Book Review – Never Tell by Claire Seeber

This week I finished reading a twisty thriller called Never Tell, by Claire Seeber. Here is my review, originally posted on Goodreads.com.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I thought the plot was cleverly weaved together and twisty, but I felt that the loose ends were too conveniently tied up, and some of the suspense went on for way too long, which was so frustrating that I found my foot was tapping with anxiety – as I just wanted to get through the pages and finish the book. I enjoy a plot that alternates problems and solutions, but this book just dragged on with the same problem throughout. On a more positive note, I enjoyed Claire’s writing, and I think she is very strong with regards to dialogue. I loved how she captured the nature of child speech! I also enjoyed the past storyline – the university years – the young Rose and Dalziel are great characters. A good, but often frustrating read, and I lots learned from a writing perspective.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review – Never Tell by Claire Seeber

  1. Paul Beech says:

    Hi Donna,

    I don’t know Claire Seeber’s work but after reading your review I googled for more information about ‘Never Tell’. What I learned about Rose Miller, the enigmatic Dalziel and the sinister Oxford clique ‘Society X’ has certainly piqued my interest sufficiently to seek out the novel next time I’m in the library. I’m rather partial to a well written, suspenseful thriller, so maybe I’ll enjoy it…

    Glad of your review.

    Paul

    • Hi Paul,
      Thank you so much for your comment. It’s good to hear that you looked into the Never Tell novel, and that is sparked your interest. I hope you enjoy it should you ever read it.
      Today, I have been looking at the best books of 2014 as recommended by Goodreads, and I have added some interesting ones to my future reading list. I also follow Richard and Judy’s book club as they always post intriguing book recommendations. I am doing my best to try to mix up genres of late, and this past month I have flicked from Adventure to Suspense Thriller, and now I’m reading a lighthearted little book about a group of pensioners who plan to do a bank robbery!
      Have a great Sunday.

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