Please Don't Tell (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Adler

Minotaur Books, 9781250019899, 359pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

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Fen Dexter's quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident. He tells her that he is on his way to San Francisco to help the police solve the murder of his fiance. Unable to make it to the hospital because of the storm, he stays the night at Fen's, and the attraction between them is obvious. The next morning he heads to the hospital where Fen's niece, Vivi, is an ER doctor. Vivi is treating the most recent target of a serial killer whose signature move is to leave a note saying "Please Don't Tell" taped across his victims' mouths. When Fen's mysterious stranger comes to Vivi to have his wounds stitched she agrees to set him up to talk with the police about his fiance. Who is this man, really? What does he want with Fen and her family? And will they live long enough to uncover the truth? Told with Elizabeth Adler's knack for terrific female characters and breathtaking twists, "Please Don't Tell "will keep you guessing, right up to the end.

About the Author

ELIZABETH ADLER is the internationally acclaimed author of twenty-eight novels. She lives in Palm Springs, California.

Praise For Please Don't Tell

“Adler’s admirable heroine’s ability to remake her life and rebuild her relationship with her daughter will resonate with many readers.”—Publishers Weekly on A Place in the Country

"A sexy, scintillating caper."--Booklist on From Barcelona with Love

“A summer treat.” —People magazine on It All Began in Monte Carlo

 “The perfect beach read for mystery lovers.” —Booklist on One of Those Malibu Nights

“A top-notch romantic thriller.” —Library Journal on Now or Never

“Film noir on silk sheets.” —Kirkus Reviews on All or Nothing