Never Ask Me
by Abbott, Jeff






After their neighbor from two houses away is found murdered on a park bench, the Pollitt family becomes embroiled in a whirlwind of distrust and intrigue as they each begin to suspect the unimaginable of each other. 50,000 first printing.





Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels. He is the winner of an International Thriller Writers Award (for the Sam Capra thriller The Last Minute) and is a three-time nominee for the Edgar Award. He lives in Austin with his family. You can visit his website at www.JeffAbbott.com.





The discovery of a murdered woman, Danielle Roberts, on a bench in a public park in a suburb of Austin, Texas, sets off a chain of events that shake a seemingly average family to its core. Abbott's new thriller digs deeply into the minds of the members of the Pollitt family, friends and neighbors to the dead woman, each of whom is affected by the murder in his or her own way. As curiosity about the woman's death grows, the suspicious eyes of the Pollitts turn to one another. The question looms: Could one of them have committed the crime? And who is sending anonymous messages to one of the Pollitt children? Who is threatening the Pollitt father? Abbott's use of multiple points of view is strikingly effective, providing a smart way of showing the reader the broad-strokes picture while zooming in and out to focus on specific details and moments. Questions stack up in the reader's mind until the urge to race through the book is virtually unstoppable. Another fine, suspenseful novel by a master of the psychological thriller. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.






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