Audiobook Review

Don't Ever Tell

By
Lucy Dawson
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

A Juicy, Vengeful Delight

THE BIRDICT

💛 If the words “They had the perfect marriage… Or did they?” are music to your ears then this audiobook will be too. Now, of course, this is a common thriller trope (I’m not complaining btw), but this is both a unique take on the genre and one of the cleverest of its kind.

💚 Revenge is very much the central theme, but around it orbit so many others, particularly relating to the nature of love and family. What’s more, this has more layers than a Christmas trifle. So, even when you guess correctly on one aspect, there are several more you didn’t even realise were in play.

🧡 This reminds me of Adele Parks’s more recent novels and Heidi Perks’s style. But the most comparable book I can think of is The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 The reason I started this review with an imagined trailer is because it reads like a movie. I could imagine every scene, every character. Georgia Maguire and Rachel Atkins are great picks as Mia and Charlotte, their voices distinct and fitting for the parts.

🎧 Brilliant narration by two excellent actresses combines with Lucy Dawson’s skill to make this not only gripping, but easy to follow.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

💜 The ending is balanced so perfectly between a cliffhanger and a resolution. I spent the entire book thinking Mia was Charlotte’s sister (daughter didn’t occur to me) and this left it as a possibility.
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Don't Ever Tell

THE BLURB

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....