Tell Her No Lies
In Tell Her No Lies, a new romantic suspense novel, talented author Kelly Irvin explores the question of what makes a family—nature or nurture?—in a fast-paced race to the truth.As children, Nina Fischer and her sister were plucked from foster care in Florida and brought to Texas by a wealthy uncle they’d never met after their mother went to prison for selling drugs. Now, as an adult, Nina loves her adopted father and wants to please him, but she’s chosen her own career path as a photographer and poet—choices state district court judge Geoffrey Fischer can’t appreciate. When she finds him murdered in his study on a night they’re home alone, she’s the prime suspect and has to prove her innocence or face her own prison term. Is she her mother’s daughter, after all?The two men in her life want to help, each for their own reasons. Can she trust her on-again, off-again boyfriend, attorney Rick Zavala, whose political aspirations seem more important than Nina’s tragic loss? Can she trust her friend, photographer Aaron McClure, or will he use their friendship to break the biggest news story of his career?While cleaning out her father’s things, Nina discovers a box of old letters and photos, revealing the secrets her father had been concealing for so long. When her biological mother makes an appearance at Geoffrey Fischer’s funeral and asks to be welcomed back into her daughters’ lives, Nina is even more determined to find the truth about her past. Following the evidence leads her on a journey of discovery about her father’s shocking masquerade as a law-abiding, family-loving Christian. Unlocking these secrets could prove deadly, but it’s the only way Nina will ever be able to trust love again.

Tell Her No Lies Details

TitleTell Her No Lies
Author
ReleaseNov 13th, 2018
PublisherThomas Nelson
ISBN-139780785223115
Rating
GenreSuspense, Romance, Christian Fiction

Tell Her No Lies Review

  • Calista Andrechek
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley, Kelly Irvin and Thomas Nelson for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review.Nina and her sister were plucked from their absentee mother at a very early age and were placed with their well off aunt and uncle, who were like parents to them. Nina loves her adopted father, even if he doesn’t support her career choices. One night, while getting ready for a show, Nina hears something downstairs and investigates only to find her father dead on the floor and she is the only o Thank you NetGalley, Kelly Irvin and Thomas Nelson for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review.Nina and her sister were plucked from their absentee mother at a very early age and were placed with their well off aunt and uncle, who were like parents to them. Nina loves her adopted father, even if he doesn’t support her career choices. One night, while getting ready for a show, Nina hears something downstairs and investigates only to find her father dead on the floor and she is the only one in the house. She becomes the prime suspect and the two other men in her life try to help her, but for their own very different reasons. Which one can she trust? While cleaning out her father’s things, she finds letters from her biological mom and realizes that there was more to her father’s life than he let on. Suddenly everyone around Nina starts to die and she knows she has to find out who is calling the shots.I felt like I was just dropped right into this novel and I didn’t enjoy that because I didn’t feel like I knew what was going on at all. I was thrown off by the beginning and really didn’t feel like I got my bearings at any point during this novel. I unfortunately didn’t feel like I could connect to any of the characters and found that the novel was too confusing for me to full understand what was going on. I enjoyed some of Nina and Aaron’s relationship and the ending of the novel, but otherwise I didn’t understand most of the characters choices and felt like the book was just not for me. The writing was good and if I could have connected with the characters, I feel like this would have been a great novel. There was just a lot going on and I felt myself getting confused and having to go back and reread parts of the novel. The ending though was a surprise to me and I enjoyed the last 10% of the novel much more than the rest of the book. I also really enjoyed Nina’s ex-boyfriend Rick because I love a character that we can hate and not feel bad about it. Overall, I didn’t enjoy the entire novel but parts of it were superb.
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  • Denise Hershberger
    January 1, 1970
    This was a new to me author and I'm so glad I read this one! I felt like this was a nice new voice for romantic suspense. It was also a good opportunity to remind readers that addictions come in many forms and with many consequences. I always appreciate when a book has a message that goes a little deeper.I did feel like there were a lot of characters to keep track of in this story. It wasn't terrible, but I think if Irvin had added even one more name I might have lost track. I also felt like Kin This was a new to me author and I'm so glad I read this one! I felt like this was a nice new voice for romantic suspense. It was also a good opportunity to remind readers that addictions come in many forms and with many consequences. I always appreciate when a book has a message that goes a little deeper.I did feel like there were a lot of characters to keep track of in this story. It wasn't terrible, but I think if Irvin had added even one more name I might have lost track. I also felt like King got a really bad rap in the book. I know that was the intent, but that is to say, I guess I felt bad for him.My favorite character was definitely Aaron. He had his faults and he wasn't perfect, but I did really like him. I also loved the opening scene with Nina in her darkroom. I took photography in high school and it was always such a joy to watch a picture develop and it brought back good memories!Overall this was a great book. It was a unique storyline and had a good message. It wasn't overtly Christian other than a few prayers. Honestly, I wouldn't have complained if it had had more of a spiritual theme. I felt like the characters could have relied more on God than themselves and each other and it would have made me love the book.I received an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley. This is my honest review.
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  • Kate Ellis
    January 1, 1970
    Tell Her No Lies is the first book I have read by Kelly Irvin and I firstly want to say how pleased I am that she has attained her dream, as she mentions in her note at the end of the.book, of publishing suspense. I have read lots of psychological thrillers, suspense, crime, and mystery books. This kept my interest throughout and it was so refreshing to read a book which did not contain swearing to distract and stunt my reading. I look forward to other suspence books by Kelly Irvin. Being a Chri Tell Her No Lies is the first book I have read by Kelly Irvin and I firstly want to say how pleased I am that she has attained her dream, as she mentions in her note at the end of the.book, of publishing suspense. I have read lots of psychological thrillers, suspense, crime, and mystery books. This kept my interest throughout and it was so refreshing to read a book which did not contain swearing to distract and stunt my reading. I look forward to other suspence books by Kelly Irvin. Being a Christian I was keen to see in what ways a book marketed as Christian genre differs from mainstream or general adult fiction. I was pleased to find that Kelly Irvin in a very honest and earthed way includes the thoughts many of us have about God as we search for Him, question His ways, and try ro make sense of our lives,and things that happen to us all, whether we are Christian or not. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to others that like thrillers with twists.
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  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.
  • Becca-Rae Weidel
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5 stars*Kelly Irvin is a new-to-me author but this book certainly left me wanting to read more! It was fast-paced and packed with plenty of suspense from cover to cover. I liked how the romance was weaved into the story in a way that was more believable and not forced or cheesy. It didn't take me long to devour the entire book.Confession: I am not a huge fan of Hallmark romance. It's not to say I don't watch any of the movies (especially around Christmas time), but the the truth is I prefer r *4.5 stars*Kelly Irvin is a new-to-me author but this book certainly left me wanting to read more! It was fast-paced and packed with plenty of suspense from cover to cover. I liked how the romance was weaved into the story in a way that was more believable and not forced or cheesy. It didn't take me long to devour the entire book.Confession: I am not a huge fan of Hallmark romance. It's not to say I don't watch any of the movies (especially around Christmas time), but the the truth is I prefer romance that isn't shallow or cheesy. It drives me nuts when I read a book where two people that met 10 minutes ago are already head-over-heels in love, or when the good guy rolls into town and everything is sunshine and daisies right up through them walking down the alter  together (after the girl dumps her bad-guy boyfriend of course). I felt that the romance was more believable in this story. The history the characters shared added more layers to their development as individuals as well as added depth to their relationships. Their interactions breathed reality. This is the type of romance I more thoroughly enjoy.Another thing I really liked in reading the story was that while a "bad guy" was revealed to the reader early on, Nina and the other characters were left in the dark and had to work to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. I won't share too much detail on this so that there is no spoiling, but this can be difficult to pull-off and I believe Kelly succeeded in it flawlessly. It certainly added to my emotional involvement in the story, since I was afraid of Nina ending up in dangerous situations or giving up information to the wrong side. It made reading the book go faster because I couldn't bring myself to put it down!While this was my first book by Kelly Irvin, I'm quite positive it won't be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will certainly be looking up more by her. The story-line was believable and the pages basically turned themselves.  I'd recommend this one to fans of Terri Blackstock and other romantic suspense.*I received a free copy of this book from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours. I was not required to share a positive review. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a Christian romantic suspense novel. Nina has a hard time trusting people, but she thought that her adoptive father was a good guy even though he was hard to please. Only it turns out that he had a secret life of addiction and corruption. A longtime friend forces his affections on Nina so that he can keep track of what she knows. Aaron swears he'll be there to support her no matter what, but he repeatedly avoids her after he witnesses the first guy forcing a hug or a hard, unexpecte This book is a Christian romantic suspense novel. Nina has a hard time trusting people, but she thought that her adoptive father was a good guy even though he was hard to please. Only it turns out that he had a secret life of addiction and corruption. A longtime friend forces his affections on Nina so that he can keep track of what she knows. Aaron swears he'll be there to support her no matter what, but he repeatedly avoids her after he witnesses the first guy forcing a hug or a hard, unexpected kiss on her. Nina feels like both are letting her down when she needs them.Nina doesn't want her father's good reputation to be ruined, so she withholds evidence from the police, making the detective's job harder. And the poor detective keeps saving her from repeated attempts to hurt or kill her. People were killed left and right, so the story was suspenseful. But even understanding Nina's motives and how they are grounded in her past, I was just so frustrated with her. She brought some of the trouble on herself (and others) due to her decisions. I appreciate that the author wanted Nina and the other characters to act consistent with their pasts and their motives rather than always being smart. But I had just finished a different mystery novel where the heroine withheld evidence and people ended up seriously hurt because of it, and twice in a row was frustrating.There was no sex or bad language. The Christian element was Nina coming to Christ and trying to forgive her birth mother and her adoptive father.I received an ARC review copy of this book from the publisher through Amazon Vine.
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  • Ellen White
    January 1, 1970
    Nina hears a whisper, following the sound she goes into her Dad’s office. the gun cabinet is open, and her father was down. A foster dad that had taken Jan and her in and made them his daughters. A state district court judge died in his home. Aaron her best friend had come avoiding the media at the front, yet was a photographer. He had to follow the story no matter how it turned out. Detective King orders all media to stay in the front, and she in the house. Two things he let her know, no forced Nina hears a whisper, following the sound she goes into her Dad’s office. the gun cabinet is open, and her father was down. A foster dad that had taken Jan and her in and made them his daughters. A state district court judge died in his home. Aaron her best friend had come avoiding the media at the front, yet was a photographer. He had to follow the story no matter how it turned out. Detective King orders all media to stay in the front, and she in the house. Two things he let her know, no forced entry and she was alone in house. She was in the dark room, doing her photos. Rick was Nina boyfriend, his ticket to the social group he wanted, to her just a friend. Would she being calling him as a lawyer. For Nina she wanted her camera lens to observe, and have a buffer of what was going on. King wanted to see her work area, where she lived, third floor, or one would call the attic. Her pictures were of the homeless, he questions her why here, and of them. She could tell he didn’t approve of her, or approve of her family. Telling her, he was determined to get the killer, taking her to the precinct. The plot is superb with the dialog of the Detective King, you can feel his no nonsense attitude, as though he.was bigger than life, determined. Powerful story, you are caught, from that first whisper. For Nina and her sister, a life is shattered when the real person the judge was, become knownReaders will welcome and want to reader this book. Given ARC by Net Galley and Thomas Nelson for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
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  • Kelly Tyree
    January 1, 1970
    Tell Her No Lies is a fast paced suspense/romance book that really keeps the reader engaged right up to the end.Nina Fischer is a photographer who discovers her adopted father dead one morning. She and her father were the only ones in the house at the time. Nina finds herself among the list of suspects in the case. Nina and her sister were adopted by their aunt and uncle at a young age and was raised by them. She and her adopted father had a good relationship but he could be hard on them. He was Tell Her No Lies is a fast paced suspense/romance book that really keeps the reader engaged right up to the end.Nina Fischer is a photographer who discovers her adopted father dead one morning. She and her father were the only ones in the house at the time. Nina finds herself among the list of suspects in the case. Nina and her sister were adopted by their aunt and uncle at a young age and was raised by them. She and her adopted father had a good relationship but he could be hard on them. He was a judge who wanted what was best for Nina, her sister, and his son. As Nina begins to unravel the secrets her father held, she realizes he was entangled in a scheme with a law office that her dear friend, Rick, works for. Rick is on the fast tract to become a politician. He loves Nina and has since they were kids. But Rick is not who he appears to be. He sees Nina as a way to further his career. If Nina knew what type of behavior he displayed away from her, she would have nothing to do with him. Aaron is Nina's friend and helps her develop videos. Aaron wants to take their relationship to the next level. He is a Christian and wants what is best for Nina. Aaron and Nina begin to work together to unlock her father's secrets. When it leads to murder, they realize just how dangerous the situation is. When Nina's biological mother appears with two children, things get even more complicated. Tell Her No Lies is fast paced and keeps you guessing right up to the end. I received an ARC of this book and this is my honest feedback.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I was excited to receive this book. I love a good murder mystery. This book was based on an interesting concept but it really could have used more character development. The main people were developed okay but I never really had a strong feeling toward anyone in this book. The writer mother or the military sister could have developed into an interesting stor I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I was excited to receive this book. I love a good murder mystery. This book was based on an interesting concept but it really could have used more character development. The main people were developed okay but I never really had a strong feeling toward anyone in this book. The writer mother or the military sister could have developed into an interesting story line. Two things turned me off on this book. I did not realize this was Christian fiction when I started this book. I am not into religion but was raised Christian and some religious references are fine with me. This book stuck in references to God and faith when it was not necessary. This is typical in Christian fiction books but it does turn me off. The second issue was the use of the word "photog" for photographer. Look up photog in the Urban dictionary and I agree with their crude definition. I did read an advanced readers copy of this book and hopefully they still have some editing. I gave the rating the benefit of the doubt and hope they have further edits to this book.
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsTell Her No Lies was a story that got better as I continued to read. The story started without much backstory and I felt like I had to try to figure out what was all going on, which was a little frustrating. Once I got further into the story, I started to really enjoy it and I liked suspense aspect as well.Even though there was romance in Tell Her No Lies, I didn't feel like it was a main focus and maybe that is why I didn't care about the romance between certain characters. All in all, 3.5 starsTell Her No Lies was a story that got better as I continued to read. The story started without much backstory and I felt like I had to try to figure out what was all going on, which was a little frustrating. Once I got further into the story, I started to really enjoy it and I liked suspense aspect as well.Even though there was romance in Tell Her No Lies, I didn't feel like it was a main focus and maybe that is why I didn't care about the romance between certain characters. All in all, Tell Her No Lies was a good suspense novel, but not a favorite. *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
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  • Tammy G.
    January 1, 1970
    Kelly Irvin is a new to me author. But she's one I'll be keeping on my to go list.Tell Her No Lies is filled with a lot of action, suspense!, and a smidgen of romance. I love, love suspense and this book kept me on the edge of my seat. literally!Nina is a strong young woman who has been dealt a rather bad hand in the life department. But Nina is one to let it keep her down. However, she does have an unusual way of dealing with her life...she keeps a camera hanging around her neck and looks a lif Kelly Irvin is a new to me author. But she's one I'll be keeping on my to go list.Tell Her No Lies is filled with a lot of action, suspense!, and a smidgen of romance. I love, love suspense and this book kept me on the edge of my seat. literally!Nina is a strong young woman who has been dealt a rather bad hand in the life department. But Nina is one to let it keep her down. However, she does have an unusual way of dealing with her life...she keeps a camera hanging around her neck and looks a life through a filter. When her uncle is killed and she is accused of the murder she is more than determined to find the killer.Using her journalism skills and her camera Nina is on the move to find the bad man but then Rick, whom she's known since childhood wants to help her and Aaron, the news videographer, wants to help her too. But whom can she trust? It seems the men in her life haven't always been a help.Quite a story with a somewhat surprising ending! Loved it!*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
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  • Leslie M.
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsThe story focuses on Nina Fischer, who was adopted years ago by her uncle. She finds him murdered in their house, and in trying to figure out who is responsible for his death, Nina uncovers some of her uncle’s secrets. Irvin is best known for her Amish-themed novels, but this one is a romantic suspense. There are a number of characters, and it sometimes felt like there were too many. Nina is fully developed, but that isn’t the case with some of the other characters. While enjoyable, the 2.5 starsThe story focuses on Nina Fischer, who was adopted years ago by her uncle. She finds him murdered in their house, and in trying to figure out who is responsible for his death, Nina uncovers some of her uncle’s secrets. Irvin is best known for her Amish-themed novels, but this one is a romantic suspense. There are a number of characters, and it sometimes felt like there were too many. Nina is fully developed, but that isn’t the case with some of the other characters. While enjoyable, the story could have been a bit better, and tighter, with a few less characters to follow. There were enough twists to keep a reader engaged and guessing for a good part of the story. I would’ve enjoyed a bit faster pace, particularly as this is a romantic suspense, but the pace was steady, in general. It’s not my favorite Irvin book, but it was an okay read overall.Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first time I've ever read a book by Kelly Irvin, and what can I say, it was an exceptional read. From the beginning we are drawn into the book with the murder of Nina's adoptive father who by all standards was the perfect husband and father. But as the book progresses we realize it was all a carefully crafted illusion which was about to implode. Trying to stay one step ahead of the police , Nina with the help of her best friend Aaron, try to solve his murder which is no easy endeavor This is the first time I've ever read a book by Kelly Irvin, and what can I say, it was an exceptional read. From the beginning we are drawn into the book with the murder of Nina's adoptive father who by all standards was the perfect husband and father. But as the book progresses we realize it was all a carefully crafted illusion which was about to implode. Trying to stay one step ahead of the police , Nina with the help of her best friend Aaron, try to solve his murder which is no easy endeavor as it brings danger and peril to their doorsteps.Carefully crafted ,full of mystery and suspense, likable main characters, and and edge of your seat ending, fantastic read.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Diane Higgins
    January 1, 1970
    “Tell Her No Lies” by Kelly Irvin was a good romantic suspense read. This was the first book I’ve read by her, and I look forward to reading more. This story centers around Nina Fischer. Nina and her sister were adopted years ago by their uncle. Life is good for them until their uncle is found murdered in his own house. Nina is the one who finds him. Through trying to find out who murdered him, Nina uncovers some secrets that her uncle was keeping.This book had me guessing in many parts and it h “Tell Her No Lies” by Kelly Irvin was a good romantic suspense read. This was the first book I’ve read by her, and I look forward to reading more. This story centers around Nina Fischer. Nina and her sister were adopted years ago by their uncle. Life is good for them until their uncle is found murdered in his own house. Nina is the one who finds him. Through trying to find out who murdered him, Nina uncovers some secrets that her uncle was keeping.This book had me guessing in many parts and it had some twists and turns. I was surprised at how it ended.If you like to read good, clean, romantic-suspense novels, you would like this one.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Elena L.
    January 1, 1970
    [3,5/5 stars]Nina's adoptive father is murdered and she is the prime suspect."Tell her no lies" is my first read from Kelly Irvin. This Christian romantic suspense novel is fast paced and keeps you guessing for the whole time. Though the writing is fluid and easy, I didn't feel connected with the characters because I think they weren't enough developed. Despite of this fact, the plot is very suspenseful and the ending unexpected. [I received an ARC from the author through JustRead Publicity Tour [3,5/5 stars]Nina's adoptive father is murdered and she is the prime suspect."Tell her no lies" is my first read from Kelly Irvin. This Christian romantic suspense novel is fast paced and keeps you guessing for the whole time. Though the writing is fluid and easy, I didn't feel connected with the characters because I think they weren't enough developed. Despite of this fact, the plot is very suspenseful and the ending unexpected. [I received an ARC from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours and all opinions are my own]
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  • Deena
    January 1, 1970
    A good story, but I never fully connected with any of the characters.
  • Anita Ojeda
    January 1, 1970
    Nina Fischer wants to show the world the many faucets of people who experience homelessness, and she’s found a way to do so through a medium she loves—film photography. While many might mistake her for a rich kid dabbling in art, before her adoption, she experienced the bone crushing hopelessness of living on the streets. While preparing for an upcoming art exhibit, she steps out of her darkroom and into a nightmare. A whisper pleading for help in the early hours irrevocably changes the trajecto Nina Fischer wants to show the world the many faucets of people who experience homelessness, and she’s found a way to do so through a medium she loves—film photography. While many might mistake her for a rich kid dabbling in art, before her adoption, she experienced the bone crushing hopelessness of living on the streets. While preparing for an upcoming art exhibit, she steps out of her darkroom and into a nightmare. A whisper pleading for help in the early hours irrevocably changes the trajectory of her life. Will she sort out who she can rely on before she ends up the next victim?Aaron McClure has loved Nina since the moment he met her back in college. And ever since then, they’ve been friends. He thinks Nina might feel ready to take the next step, but her childhood friend Rick Zavala keeps getting in the way. When her life starts falling apart, he promises to stick by and help her through it—even if it means letting her go.This edge-of-your-seat suspense story will keep you guessing, and on your toes as you try to solve the mystery. Kelly Irvin crafts characters with depth (even the villains) and keeps the reader guessing to the very end how everything will turn out.
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  • Beth Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for Hope by the Book magazine
  • Linda Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    Nina Fischer carries a camera wherever she goes—so she can view life through a filter. Safely. After her mother abandoned her to the streets, Nina has kept people at a distance, including her uncle, who adopted Nina and her sister. Wealthy and proud, he is a good man, a fair judge, and someone many in San Antonio admire.But when he is murdered, and the detective assigned to the case accuses Nina of the crime, she knows she must act. She’s determined to use her journalism background to find the r Nina Fischer carries a camera wherever she goes—so she can view life through a filter. Safely. After her mother abandoned her to the streets, Nina has kept people at a distance, including her uncle, who adopted Nina and her sister. Wealthy and proud, he is a good man, a fair judge, and someone many in San Antonio admire.But when he is murdered, and the detective assigned to the case accuses Nina of the crime, she knows she must act. She’s determined to use her journalism background to find the real killer. The two men in her life want to help, but can she trust them? She’s known Rick since they were children, but now he’s an attorney whose political aspirations seem more important than Nina’s tragic loss. And then there’s Aaron, a news videographer; using their friendship could break the biggest story of his career.Following the evidence leads Nina on a journey of discovery into her father’s shocking masquerade as a law-abiding, family-loving Christian. Unlocking these secrets could prove fatal, but it’s the only way Nina will ever be able to trust love again.Nina is a complex person. She has trouble trusting anyone and you better not lie to her. There is a lot of twists and turns in this book that I didn't see coming. Who killed the judge was a real surprise. I will say I didn't care for Rick from the beginning of the book. I did like Aaron. He seemed more concerned about Nina than about anyone else. If you like a good mystery, this is it.I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Irvin. I was interested in the book, because of its cover and description and decided I wanted to read it. Wow! This suspense story was very impressive. Her writing reminded me of other suspense authors that I enjoy reading. This book focuses on Nina who finds her father after he is murdered. Throughout the story, Nina is trying to discover who murdered her father and why. There are a couple of men in her life. Rick has been her childhood friend and This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Irvin. I was interested in the book, because of its cover and description and decided I wanted to read it. Wow! This suspense story was very impressive. Her writing reminded me of other suspense authors that I enjoy reading. This book focuses on Nina who finds her father after he is murdered. Throughout the story, Nina is trying to discover who murdered her father and why. There are a couple of men in her life. Rick has been her childhood friend and she has to figure out if she wants a romantic relationship with him or Aaron. Aaron has been there for her since college. Together with Aaron they try to follow the evidence to discover what occurred. Having believed her father to be an upstanding judge, Nina finds out that he had his own secrets. This is a romantic suspense book that will definitely keep you wanting to drop everything to read this book! I highly recommend this book! You will not be disappointed if you enjoy romantic suspense stories.***I was given a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest opinion. Even though I received this copy free, this is my own opinion.
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  • Mommy Reads
    January 1, 1970
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.As children, Nina Fischer and her sister were adopted by their estranged uncle after their mother went to prison for dealing drugs. Now, as an adult, Nina wants to please her adoptive father but her career choice (photographer and poet) doesn’t seem to please him. One night, Nina finds her father Geoffrey Fischer murdered in his study and has to work hard to I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.As children, Nina Fischer and her sister were adopted by their estranged uncle after their mother went to prison for dealing drugs. Now, as an adult, Nina wants to please her adoptive father but her career choice (photographer and poet) doesn’t seem to please him. One night, Nina finds her father Geoffrey Fischer murdered in his study and has to work hard to prove her innocence since they were the only ones at home. The two men in her life wants to help but each have different reasons. Can she trust her on and off boyfriend Rick, an attorney, who seems to be more interested in his career advancement? Or should she trust her photographer friend, Aaron in the hopes he won’t use her family’s scandal to get the biggest news of his career? While cleaning out her father’s things, she stumbles upon a box of old letters and photos revealing secrets Geoffrey worked so hard to stay hidden. When her biological mother shows up at her father’s funeral and asks to be welcomed back in the family, Nina is more than determined to find out the truth about her past.“Tell Her No Lies” is a fast-paced romantic suspense novel. Nina gets into several dangerous situations as she is searching for answers concerning her father’s secrets. I was surprised when the identity of the killer was revealed and enjoyed the way the facts were told leading to the discovery. The book was set up to make it look like a love triangle between Nina and Rick and Aaron but it’s clear one of them his career is more important and the other one will put people he cares about first. Overall I enjoyed this book but it wasn’t a page turner for me.
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  • Laura Hundley
    January 1, 1970
    Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin is a great fictional thriller with a dab of romance. Nina is abandoned by her mother at an early age and finds it hard to trust anyone. He uncle takes her in and raises her and tries his best to show her about humanity at its best. Her love of photography is really what helps keep her in a comfortable place. One day however she find her uncle is dead and the police are accusing her. Nina must find a way to prove her innocence and fast. There are two men in her lif Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin is a great fictional thriller with a dab of romance. Nina is abandoned by her mother at an early age and finds it hard to trust anyone. He uncle takes her in and raises her and tries his best to show her about humanity at its best. Her love of photography is really what helps keep her in a comfortable place. One day however she find her uncle is dead and the police are accusing her. Nina must find a way to prove her innocence and fast. There are two men in her life who want to help her but Nina is afraid that they have ulterior motives. Can she trust them? Or anyone for that matter? The truth is out there and hopefully she will find it and save herself. This one had me gripped from the beginning. While I was not able to read it in one sitting, it did not take me long. It is a very easy read with great descriptive matter and the characters are well written and enjoyable.Thank you to netgalley as well as the author for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dsbook
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book that I have read by Kelly Irvin and I loved it. It is a story of family deceit and how a family must come to terms with the results. It is a religious romantic suspense and is very well written. I really liked the characters and how they dealt with all of the fall out.
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