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Never Tell

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Never Tell

Ellie Hatcher Series, Book 4
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Detective Ellie Hatcher will be forced to uncover the truth behind the apparent suicide of a teenaged girl with intriguing connections to both New York's wealthiest—and its most dispossessed.

This addictive thriller from acclaimed suspense writer Alafair Burke draws its details from the author's own experiences as a criminal law professor and deputy district attorney, creating an exhilarating, true-to-life tale of crime and its consequences that is perfect for fans of Laura Lippman, Harlan Coben, and Burke's breakout standalone thriller Long Gone.

Detective Ellie Hatcher will be forced to uncover the truth behind the apparent suicide of a teenaged girl with intriguing connections to both New York's wealthiest—and its most dispossessed.

This addictive thriller from acclaimed suspense writer Alafair Burke draws its details from the author's own experiences as a criminal law professor and deputy district attorney, creating an exhilarating, true-to-life tale of crime and its consequences that is perfect for fans of Laura Lippman, Harlan Coben, and Burke's breakout standalone thriller Long Gone.

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About the Author-
  • Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels, including the standalone thrillers Long Gone and If You Were Here, and the Ellie Hatcher series: All Day and a Night, Never Tell, 212, Angel's Tip, and Dead Connection. She is also the coauthor of the Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she is now a professor of criminal law and lives in Manhattan.

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  • Jeff Ayers, Associated Press

    "[Burke] has delivered another winner....Two seemingly different storylines converge in a shocking way, demonstrating Burke's remarkable abilities as a writer....Hatcher is a complex character, and her journey both personally and professionally will have even the most jaded suspense aficionado rapidly turning the pages."

  • Patrick Anderson, Washington Post

    "Burke has a good eye for the many faces of New York....Burke's story is complex, but her pace is fast, her prose is crisp and her duplicitous characters ring true in the Darwinian world she creates."

  • Entertainment Weekly

    "Burke's last book was a stand-alone, but in Never Tell she's returned to the character her readers know best, the fierce and gutsy NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher - now investigating the apparent suicide of a privileged Manhattan teen."

  • Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "The meticulous plotting, coupled with Ellie's complicated evolution as a heroine, make this Burke's strongest work to date."

  • New York Journal of Books

    "Once in a while, a book comes along and makes you sit up and notice. A supremely intelligent novel, masterfully created with a telling hand and unique voice, Never Tell is one of those books. Crime writing doesn't get much better than this."

  • Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com

    "Never Tell is perhaps Burke's most ambitious and complex novel to date, yet it's also her most readable....will leave the reader thinking about this book long after the last page as been turned."

  • Michele Leber, Booklist

    "One of Burke's trademarks is connecting disparate plotlines, which she does here in spades....Skillfully structured..."

  • Stacy Alesi, Library Journal

    "What initially appears to be a simple story quickly becomes more intricate and compelling, making the pages fly. Highly recommended, especially for Lisa Gardner or Laura Lippman fans."

  • Kirkus Reviews

    "In Ellie, Burke has built a likable, flawed heroine....her plotting rarely disappoints. A smooth, compelling read that is proof positive that Burke continues to mature as a writer; this entry in the Ellie Hatcher series sings."

  • The Sun Newspaper

    "Author Alafair Burke takes her mystery fans on another wild ride in Never Tell."

  • Suspense Magazine

    "Never Tell is a great read. Alafair Burke writes a riveting story with a strong female protagonist."

  • Portland Mercury

    "Burke's writing is brisk and sharp, and her glimpse into the world of Manhattan's super-rich teenaged elite makes for a diverting read."

  • The Examiner

    "In Never Tell, Alafair Burke keeps a tight hold on each of the many strings of a very complicated plot while also expanding the character of her protagonist, Ellie Hatcher."

  • Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com

    "Burke's sharp portrayal of characters, both recurring and otherwise, defies stereotype and predictability....Never Tell is perhaps Burke's most ambitious and complex novel to date, yet it's also her most readable....will leave the reader thinking about this book long after the last page as been turned."

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