While working as a group counselor to violent offenders, Daniel Brasher discovers an envelope in his mailbox that contains a life-threatening message intended for someone else. Though the deadline for the threat has passed, Daniel investigates and finds that the addressee has been murdered.
The warnings continue, and the police are unable to contact the victims in time. As the body count mounts, Brasher realizes that the killer may be connected to his counseling group. Torn between loyalty to his clients and the desire to prevent further murders, Daniel puts his own life at risk to continue his investigation.
An interesting sub-plot complicating his life is the fractured relationship with his wealthy mother. Years ago, Brasher abandoned the family business to pursue his counseling career, incurring the wrath of his mother. His marriage to a Latina community activist increased the divide. The clash of their diverse lifestyle choices enriches the plot and eventually results in a thought-provoking challenge to the reader. Is there a line in life that we are all willing to cross? At what cost?
A suspenseful plot, multi-dimensional characters, and a setting that brings San Francisco to life from the beauty of its most affluent neighborhoods to the grit of the dirty underbelly of the Tenderloin district... Tell No Lies has it all and will keep you turning the pages late into the night.
Recommended by Carol Brannock