Review & Giveaway | Please Don’t Tell: Laura Tims

Posted May 31, 2016 by Christy || 8 Comments

Review & Giveaway | Please Don't Tell: Laura Tims

I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for this amazing book.  If this one isn’t on your TBR yet, you need to add it ASAP!


Review & Giveaway | Please Don’t Tell: Laura TimsPlease Don't Tell by Laura Tims
Published by HarperCollins on May 24, 2016
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: e-ARC
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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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book was WOW.  I just finished it and my mind is reeling.  This is going to be one of those vague reviews where I talk mostly about my feelings instead of going into details.  I’m doing this not only to avoid spoilers, but also because this is the type of book where you need to go in semi-blind.  You need to feel what Joy and Grace are feeling, you need to draw your own conclusions, and you need to be angry, and worried, and sad, and completely shocked at how everything unfolds.

Please Don’t Tell looks like just another thriller on the outside, and while it is technically a thriller, it’s also so much more than that at it’s core.

Joy and Grace are twins, but the couldn’t be more different.  Joy is the loud one with the I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude, and Grace is the quiet one who’s constantly worrying about college and studying.  At least, that’s what you think at first.  As it turns out, there’s so much more to each girl and this book is about them coming to terms about who they are as separate people, although it isn’t as easy as it sounds cause they have both been through some rough things and there’s some underlying mental issues that need to be addressed also.

Although Joy and Grace are different, they are alike in one way.  They both idolize the other, they put the other on a pedestal and refuse to see the warning signs that something isn’t right, which really isn’t what the other sister needs.

As for the thriller aspect? I loved it!  Of course I developed theories around about 40%, but I can’t tell you if I was right or wrong because I don’t want to give anything at all away. For that reason I can’t go into too many details regarding the twist because one tiny thing will ruin it, but let me just say, OH MY GOSH, THAT WAS CRAZY.  Well played, Laura Tims, very well played indeed.  You got me.

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8 responses to “Review & Giveaway | Please Don’t Tell: Laura Tims

  1. I had no idea this one was a thriller book but now OMG I WANT! It sounds amazing and I’m super intrigued by the twins already.
    Thanks for the awesome review, Christy! I’ll have to get myself a copy for sure.

  2. danielle hammelef

    This book sounds like an exciting read. I love that it brought out so much emotion as you read it. This is powerful writing at its best.

  3. I kinda loved this book as well. I think the character development was something really special. I really loved all the characters. Great review!

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