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Tell Me

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A great read with a unique story that manages to  perfectly combine mystery, suspense, and police procedural in just the right page turning combinations.
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I hadn't read the previous book in the series, but from the beginning it was clear that the main characters, Reni Fisher and Daniel Ellis, were living through the aftermath of life altering events that had left them very shaken and of which they were still trying to recover.

Reni's strategy so far seemed to have involved seeking refuge at the edge of civilization, in the desert, spending her days painting landscapes with the sole company of her dog, but, then, a group of girls went missing while hiking on California’s Pacific Crest Trail and the detective sought her help to try to find them before it was too late.

What followed was an enjoyable police procedural, but one more focused on the characters than on any crime, where we witnessed how the protagonists struggled to get on their feet in spite of their traumas, to help the missing girls and, perhaps, while doing it, learn how to deal with what had happened to them.

I felt the characters were the strongest point of the book and what I enjoyed the most about it, even though I'm sure that I would have been even more invested on them if I had read the previous instalment.

That said, after finishing the book I felt it had been too short and that I would have liked a little more focus put on the mystery, with perhaps a more suspenseful atmosphere that took advantage of the desolate setting...

I'm really curious about how the series will progress and I would love to know more about the characters and how they'll use what they learnt about themselves!

I'd recommend this book to fans of Jane Harper and Robert Bryndza.
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A very wholesome mystery - Tell Me has got it all. Excellent setting, an intriguing plot, interesting characters and writing that ties it all together. 
Absolutely riveting read.
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Book received for free from NetGalley

I enjoyed reading this book and discovering what happened and who did it. It was written well, made me love the scenery, and delivered the characters really well.
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This was my first by this author. I believe it was a second in a series, however I was able to read and follow the story without any problems whatsoever. 

I really enjoyed the character building. Strong, realistic and likable main characters. A strong and sadistic antagonist. This was very much a story of an incel turned killer. 

Enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. The setting was desolate, beautiful and dangerous. Strong story with strong characters.
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This is a hard one to review. The premise is different, I think, but it's a bit predictable. That being said, it was still a page-turner for me, and I hated when I had to put it down to do anything else. Some parts of the story were weird to me, but I can't really put my finger on why. Overall, I did enjoy this one, and I like that it has audio on the Kindle Unlimited version. I will definitely read the next one.

Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for a copy of the ARC.
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I really enjoyed this book! I loved the first one and found that the sequel was equally as compelling! I'd been looking forward to this since the first book and enjoyed how Reni and Daniel joined forces to solve the case while also coping with their past traumas. Definitely would recommend for crime lovers.
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As always Anne Frasier leaves me sitting on the edge of my seat swiping page to page needing to see where these brilliantly written characters take me next. This sequel, rose to the occasion and I just loved following Reni and Daniel thru the dessert in search of missing girls and a killer. While this book wrapped up this crime it also laid to rest little leftovers from the first book Find Me. I’m not ready to say good bye to this desert set storyline, but I’m always excited for AF’s next read.
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I enjoyed this second book in the series. Reni Fisher and police detective Daniel Ellis both have traumatic pasts, but are able to work together to solve crimes. In this case, after a group of hikers disappears, they try to sort fact from fiction in a race to find the missing young women before it's too late.
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Tell Me, the second book in the Inland Empire series takes off a few months after the events of the first book. Criminal profiler Reni Fisher and detective Daniel Ellis team up again to solve the disappearance/kidnapping of three female teenage influencers from a campsite on California's Pacific Crest Trail where their trail guide is found murdered while trying to come to terms with the personal, traumatising events of their own lives. I loved the first book and its no surprise that I equally enjoyed the second book as well. Anne Frasier does not waste words in her story telling and you just want to keep on reading.  In my review for the first book I said that Reni Fisher and Daniel Ellis are great new additions to an already impressive line up of fictional crime fighters and I stick by it. Both Reni and Daniel are solid, dependable characters who look out for each other in every way possible and this book hints towards a possible romantic relationship starting between them in the future which I really wouldn't mind.

My thanks to NetGalley, the publisher Thomas and Mercer and the author Anne Frasier for the e-Arc of the book.
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Thanks to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer publishing, and the author Anne Frasier for this ARC of “Tell Me.”

In “Tell Me” (the second book in the inland empire series) Detective Daniel Ellis and Former FBI profiler Reni Fisher are back and are working together to investigate suspicious video footage trending on social media of a body found in a tent in the woods. Reni is hesitant to help in this case after the events a few months back but decides to help Daniel as she knows this area of the woods well. As the two work this case together Reni also works to investigate Daniels past and makes a discovery that she struggles to tell him about. 

I was very excited to read this book as I loved the first one! This book tied up some loose ends from the previous book without rushing these details in the first book. I did find this book to be a little bit more slow compared to the first and I didn’t love the story line quite as much. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys crime/thrillers! I would definitely read another book by this author!
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Always a delight to catch up with characters from previous reads. Tell me wasn’t quite as good as it’s predecessor, but still pretty darn good.
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⭐⭐ -- Disappointing sequel

I had such high hopes for this one. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but this one was just...bad. It was slow. Predictable. The plot was all over the place. I even found Reni to be annoying and self-absorbed...sigh. It is what it is. I am still onboard to give this series another try. So 🤞🏻 the next book gets back on track!

**ARC Via NetGalley**
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Criminal profiler Reni Fisher retired from the FBI following a breakdown and Daniel Ellis is a San Bernardino Sheriff's office detective. They worked together in the first book, where Reni's serial killer father, Benjamin Fisher, promises to reveal burial sites of his victims in the Mojave Desert. Daniel believes his mother's disappearance was related to him. When a video surfaces on social media of a dead woman's body in her tent, Daniel contacts Reni for help to find the possible murder site. 
At the campsite on California's PCT, a guide is found murdered and three young women are missing. The women were part of a retreat/rehab that kept them away from their social media addiction and they were camping and hiking the trail.  Were these women involved, was it staged to gain more followers, or are there other other sinister forces involved?
Frasier once again does an excellent job of immersing the reader in the location and makes you feel like you have personally experienced it. The young women appear as though they are shallow interlopers in the age-old forest that holds its own secrets. Some nice twists and turns and a great ending. The friendship between Reni and Daniel continues to develop as they both try to cope with past trauma of their childhoods and they begin to become reliant on each other. I highly recommend this author and this series. Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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In Tell Me, Anne Frasier’s gripping sequel to Find Me, we are back to the Mojave Desert and the Inland Empire area in Southern California. If you haven’t read Find Me, but are planning to do it, you should start from it. Tell Me provides re-cap of the main points of the previous book, so it would definitely diminish the effect of the narrative.

Find me provides closure for one of the two protagonists (Reni Fisher, a former FBI profiler and daughter of the  Inland Empire killer, and Detective Daniel Ellis, whose mother disappeared when he was eight and  might have been a victim of Ben Fisher) and we know there is more to the story. The new case of three sixteen-year-old hikers who disappeared from a campsite on the Pacific Crest Trail is fascinating on its own. The girls were sent to a digital detox retreat by their parents and went on a three-day hike with an experienced guide. The dead body of the guide was later found lying in her tent by two passing hikers, one of whom posts a video on the social media. Some people suspect it's a hoax, but Daniel instinct tells him to check the story out and there isn't anyone he'd rather ask to help him than Reni.

Overall, I liked the plot, but there was so much going on, so many topics: social media, school shootings, PTSD, incels ( I had to look the word up), pressures of parenthood and others. It could have all falen apart, but for Anne Frasier's superb writing style-she really knows how to engage the reader with plenty of action and clever twists. Told in short, snappy chapters, the book is very easy to read.

Both Reni and Daniel are wonderful protagonists. Their empathy with the victims and perpetrators alike (for Daniel there are no evil people, just terrible choices these people made) helps them in their investigations. By the way, the sinister bird on the cover for both Find Meand Tell Me isn't just there to give the readers creeps. Reni used to be fascinated by birds as a child and drew them a lot. Her father taught her to make her drawings as accurate as possible and this ability to focus on details is another factor (together with empathy) that makes Reni so good in her job of finding missing people.

The setting is one of the best features of these two books. Here we have hiking trails in addition to the desert and its healing powers. For Reni, the barrenness of the dry season is temporary-she knows good months, full of magical flowers and amazing colours, will come.

The ending was just perfect. With all the loose ends tied up, The Inland Empire series can end here, but we have two likeable protagonists who make a wonderful team together and perhaps Anne Frasier will decide to give us another story- I'll be there for it!
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Tell Me is the second book of the Inland Empire series. It can be read as a standalone but it picks up right where Find Me leaves off. This is a short novel, but it doesn’t leave you feeling like something is missing. I really enjoyed this crime thriller. There are lots of clever and unexpected twists. It made it hard to put the book down. The pacing was great and the character development continuing over from book one was superb. I highly recommend this one to any mystery lover!
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Thanks to #netgalley for the early copy of #tellme I don’t usually go for series and admittedly read Find Me without realizing it was first to a series. That said, I’d been waiting for this book for about a year and it did not disappoint! While it did have a bit of a slower start, I like the way the story built up and loose ends were tied. I also gotta give props to the author’s acknowledgements 😆 It’s the first time the acknowledgment section makes me laugh.
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A. Frasier takes us from the deserts near Joshua Tree to the mountain passes of the Pacific Crest trail, as Reni and Daniel race to solve not only the case of who killed the leader of a teen hiking group, but what happened to the missing teens in the group. 

As always,  Frasier writes with an elegant and descriptive flats that brings not only the story to life,  but her character's emotions and psyche also (something that I think is a key element for why her thriller books are so good).  Her characters are broken and damaged,  have experienced the pain and trauma associated with violence, making all that more human and realistic as they process the scenes they are in.   I really haven't met a A. Frasier book I haven't liked.  As a desert rat myself,  I'm liking these series because she brings light to the stark and barren beauty that is the desert.  Something I appreciate.
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Tell Me by Anne Frasier


285 Pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: July 27, 2021

Fiction, General Fiction (Adult), Mysteries, Thrillers, Suspense, Kidnapping

Three teenage girls from a posh addiction facility go hiking and camping with one of their counselors. The next morning, two of the tents are empty and a dead body is in the third. Detective Daniel Ellis gets called into the action since one of the girls is the daughter of an ex-girlfriend. Daniel knows he needs the insight and hiking skills of Reni Fisher.

This is the second book in the Inland Empire series. It is written in the third person point of view, the characters are well developed, and the story is fast paced. I really enjoyed the first book in the series and looked forward to reading this one. The teenagers were annoying, but I think they were written that way on purpose. I like that we see how much Daniel and Reni grow as characters throughout the stories.
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I’m really a fan of this series. The first book was really good. I like the characters and the action.
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