Don’t Ever Tell by Lucy Dawson / #Review @Bookouture @lucydawsonbooks

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…




This is my fourth book by this author and I have always loved the way she could keep me on the edge for my seat. I was looking forward to get immersed in this story.

The prologue is super promising. I felt anxious to find out what was going to happen and I sat back, ready for the action.

Would you tell someone when you are not happy anymore and try and get the wagon back on the rails or are you rather someone who starts scheming and figure out the perfect revenge?

I, for one, would find myself in the first group. Talking often is the best solution. Both parties have the change to speak their mind and together you can build bridges. Tris seems to be a member of this group too, well let’s say eventually. But in which group can we put Charlotte…?

So who takes revenge on who and who gains the most?

For me personally the story fell a bit flat after this great prologue. I was waiting for the suspense and the action, but good things come to those who wait and I was rewarded for my patience. The plot was a total surprise to me and I loved it. I never saw that coming and now, a few hours later, there are still unanswered questions. Do I mind? Yes and no. Yes, because I would love to know what the author had in mind. No, because now I can create my own outcome. 😊

I adored the plot although the road to the revelations was maybe a bit too long. 4 stars

Thank you 


About the author

Lucy’s first bestselling novel – His Other Lover – was published in 2008. Ten more of her books have been published since then and her work has been translated into numerous languages.

She writes about the extraordinary life events of women, their families, friends, colleagues and enemies – examining what shapes us and what we will fight for. Her gripping books jump in at the deep end and don’t let go until the final page.


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