Tell No Lies by Julie Compton

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In Compton's "taut, tense" legal thriller TELL NO LIES (Kirkus Reviews, starred), a volatile attraction forces a successful family man to confront the limits of trust and the pitfalls of desire.

Idealistic St. Louis prosecutor Jack Hilliard appears to have it all: intelligence, good looks, a great job, and a solid marriage with his wife, Claire. But he finds himself at a crossroads when, on the same night his boss announces his resignation as DA, his simmering flirtation with his mysterious lawyer friend Jenny bubbles to the surface.

Jack soon learns how easy it is to compromise his values and comfortable life for ambition and desire. Despite Claire's counsel to stand by his beliefs, Jack misrepresents his position on the death penalty to secure the top spot at the District Attorney's office. As the pressures of the campaign mount, he struggles to deny his growing obsession with Jenny, who supports his ambitions at whatever cost. When Jenny becomes the main suspect in a shocking murder, and Jack is the only one who can prove her innocence, he faces an excruciating choice: save Jenny by speaking out, or save his marriage and career by remaining silent.

Part Scott Turow, part Jodi Picoult, TELL NO LIES is a heated and suspenseful tale ripped from the headlines—about a conflicted man simultaneously seduced by a dream job and a tempting woman, about the relationships we forge and those we destroy, despite our good intentions.

About Julie Compton

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Julie Compton, a debut novelist, practiced law in St. Louis, Missouri, and most recently worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. She now lives in Florida with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at
Published December 27, 2012 by Fresh Fork Publishing. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Jack Hilliard has a wonderful wife, two children and a job he loves as assistant DA of St. Louis.

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As with Tiger Woods, Jack comes to find that his life “is on fire and on the evening news.” (Thank you, Paul Simon.) Jack Hilliard is a person well liked and loved, but then he’s often told that his flaw is that he feels that he must get what he wants in life.

May 13 2008 | Read Full Review of Tell No Lies

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