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If You Ever Tell

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  216 ratings  ·  21 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
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...more
Mackenzie
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...more
Kay
Apr 09, 2008 Kay rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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.
Toni
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
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...more
Shonda
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...more
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...more
Marca
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
Carol
Jun 17, 2008 Carol rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
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Violaine
Pas déçue comme d habitude avec cette auteur. Et au moins on ne trouve le tueur qu a la fin!
Judith
I sure didn't expect the ending!
Polly
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
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.
Mandy Conant
Didn't like this book too much. Although I do think that the gory scenes were great.
Laren
Some of the characters seemed kind of stilted, but this was an enjoyable read.
Maria I.
Not good, but something to read until I get something better.
Gail Fiorini
Good read. Murder, repressed memories, crazy people, suspense.
Carina
It was a very good book. Surprising ending.
Shelby Castleberry
Good book, first of this author.
Monica
A pretty good book...
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