint.' - NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

'Her character work is beautifully done, and she deftly handles multiple narrators, timelines and plot arcs. Gardner strikes what feels like a perfect tone…Never Tell is an excellent addition to the D.D. Warren series and proof it's never too late to draw in new fans.' - SHELF AWARENESS
'Nail-biting ... Gardner’s commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'In her latest nail-biter Never Tell, Lisa Gardner knows just what her readers want and how to give it to them.' - REAL BOOK SPY
'This novel is on fire! Surprising twists and a great cast make this a brilliant page-turner that I can recommend to everyone.' - THE BELGIAN REVIEWER BLOG
'gripping, compelling, and full of twists' - BOOK AFTER BOOK BLOG

Reviews

Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative. Together, they create A TSUNAMI OF A THRILLER. This may well be Gardner’s best work, and that is saying something.

David Baldacci

Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise,and satisfy you.

Lisa Scottoline

Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren’s most gripping case yet. Brace yourself, gulp down a deep breath, and dive in.

A.J. Finn

In her latest nail-biter Never Tell, Lisa Gardner knows just what her readers want and how to give it to them.

Real Book Spy

Nail-biting ... Gardner’s commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora

Publishers Weekly

This career-best thriller from the bestseller will keep you up into the wee small hours ... the twists just keep coming

Peterborough Evening Telegraph

This novel is on fire! Surprising twists and a great cast make this a brilliant page-turner that I can recommend to everyone.

The Belgian Reviewer Blog

I love a good book, especially one that grips and pulls me in and Never Tell did just that... I haven’t read any Lisa Gardner books before but she is now a firm favourite

Mojo Mums

This is easily Gardner’s most ambitious, complex tale ever, a shattering emotional journey that’s utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019.

Providence Journal

Characterisation is superb… this was one very good read

Bookbag

This story really isn’t predictable - unlike so many stories in the same genre. There was never a boring moment and I really recommend that you pre-order this book!

Bookish Bitch Blog

If you’re into secrets, lies, Gardner’s amazing words, or simply an action-packed mystery that does leave you breathless, this is the one for you! It is so good, it almost feels like the author sat down and created a Holiday gift for her fans around the globe.

Suspense Magazine

The characters are realistic, well-developed and engaging, the plot is gripping, compelling, and full of twists... a thought-provoking and sometimes disturbing read. I really liked the author’s writing style, clear and immersive, and I am definitely going to catch up and read all her previous novels which, I am sure, are as captivating as Never Tell.

Book After Book Blog

With each installment in this series, I find myself more and more invested in these characters.

Always with a Book

I was glued to each word trying to figure out the puzzle but never did.

CMash Reads

I highly recommend picking up any of Gardner’s books. You’ll get some kickass female leads, suspense packed plot, and plenty of twists to keep you guessing.

Jessica Map Reviews

This is my first five star read of 2019!

Booked on a Feeling

Never Tell is an outstanding, fast-paced, intricate procedural that delves into dark secrets and has questions and complications multiplying with every chapter.

She Treads Softly

a memorable experience, one that I think about long after I finish the last page.

Waves of Fiction

Her character work is beautifully done, and she deftly handles multiple narrators, timelines and plot arcs. Gardner strikes what feels like a perfect tone with 10 books of background to contend with, keeping the present fresh while providing necessary history. Never Tell is an excellent addition to the D.D. Warren series and proof it's never too late to draw in new fans.

Shelf Awareness

Gardner knows how to weave a deeply moving and psychological thriller that pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.

Associated Press

Gardner’s writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision... For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint.

New York Journal of Books

The tension ratchets up in the new domestic suspense thriller from the US crime queen

Writers Online

Never Tell is a pacey and action-packed thriller that will leave you feeling breathless

CultureFly

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781780897738

    February 19, 2019

    Century

    416 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Paperback

    9781784758639

    September 3, 2019

    Arrow

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780897714

    February 15, 2019

    Century

    416 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9781473544369

    February 7, 2019

    Cornerstone Digital

    416 pages

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Extract

CHAPTER 1

EVIE

By the time I pull my car into the garage, my hands are shaking on the wheel. I tell myself I have no reason to feel so nervous. I tell myself I’ve done nothing wrong. I still sit there an extra beat, staring straight ahead, as if some magic answer to the mess that is my life will appear in the windshield.

It doesn’t.

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