Tell the Truth : Detective Ella Marconi

  • by Katherine Howell
  • Narrated by Caroline Lee
  • Series: Detective Ella Marconi
  • 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Paramedic Stacey Durham has an idyllic life: her dream job, a beautiful house, and a devoted husband. Until her car is found abandoned and covered in her blood.
Detective Ella Marconi knows information is key in the first twenty-four hours, questioning frantic husband James, jealous sister Marie, and Rowan, the colleague who keeps turning up in all the wrong places.
Just as Ella starts to piece together the clues, a shocking message arrives for James: You won't see her again if you don't tell the truth.
As she sifts through the lies, Ella's relationship with Dr Callum McLennan is under siege, and she doesn't know if it can survive the overenthusiasm of her family or the blind hatred of his mother.
With the investigation hitting dead ends and new threats being made, Ella must uncover the truths buried beneath the perfect façade before the case goes from missing person to murder.


What the Critics Say

"A born storyteller, Howell is an author to watch." (The Sun Herald)
"Howell writes short, tight scenes with authentic-sounding dialogue and relentless pacing." (The Weekend Australian)
"Howell can create complex characters and situations with insight and understanding. One can’t help feeling for all involved." (The Sydney Morning Herald)


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Customer Reviews

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Loved it

This was a great book with an amazing storyline! The characters were very real and it kept you guessing until the end.
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- Kkee


I’m still a big fan of the author and this series, and if a ninth volume were available, I wouldn’t be able to resist it. Nonetheless, I have to warn prospective readers that this one isn’t really a murder mystery at all, the villain’s motives as well as the actions of the “victim” are rather implausible, and readers who love gritty action thrillers will likely be disappointed. Plus, there’s an unseemly and eyeroll-inducing sentimentalizing of pregnancy, motherhood and babies that runs as a sub-theme throughout the book, and the ending is just over the top sentimental.

Despite all that, I found the book engrossing and enjoyable...just not up to Howell’s usual standards.

Caroline Lee is a terrific reader, as always.
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- Gretchen SLP

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd