Don’t Tell Anyone By Eleanor Gray
Published By Midnight Ink December 8, 2016
Genres: Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Art historian Grace Neville watches Jordan Dukes sentenced for the murder of her teenage daughter, Tara. A few days later, as she attempts to come to terms with her loss, she receives a visit from Jordan’s father, Alan, who claims that his son is innocent and that a grave miscarriage of justice has taken place. Jordan’s violent history in a notorious gang, plus the fact that he doesn’t have an alibi, makes Alan’s story a hard sell . . . until someone breaks into Grace’s home and goes through Tara’s belongings.
In Don’t Tell Anyone, Eleanor Gray explores the relationship between a mother and her daughter, and the secrets that drive Grace to start asking questions before it’s too late.
To be totally honest here, I didn’t care for this story in any way. I thought this would be a really good thriller given the publisher’s description, little did I realize I would be subjected to a profanity riddled excuse for a story. I expected some language given this was a British story and their idea of profanity is different from Americans but this was just over the top. I despise the use of the f-word anyways and to have it so frequently used in a book is just a tragedy for literature. Even if you are trying to show that some characters in your story are really tough, scary, dangerous, etc. you don’t have to include the actually language they might use. Further I couldn’t believe how much like the book/movie “Secret in their eyes” this book was. The premise was the same even if the playing out of the characters in the story was somewhat different. Copy-catting is not okay with me and I was disappointed to see this happen here. So although this book had potential in the beginning I quickly found that the story would not be one I would wish to pass on to others. The story also had its thrills in fits and starts that were distracting and made the story seem to drag on forever. And in spite of finally finding the truth at the end the whole cast of characters was so screwed up from all the tragedy and the lives they’ve lived the end of the story just felt like “Bleh”. And I can’t wait to delete this from my iPad……this garbage is going away today. I refuse to recommend this to others and will only be posting it to my blog to keep anyone I know from ever reading this book. Badly done INDEED!!
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