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Review: You Can Never Tell

Title: You Can Never Tell


Author: Sarah Warburton

Release Date: August 10th, 2021

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Framed for embezzlement by her best friend Aimee, museum curator Kacy Tremain and her husband Michael move from New Jersey to a charming Texas suburb to escape their past. Kacy quickly makes new friends--preppy, inscrutable Elizabeth, chatty yet evasive Rahmia, and red-headed, unapologetic Lena. But good friends aren't always what they seem.


As she navigates the unexpectedly cutthroat social scene of her new town, Kacy begins to receive taunting postcards--and worse, discovers cameras hidden in the wall of her home. Lena and her husband, Brady, reassure her that the cameras are just relics of the paranoid previous homeowner . Once the cameras are removed and Kacy's fears are quelled, Kacy and Michael make the happy discovery that they are going to be new parents.


Months after the birth of their daughter, Michael accidentally makes a shocking discovery about Brady's past. And when Lena suddenly goes missing, Kacy and Michael begin to uncover the truth about their neighbors--and it's more terrible than anyone could have imagined.


Interlaced with transcripts of a chilling true crime podcast that follow the tangled threads of the drama, You Can Never Tell is a taut and complex psychological thriller that never lets up until its breathless conclusion.


My Review: This one is a little bit of slow burn mystery but once you get a little more into the story it picks up and gets pretty good. I really liked the unique aspects to this story. It was a really interesting take on serial killers and thrillers. Some parts of the story were a little predictable but overall I still really enjoyed it. I liked the podcast aspect but I wish that we had gotten Michael's side of the story too.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*