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Author: Lisa Jackson
THE MORE YOU KNOW — The envelope delivered to Shelby Cole’s Seattle home contains no return address, just a photograph of a little girl. Shelby knows at once that this is the daughter she was told died at birth. And in that moment, Shelby knows something else: she needs to go back to Bad Luck, Texas. — THE MORE YOU TELL — She’s not the ...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781420100938
ISBN-10: 1420100939
Publication Date: 12/1/2012
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Zebra
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
A quick read, and that's because I couldn't put down the book. Good plot, well-defined characters. Author propels you along and suddenly everything comes together as the loose ends are tied up.
LoveBeingMOM avatar reviewed Unspoken on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I have read several of Ms. Jackson's mysteries and have always enjoyed them. This book, however, is more of a romance type book with a little bit of a mystery thrown in. I am not usually a fan of the romance genre. However, I did enjoy this book.

The story is based in Texas. A very small town, named Bad Luck, where the past is brought to the forefront due to lies about a 10 year old crime. Was the wrong man sent to prision? Why did a father lie about his daughter's baby dying? Who was/is the baby's father...the secret boyfriend or the man who raped her? Now it is 10 years later...the child is alive, the man is released from prision...everyone returns to Bad Luck...why? How will it end?

Romance, sex and a little mystery thrown in the mix.
Dimples2212 avatar reviewed Unspoken on + 209 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I thoroughly enjoyed this Lisa Jackson book. It's like none of the others I've read by her. Shelby is a rich girl, now grown up, and moves back to her home town (Bad Luck, TX) to discover what happened on the night her child was born. Her father, being no fan of the man he thinks fathered the child, says it died during the delivery. Any witnesses to the birth are dead or moved on. And, we aren't even sure if the supposed "father" of the child was truly the father since Shelby was raped on the same night that she fell into the sack with her lover and town bad boy, half-breed Nevada Smith. And, after the two team up and start asking questions about the baby's birth, bad things start happening.

This book was extremely hard to put down. Even tho it's an older one, I think it's one of Lisa Jackson's best!!
my2luvsemmyandmally avatar reviewed Unspoken on + 758 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Not as good as her other the way, this is a reprint of the original book from "1999".
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Helpful Score: 1
When secrets are revealed and lies are exposed anything can happen...even murder. This book is a Zebra Romantic Suspense. Very good.
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SUMARI avatar reviewed Unspoken on + 99 more book reviews
Good stuff fast, entertaining, interesting
Linda avatar reviewed Unspoken on + 770 more book reviews
When secrets are revealed .... and lies are exposed .... anything can happen ... even murder.
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big surprise ending.....from the back cover:
Shelby Cole thought she'dput Bad Luck behind her. Bad Luck, Texas, that is. She'd left her hometown ten yers ago, her world shattered and her illegitimate baby dead. Now she's receiving anonymous letters claiming that her daughter is alive. But going home means demanding answers that her father, Judge Jerome Cole, won't be happy to give--and facing Nevada Smith, the man who broke her heart... For Nevada, shelby's homecoming is a bitter reminder that his half-breed blood was never good enough for a rich girl like the judge's daughter. Even now, his bad-boy reputation hovers around him like a cloud of Texas dust. But the years haven't changed the way Shelby makes him feel--and he can't ignore the idea that he may be the father of the child she's looking for. Yet Shelby's not the only person on her way back to Bad luck. Falsely accused of murder and sent to prison for ten years, Ross McCallum is coming home to settle the score, especially with Shelby and Nev ada. Now, as the temperature soars. Shelby's search for the truth promises to boil over into violence as a lethal we of revealed secrets threatens everything she believes about the man she loves--and even her very own life...