Tell No Lies
Jack Hilliard has the perfect life. A family man with two young sons and a supportive wife that he has loved since the day they met, he's also on the verge of being elected District Attorney of St. Louis. As secure at home as he is in the courtroom, he has plenty to fight for and nothing to hide.
But everything in Jack's life is not nearly as perfect as it seems, as he
The legal aspect and the suspenseful plot of the book was wonderfully written. The courtroom drama was very realistic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The main character, Jack Hilliard, has it all, a great job, a beautiful wife and two great sons. He is admired by everyone for hi ...more
Where I expected political intrigue, there really wasn't any. It was the story of an assistant DA, who decides to run for the DA's office when his boss resigns. Then it's the story of the same man cheating on his wife, which becomes the alibi his mistress needs when she's accused of murder. Betrayal of the wife seemed heartless.
I had looked for weeks for this book (I read through ebooks; paperbacks here in the Philippines aren't exactly cheap and readily available if you come looking for a particular title). I already have the sequel Keep No Secrets but I was very reluctant to read it until after I finished this one. I was glad I came across Scribd, there are like, millions of free books to read, plus, it's free and easy to use. Alright, enough plugging. I just want to drive the point home ...more
Well, I have to say that this book frustrated me greatly,but in the end, it was okay. It was kind of slow to begin with.
I almost stopped reading it in the beginning because Jack frustrated me so much. If you want to read a book about an idiot, this is it. Jack is a selfish, stupid, asshole in my eyes. He tries to come off as an honorable man with good intentions, but to me he is anything but. I kept reading and I was glad that I did. The second half of the book is better th ...more
Jack is married to a wonderful woman--Claire, and he has 2 kids (michael & jamie). He loves his job (assistant district attorney) and his life is pretty good.
However, his boss, the DA, steps down and he asks Jack to run in his place. With the help of his friends, he runs and wins. He gets a lot of help from his friend Jenny.. a lot more than he should. He winds up having an affair with her. Even though jenny is also friends with his wife.
In a complicated twist of ev ...more
I wanted to give this book 3 stars because it is solidly written with great characte ...more
He’s been nominated to run for the vacating District Attorney’s position by none other than the incumbent DA himself who believes in Jack but the only thing that might hold Jack back is his stand on the death penalty. The DA Earl is ...more
Jack is happily married to C ...more
Julie Compton is a fabulous, five-star writer. She knows how to immediately grab the reader's interest, and her plot is revealed with great skill and pacing. Her attention to detail is complete, but never overwhelming.
She is also personable and generous with her time and encouragement for aspiring writers. I sincerely appreciate the insight and instruction she provided m ...more
Okay so I didn't see that ending coming. I knew something was going to come out of (view spoiler)[ the file on the murder of Jenny's parents back when she was a child, but I never thought it was what is reveled. I thought it was going to say that she was the one who murdered them ...more
When you make your choice and do the right thing,you find the strength to weather the storm,only to find o ...more
Jack Hilliard is a 35-year-old assistant DA who loves his wife, Claire, and enjoys his job. He gets on well with his boss and is never asked to trial cases which compromise his moral integrity.
Jack comes across as a stand-up guy, and it takes a skillful author to make the reader believe in his fall fr ...more
The ending was almost as explosive in the reveal as the aforementioned "Presumed Innocent" but also ...more
The grammar, punctuation, and phrasing is fine. The text has been well-edited. It is difficult to care about the characters. I ...more
Tell No Lies has courtroom drama, lies, sex, betrayal and murder.
This was an enjoyable read with a twist you would never expect ...more
What reviewers say about TELL NO LIES:
"Compton's debut is a taut, tense cautionary tale complete with courtroom drama and a surprise ending." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Tell No Lies is "an absorbing account of an honourable man gradually yield ...more