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If You Ever Tell: The Shocking Suspense Thriller

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  321 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
It took everything in Teresa Farr's power to return to her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Eight years earlier, she had walked in on the savage murders of her father and stepmother—both of whom she hated. She barely managed to save herself and her eight-year-old stepsister, Celeste. But even after notorious serial killer Roscoe Lee Byrnes confessed, people still ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 2008)
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Malynda
Oct 09, 2010 Malynda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carlene Thompson has done it again. She is by far my favorite mystery author. She captures the genre so well, and I love all 8 books that I’ve read of hers so far. If you enjoy mystery and suspense, I highly recommend her books.

The thing I like most about getting lost in her books is the familiarity of everything. Each story is different, but they all have the same feel, if that makes sense. There’s always strong characters, intriguing stories outside of the main mystery, crimes that hit very cl
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Theresa Leone Davidson
Somewhat suspenseful story about a woman who, years after the murders of her father and stepmother, a crime for which she was suspected, is stalked by someone with apparent knowledge of the crime. Thompson tries a little too hard to channel her inner Agatha Christie and make everyone in the story a potential suspect; otherwise, it is a good mystery.
Mackenzie
Feb 28, 2010 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2010
What can I say?

I loved If You Ever Tell, I'm pretty sure it's the first book I've read by Thompson and to say the least, it will not be the last. I loved the plot of this novel, it was so well laid out and really well written. I loved the characters, they were all so realistic and likable. My favorite had to be Celeste, even though you didn't really get to know her until the end she was such a brave and strong girl. And of course, I loved the main character Teresa.

I was really surprised by who
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Kay
Apr 09, 2008 Kay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All mystery fans
Shelves: mystery
Great mystery. If you like Karen Rose and Wendy Corsi Staub you will enjoy this book. If you read Mary Higgens Clark, you will love reading Carlene Thompson's books [also Rose and Staub]. The killer is always a challenge to figure out.
Michelle
If You Ever Tell
Carlene Thompson
Suspence
374 pages
copyright: 2008
isbn: 0-312-37285-x

It took everything in Teresa Farr's power to return to her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Eight years earlier, she had walked in on the savage murders of her father and stepmother—both of whom she hated. She barely managed to save herself and her eight-year-old stepsister, Celeste. But even after notorious serial killer Roscoe Lee Byrnes confessed, people still wondered if Teri was the guilty one. And
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Toni
Oct 10, 2011 Toni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
surprise, the last person I expected and I consider myself a little jaded whenit comes to reading mysteries and guessing whodunit. My only complaint is that Teresa’s family and so-called friends are depicted as about the most unpleasant people I’ve ever come across in literature lately. My continuing thought as she put up with this complaining, in-fighting, accusing relatives and associates was that she tell them all to shove it and get out of her life or shut up. Anyone with people like that ar ...more
Shonda
Dec 14, 2008 Shonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

Theresa "Teri" wakes up one night and discovers the bodies of her father and step-mother in their bed. She immediately runs out of the room to check on her step-sister, Celeste, and runs into the killer. The killer stabs her in the arm, sparing her life, and flees into the night. A short time later, a serial killer confesses to the murders, despite the town believing Teri killed her father and step-mother.

The story takes place eight years later around July 4th weekend. The week of his e
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Barbara ★
Theresa Farr has a serious problem - someone is trying to kill her. Theresa survived an attack eight years ago that killer her father, step-mother and severely wounded her step-sister. Now someone is terrorizing her and dropping pieces of the past on her porch.

I thought I had this figured out early in the book but the author kept throwing out false clues to muddle the air. The ending was truly a surprise but it nicely cleared up the remaining mysteries.

A few times in the book I was frustrated by
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Marca
Dec 17, 2010 Marca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crum Bum. Another romance-mystery. I like the mystery, but not fond of the childish pouting, arguing, and game-playing that comes with the romance. Teri Farr found her father and step-mother murdered in their beds when she was a teenager. She is now in her twenties and the serial killer, who originally confessed, now recants on his way to the death chamber for other murders. Nearly everyone in Teri's circle, including Teri, falls under suspicion for the murders. A man Teri once loved turns up an ...more
Jennifer
Sep 21, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: west-virginia
Although seventeen year old Teresa Farr did not like or get along with her dad and stepmother, she certainly didn't murder them, as some townspeople suspected. When a serial killer eventually confesses to the crime, Teresa begins to get her life back. However, eight years later, the "killer" recants his confession, and suspicion falls on Teresa again. Teresa begins receiving mysterious faxes, and objects from the past appear on her doorstep. Teresa doesn't know who she can trust anymore, as the ...more
Carol
Jun 10, 2008 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any mystery fan
Good mystery that takes place in Point Pleasant WVk, my home state. Carlene Thompson is a good mystery writer along the lines of Mary HIggins Clark.

Teri Farr returns to her home town of Point Pleasant, WV, after the murder of her father and step-mother several years before, to open a riding stable. She had been suspected in these murders but a serial killer had confessed to them. Now, on the eve of his execution, he recants his confession of these two murders and sets off a series of mysterious
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Polly
Nov 16, 2008 Polly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't the story line that made this book just OK for me - it was writing style. Many times it felt forced and cumbersome. this is the first book I've read by this author so I don't know if this is her usual style or if it's just unique to this book.
Guin
Jul 21, 2008 Guin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Thompson is once again in fine form! I recommend this book to all lovers of the gothic mystery. And not just because it's set in my home state.
Aslı Dağlı
Jun 18, 2014 Aslı Dağlı rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mandy Conant
Didn't like this book too much. Although I do think that the gory scenes were great.
Shelby Castleberry
Good book, first of this author.
Maria I.
Jun 16, 2008 Maria I. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not good, but something to read until I get something better.
Pauline Burke
Feb 02, 2016 Pauline Burke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the book has danger and romance, not sure who is the culprits are until the last couple of chapters.
Monica
May 09, 2008 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty good book...
Carina
Jun 10, 2011 Carina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a very good book. Surprising ending.
Gail Fiorini
Good read. Murder, repressed memories, crazy people, suspense.
Violaine
Jul 21, 2014 Violaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pas déçue comme d habitude avec cette auteur. Et au moins on ne trouve le tueur qu a la fin!
Judith
Mar 05, 2014 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I sure didn't expect the ending!
Marianne Jay
Mar 06, 2009 Marianne Jay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have
I normally LOVE Carlene Thompson books.....this one I only LIKED. Something was off about it....and I really can't put my finger on one specific thing.
Lori
Mar 20, 2015 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read when it first came out, I think all her books are excellent
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Carlene Thompson is an author of suspense thriller novels.

Her first book, Black for Remembrance, was published in 1990 by Little, Brown and was well received. Her books are suspense novels, often with romantic elements and many take place in Thompson's home state of West Virginia. Her books often feature animals, which she bases on animals she knows in real life.
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