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Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin: Book Review

tell her no lies Cover art: A+    It’s bold, beautiful, and yet not overly done.

About the book:

Combining romance and suspense, bestselling author Kelly Irvin’s Tell Her No Lies is a high-stakes race for the truth.

“A moving and compelling tale about the power of grace and forgiveness that reminds us how we become strongest in our most broken moments.”—Library Journal review of Upon a Spring Breeze

Even the most admired families have secrets to hide . . .

Nina Fischer carries a camera wherever she goes—so she can view life through a filter. Safely. After her mother abandoned her to the streets, Nina has kept people at a distance, including her uncle, who adopted Nina and her sister. Wealthy and proud, he is a good man, a fair judge, and someone many in San Antonio admire.

But when he is murdered, and the detective assigned to the case accuses Nina of the crime, she knows she must act. She’s determined to use her journalism background to find the real killer. The two men in her life want to help, but can she trust them?  She’s known Rick since they were children, but now he’s an attorney whose political aspirations seem more important than Nina’s tragic loss. And then there’s Aaron, a news videographer; using their friendship could break the biggest story of his career.

Following the evidence leads Nina on a journey of discovery into her father’s shocking masquerade as a law-abiding, family-loving Christian. Unlocking these secrets could prove fatal, but it’s the only way Nina will ever be able to trust love again.

Combining romance and suspense, bestselling author Kelly Irvin’s Tell Her No Lies is a high-stakes race for the truth.

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Tell Her No Lies is the story of Nina Fischer and her journey to overcome her fear of being hurt by people she loves while searching for her father’s murderer. Abandoned by her mother at a young age, Nina finds it difficult to trust anyone.

I’m just going to jump right in on this one. It’s been a long time since a character made me mad. You, Detective King, forced me to walk away from the book and complain to my husband that your attitude was atrocious. (Of course, my husband just looks at me with this expression like, “What do you want me to do about it?”) I’m not saying you’re a bad character…that’s not it at all. I know you were doing your job, but man did I want to give you a lecture on manners. It’s like one of those times when you have a fantastic surgeon but his bedside manner makes you want to leave the hospital while dressed in your gown with your IV still in your arm because he talks like he hates your guts and would rather not ever see a person for the remainder of his life. Just get away and get away quickly.

But I also loved Detective King for his no-nonsense approach to all things murder. He was only trying to do his job and Nina had a way of complicating that process while making herself a perfect suspect.

Then, we have the love triangle between Nina, Aaron, and Rick. Because of her past, Nina has trouble trusting anyone…which is also why she doesn’t trust Detective King to solve the case and why she tries to help. In Nina’s eyes, neither man can be trusted with her heart. Aaron offers more than his own love, he offers God’s love. Rick offers a rise in social status, but he’s been there for her since she was nine. It’s hard to discount that kind of time with someone.

I won’t spoil any endings for you, or give away any plot points. I’ll just say that Tell Her No Lies will keep your head spinning with non-stop action and drama. The Christian aspect is smooth, not overwhelming, and Nina’s character growth had a nice arc that I appreciated. I would recommend this novel for anyone who enjoys an action-packed romantic suspense.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

If you’re interested in seeing more of Kelly Irvin’s work, you can check out her social media sites below.

Visit her online at
Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author
Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin


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