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"#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson creates her most electrifying thriller to date, as a mother's unspeakable crime sparks a new killing spree. . .The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued tha"#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson creates her most electrifying thriller to date, as a mother's unspeakable crime sparks a new killing spree. . .The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover. Now Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case in the process. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Her guilt is compounded by other complications--Nikki's favorite uncle, Alexander, was the attorney who helped save Blondell from execution. And rumors swirl that he was one of her many lovers. Nikki's fiancé, Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah's history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell's old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation. And somehow, the events of that tragic night connect to Nikki's own fractured family. But now the killing has begun again. Is Amity's murderer still at large, or is this a new, darker danger? Soon Nikki will discover what really happened twenty years ago, but the answers may come too late to save her life. . . "...

Title : Tell Me
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ISBN : 9780758258588
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 328 Pages
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Tell Me Reviews

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2018-11-15 10:56

    This is the 3rd book in the Detective Pierce Reed and journalist Nikki Gillette series are again together in the middle of trying to solve a murder mystery and hopefully Nikki will be able to write her next novel based on the story.From the prologue, you follow a multi -layered mystery of a Blondell OHenry, convicted, after the testimony given by her 8 year old son, 20 years earlier for the murder of her daughter, Amity and shooting and injuring her two small sons, is about to be freed after her son recants his testimony.Nikki has a connection to the crime. Amity had been her best friend and had phoned her on the night she was murdered, telling her that she needed to tell her something very important. But Nikki was unable to meet up with her and has always felt that she may have been able to save her from dying. And then, there’s her uncle, who was Blondell’s lawyer at the time of her trial.Nikki soon begins digging into the O’Henry family past and is soon stone-walled by everyone involved in the tragedy, which just makes Nikki more determined to find out what really happened that terrible night.Some of the characters she encounters in her quest for the truth are uncouth and unhelpful and at times damn right scary and dangerous and some may even harm her from keeping the truth coming out. Willing to kill to keep secrets hidden.Suspense, thrills, more killings, twists and turns that just kept me at the edge of my seat and asking….who did it?????There are so many questions in this story and I have to be honest and say that I never ever guessed the answers that we get at the end. There is some romance in the story – after all Nikki & Pierce are now an engaged couple but the main focus is in the mystery of case.Another good read by this author. I really enjoy her books.

  • Tulay
    2018-11-01 12:11

    Suspenseful.Report Nikki Gillette character knows what not to do to get the story and write a book, but does it any way. Didn't like this character. Story is full of suspense, who was the killer? Eight years old boy did what the investigating officer wanted twenty years ago. Ending wasn't shocking to me, but writing to that point was long and ended suddenly. 2.5 stars.

  • Joma
    2018-11-13 12:02

    A previous patient of mine told me this was a good read. It took me two months to get this done. It's like feeding myself oats without any milk. The story line was good and a number of scenes were quite intense but she kept throwing names at every page (since I opened it). You can get all confused on which person is suppose to be important. The author kept on reminding you (at every chance she gets) that her heroine was an outstanding journalist who wrote the most intriguing, talked-about crime book of all time, which is exasperating. The author was trying hard to make the heroine's achievement so significant that she failed to convince me that she can be more fascinating than that.Got me most interested in the last few chapters of the book, quite exciting and breathtaking (the author is a great storyteller anyway and it is the climax), but I guess that was what this book is...a few great moments. I could only hope for a better book after this.

  • KC
    2018-11-11 08:06

    More predictable than some of her others.

  • Jill
    2018-11-16 08:50

    Review of Tell Me by Lisa JacksonSome twenty years ago, Blondell O’Henry and her three children were in a cabin near Savannah, Georgia, when the unthinkable happened, leaving Blondell’s oldest daughter, Amity, dead, her other two children seriously wounded and Blondell herself serving a life sentence in prison. Blondell claims there was an intruder who broke into the cabin, shot the children and Blondell herself, however the police were never able to confirm the existence of such an intruder and the testimony of Blondell’s young son, Niall that his mother had shot him sent her to prison. Now, however, Niall is recanting his statement, saying he was coerced and being only eight years old at the time, having been shot in the throat and his sister killed before his eyes, he was certainly in no condition to resist any such coercion. Since the evidence was insufficient to convict without Niall’s testimony, unless the State of Georgia can find new evidence, Blondell will soon be set free. Enter Pierce Reed and his partner Sylvie Morrisette, detectives with the Savannah PD. Also enter our main character, Nikki Gillette, part-time reporter, part-time author of two previous true crime books, not to mention Reed’s fiancée. Nikki was friends with the murdered Amity, the cabin in which the crime took place belonged to her family; her uncle was the defense attorney and her father the judge in the case, so she has more than a passing interest and she intends to find out what really happened and sees it as an opportunity for her third book. The relational connections certainly don’t end there, but to tell any more would be to spoil the story for you. I would only advise that as you begin the book, you start a family-tree sort of document so you can keep this all straight!This is certainly a fun, interesting mystery/suspense novel, which Jackson is known for producing and the plot contains enough twists, turns, and nail-biting sequences to keep us awake far into the night. What I liked about the book: the suspense-filled, chilling plot complete with a few red herrings tossed in just for fun, and for the most part I liked the relationship between Nikki and Pierce, though at times it seemed single-dimensional and strained. What I didn’t like about the book, however, was the number of characters and the fact that they were not well-drawn enough to keep them straight. This is one of those books that should really have a character mapping or list of characters at the beginning. Fortunately, I was reading it on my Kindle, so I had access to the X-ray feature which I used frequently to remind myself who was who, but if I had been reading the hardback copy I’m sure it would already be dog-eared from flipping back and forth. Many of the characters also lacked credibility, which I think is probably a result of just having too many characters on the periphery of the action.I am of the belief that the best suspense novels are those that, when it is finally revealed whodunit, you smack yourself in the head and say, “darn, I sure didn’t see that one!” This is one of those books. Tell Me has just the right blend of dark and light, of suspense, humor and romance, a trademark of Lisa Jackson and her work. All-in-all, it was a pretty good read, though I don’t recommend it for bedside reading if you really need to get to sleep tonight.

  • Terri Lynn
    2018-10-23 11:11

    I grew up in a large city- Atlanta, Georgia- in 1960's and 1970's. I am a city girl through and through and went on to live in other cities. I had family who lived in a small town/rural area and my mother forced us to live there for a miserable year and a half until even she couldn't stomach it anymore. Hey, I love watching reruns of The Andy Griffith Show but sure don't want to actually live in Mayberry. Though Lisa Jackson's new book is set in Savannah, GA which is not exactly a small rural town, it has that icky, gooey redneck feel to it, that Paula Deen, Grand Old Opry (never Opera) feel to it that reminds me of the old Carol Burnett Show skit "As the Stomach Turns" (a comical take off on the soap opera As The World Turns) the way it makes me retch. It is Southern with a capital S and I, even after decades of living in Los Angeles and then San Francisco, am a recovering southerner trying to get the taste out of my mouth.This book feels like a "marry your sister, Dukes of Hazzard" episode. Even the snakes are here.Nikki is a reporter who once yearned to go to a bigger paper in Atlanta or even New York City but the chance to be "Mrs. Pierce Reed" overcame that. That reminds me of old southern women whose first name you never knew because they were Mrs. Homer Bentlow or Mrs. Bubba Reed" or Mrs somebody as if they had lost their own name and identity and been grafted as an extra arm onto some guy. Why bother with college? Pierce is a known jackass and heartbreaker but you know these southern gals who want to be Mrs somebody like Charlotte York in Sex and the City. Nikki's best friend Amity (no, I'm not kidding) was laying in bed years ago as a teen when a copperhead snake got in bed with her and she felt it rubbing her and thought it was her uncle and got hot. Unfortunately it wasn't and it bit her then her aunt blasted her head off but her mama Blondell (yes, this IS the south) went to jail for it. Now Blondell is loose, her son no longer holding to the story that Mama killed Amity with a sexy snake and shot her then tried to kill the other kids so she walks. Nikki had given up her job to be Mrs Pierce Reed only they aren't married and she needs to work so her agent is trying to get her to come up with a good true crime story like her first two and along comes Blondell getting loose and murders starting up. Who knows, Nikki herself might get a date with a snake. This was chick lit and it reminds me of a southern friend's book about a hog farmer in South Carolina and goodness, I hate this stuff. I'll catch up with Lisa once she writes something worth reading not involving the Savannah series. What's next- maybe Nikki will dump Reed for a hog farmer?

  • Patrice Hoffman
    2018-10-30 11:53

    Tell Me by Lisa Jackson is the third in the Savannah series and the second featuring Nikki Gillette. Nikki is a reporter for the local Sentinal newspaper in Savannah, Georgia and is anxious to get the scoop on the breaking news regarding Blondell O'Henry. Blondell was convicted of killing her eldest daughter Amity who was once Nikki's best friend. Nikki is also personally linked to this case since her uncle Alexander, who is now battling dementia, represented Blondell and saved her from being executed. The reason for the new surge in interest regarding the state's most hated woman is the fact that her son Niall is recanting the story he told as a child that helped convict her. Nikki is hoping her link to the past and renewed interest in the Blondell case will help her with a true crime novel she wishes to peddle to the masses some day.The other thing that's very convenient about Nikki plopping her self smack dab in the middle of a case that virtually has nothing to do with her is that her fiance Det. Pierce Reed is now investigating the case and trying to piece together what really happened that night. Oh! We musn't forget that there seems to be a deranged psycho who's after Nikki... again. The killer is using a snake bite, which was also done during the Blondell killing spree. And it appears he's hot on Nikki's trail for some reason. All these instances I can overlook for a great story. Lisa Jackson tells great stories.There is so much mystery and intrigue in this novel. The ending was not something I could foresee or the many different stones uncovered during Nikki's investigation. I do caution future readers that at times I felt that if I'd read the predecessor novel The Morning After, maybe some of the characters would have been a bit more worth being interested in, but for the most part, they all seemed paper thin. This is one of the drawbacks of not starting a series at the beginning. Besides the many secondary characters who didn't matter, I thought Nikki was a well developed leading lady. Her history is given with great detail and explains the fears she has and much of the guilt she harbors.If you're looking for a good, swift-paced read Lisa Jackson's Tell Me is the way to go. Jackson is no newbie on the scene so I expect her fans and lovers of Tami Hoag, Iris Johanson, and Beverly Barton to really enjoy this latest novel. I do advise reading The Morning After to get acquainted with some of these characters a lot better.

  • Kristine
    2018-11-19 13:14

    Original review can be found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...I was pleasantly surprised to find this book in my mailbox sent to me from Kensington Press. Thank you! In exchange for the unexpected but much appreciated gift I will give my honest thoughts.This is book #3 in the Savannah series but can be read as a stand alone. References are made about events from the previous books but it does not impact the story.I thought that the story started out strong with lots of potential. A twenty year old case in which a mother was convicted of killing one of her children and injuring her other two isn't all it appears to be. When her son recants his original story it looks like she may go free. Is she guilty or innocent? This is what I was asking myself. I was excited to dig into the past with Nikki and get the answers.Once I got into the story it fizzled a bit for me. It dragged in places and was too drawn out for my liking. There were a lot of players within the pages and I found it a bit confusing trying to keep them all straight. It wasn't that it was awful just a little too long. I think that if parts of the story were shortened or even cut out it would have made for a more exciting read. Also I feel the need to mention that I hate snakes of any shape or size whether they are harmless or not and there were more snakes in this story than I cared to read about!I thoroughly enjoyed Nikki and Reed's characters and I absolutely loved Reed's partner. There were too many other characters for me to become invested in. In fact as the story progressed and I was trying to figure out who the murderer was if it wasn't Blondell, I didn't really care which character it turned out to be. In the end it was an average to good story and I liked it enough that I plan to check out more of Jackson's work. There were a few road bumps in the book but still a worthy read.

  • Melliott
    2018-11-04 09:56

    I have read a few by Lisa Jackson, usually when I'm in the mood for something distracting and not too challenging, and I have to say that I have found them uneven. She's a NYT bestselling author and gets rave blurbs for her cover from the likes of Harlan Coben, so maybe it's me, but I found myself tapping my foot with impatience while reading this--not a good sign. There is a fair amount of repetition and some pointless explication, and her language choices sometimes irritate me. For instance, instead of Aunty-Pen narrowing her eyes, she "thinned" her eyes. Maybe Jackson's just trying to be original, but this is not the proper usage of "thinned." She did this several times that I remember, and each time it pulled me right out of the story.She did surprise me when it came to "whodunnit," but there were too many red herrings, the pursuit of the case by the police wasn't very logical, and the initial dogged insistence by one of the detectives that someone had to have done the crime, despite the almost complete lack of convincing evidence, was pretty unbelievable. I found her main protagonist (a newspaper reporter/true crime writer) kind of annoying and didn't believe she would make the decisions she made, given her past. All in all, I could have spent my Sunday afternoon better.

  • Jeanne
    2018-11-18 13:05

    I saw a review for this book on Goodreads and thought I would read it basis the review. It was just an OK story for me. The central theme of the story is the death of a teenage girl, who was pregnant at the time of her murder. For a mystery / thriller, the pace was a bit slow for me; it seems like I was always waiting for something to happen and when it did, it was not that exciting. An interesting twist at the end when the 20 year old mystery is solved at last, but guess this story was not really my cup of tea. 5 out of 10 for me.

  • Sheila Myers
    2018-11-10 10:09

    A good suspense story with many twists and turns. There are enough suspects who all seem could be the killer, but I didn't know who until the very end. I liked the reveal because it totally surprised me.

  • Rick
    2018-11-09 12:08

    Reshelving from the 'thriller' shelf to the 'plodder' shelf. Not good, not bad, just meh.

  • Alexandra Bayer
    2018-11-15 09:01

    Nikki Gillette needs another story. As a reporter and true-crime novel writer, that's how she makes her living. But nothing big seems to be happening in Savannah, Georgia... that is, until news leaks out that the infamous Blondell O'Henry is about to be released from jail after her son, a key witness in the trial that locked her away, recants his testimony. Twenty years ago, Blondell supposedly killed her oldest daughter, shot her son in the throat, leaving behind vocal damage, and fired the shot to her younger daughter's spine which put her in a wheelchair for life. As Nikki looks more closely into the case, she is thrust into danger by an unknown person who obviously wants her to keep her nose in her own business. Nikki knows she can find the truth - the question is whether doing so will endanger her life... I was excited to start this book after receiving it from Goodreads First Reads. It's been a while since I last read a realistic mystery with no fictitious creatures. I love mysteries and suspense, but only when they're well-written. This book, I am pleased to say, was. Although written in the third person, which isn't my favourite, I found the story compelling and hard to put down. Although this is the third novel in the Savannah series, I found the storyline easy to keep up with. Lisa Jackson did a great job with letting the readers in on what had happened in the previous two books. However, the characters were not as easily kept up with. There were so many suspects, witnesses, and people in general that when a name was stated, I couldn't always remember what part that person played in the dynamics of the story. I would have preferred a bit more name association with part played to make it easier to remember. There was one thing I found confusing about this book. At some points, the view switched to first person and the letters were italicized; this is when Nikki was interviewing a person in the jail cell. The view switched from interview to interview between Nikki and the criminal. However, at the end of the story when the reader finds out the identity of another person guilty from that night, the last interview is with that person. The disconcerting thing is that I'm not sure whether all the interviews were with the originally unknown criminal, or with this new person but with Blondell, as well. I suppose it could apply to either case; I just wish I knew which situation it was. The best part of this story is that it started out interesting and kept getting better. I didn't necessarily have the urge to never put it down again at first, but as I traveled deeper into its pages, the plot and storyline kept getting deeper. There were false leads, dangerous situations, and realistic conversations and motives. I always love when a book keeps true to real life, because it makes the reader feel as though these things that are occurring in the story could happen in real life; this belief makes all the emotions the book provokes heighten even further. There was much suspense. I have a tendency to skip my eyes over the section I'm reading to see what happens next at exciting parts; I did that a lot throughout this novel. Thank goodness I have a wide bookmark; I used it to block the sections below what I was reading so I couldn't cheat. A book that inspires such strong emotions in a person is almost always a good one. Overall, I'm very glad I read this story. It was enticing and amusing, romantic and terrifying, all at the same time! I am giving this book a rating of four stars. Jackson has proven (to me, at least) that she is a talented author. This was the first book I've read by her, but it may not be the last. I loved the creativity in the threats, and the difficulty in finding all the important clues in order to unmask the true villain. I would recommend this story to anyone looking for mystery, crime, and romance.

  • Nancy
    2018-11-05 12:00

    Very good, not great. Definitely exciting, at times, a little implausible, but good suspense.The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover.Now Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case in the process. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Her guilt is compounded by other complications--Nikki's favorite uncle, Alexander, was the attorney who helped save Blondell from execution. And rumors swirl that he was one of her many lovers.Nikki's fiancé, Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah's history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell's old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation. And somehow, the events of that tragic night connect to Nikki's own fractured family. But now the killing has begun again. Is Amity's murderer still at large, or is this a new, darker danger? Soon Nikki will discover what really happened twenty years ago, but the answers may come too late to save her life.

  • Starr Gardinier
    2018-10-29 09:05

    “Tell Me” by Lisa JacksonThis book is absolutely tension-filled. Jackson is on top of her game with “Tell Me.” Nikki Gillette wants to know what happened twenty years ago to her murdered friend Amity and wants someone to tell her. Amity’s mother Blondell was imprisoned twenty years ago based on the testimony of her son, Amity’s brother, that his mother is the one who shot them and killed Amity.A true crime author and writer for the Savannah Sentinel, Nikki goes on the hunt, investigating when she should leave it up to her fiancé, Detective Pierce Reed. But that’s not in her nature. She gets more than just information for her articles and book however, when she runs into some nerve-wracking—both for the reader and the character—situations. During her and Reed’s investigation, Nikki finds out she has a stalker and figures it has to do with the case. Is someone warning her to back off? She’s threatened on more than one occasion, but doesn’t give up.This romantic suspense will have you up all night reading, paging your way through the romance between Nikki and Reed and the at-times very dangerous circumstances Nikki gets herself into. To say ‘I didn’t see it coming’ may be cliché, but it’s very true. You will be astounded with the ending!

  • Deana M
    2018-10-26 09:07

    Lisa Jackson is the master of the twist and turn plots. This book will not let you down when it comes to the mystery of who-done-it. Twenty years after Nikki Gilette's friend Amity O'Henry was murdered in Nikki's family cabin, with Amity's mother being the one accused and in jail for as many years of killing her daughter and wounding her other two young children, Nikki wants to write a book about the incident that happened all those years ago. Pierce Reed, a detective with Savannah PD and Nikki's fiance, is brought in on the case when the witness Niall O'Henry, recants his statement that Blondell O'Henry (Amity's and his mother), was not the one who killed his sister, wounded his sister who is disabled and in a wheelchair, and also shot him. From there the story takes off. Nikki, set on getting interviews and information to get the story for her book, has no idea that she opening a can of worms (or snakes) that will put her in the direct path of a killer. Can she get to the truth and live through it? Is Blondell truly guilty as everyone thinks she is? Or, is there another psychopath still out there? With so many suspects, you will be surprised when you read the last 10 pages. This was an excellent book!!!

  • Mieke Schepens
    2018-11-13 13:55

    Een zin uit het boek, geeft een beetje weer hoe ik me voelde toen ik de laatste bladzijde gelezen had:'Toen ze weer in haar huurauto stapte, besefte Nikki dat alles waarin ze bijna haar hele leven had geloofd een leugen bleek te zijn geweest.'Als lezer wordt je vanaf het begin op het verkeerde been gezet. Een geweldig knappe plot, deze uitkomst kun je niet verwachten terwijl je aan het lezen bent! Vooral de cursief gedrukte gedeelten verrassen je achteraf. Niets is wat het lijkt!Het is een verhaal over slechtheid, domheid, liefde en vertrouwen. En dat alles gegoten in de zachte, zinnelijke, zuidelijke sfeer van Savannah, waar het verhaal zich afspeelt. Savannah ligt in Georgia, een van de zuidelijke staten van de Verenigde Staten. Dat sfeertje is goed neergezet.Ook het boek zelf lees je niet snel even, maar langzaam. Zodat je niets zult missen van alle karakters en hun eigenaardigheden. Het zijn er nogal wat, maar ze hebben ieder hun plaats in het verhaal. Als je uit bent op een snelle thriller, moet je deze niet gaan lezen. Deze moet je waarderen voor wat hij is. Een zinderende thriller!Ik waardeer dit verhaal met 4/5 sterren****

  • Kim Michiels
    2018-11-07 08:19

    This is, without a doubt, the most repetitive story I have ever read. For almost two hundred pages the unlikable main character continues to repeat the following sentences: 'I have to get to the bottom of this' and 'I absolutely need to speak to this one person crucial to the story', and 'I don't care people think I'm a criminal for breaking into their houses for information, I still have to get to the bottom of this'.By the time the mystery is finally solved, I'm quite sure a lot of readers will be bored to death. I know I was.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-10 13:11

    OK, so this was a pretty good thriller. It kept me interested and the setting (Savannah) was magnificent. To be honest, though, I read A LOT of these types of books and they really have to have something special (a Karin Slaughter-ness) to stand out from the rest.Like I said, I didn't get bored so at least that's something. There were so many characters, however, that I couldn't keep up with them. Thank God for my Kindle features or I wouldn't have known who in the hell I was reading about most of the time.All in all, a fast and interesting read but not one of my favorites.

  • Liz Destefano
    2018-11-16 11:19

    A reporter Nikki Gillette is planning to marry detective Pierce Reed Is going to write a book and a story about a 20 year murder of a woman that's in jail for killing her eldest daughter and wounding her two childrenHer son is now recanted his testimony and now his mother is going to get out of jail but Nikki wants to find out who really killed one of her best friendsPlot goes one way the plot goes a different way and in the end it ends up being her mom's sister who really killed the girl because she was having an affair and didn't want this all out

  • Tanya
    2018-10-24 14:56

    I have read a lot of Lisa Jackson's suspense novels and I do think she is a good author. That being said, I must admit I am becoming a bit bored with her books. I have had the pleasure of reading some pretty great books lately (by other authors) and I just found this latest book by Jackson cannot compete. It was an ok story but overall it was pretty dull and not in the least suspenseful. It took we quite a while to get through this book and I came close to moving on to another book on several occassions but managed to trudge through it. By far my least favorite book by Jackson.

  • Andrea Bolton
    2018-10-22 15:12

    Another page turner from Lisa Jackson. So many twists and turns, you just can't wait to see how it ends.

  • Judy
    2018-11-02 13:02

    Not as good as her other books . . . .

  • Jackie
    2018-11-18 07:56

    Just ok. Too many characters, too much unnecessary detail. Hard to stay interested.

  • Cindy
    2018-10-31 10:07

    Took me a while to finish this one...it didn't help hat I have a brand new baby, but it was just pretty boring. Storyline was weird.

  • Tamara Clark
    2018-11-18 07:50

    I couldn't put this book down. It was so good. I thought I knew what happened but it was a total shocker you didn't see coming.

  • Kerrie (Layton) Box
    2018-10-22 07:54

    good book, I need to read the first two books in the series

  • Lesley
    2018-11-07 12:10

    Okay, so this was more of a 3.5 star read, but I was feeling generous. 'Cause, quite frankly, I just plain enjoyed this read! ;) I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews I saw on Goodreads; I'm a bit hard to please when it comes to thriller/mystery/suspense, but I was really into this book. Not 'oh, my gosh, I loved it and I'm keeping it forever so I can reread it', but couldn't put it down and was sad when it was over. Didn't realize this was part of a series at first, and by the time I did I was too engaged to put off finishing this one. You didn't need to read the others, it seemed, but I'll go back now so I can get more of the characters' backgrounds. **MILD SPOILERS**MILD SPOILERS**MILD SPOILERS**MILD SPOILERS**MILD SPOILERS**I found the overall plot and story points to be just far fetched enough to be thrilling (snakes, BLEGH!), but not so far out that you couldn't imagine it happening. I enjoyed the dynamic between Nikki and Reed- like the touch on their relationship, without it going full on romance novel. I definitely didn't have it all worked out. It wasn't until maybe the second-to-last chapter told from the prisoner's POV, that it hit me, 'wait a minute, maybe this prisoner isn't who I think it is'. Turned out to be right on that, and on my guess as to whom it was (though once you worked out the first part, that wasn't too hard). The whole secondary blogger character, Effie, I think her name was, was one too many for me. There was enough who done it, and more than one 'it'- that was one too many in my opinion. Probably the worst thing about his book, was that I found myself not liking the victim, Amity, or her mother that much. Kind of didn't feel that bad for either of them, which makes me feel like a horrible person, which then is even more confusing when I remember that they're not real people. It's okay to kind of be okay with their karmic payout when you know it didn't actually happen... right?? *hangs head in shame*

  • Vicki
    2018-11-09 11:09

    Lisa Jackson once again puts all the right ingredients into her thriller, Tell Me. Hard to put down, twists I never saw coming. Amd twists I expected that, of course, never materialized. That would be too obvious. It was especially clever the way Jackson had the reader totally fooled throughout the book about someone's identity but I cannot say more as it will spoil. But she really is so clever to weave this web!I fall in love with her characters and find myself totally rooting for them. I always wish more revenge on the bad guys than they get but that's okay...justice is always served. I would have liked her to build upon a few characters even more, but it is already a nice meaty book.I recommend this book to suspense lovers. She is truly at the top of her genre.

  • Kari
    2018-10-21 16:15

    This was the first book I read by Lisa Jackson, and I realize I picked it up in the middle of a series (or at least recurring characters). Although the plot was compelling, the writing and pace was REALLY slow. Because the detective and his fiancé were conducting parallel investigations, the reader (me) got to read the same information 2-3 times: once when the detective found it out, once when the fiancé found it out, and once when they talked about it together. The entire book could have been MUCH shorter and the plot moved along much faster if this didn't happen. Also, the ending was a bit of a stretch with some questions unanswered for the characters and for the reader. This makes me feel as though Ms. Jackson wanted to throw in a twist but couldn't figure out how to do it really, so she just took the easy way out and didn't explain it. I try to never judge an author by only one book, so I'll be reading another of hers and hoping it doesn't have the same redundancy.