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Speak No Evil

(Aldridge Sisters #1)

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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,579 ratings  ·  141 reviews
If you love a gripping Southern suspense, USA Today bestselling SPEAK NO EVIL is for you. Lifting the veil of secrecy on a grand Southern family in decline. New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby explores the lives of Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah Aldridge, three sisters who share a dark past and an uncertain future...

After the death of their mother, a newsp
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Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Published January 7th 2018 by Oliver Heber Books (first published 2013)
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Lynelle Clark
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Compelling, Intrigue, Tense is only some of the words I can use to describe this suspense filled romance. The relationship between the three sisters, the death of their mother and the budding romance between Christine and Jack offered this story a human depth. Mingled in between the ongoing plot of mayhem, heat and floods that build the suspension as people disappeared and bodies piled up. Each sister had to deal with their mother's sudden death at her own peril. The absence of a mother's love s ...more
Forgetfulone
Mar 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2014
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Julie
Speak No Evil by Tanya Anne Crosby is a Kensington publication. This was a March 2013 release.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the digital copy of this book.

Caroline returns home to South Carolina after her mother's death. She and her two sisters are stunned to discover their mother's will had a codicil that required them all to stay in S. Carolina for one year to receive their inheritance.
Caroline will run the newspaper her mother owned. The newspaper is a "dying breed". There is stif
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Tammy
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This is the real deal ladies and gentlemen. This was an edge of your seat thriller, a real page turner. The subject matter was a little dark and gruesome so its not for the squeamish. The mystery was very well done and all the characters very well fleshed out . The storyline grabbed you from the first sentence all the way to the last. My only complaint is having to wait so long for the next book to come out. This is an ABSOLUTE for romantic suspense readers.
Robin Tauer
No ending

This was a pretty good read until the big build up of suspense fizzled at the end. Unless the next book in the series goes further into the motives of the killer, this story has an abrupt and unsatisfying end. The whole point to a thriller is the ah ha at the end and having everything tied up. This one is all loose ends.
Karla Brandenburg
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
The book was well written and the descriptions were vivid. The relationships were relateable - three sisters whose mother withheld their inheritances unless they lived together in the home they grew up for a period of one year, a chance to reconnect. The romance between Jack and Caroline was palpable, but the part that annoyed me (and this is probably a personal preference) was seeing the killer's POV sporadically in case we didn't know he was out there. I deduced a different ending, b
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T.J. Fox
There were things I really enjoyed about this and things that ended up being annoying because they hit on points that are kind of standard irritants for me.

Caroline’s character was flaky, indecisive and yo-yo’d on her feelings towards Jack to the point that it made it incredibly difficult to like her in any way. Jack’s character didn’t seem all that genuine or believable to me. He was pretty unprofessional as a police officer and after 10 years apart, he still is absolutely in love with Caroline
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Nicole Laverdure
Intense and exciting!

I adored Tanya Anne Crosby's novel Speak No Evil, of her Aldridge Sisters series. This author, knew how to get my attention from the beginning of the story by creating the mystery which surrounds the Aldridge family, among which their mother Florence and her three daughters Caroline, Augusta and Savannah. A novel filled with mystery, danger and passion, that kept me out of breath. I really loved all her characters in particular Caroline who is the heroine in this one.

The sto
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Nicole Laverdure
Intense and exciting!

I adored Tanya Anne Crosby's novel Speak No Evil, of her Aldridge Sisters series. This author, knew how to get my attention from the beginning of the story by creating the mystery which surrounds the Aldridge family, among which their mother Florence and her three daughters Caroline, Augusta and Savannah. A novel filled with mystery, danger and passion, that kept me out of breath. I really loved all her characters in particular Caroline who is the heroine in this one.

The sto
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Lauren
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! It was full of suspense, lots of mystery, and a dash of some sexy. The entire time while reading this book I was trying to guess "whodunit," but in the end I was wrong... Or was I?

You see, once we reach the climax of this somewhat dark and twisty novel, it seems that all questions are answered. But I feel that there is more to this story than meets the eye. Without getting too far into spoilers, there is a specific part in the novel where the main suspect confronts Caroline.
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Literati Literature Lovers
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good

3.25 Stars
This is actually book one in the reading order, the book specified as book one is a novella that I would not read until after the first two, as it contains spoilers. The book centers around three sisters who have grown apart since they all left home a decade ago. The three sisters have come home to bury their mother. They all fall into more than one mystery.

This is written as a romantic suspense, but the romance at times is uneven because the couples past is resolved too quickly
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Lynelle Clark
Compelling, Intrigue, Tense is only some of the words I can use to describe this suspense filled romance. The relationship between the three sisters, the death of their mother and the budding romance between Christine and Jack offered this story a human depth. Mingled in between the ongoing plot of mayhem, heat and floods that build the suspension as people disappeared and bodies piled up. Each sister had to deal with their mother's sudden death at her own peril. The absence of a mother's love s ...more
Cora Seton
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Florence Willodean Aldridge dies, she leaves behind her 27 million dollars and a house filled with family secrets and tragic memories. Caroline wants nothing to do with the house and nor does her sisters, Savannah and Augusta, but if they want their share of the 27 million dollars, they'll all have to spend a year within its walls. Savannah must write the book she's always meant to, Augusta is tasked with renovating the house. Caroline is ordered to take over the Tribune, her mother's newsp ...more
Books Mom
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Complex and full of details, Speak No Evil is an engaging suspense.

The author covers incredible amounts of ground in this book, building backstory (the sisters' dysfunctional life with their mother who never stopped mourning the loss of her son) , the relationship between Jack and Caroline, the disappearance of a young girl, Caroline's being thrust into power at her mother's newspaper, and a possible serial killer. There's an insane amount of stuff happening here, and amazingly, the author manag
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Melanie
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the series about the Aldridge sisters, Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah and the plot revolves about their memories of their brothers disappearance years ago. First up is Caroline and I have to say that she was an interesting and complex character.

The story is well written and the characters are well developed, making this story interesting and suspenseful.

If you’re a romantic suspense reader, I highly recommend you pick this one up because the ride will be thrilling and
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Patricia
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
What is happening here?

This book was so good. I love that it takes place in around atmospheric Charleston with its massive oaks dripping with ss and swampy creeks and rivers surrounding old southern ruins of plantation life. It sets the scene for great mysteries and intriguing plot twists between the offspring of the former newspaper owner and the characters that surround their lives. Be prepared for the surprising end. I will not say ending because you're going to feel cheated. If you think you
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Linda F
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Disappointing

This romantic suspense novel -- like the first in the series - is neither all that romantic or suspenseful. Unfortunately, you have to read both books to find out the big reveal at the end of book two. Not a problem if the book is compelling and has you eager for more, which I didn't experience in this case. I have to admit this second novel of the series did a better job of it. But I felt shortchanged, especially where Caroline and Jack were concerned. That said, the author has a
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Alice Alvarez
Aldridge Sisters

This is a slow starting story. I liked the characters, however I didn't get why the author made a big deal of the relationship between the long term black friend\cook with the sisters. I needed to know more about the killer. Why, why did he kill. Is he really the killer? I didn't like the ending.
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Dsbook
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book and read it straight through. Could not put it down. I have read both books that have been released in this series and loved both of them. I highly recommend this book to mystery/romantic suspense readers.
shona mcinto
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Speak no evil

I enjoyed this booking the 3 sisters the reuniting after years apart.the sisters are to ok e and work together for a year to get their inheritance.however the ending was disappointing and left too many questions
Julie Bird
This was a bit underwhelming for me. It left a cliffhanger, but I don't think I care enough to get through the next book to resolve it. ...more
Sandra Kay Windt
Jul 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Good Book

This was a good book until the ending. I was expecting more excitement but was a little disappointed. It wasn’t the thriller I thought it was going to be.
Norma
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is categorized as a “Romantic Suspense” novel. As such, the author wrote the conclusion with the main focus being the resolution of the romance rather than the crime.
Birgit
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the death of their Newspaper owner mother, the three sisters Caroline, Augusta and Samantha have to live together at their old house for a year, otherwise their inheritance is going to charity. Last Will executor is their mother's long time housekeeper, Sadie. Caroline, chosen to lead the newspaper, finds it difficult to fill her mother's shoes, especially as it brings her into contact with her cheating ex-fiancé, local Cop Jack.
When a killer brings terror into the heart of the little tow
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Theresa
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was ok
Typical...

This story was so typical and overall unbelievable. The dilemma with fiction is that even though it's not true, it still has to be believable and this wasn't. It was a weak story with underdeveloped characters. There were key points that just was so unrealistic. I strongly disliked Augusta. She was nasty and extremely rude and just likeable. She was especially rude towards Caroline and Caroline took it every time like a human punching bag. What Augusta did with the missing little girls
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Roy Murry
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
SPEAK NO EVIL

TANYA ANNE CROSBY

Review by Author Roy Murry

Flo, a wealthy socialite newspaper heiress, dies supposedly falling a flight of stairs. She leaves a will in which her three daughters must complete specific tasks while living together in the family mansion for one year to receive their inheritance.

The eldest daughter must manage the newspaper; the middle daughter is to renovate the house; the youngest is to write a novel. Neither wants the jobs needed to full fill the mother's will.

Howeve
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Vivian
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ended a bit abruptly but it was good.

Caroline, Savannah and Augusta were all called back to their childhood home in Oyster Point, Charleston, after the death of their journalist mother. Flo was a name well-known and loved name in their community. Flo’s Will was precise; the Oyster Point manor would be left to her three daughters provided they each fulfilled a duty for one years time. One main one being that they leave their current lives behind and move into their childhood home for at least one
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Amy Young-Brown
Read entire review and others at amypauline.com!

Speak No Evil is definitely worth the read. It was so good… right up until the ending.

I found out that Speak No Evil is the first of a series, which might explain why the ending leaves us wanting more. Caroline’s mother dies, and her and her two sisters are reunited and have to live together for a year to get the money left to them in the will. Now, its quite a lump sum, so they obviously are all going to at least attempt to live together for a yea
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Nina
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Passable. Old southern woman dies, stipulating in her will that her three daughters, who didn't much like her and haven't really kept in touch with each other, are to inherit $27M providing they live in the old plantation house together for a year, with the oldest daughter being required to take over publication of her mother's newspaper, the middle daughter has to restore the house, and the youngest has to write a novel. In the meantime, a serial killer is picking off young women and the oldest ...more
Dekaydreader
Sorry to say that not only was this not the best thing I've ever read, but my personal opinion is that exclamation points, along with other unusual punctuation, should be used very sparingly. This story was not only festered with enough exclamation points to serve a ream of circus flyers, it was also plagued with multiple bursts of ellipses and em dashes suddenly dropped into series of sentences.
Disconcerting to say the least. There were other things that detracted from the story line as well, s
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Tanya Anne Crosby is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty novels. She has been featured in magazines, such as People, Romantic Times and Publisher’s Weekly, and her books have been translated into eight languages. Her first novel was published in 1992 by Avon Books, where Tanya was hailed as “one of Avon’s fastest rising stars.” Her fourth book was chosen to launch the com ...more

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