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Don't Ever Tell

Written by: Lucy Dawson
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of The Daughter and White Lies comes an enthralling psychological thriller unlike anything you’ve heard before!

Never make a promise you can’t afford to keep.... 

This is a story about Charlotte - a mother and a wife with the perfect job, the perfect life...at least, that’s how it looks from the outside.

But behind closed doors, the marriage is breaking, and Charlotte’s husband, Tris, doesn’t even know how much. He has no idea what Charlotte has planned for him, who she has found, why she has hired someone to pretend to be her. But he doesn’t have long to wait to find out.... 

©2019 Lucy Dawson (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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But the voices...

The story was great.

The actor playing Charlotte wasn't appropriate. She sounded like she was in her 60s. When the 'character's revealed her age I was astounded. It was so bad I was tempted to stop listening.

I'm glad I listened the whole way thru but as a note to the author, get more involved in casting next time as it really took away from the experience.

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Great start, iffy ending

I was rivetted for most of this as it seemed a strong psychological thriller, complete with competing unreliable and untrustworthy narrators with interesting backstories. The plot was promising as well.

The last quarter of the novel...the end especially, was disappointing and the plot lost its way. The conclusion was unsatisfying.

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Again, disappointing.

I have had really bad luck of late. This book was really only captivating the last few chapters. Very disappointing.

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  • Kate
  • 2019-06-26

5 stars

Lucy Dawson is an author I'm coming to be able to depend on to write a great thriller. It was original and fresh and after part one, there was no chance I was going to be able to put it down. I should have been asleep hours ago but it was so good that I'm up writing this review at 3:34 am. This should be a no brainer. It's worth the credit and then some.

I've listened to all her thrillers and haven't been disappointed yet. I'm already looking forward to her next release already.

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  • Andrew Dunne
  • 2019-07-03

Lucy’s best one yet!

I’ve read or listen to every one of Lucy Dawson’s books. This is actually my favorite. It’s wonderful! I couldn’t put it down and I listened for two days straight. I was even able to jog to it -
it was that interesting!!

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  • PsychThrillFan
  • 2019-07-01

Really good story .. ending fell a little flat

I really enjoyed the book. Definite twists and suspense that had me verbally going "oh my goodness" or "don't do it!" while not able to guess what would happen next. I did think after all the excitement that the ending would be just as thrilling, but it was a little too logical or matter of fact for me. Still a great read.

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  • TCD
  • 2019-07-03

Really different! In a good way!

I thought I had this storyline figured out and was so surprised by about the halfway mark. Not your typical mystery at all. Very smart. Loved it!!

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  • tgnao
  • 2019-07-29

Brilliant

I was actually looking for a book that my favorite narrator Georgia McGuire could read to me and I found Lucy Dawson. I also think that Rachel Atkins did an awesome job to. I had so much fun listening to this story Lucy Dawson is a terrific writer. I will certainly look for more of Lucy Dawson.

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  • Feviegirl
  • 2019-07-17

Sometimes revenge is messy...

Lucy Dawson writes great books. In this one, she's a bit sneaky. She opens up the plot a little at a time, so while you think you know the whole story, you really don't until near the end. The lead female characters were flawed and wonderful. I felt empathy for both, but especially for Mia. Charlotte was tougher to like, but I could definitely understand her need to punish her husband. Unfortunately, one can't plan for everything when concocting a nasty bit of revenge. The narration is excellent. I have enjoyed both narrators in other books and was thrilled to hear them here. I can't wait for more releases from Ms. Dawson!

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  • Laurie
  • 2019-07-30

Questionable Ending

This was a great listen but I did not get the ending at all. I felt left hanging. It could be just me not understanding, but it seemed a little lame.

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  • Regina Spicer
  • 2019-07-11

One of my favorite

Wonderful imaginative plot idea that kept me fascinated and guessing what the final outcome would be until the last. Most I’ve figured out and feel disappointed that there was no surprise or ah ha moment at the end. Lucy Dawson brilliant as was the job the narrators did preforming it.
Sincerely,
Reg

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  • Dee
  • 2019-06-29

Lucy Dawson does it again<br /> <br /><br />

Brilliant and unsettling. Narration was outstanding. starting listening and I didn't stop until ended.

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  • Lisa Wood
  • 2019-09-13

Loved the hell out of this book... But the ending

While reading this book, I was completely hooked! I hung on every word and thought of all the ways it could end. But the ending was like watching a great firework show and the finally is 2 sparklers. Sorry Lucy... but the ending just seemed like you gave up. The ENTIRE book was great... but the last couple of pages were just.... blah. Sad ending to a GREAT book! I still suggest this book.... it was a great listen that kept my full attention.

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