Ask No Questions
After an operation goes badly wrong, undercover specialist Detective Caelan Small leaves the Metropolitan Police for good. Or so she thinks. Then the criminal responsible is seen back in the UK.
Soon Caelan is drawn back into a dangerous investigation. But when the main lead is suddenly murdered, all bets are off. Nothi...more
Detective Caelan Small quit the Met after a disastrous operation left her shattered. When she was approached by one of her colleagues while she was holidaying overseas, urged to return to the fold, Caelan initially refused. Why put herself through that again? But she was persuaded by a name from the past…
It didn’t take long for Caelan to be deeply involved in the investigation. The top brass wanted he ...more
Now, Caelen Small isn’t the easiest of characters to like as when we meet her she has retreated into herself, away from others. It’s obvious that sometimes very distress ...more
Have you ever finished reading a book and thought to yourself; ‘Hallelujah!! This is just the book I’ve been waiting for!’? I have..
Now even though I read a lot of books, I still expect each and every storyline to be unique. However, recently it feels like a lot of the thrillers/psychological thrillers I’ve read, whilst being a good enough read, haven’t made me go ‘wow!’. Until now.
Caelan Small resigned from her job in ...more
This is the first book I have read by this author and wow what a start. The start of the book is best described as explosive and the ending well I didn't expect that. You just don't see it coming.
Caelan Small resigned from the Metropolitan Police when an operation went from bad to worse. She ...more
Great cover. Well-written, with a complex story line and an unexpected final twist. Well, that's all the good points out of the way. Perhaps everyone who moves in this clandestine world display the same characteristics - but I couldn't empathise with any of them. Everything was just too clinical for me and I wouldn't rush to read the other two books in the series. ...more
” Excuse Me. No. No, it cannot end like that. WHERE ARE THE REST OF THE PAGES? There better be a sequel.”
These were my thoughts as I finished the last pages of this book.
Ask No Questions, the new book from Lisa Hartley opens with a really strong, graphic image and we find ourselves immediately thrown into two stories that we know link together, but it takes until the very end of the novel to work out how and why. It took me a while to get i ...more
Caelan is a retired undercover detective who comes out of retirement to help track down a known killer. Not knowing which of her fellow officers to trust she enlists the help of an ex army soldier now serving in the police security division.
As the story unfolds the twists and thrills mount steadily right to the very last page.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in this ...more
I wasn't planning on or looking to take part in any blog tours when Faye asked if I would be interested in taking part in a blog tour for Ask No Questions, I was already behind in writing up my reviews and I knew I had an exam coming up that I needed to study for but I had a quick look at the blurb and decided it sounded like just my sort of book, and the date was far enough in the future that I'd be able to fit everyt ...more
Lisa Hartley is a 10 star author. Ask No Questions is an example of her outstanding writing and storytelling. At no time, from page 1 on, does the reader loose interest. Caelan is a shrewd policewoman, but doesn't lack humanity. I love Lisa Hartley's books. ...more
What an absolutely brilliant start to a new series by Lisa Hartley.
Meet Detective Caelan Small, an undercover policewoman with the Met police force. She is a very highly rated officer who is brilliant at her job, smart, intelligent and a little bit reckless in regards to her own safety.
Except at the moment she is no longer working in the police force and had vowed never to return to the job due to her previous case. It was a really bad case tha ...more
I actually started book 2 and felt i'd missed something, when I checked I realised there was a book 1. I put book 2 down and started this one.
I'm glad I did, I felt I had a better understanding of things for going forward to book 2.
The title of this book says it all. Is there really no one you can trust?
'After an operation goes badly wrong, undercover specialist Detective Caelan Small leaves the Metropolitan Police for good. Or so she thinks. Then the criminal responsib ...more
The story is very narrative driven, the plot is unpredictable with lots of twists that I definitely didn't see coming.
Caelan Small is a very loyal person, she was the best undercover officer the Met Police had.
She kept going back in her mind to what happened the night a young boy was ...more
I love the characters in the book, especially Caelan. You only get to know about her and her past in little bits as the story develops which really fits with her character.
The story pulls you in quickly and is very gripping. As the story moves along you learn what happened to make Caelan leave the police force. I love the mystery and trying to guess w ...more
Although this was a FANTASTIC psychological thriller, it took me forever to get into the book and instead of it being suspenseful, it got a little irritating and frustrating. There was some amazing parts, some chapters better than others, and by the end (around 75%) I got hooked. I NEEDED to know and I found that then I couldn't put the book down.
I was disappointed with the majority but then really impressed with the ending and I liked Caelan though I think her character needs a bit of ...more
The Cover: I like the cover of Ask No Questions. The shades used, the architecture in the back ground; all of it suits the nature of the story.
The Plot: I really enjoyed the story line of Ask No Questions. It was a great game of 'who dun it' that literally kept me guessing with every twist, turn, or murder.
The Characters: I loved all of the characters, especially Ewan and Ian Penrith. Ewan because he stepped in from seemingly out of nowhere and stepped up. Ian seemed at points to be a ...more
This book held me from Page 1 until I finished. Twists and turns galore. Had no idea who the evil person was until the end. And the end totally shocked me. I sure didn't see it coming. I would love to see a second book turning this into a series as I have a few more questions I would like answered. ...more
She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Studies, then had a variety of jobs but kept writing in her spare time.
She is currently working on the next DS Catherine Bishop novel, as well as a new series with Canelo.