Tell Me No Lies – Alex Sinclair

How well do you really know your husband?
Grace Dalton is trying to put her life back together after her husband John died suddenly in a hit and run. Her perfect world is collapsing around her, the home she hoped to fill with children is huge and empty, and she’s paralysed with grief.

But as Grace sorts through her husband’s belongings, she realises the man she loved was lying to her. There’s a mysterious list of names hidden among his things, a secret bank account, and a shocking revelation about his family that he kept from her since the day they met.

Who was John Dalton?

As Grace tries to identify the names on the list she realises something is wrong. She’s imagining things: seeing John in the faces of strangers and finding things in an entirely different place to where she’d swear she left them.

Is Grace losing her grasp on reality, or is someone trying to stop her finding out the truth about her husband?



My review

They always say to not judge a book by its cover, but I can’t help myself. If the cover does not appeal, I just don’t read the book. It’s as simple as that. This was caught my eye straight away. I don’t read blurbs any more, because I want to start a new story with an open mind, a blank canvas where the author can paint his work on.

I have to say that it helps me reviewing and looking at books from a different angle. It’s what I make of it without me being influenced by anything.

Ok, how did I feel? Well, very good, actually. The author opened with a bang and I was captivated. I do admit that some parts were repeated often, but in my opinion the author did it on purpose in order to show the reader how Grace felt.

I had a feeling about how some things were going to turn out, but it did not disturb me. It made me happy to finaly being able to unravel a secret by myself. There were enough details left for me to discover at the end.

I liked the way Grace changed during the story and I certainly enjoyed the twists.

It’s my second book by this author and I will be on the lookout for the next one. 5 stars.

Thank you, Alex Sinclair, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Alex Sinclair is a thirty-two-year-old psychological thriller author from a quiet country town outside of Melbourne, Australia. He currently works full-time for a small business and writes in the early hours of the morning before his daughter and wife wake up for the day.

Alex has a background in IT, bookkeeping, and 3D animation. He loves all things creative but especially loves writing. He is an avid reader of all genres, but loves psychological thrillers more than anything else. He also has a passion for good storytelling in all forms of media such as addictive TV shows and movies.