Please Don't Tell
Author: Laura Tims
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: May 24,2016
Review Source: HarperCollins
Joy killed Adam Gordon—at least, that’s what she thinks. The night of the party is hazy at best. But she knows what Adam did to her twin sister, Grace, and she knows he had to pay for it.
What Joy doesn’t expect is that someone else saw what happened. And one night a note is shoved through her open window, threatening Joy that all will be revealed. Now the anonymous blackmailer starts using Joy to expose the secrets of their placid hometown. And as the demands escalate, Joy must somehow uncover the blackmailer’s identity before Joy is forced to make a terrible choice.
In this darkly compelling narrative, debut author Laura Tims explores the complicated relationship between two sisters, and what one will do for the other. It’s a story that will keep readers turning pages and questioning their own sense of right and wrong.
Joy and Grace are twin sisters, but complete opposites. Joy, though, does feel a strong need to protect Grace at whatever cost. But the question rises- to protect Grace is Joy capable of murder?
Please Don't Tell is told from both Joy and Grace's perspective but in different times. Joys is in present, and Grace's perspective is from the past. Adam was killed and all Joy knows is that she hated him enough to want him dead and she was blacked out. Then Joy starts getting black mailed by someone claiming to know what happened, and will now use her for a... greater purpose? some sort of personal gain? There are several mystery storylines to Please Don't Tell.
I love a good mystery/thriller. Laura Tims captured sibling loyalty perfectly in Please Don't Tell. And, although I did call one of the main storylines before I had even started the book, and though it did go a little too slow for me, I did very much enjoy it overall. It was a definite page turner and perfect read for those who love mysteries.