Tell Me A Lie by C.J. Carver @C_J_Carver @BonnierZaffre


Author : C.J. Carver
Title : Tell Me A Lie
Series : Dan Forrester #2
Pages : 496
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre
Publication date : January 12, 2017


A family in England is massacred, the father left holding the shotgun.

PC Lucy Davies is convinced he’s innocent.

A sleeper agent in Moscow requests an urgent meeting with Dan Forrester, referencing their shared past.

His amnesia means he has no idea who he can trust.

An aging oligarch in Siberia gathers his henchmen to discuss an English accountant.

It’s Dan’s wife.


Bloody hell!

I knew from the second I finished the previous book, that I’d drop everything and jump right into book 2 of this incredible series. I may have mentioned before this series is just made for binge-reading and I’m thrilled to bits that a break in my otherwise hectic schedule gave me the opportunity to do exactly that!

One month after events in “Spare Me The Truth”, a sleeper agent in Moscow urgently seeks contact with Dan Forrester. But of course, due to his amnesia, Dan has no idea who they are and if they can be trusted. Meanwhile, Lucy is convinced a man arrested for the murder of his family is innocent but is finding it hard to prove it. Somehow these two things are connected and soon I found myself completely engrossed in this web of lies, deceit and family secrets.

After finishing book one in the series, my expectations for Tell Me A Lie were somewhere right up in the stratosphere. It was soon obvious though that I wasn’t going to be disappointed as C.J. Carver takes us to Scotland and Russia and made my head spin so hard with revelations, I almost felt dizzy. Once again, this is a taut and intricately plotted storyline that kept me hooked until the end. With an international conspiracy, an intriguing investigation and a brilliant cast of characters, I found it really hard to put this one down.

A multi-layered and well-paced thriller, Tell Me A Lie is an excellent addition to the Dan Forrester series and I can’t wait to catch up with the third instalment!

Tell Me A Lie was published in January 2017.

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  6 comments for “Tell Me A Lie by C.J. Carver @C_J_Carver @BonnierZaffre

  1. December 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Oh, I want this book!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. December 19, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I really want to read this series! I added book one a few days ago to my TBR list!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. December 20, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Well, having read a great number of your reviews, I can tell this series is turning out to be a real corker! This kind of praise coming from you is not to be taken lightly… and I love stories with Russians involved! 😀 I might keep this in mind for the new year… I do try and fit a few thrillers in to my reading here and there…

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    • December 20, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      I always say I really don’t need another series to get hooked on but when I discover a new one and it’s as brilliant as this, it’s just such a thrill. If you do read them, I hope you love them as much as I do!

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