Monday, April 6, 2020

Something She's Not Telling Us by Darcey Bell

Another girlfriend?  Wonder what this one is like?  

Every girl Rocco has brought to meet his sister Charlotte has been a bit odd.

This new one, Ruth, gave Charlotte bad vibes from the minute she met her especially because of the obsession she had with her daughter Daisy.

When Daisy is taken/kidnapped from school, there can be no one else to suspect but Ruth, and Charlotte knew her reservations about Ruth had been correct.

We meet Ruth before and after she became Rocco’s girlfriend and find out she has always wanted a child and had a nightmarish childhood.  Could Daisy be the answer to what she always wanted?

SOMETHING SHE’S NOT TELLING US is filled with uncertainty about almost every character and has characters with big secrets, but none as big as Ruth's.

There is more than the usual share of unlikable characters in this book and an underlying tension from page one.

Just what is Ruth not telling everyone? Or....just what is everyone not telling anyone?

The ending will have you on pins and needles as Ruth continues with what she does best....making up facts, imagining things to be something they aren’t, and telling lies.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I hope you get to read this book.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Great review!! I have this book in my queue.

    1. Thanks....I know you will like it.

      Thanks for your comment, Cheryl.

  3. Another one that is perfect for these times! A great distraction. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes...a very good distraction.

      ENJOY if you read it, Laurel, and thanks for your comment.

  4. It sounds quite intriguing and also quite tense. Thanks for the review.

    1. It definitely was both, Mystica.

      Thanks for commenting.

  5. Enjoy if you read it.

    Thanks for your comment, Carole.