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Tell No Lies | [Gregg Hurwitz]

Tell No Lies

The scion of an old-money San Francisco family, Daniel Brasher left his well-paying, respectable money-manager position to marry his community organizer wife and work at a job he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled violent offenders. One night he finds an envelope - one intended for someone else that was placed in his office mailbox by accident. Inside is an unsigned piece of paper, a handwritten note that says, "Admit what you've done or you will bleed for it."
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Publisher's Summary

One misstep puts a man - and everyone he loves - in the path of a relentless killer.

The scion of an old-money San Francisco family, Daniel Brasher left his well-paying, respectable money-manager position to marry his community organizer wife and work at a job he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled violent offenders.

One night he finds an envelope - one intended for someone else that was placed in his office mailbox by accident. Inside is an unsigned piece of paper, a handwritten note that says, "Admit what you've done or you will bleed for it." The deadline in the note has already passed, and when Daniel looks into it, he finds that the person to whom the envelope was addressed was brutally murdered. But that's just the beginning.

It appears that the killer might have some connection to the offenders Daniel is counseling.

As he scrambles to uncover the truth, Daniel finds more warnings in his office mail, to people whom the police cannot track down, and to victims who cannot be saved. Daniel's efforts to find and help the victims, however, have alerted the killer to his involvement. Next Daniel gets a deadly threat of his own. Now, with the clock ticking, Daniel must somehow appease, outwit, or unmask a seemingly unstoppable killer.

©2013 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    karen United States 03-07-14
    karen United States 03-07-14 Member Since 2004
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    "The purgatory of group therapy"

    I've loved every other Greg Hurwitz book I've read or listened to, so I actually 'saved' this one for a time when I really needed distraction. That was not a wise decision.

    If you like lurking and prowling along the edges of endless group therapy sessions with a bunch of really low-life people, then this is for you. However interesting the first hour or two of it might be, as you see the techniques the protagonist-therapist uses to make headway with some of them, it gets supremely boring going into hours six, seven and eight. I started to think I should get paid to listen to all this. (Okay, there's SOME other plot points in between, but not much. Clearly Hurwitz has chosen this vehicle to tell the story.)

    That's one thing you can say about Steve White's Dr. Alan Gregory -- also a psychologist: he knows when to stop with the coverage of therapy sessions. There's a limit as to how much the non-psychologists among us are willing to listen to.

    Yes, it picked up toward the end, but if you're considering this book, think about how many hours of group therapy -- much of it rendered in Ebonics by narrator Scott Brick, who does a fine job of staying awake through it all. Unless you're a psychologist who can get continuing education points for this, I'd suggest moving on to some other Greg Hurwitz book.

    43 of 47 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 09-11-13
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Gregg Hurwitz just gets better and better!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have read most of the Greg Hurwitz books and this one was not only nail biting and intense but also moving. The characters in the story are lovable, well most of them anyhow. Redemption being a common theme, I just loved the characters and the relationships. How about a sequel? The main character could easily have a series where he continues to help the police detective. And narrator, Scott Brick never disappoints. He has narrated many of Greg's books and I have listened to all of them. More Scott Brick please, he could read the phone book and make it sound interesting.


    What other book might you compare Tell No Lies to and why?

    Any Scott Brick narrated book but especially ones written by Greg Hurwitz, Harlan Coben and John Lutz.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is the best! I actually look for Scott Brick narrated books when deciding what to listen to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cry in multiple areas as well as laugh. I went through the full gamete of emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    More!

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, United States 09-14-13
    Jennifer CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Gregg Hurwitz does it again."
    Where does Tell No Lies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    There is a similarity to all of Hurwitz's books. I don't mind. I'll keep reading.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Certainly kept you wondering.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    He did Evelyn very well. Although I think he does a great job with all of characters.


    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 09-07-13
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Painful!"

    Normally Gregg Hurwitz and Scott Brick would be a winning combination but this book just does not work. When I get a book by this author I expect a hang-on-to-your-seat thrill ride. The first 8 hours of this book are about as exciting as watching paint dry. Even when the pace picks up it is just very anticlimactic. I liked the main character but just never really connected with him or any of the others. And I knew who the bad guy was way before I should have. There were some thought-provoking moments and spurts of excellent writing but it was just not up to the normal standards of this writer.

    27 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 08-27-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 08-27-14 Member Since 2009

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Gripping Psychological Thriller"

    Wow! I really got into this one by Gregg Hurwitz . . . and I'm a fan of Scott Brick . . . so no problems there. The setting in San Francisco brought back many memories for me, having visited there lots of times when we lived in California. I also identified with Cristina, Daniel's wife, who is totally repulsed by Daniel's mother and her "old money". The convicted felons in Daniel's therapy group are beyond interesting, and as the story progressed, I had NO idea who the murderer was. Great book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon United States 12-10-13
    Sharon United States 12-10-13
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    "Not one of his best"

    I've listened to several other Hurwitz' books and was very happy, so I was excited to get started on this one. Unfortunately, it was a let down. The story line was interesting and original, but I kept figuring things out before it should have been apparent, leading me to be frustrated with the main character and lead detective. I like a challenge and this book was not one.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Brett Charlotte, NC, United States 07-22-14
    Brett Charlotte, NC, United States 07-22-14 Member Since 2007

    “Be awesome! Be a book nut!” — Dr. Seuss

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    "To Sir With Love?"

    Tell no lies is not bad - much better than other thrillers I've read (even by much more well known authors).

    I almost put this book down early on, however, because I felt that it was sanctimonious. There seemed to be a hostile tone towards wealthy people that was hypocritical based on the actions of some of the characters. While this tone was very strong at first, it was moderated somewhat later on. I am not sure what the author was trying to say here (if anything) so I tended to ignore it.

    The mystery was very good except for a few surprising clues that emerged towards the end that immediately ruled out suspects and made others fit. Also, I found the endings of the side story lines trite and saccharine. Overall though, the plot was well crafted and MOST characters were believable. I feel like this novel is worth reading if you have the time.You'll especially like this novel if you know details of San Francisco geography. Hurwitz has peaked my interest as an author.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    mary Benicia, CA, United States 06-22-14
    mary Benicia, CA, United States 06-22-14 Member Since 2010

    I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.

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    "Yes!"

    Hurwitz wrote a winner with this one. I couldn't figure it out at all and was intrigued the entire time. There is no down time, it's fast paced and full of suspense. Scott Brick does an excellent job narrating it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Not from Gualala Practically Paradise, CA 12-15-13
    Paula Not from Gualala Practically Paradise, CA 12-15-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Don't let your FOSB dissuade you"

    I almost didn't buy this because of FOSB (Fear of Scott Brick) but was pleasantly surprised that he seems to have toned down his inherent Scott Brickiness. Ha! I'm halfway through, think I've figured out the connection among the murder victims, and am particularly enjoying the stories and dialog of the counseling sessions led by the main character. Lots of implausibilities here but what the heck, it's not a textbook.

    26 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Sturgess Laguna Niguel, CA 11-08-13
    Pam Sturgess Laguna Niguel, CA 11-08-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Spectacular! Loved this book. I'd give it 2 fives"
    What made the experience of listening to Tell No Lies the most enjoyable?

    What to say...a unique story line (at least it's not like anything I've ever read) that's fast paced, exciting and attention grabbing to the very end. Characters are great and well developed. But inside this excellent story is a second excellent book. Main character is a therapist and there are several therapy sessions with his prison group that are really excellent, by that I mean he's an effective therapist. No idea how Hurwitz learned this, but he's dead on. I definitely recommend this book. I look forward to his next book.


    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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