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She Can Tell (She Can... #2)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  2,039 ratings  ·  117 reviews
When a terrible accident abruptly ends her riding career, Rachel Parker returns to Pennsylvania to rebuild her family’s horse farm. But her welcome home is anything but warm. Her sister’s abusive husband and a violent vandal threaten Rachel’s new business and her life. Someone is systematically trying to destroy her. Someone who knows private things about her. Someone who’ ...more
Paperback, 337 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Montlake Romance
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Momof3-in an Ash and Cael sandwich
There were things about this novel that I really appreciated, some things that feel short and some things that bothered me. Overall, I enjoyed the story, I like this author, I will continue with this series.
Things that bothered me:

The blatant corruption. Now, I'm not so naive as to believe these things don't happen, I know they do, but damn, can you at least try to hide it? Its as if forensics, witness statements and basic police procedures cannot hold up next to the word of a couple of rich
Roderick Hart
This book combines mystery and romance. Someone is out to get Rachel Parker and drive her out of business. Since there is more than one possible candidate, the task of the local police chief, Mike O’Connell, is to figure out who it is before anything terminal happens to Miss Parker.There is also a sub-plot to do with dodgy business dealings, which means that O’Connell’s role as chief of police is under threat.

The mystery element is handled well. The complicating factor is that O’Connell and Rach
After really loving the first novel in the "Can Tell" series, I was really looking forward to reading this new one. What a disappointement. I had a real problem liking the heroine in the novel, Rachel. Half-way thru I found her to be irritating. There's nothing wrong with a strong female lead, but sometimes it's just overkill. I can never figure out why men would think that's endearing; the fact that she can do everything by herself; doesn't need any help; doesn't need to go to the hospital afte ...more
Twenty-five years ago, a mysterious "watcher" kills a man named Harry and disposes of his body.

Now, in the present day and in the same township, a woman has returned to Pennsylvania to rebuild the family horse farm. With her own baggage, secrets, fears, and vulnerabilities, Rachel Parker is determined to start over and carve out a place for herself.

But almost immediately, vandalism and graffiti and frightening messages threaten her world, while nearby, her sister Sarah's husband has turned abusi
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Another great suspenseful novel full of multiple story lines that all converge together with a great supporting cast in a small northeastern Pennsylvania town.

Rachel Parker has returned home 7 years after running away. She has come back to try and turn her grandfather’s farm into a horse training and breading business after her career ended after being thrown from a horse. Not long after arriving bad things start happening on the ranch. An attempted break in and threatening messages painted on
Maggie Boyd
Landing in a racing pile of pounding hooves put an end to Rachel Parkers riding career. She returns to small town Pennsylvania to turn her grandfather's dilapidated farm into a profitable horse farm. Rachel had inherited the farm years ago but never done a thing with it. Now she realizes just how much work the house, barn and property needs. As if that weren't enough to stress her out, sister Sarah is in an abusive marriage. Rachel rescues her and her daughters but not before Sarah's husband att ...more
Twenty-five years ago in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a mysterious man, the "Watcher," liked to watch people and see the secret, private things they did when they thought they were alone. He has been watching a man named Harry Boyle, who he felt had betrayed him. He stabs Harry to death, sets the man's house on fire, and disposes the body. But there was a witness to the disposal, a little girl named Rachel Parker.

Fast-forward to the present day, horse boarder/trainer and riding instructor Rachel P
Angela Risner
I've really enjoyed watching Melinda Leigh grow as an author. Her third outing, She Can Tell, is her best yet.

Rachel Parker has moved back to the small town in which she grew up. Since her return to the family farm, she has been dealing with vandals who are growing increasingly daring in their efforts to damage her property and scare her. She believes it's her sister's abusive husband, but the town chief of police, Mike O'Connell, thinks it might be linked to something more.

We're also introduce
Paula Legate
Wow this book was really good. The suspense of the story had me turning each page, trying to figure out who was after Rachel. I loved the way both Mike, and Rachel felt strong emotions to one another from the start, but didn't act upon them till latter on in the story line. This book was filled with lots of action that kept me holding my breath at times. I'm going to give you a sample of the book below

taken from chapter 27
She sprinted to the barn. Her foot skidded on the slick grass, but she sc
Just discovered there is actually a genre called romance-suspense. Sadly, it is not really my cup of tea!
Lauren Rogers-Perrault
Good story but predictable

I can't quite put my finger on why this book didn't keep me as intrigued as her previous one. just lots of little things. Like, how Rachel is strong but weak...and in case we forgot, it's reinforced every chapter. And Mike is strong but eats antacids, again every single chapter.
And she forgets to eat...and then grabs pop tarts, every chapter.
Character development was decent. suspense was decent. romance was decent. Just...slow and repetitive...
decent audio if you pref
Paula  Phillips

Rachel Parker has moved back home after a terrible riding accident that almost left her crippled , but despite odds she has moved on and now instead of riding she runs a horse ranch. Though life in her hometown hasn't been pretty for her as someone is vandalizing her property and soon stalking her. The suspect list is long and can range from her sister's ex-husband - an abusive spoilt brat to random enemies. As things start getting more serious , Rachel is introduced to Police officer Mike O'Con

I enjoyed this book slightly more than the previous one because the characters seemed more realistic. It was well written, the characters were well developed and the plot kept me guessing who the killer was. It was a different twist on the classic mystery book which I enjoyed. I gave it 4 stars because there were a few things that were unbelievable or a stretch just to make the relationship between the characters and the plot interesting, but it was otherwise a good book.
Barb (Paging Through The Days)
*** spoiler alert ***

Rachel moves back to her hometown in Pennsylvania to take over the family farm. Her sister, Sarah, six years her junior calls her one night needing to be picked up, her husband Troy Mitchell- a councilman's son- had come home after a fight drunk -again-. After calling the cops she races to get there in time when the call goes dead. When she gets to the house she hears yelling, her sister scream and when she ran in her sister was laying at the bottom of the stairs, out cold,
Shelly Itkin
Rachel Parker is a beautiful high-spirited woman who left home to get away from her dysfunctional family. She is very attractive and independent until an unthinkable accident occurs.

After a riding accident ends Rachael’s career and almost take her life she is forced to return home to Pennsylvania and try and rebuild her grandfather's horse farm. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy to see her return and the "Watcher" wants to see that she is not around long. There are acts of vandalism that are
Another great story by Melinda Leigh. She Can Tell is filled with so much suspense, romance and mystery. It was such a thrill ride reading it, it was definitely hard to put down.

I’m not going to rewrite the synopsis here, so I’m just going to jump to the review. There is so much going on and through out the book it all seems to center on Rachel Parker, one of the lead characters. I loved Rachel’s character. She’s very strong willed and stubborn, but never thinks of herself. She puts her health a
Vanessa theJeepDiva
I love the way Melinda tells a story. I now know when I pick up one of her books that I just need to set a day aside. I have to read her books in one sitting. I can’t put them down. She paints the pictures for the setting so perfectly that as a reader I feel like I am there alongside of her characters. The characters flesh out to the point that they are real people. The multiple points of view are an incredible addition to her books. I love seeing what the villain is going through from his point ...more
April Kane
After former competitive equestrian Rachel Parker is severely injured in an event she moves back to the family farm in rural Westbury, Pennsylvania to be near her abused sister, Sarah. While in PA she attracts the attention of a stalker who starts by simply harassing her with graffiti but then this person’s violence towards Rachel escalates to attempted murder. Luckily, while in Westbury Rachel also attracts the notice of tough, tired but capable Police Chief Mike O’Connell. Mike will face harsh ...more
4.5 Stars.

She Can Tell is the follow up to She Can Run and I enjoyed it even more than the first!

Rachel Parker has moved back to her home town to run her Grandfather's farm. Her return has been plagued by misfortune, nothing seems to be going right for her add in the recent vandalism and her sister's abusive husband and it's a wonder Rachel isn't a nervous wreck! All the going on bring Police Chief Mike O'Connell into her life and the sparks begin to fly! Getting to the bottom of all the attacks
A very good sequel to "She Can Run". This novel is easy to get into if you've read the first one, since the characters and setting are the same, although "She Can Tell" has different protagonists. Points off for the first 10% or so of the book. I kept getting bombarded by a barrage of distracting, meant-to-be-amusing metaphors and remarks. It's good to add some fun within the pages, but authors should know when to stop. Thankfully, things got back to normal for the rest of the book.
Another issue
Christi Snow
My Review:
I adored the first book in this series, She Can Run, so I was thrilled when Melinda asked me if I wanted to read this book. And it definitely lived up to expectations. Someday I want to be able to write romantic suspense like Melinda Leigh does!! Tons of action, seriously creepy bad guys, amazing emotion, and lots of just fabulous characters that you can't help but to fall in love with....

This book features Rachel. She's had to give up her dreams after a riding accident left her with a
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This book did not take me long to get into at all. Let's just say I ignored my hubby for about a few hours so I can finish this book without interruptions. Every time he tried to talk to me, I would glare at him with the evil eyes. I really had a hard time putting down this book. =) I was sucked in from the first page. Melinda Leigh did a fabulous job on this book and now I'm anxiously waiting for the next in the series.

Rachel Parker is back home from her
Barb Klein
“She Can Tell” by Melinda Leigh was a wonderful read. I was so enthralled with the story line that I read this book in two days. Rachel Parker returns to her home in Pennsylvania after a riding accident causes her to forego her career. She is a person who takes care of herself and those she loves with a passion, but doesn’t let anyone into her life. She has to turn for help after vandals wreak havoc with her horse stable business and also her person. Someone is after her. Is it her brother-in-la ...more
First book from this author for me and absolutely not my last.

Loved the story in this, my only disappointment was that I didnt realise there was a book before this one until nearly half way through this book.

The story was really interesting and I found myself really liking the characters in this book.
Rachel and Mike were one of the sweetest couples I have read about in a while and there seemed like a genuine angst with their pasts, not the annoying "oh i cant but ok just this once" like you can
Kathy Martin
SHE CAN TELL was an amazing thrill-ride that kept me on the edge of my seat and frantically turning the pages until way past my bedtime. Rachel Parker is back in her tome town in Pennsylvania after her riding career ending in a fall that almost killed her. She is trying to fix up the farm she inherited from her grandfather and get her horse training business off the ground. Unfortunately, she faces opposition from her younger sister's abusive husband and an unknown stalker who wants her dead.

Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...

You can go home again, but it doesn't mean everyone wants you there....She Can Tell starts out with a fast pace and doesn't stop. With a heroine who fights for what she believes in, a hero that has his own problems, but can't seem to stay away, this suspenseful read thrills. Are you ready for the ride?

No one knows heartache better than Rachel. She had a successful riding career, until fate stepped in and stripped away her ability. Wha
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
She Can Tell takes us on a wild ride of who done it. Even when you think you know you don’t know.

Whenever I read a suspense book I try so hard to figure out who it the bad guy. In She Can Tell I thought I know who did it, then Melinda throughs something in that makes me questions and rethink myself. Then when I think I have it again she switches the focus on to someone else again. And still I think I know, but oh NO.... that can’t be right.

That being said I really loved She Can Tell. I loved t
Another good entry in the "She Can" series. Rachel Parker is an interesting character. She's difficult and abrasive but cares so much for her family. Mike O'Connell was in the previous book and I really liked his character. They both have issues which makes their relationship interesting. I figured out the mystery but that did not detract from my enjoyment of the book. I also love the other characters like Seth and Quinn. I'm ready for more.
I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. But when I finally got to this but I felt a little undersold on it. The beginning of the book turned out great and I was completely interested but then about halfway through I kind of had already figured out who was and really left me wanting for more of a story.. I like the author and the way she writes but for some reason this but just left me wanting a little bit more.
Mike Nemeth
This is an indirect follow to "She Can Run" by Melinda Leigh and follows a similar theme. Woman threatened. Nasty problems follow her. However, unlike the first, the hero in this book Rachel Parker returns home to her small home town to take care of her younger sister. Sarah, the sibling, is a bit of a victim and gets pounded in the book's opening scene by her loser drunk husband. Rachel nearly takes him out and in the process gets to meet the town police chief. Nearly from the start they have c ...more
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Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda's debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Wri ...more
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