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Tell Me the Truth by Matthew Farrell
Narrator: Cynthia Farrell
Series: Adler and Dwyer #2
Published by Brilliance Audio on June 22, 2021
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 10 hours, 14 minutes
Eighteen-year-old Jenny Moore is looking forward to a fresh start at college. There’s just one problem: the people in her life won’t let her go.
When Jenny is viciously stabbed and left for dead, it’s her mother who finds Jenny’s body underneath the pines outside their home in the upscale town of Lewisboro, New York. State police investigator Susan Adler and her consultant partner Liam Dwyer are called to investigate the crime scene, but they sense something’s off right away.
The clues contradict the story Jenny’s parents keep telling, which makes the entire family suspects in Jenny’s murder. But who did it? Was it the wealthy father? The disappointed mother? The strange, quiet little brother? The jealous best friend? An ex-lover?
So many suspects. Too many secrets. One town with a history of hiding the truth. But this is only the beginning of Susan and Liam’s investigation…because the killer is just getting started.
I thought this sounded interesting and I like police stories so I requested it. Tell Me the Truth is the second book in the Adler & Dwyer series. It looked like there were two prequel novellas and the first book, all available in Kindle Unlimited so I could read and catch up to current.
The two prequels are not really novellas but full length books. What Have You Done is the story of Liam Dwyer’s history prior to his meeting Susan Adler. I Know Everything is the backstory on Adler. She meets Liam at the end of this story. Don’t Ever Forget is the first book where they work together but Liam is not working for the New York State police as Susan does; he is just helping her out personally.
Now, Liam has been hired to work with the state police and is partnered with Susan. As with the previous books, they each have various personal issues, along with a complicated case to investigate. In spite of the title, nobody is telling the truth. I guessed some of the bad deeds but not all the details. The partners do a great job at getting to the truth and solving the case.
Liam and Susan are also in a slow burn personal relationship. I am not sure how it will go since they work together. I really enjoy the cases and their skill and professionalism in solving them. Susan is excellent at her job and has great integrity both personally and professionally. Liam has made some mistakes and I’m not sure if I trust him completely yet.
I’ve listened to Cynthia Farrell for four books in the series now and enjoyed her performance. She really is Susan Adler for me. I appreciated her different voices for males and females which sounded appropriate. I listened at my usual 1.5x speed.
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