Critics are claiming that Kelly Irvin’s new release from Thomas Nelson is romantic suspense at it’s best. “Tell Her No Lies” is definitely a well-written and hair-raising ride from start to finish, packed with twists and turns that readers will never see coming. If you enjoy novels that leave you breathless as you flip the pages faster and faster, desperate to find out how it all unravels, this book is definitely one to consider… However, you should also be forewarned that there is plenty of violence, and even descriptive murder scenes, that may prove troubling if you aren’t expecting them.
I have never before read a Kelly Irvin novel, and I was definitely impressed with her skill at bringing a compelling, nail-biting story to life. She kept me guessing until the end, and wove some thoughtful elements of faith into the plot as well. Nina’s personal story, both past and present, was an interesting one, but I did find some of her choices to be rather unrealistic and simply convenient for the continuation of the story. In addition, I was unpleasantly surprised about a couple of overly descriptive murder scenes. It was a little too much for my taste, and actually rather disturbing.
In the end, I found “Tell Her No Lies” to be a well-written suspense novel with an interesting storyline. However it was not one of my favorite books of the genre, and because of the overly-descriptive scenes of violence I cannot recommend the book to readers who are sensitive in this area. If, however, you don’t mind some descriptive scenes in your suspense novels, and can read them without being unsettled, Kelly Irvin’s new release may be the perfect new title to add to your reading list.
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