• Tell Me Why

  • Georgie Harvey and John Franklin, Book 1
  • By: Sandi Wallace
  • Narrated by: Courtney Symes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Tell Me Why

By: Sandi Wallace
Narrated by: Courtney Symes
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Publisher's Summary

"Suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric rural crime; a riveting debut." (Michaela Lobb, Sisters in Crime Australia)

What will they risk for answers?

Picturesque Daylesford has a darker side. Melbourne writer Georgie Harvey heads to the mineral springs region in central Victoria to look for a missing farmer, and soon links the woman’s disappearance with the unsolved mystery surrounding her husband.

Meanwhile, maverick police officer and solo dad John Franklin is working a case that’s a step up from Daylesford’s usual soft crime: A stalker targeting single mothers.

Georgie’s investigation stirs up long-buried secrets, and attracts enemies. When she reports the missing person to local cops, sparks fly between her and Franklin.

Has he dismissed the writer too quickly? And what will the truth cost?

"Worthy debut." (Herald-Sun)

"The police aspect of this novel has depth and believability...this debut is a cracker." (J.M. Peace, serving QLD police officer and author of award-winning A Time to Run)

©2020 Sandi Wallace (P)2020 Sandi Wallace

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I agree with the previous reviewer that this was a confusing narration. I am not sure whether it was the narrator or the editor who put this together. It was so fast that I slowed it down to 90%, which I almost never do, and there needed to be several seconds pause between character/story line switches. I felt that I was always struggling to catch up to the story.

I am not a prude at all, but the sex scenes made me cringe, not really sure why. It seemed like they were added in just because here we have two people living together so they must have sex. Georgie didn't seem very committed and I was thinking--just let this guy go rather than stringing him along.

I might get the next one eventually, but right now I am on to something else.

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  • Tamesider
  • 10-06-20

Confusing

Poor narration. The story starts by following 2 totally separate characters but the narration slips from one to the other in different situations without any pause or indication of a change of scene. As the narrator doesn't attempt to change her voice to identify the characters it is sometimes a few confusing seconds before the realisation that we have moved on to a totally different conversation and place. Not sure i'll bother to finish it.

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  • sean o.
  • 10-13-21

Great start to series.

Highly enjoyable. Excellent reading, great characters. The dynamic between the two main protagonists is set up well for the future books in the series. Daylesford and Melbourne come alive. Nice interplay with cops at work. Steamy in parts. Highly recommended.

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  • Mari
  • 07-13-21

OK

This story is told from two POVs and the storyline quickly flips between the two and so I found it difficult to follow the storyline at the beginning. Also neither main character was very smart and both did some really stupid actions but overall it was an ok read.