May 25, 2016

Blog Tour: Please Don't Tell by Laura Tims

I have been waiting for this book for over three years. I kid you not. Three years ago I met an unknown Laura Tims at the Baltimore Book Festival where she told me about her book and I wanted it.

I wanted it bad. But I had to wait. And wait. All I had to go on was a title - PLEASE DON'T TELL and it made me want it more. Please don't tell what? What is the secret?

But then - this year - it finally fell into my hands and it was GLORIOUS. Everything I had waited for. Tense, thrilling and full of imaginative characters and revenge and mystery. PLEASE DON'T TELL kept me up until late at night, wondering and guessing.

This is a dark book. It's dark and delicious and I loved sinking into every second of it. I knew when I met Laura that she had a lot of promise, but her debut cements her as an author to watch throughout the coming years.

Joy killed Adam Gordon—at least, that’s what she thinks. The night of the party is hazy at best. But she knows what Adam did to her twin sister, Grace, and she knows he had to pay for it.

What Joy doesn’t expect is that someone else saw what happened. And one night a note is shoved through her open window, threatening Joy that all will be revealed. Now the anonymous blackmailer starts using Joy to expose the secrets of their placid hometown. And as the demands escalate, Joy must somehow uncover the blackmailer’s identity before Joy is forced to make a terrible choice.

In this darkly compelling narrative, debut author Laura Tims explores the complicated relationship between two sisters, and what one will do for the other. It’s a story that will keep readers turning pages and questioning their own sense of right and wrong.


Laura Tims is the author of PLEASE DON'T TELL, coming Fall 2015 from HarperCollins.

She's a mental health advocate, a cancer, and a reasonably cute organism. She likes Tumblr, anime, Neko Atsume, Homestuck, Steven Universe, and Undertale. She likes you even more.

She writes books about strange relationships, pain, and people who are scared but good. She loves to talk and if you also love to talk, find her on Twitter @laura_tims

LINKS: Website | Twitter | Tumblr

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3 Finished Copies of PLEASE DON'T TELL (US Only)

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  1. Ohhhhh, that does sound good! Added to my TBR. "Placid hometown" sounds like a small town and I grew up in one of those. I can totally see the blackmail & secrets exposed happening. Everyone knows everything and trades on secrets though they'll never admit it.

  2. Ooh blackmail. These stories never end well.

  3. Wow! This sounds really exciting! Thanks for the post today!

  4. Happy book birthday to Laura! I'm excited to read her book!

  5. First off I don't know who you waited 3 years! I definitely wouldn't have lasted that long. I've had my sights on this book for a bit and can't wait to read it!

  6. Awesome review! I can't wait to read this book, I have been craving a really good thriller!

  7. Just picked up the Temple Wars book! Book 1 is fascinating and had me engaged from page one! You guys should check it out! Temple Wars


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