In his latest novel Tell No Lies, author Hurwitz has written a thriller filled with nonstop action and suspense. Daniel Brasher is a psychiatrist who counsels a group of ex-convicts, trying to help them change the behaviors that landed them in prison. He is from a wealthy San Francisco family and his socialite mother resents his work and his marriage to Cristina, who works with the poor on housing issues. Daniel comes across an envelopes in his work mailbox that are addressed to someone else, threatening the recipients unless they admit guilt. As Daniel checks into the letters, he finds that the people that the letters are addressed to have been murdered. As he tries to connect the people and find the killer, Daniel finds himself in receipt of one of the letters that threaten his life. He begins to suspect the ex-convicts in his group and must uncover the killer and their motive before anyone else is killed.
This is an intense, fast-paced story about ordinary people being placed in extraordinary circumstances. With likeable, multi-faceted characters and a strong sense of place–San Francisco’s beautiful and gritty areas are both described in detail–this is a novel that will draw the reader into the plot from the beginning.