Don’t Ever Tell by Lucy Dawson
This is a story about Charlotte, who has two sweet children, a stay-at-home job she loves and a drama-free marriage to a caring and successful man. Life is nearly perfect… at least, that’s how it looks from the outside.
But behind closed doors, the marriage is breaking. Every day, after she kisses her husband Tris goodbye, Charlotte works a little more on her plan to destroy his life.
Was it when he stopped looking at her in that way, that she first felt something was wrong?
Or when he lied about where he was going, so he didn’t have to watch their sick children?
Or perhaps it’s the smiling photo of him on a beautiful stranger’s phone. Charlotte can think of only one way it got there…
Charlotte thinks she has every one of her husband’s sins neatly filed away… but there’s something big that Charlotte is missing. And by the time their story is finished, you’ll be questioning if you can ever really trust those closest to you.
From the bestselling author of The Daughter and White Lies comes an unputdownable psychological thriller unlike anything you’ve read before!
Don’t Ever Tell by Lucy Dawson is a psychological suspense with a surprising twist. I found myself thoroughly hooked right from the start!
Charlotte and Tris seem to have the perfect marriage, but nothing is as it looks. Cracks slowly come to be revealed the deeper we get into the story and the once perfect marriage looks far from a happy affair. Charlotte is an author and Tris is a businessman often gone for work which leaves Charlotte to raise their two children. Besides being a wife and mother, Charlotte is also an author who writes suspense novels. During a book signing she meets a younger version of herself, Mia. Mia is an actress with her own set of problems and when they meet a year later Charlotte gives Mia a proposition that sets the course of this story in motion.
I will admit the first half of the story is slower paced, but I feel it was needed as you really get a background on both Charlotte and Mia, but once the second half starts oh boy does it pick up! Lucy Dawson does such a wonderful job misdirecting her readers while throwing in red herrings meant to throw you off what is really happening. I even found myself gasping quite a few times when things slowly start to be revealed.
One thing I like about this story is Dawson’s unique ability to twist a simple story and create a truly twisted unputdownable read that will have you flipping through the pages while trying to figure it all out. With unreliable narrators you won’t know who to trust and believe in.
Don’t Ever Tell by Lucy Dawson is definitely a book that you do not want to miss. I am so thrilled to have found a new to me author to stalk!
About the author
Lucy has been writing psychological suspense novels since 2008, when her first bestseller – His Other Lover – was published. Since then her work has been translated into numerous languages.
Her gripping books jump in at the deep end… the extraordinary things that can happen to ordinary couples, families and friends with devastating conclusions.