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Tell the Truth

Detective Ella Marconi, Book 8
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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Summary

Paramedic Stacey Durham has an idyllic life: her dream job, a beautiful house, and a devoted husband. Until her car is found abandoned and covered in her blood.

Detective Ella Marconi knows information is key in the first twenty-four hours, questioning frantic husband James, jealous sister Marie, and Rowan, the colleague who keeps turning up in all the wrong places.

Just as Ella starts to piece together the clues, a shocking message arrives for James: You won't see her again if you don't tell the truth.

As she sifts through the lies, Ella's relationship with Dr Callum McLennan is under siege, and she doesn't know if it can survive the overenthusiasm of her family or the blind hatred of his mother.

With the investigation hitting dead ends and new threats being made, Ella must uncover the truths buried beneath the perfect façade before the case goes from missing person to murder.

©2015 Katherine Howell. The moral right of the author has been asserted. (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"A born storyteller, Howell is an author to watch." ( The Sun Herald)
"Howell writes short, tight scenes with authentic-sounding dialogue and relentless pacing." ( The Weekend Australian)
"Howell can create complex characters and situations with insight and understanding. One can’t help feeling for all involved." ( The Sydney Morning Herald)

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  • jacer
  • 18-09-16

the end?

I have loved the whole series and am very sad to have it end. Having said that maybe it was time - this was not as good as any of her others.

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  • Ray
  • 07-07-15

The end is sad in many ways

Fantastic series, but this last book was weak with a very confusing story line. And, and extreme number of redundant actions. Very sad considering it was the finale to the series.

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  • Sharon
  • 24-04-15

Another easy read

Had the plot of this one figured out right away, but as it went on I enjoyed the characters, the story, and Caroline Lee's narration. Especially Caroline Lee's narration. I could listen to her read a phone book. There's never any doubt about which character is speaking.

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 26-10-17

Hmmm...

I’m still a big fan of the author and this series, and if a ninth volume were available, I wouldn’t be able to resist it. Nonetheless, I have to warn prospective readers that this one isn’t really a murder mystery at all, the villain’s motives as well as the actions of the “victim” are rather implausible, and readers who love gritty action thrillers will likely be disappointed. Plus, there’s an unseemly and eyeroll-inducing sentimentalizing of pregnancy, motherhood and babies that runs as a sub-theme throughout the book, and the ending is just over the top sentimental.

Despite all that, I found the book engrossing and enjoyable...just not up to Howell’s usual standards.

Caroline Lee is a terrific reader, as always.

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  • Kkee
  • 04-03-15

Loved it

This was a great book with an amazing storyline! The characters were very real and it kept you guessing until the end.

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  • Russell
  • 30-06-16

Alwsys Good value story and narration

Katherine always tells a really great story. With the emotion, humour and realness all great authors can produce. Never disappointed. And brilliantly narrated, as always too. Loved it.

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