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Sunday, September 22, 2013
Mystery/Suspense Review - Never Tell by Alafair Burke
daughter of a legendary punk rock producer is found dead in the
bathtub, her mother suspects foul play. NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher
and her partner, J.J. Rogan, are more than willing to accept the
teenager’s suicide note which was found in her bedroom.
girl’s parents exert pressure, Hatcher begrudgingly agrees to do a
cursory investigation of the situation, which means talking to the
deceased youngster’s school friends. The elite Manhattan prep
school and its students suggest there may, indeed, be a little more
to Ellie’s death. And checking out the teen’s computer exposes a
rather nasty secret about the girl: she was involved in
more they dig, the more nastiness they uncover, which means Hatcher
and Rogan will have to reconsider the cause of Ellie Hatcher’s
death. This thriller raises some important and troubling questions
about how well parents know their adolescent children and what they
are really involved in.
Ellie Hatcher series has been quite successful from its inception and
this latest adventure illustrates there’s still plenty of growth
left in this character as she continues to develop. Ellie has the
ability to still surprise the reader and that’s a good thing, a
very good thing!