Tell No Lies


“Compton’s debut is a taut, tense cautionary tale complete with courtroom drama and a surprise ending.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Tell No Lies is “an absorbing account of an honourable man gradually yielding to multiple temptations,” and “a strong debut from a writer who knows her law, and more importantly, can depict the ebb and flow of relationships, the conflict between love and desire and the irresistible urge to self-destruct of a ‘man who has everything’.”
—Guardian (UK)

“It’s a compliment to Compton that Tell No Lies bears comparison to Turow’s landmark 1987 debut, which has launched numerous imitations if few equals. The prose is solid, the plotting assured, and the characters believable. There’s even a marvelous surprise ending.”
—Fort Myers News-Press

“Compton proves she has real storytelling skills. Tell No Lies‘ final twist is as stunning as that classic surprise in Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent.”
—South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“A real seat-edge thriller packed with the heady ingredients of power, passion, lies, lust and disaster.”
—Peterborough Evening Telegraph (UK)

“A remarkably lucid writer . . . Verdict: Suspenseful and genuinely sexy.”
Orlando Magazine 

“A promising debut.”

“Readers will like this debut by a practicing attorney for its fluid prose and insight into the legal system.”
—Library Journal

Compton “does better in getting inside the mind of males than most male writers do in describing the thinking of females.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Compton adds a very sexy pair of legs to Scott Turow legal thriller territory.”
Daily Mirror (UK)

“[A]n excellent psychological thriller and an extremely polished debut. I will watch Julie Compton’s new career with interest . . .”