Saturday, May 21, 2016

Please Don't Tell by Laura Tims

ARC, 352 pages
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Published by: HarperCollin's
Source: Around the World ARC tours
For fans of: Thrillers, Drama, Suspense, Mystery

     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.


     As a huge fan of thrillers, I try to read them all. Whether it's MG/YA/NA or even adult. But unfortunately I have the biggest problems with thrillers in  YA. There's ALWAYS one aspect I'm not fond of and its enough to bother me. 
     Grace and Joy are twins. Both of whom have a history with Adam. That is until Adam winds up dead. Soon Joy is getting messages saying she needs to do certain things before they tell the police that it was her. But the secrets aren't just small ones. 
     At first I was on borard with this book. Although the writing style was a little choppy, it seemed like it was just because of the content. Once I got over that, it was easier for me to finally start reading and reading it comfortably. But the problems with this I had were way bigger. 
     In the end I ended up skimming the ending because I was tried of reading about how on each page they were doing drugs. Now I'm not judging them or those that do, but this was a bit over the top. It was like that's all they did with their free time. It's becoming too much of a constant in YA thrillers. One that I'm not a fan of. (For personal reasons for my family.) 
     One other reason I decided to skim the end was because I knew from the beginning who the culprit was. It was really a letdown for that because I really wanted to love this. When I got to it in the actual book, it just convinved me to miss the rest of it. 
Overall, I give this


  1. Aw sorry this one is a let down! The premise sounds interesting but I don't think I'll be okay with the drugs aspect, so I think I'll pass. Thanks for sharing!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

  2. That's too bad! But it happens (: This was never on my TBR but I've seen it around. Probably won't be putting it on there any time soon...