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Tell Me When It Hurts

  by Christine M. Whitehead

The First Ten

Because Tell Me When It Hurts was Book of the Day, some of our most trusted reviewers have carefully looked over the cover, the description, and other aspects of this book. The reviewers even read at least the first 10 pages of the book. They have each written a short review explaining why they plan to read the whole book or not based on the sample they read and other aspects of the book. Their feedback is displayed below. We call this awesome feature The First Ten.

Over a million books are published each year. Any given person could not even read .0001% of the books out there. This means readers have to be very selective. Even taking the time to look over reviews and blurbs, let alone read samples, is more time than most readers can afford for most books. The First Ten is a powerful focus group that addresses those issues. It creates a helpful tool for authors, publishers, and other readers.

bookowlie

The Amazon summary blurb appears to be professionally edited and gave me a good idea of what the book is about. I don’t care for books that include an assassin in the plot, although I do like the topic of second chances. The main picture on the cover is attractive, although the red part at the top comes across as an abstract area that’s just stuck there. The beginning pages are technically well written, but there is a distant feel to the main character and I couldn’t really connect with her. Based on the sample and summary blurb, I am not interested enough to read further.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 10:25 am by bookowlie.
Do you plan to read the whole book? No

Vermont Reviews

Again I must say this one did hook me. I did after reading the preview want to finish the story. I like the cover as well. Justice is not always what we want or agree with. I like the author's style. Sounds to me like a great story. Looking forward to finishing this one.

Vermont Reviews

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 10:27 am by Vermont Reviews.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

gali

I would have sampled this book as the blurb intrigued me. The reviews further sparked my interest. The cover is very lovely and I loved it. The book started well enough, though the pace seems to slow down after Archer came back to her cabin. I like the writing and find the premise interesting, so I believe I will finish the book eventually.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 12:53 pm by gali.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

Kia

Based on the description of the book I probably would not have chosen to read it. This is based completely on the fact that I do not usually enjoy murder stories. However, the first few pages really managed to enthrall me and so I think I will eventually finish the book. Bringing up the death of a child and the fact that Archer murders criminals certainly creates a catch for the reader. I found it to be free of spelling or grammar mistakes.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 3:40 pm by Kia.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

Serena [Poetree]

The horses on the cover grabbed my attention, but the description, which talks about assassins, really turned me off. However, the reviews all say that this book is not a suspenseful thriller, and that it has some very good character development--so I might be tempted to give this one a shot! The book seems to have been professionally edited, and aside from the first chapter, is definitely not a thriller. Although I'm not a huge romance fan, I'm intrigued by Connor's character, and I really want to know what happens to Allegra.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 5:43 pm by Serena [Poetree].
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

L_Therese

I didn't think I'd like this one when I saw it. The description wasn't striking any of the right notes with me, and even when I started reading it, I still wasn't loving the story or the characters. However, for some reason I want to know what happens next. I can't guarantee I'll read this book to the end, but I just can't put it down yet. I need to continue reading.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 6:23 pm by L_Therese.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

CrescentMoon

Based on the cover, title, and blurb, I would definitely pick up this book. I love action and thriller stories and reading about a retired assassin who comes out of retirement for revenge, sounds like such an an intriguing read. The book has a 4.5 star rating on amazon so based on reading some of the reviews, it seems like readers really enjoyed this book, which is a huge plus. After sampling the first ten pages of this book, I can definitely say that I am hooked. The book starts off with a bang! The opening paragraph with the main character, the assassin, setting her sights on her intended target, really made the book attention grabbing. So far, I noticed some grammar errors such as missing commas, but nothing worse than that. I will definitely continue reading this book.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 7:47 pm by CrescentMoon.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

Rachaelamb1

This isn't a book I would normally choose to read based on the description or cover. I also saw a lot of mixed reviews on Amazon, so I probably would not have chosen to sample this book. I did enjoy the first ten pages, though. I like Archer and am intrigued to find out more about her. I did notice a typo. In one instance, Hadley is called Haddie.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 8:16 pm by Rachaelamb1.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

ashley_claire

Based on the description and the majority of the reviews of this book, it is definitely something that grabs my attention as a book that interests me. This is a book that is easy to read and easy to fall in love with the main character. I love a main character that is deeply affected by their past, but not so much that they can't function. This book seems like a perfect blend of that. I will be reading this book.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 8:18 pm by ashley_claire.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

klbradley

I was instantly interested in this story with how the first ten pages played out. The cover seems fitting, as there is a horse that is mentioned in the beginning. The editing seems done well so far, which usually encourages me to continue.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 9:38 pm by klbradley.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

Gravy

I would not have looked at this book, had I come across it. The title is confusing to me, and the cover doesn't clear anything up.
The writing is clear, and it appears to have been professionally edited.

I might have grown curious about this book, save one thing: I can't like the main character. The main reason for this is the (in my opinion) complete lack of character shown in her handling of the Allegra situation.
So, for reasons of personal preference, I will not be reading this book.

First Ten review added on August 27, 2016, at 11:55 pm by Gravy.
Do you plan to read the whole book? No

CataclysmicKnight

I was curious about this one as soon as I read the Amazon description, and the book hasn't let me down yet. It started off with some really quick action and then has built a rather powerful background, and now it's leading into interesting territory. It's on my to-read list now!

First Ten review added on August 28, 2016, at 12:07 am by CataclysmicKnight.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

psychopathycathy

If I had not sampled this book, I would not have chosen to read this book; although I like the cover, the blurb did not pull me in. I have also read a few customer reviews, and many of them say that the story is more about a recovery than a thriller/mystery, which I would have enjoyed. Reading the first ten pages did not change my mind; I was not immediately engaged with the story, and only at the end of the sample did I feel a little interest. I did not catch any grammatical errors, although I am a little confused as to why the chapter was split into such small sections, with some paragraphs bolded. I feel like the writing style felt a little flat, although I did enjoy the flashbacks with Adam and Archer. I felt a little disconnected from the main character right off the bat, and I found that I was just unable to get into the writing.

First Ten review added on August 28, 2016, at 1:50 am by psychopathycathy.
Do you plan to read the whole book? No

hsimone

Even if it weren't for this program, I would still would have sampled this read. The title, cover, blurb, genre, and reviews all peak my interest. After sampling the first ten pages, I have decided to continue this read.

Based on what I read, this book does seem to be professionally edited. My favorite part is how the author is able to grab my attention right from the first page of this read. I also like how the author is beginning to mold her story, making me want more. At this point, I do not see any need for improvement.

First Ten review added on August 28, 2016, at 9:20 am by hsimone.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

Momlovesbooks

From the title and the description, I thought this would be a sad book and something I wouldn't want to read at this time. However, I started reading the first few pages and was drawn in. The main character seemed to be well developed with many layers to her. The storyline seems to have more action than I originally thought. I didn't notice any grammatical errors in these first pages. I definitely want to read the rest of this novel.

First Ten review added on August 28, 2016, at 9:21 am by Momlovesbooks.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

anneloretrujillo

I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this after reading the review. After reading the first ten pages, I want to finish reading it. So far I haven't seen any grammar errors, and it was interesting enough to capture my attention. The description seemed great, and I'm already wondering what is going to happen next. I also like that it leaves a little suspense about the history of the characters. This is part of what drew me in.

First Ten review added on August 28, 2016, at 10:39 am by anneloretrujillo.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

braver

I think I may have a soft spot for hard-luck female protagonists. I was intrigued by the book's description, but didn't expect to be sucked in as immediately as I was! I was drawn to Archer right away, and the hooks just kept coming: who's Annie? What happened to her? What will happen to Allegra? Who is Connor? The writing is clean and engaging, and I can't wait to learn more about these characters and see the relationships develop!

First Ten review added on August 28, 2016, at 10:20 pm by braver.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

truebookaddict

I was intrigued enough by the gorgeous cover, and the story line described in the blurb, that I would have chosen to read this even without sampling the first ten pages.

Yes, I will read the whole book. I really liked the writing style and how I was able to nestle down into the story right away.

The editing is well-done. I did not notice typos or grammatical errors.

I liked how the story got going right away and I could immediately feel the sorrow of her loss. Being a mother, Archer going through her daughter's things was very poignant. From what I read in the first ten pages, I can really suggest no improvements.

First Ten review added on August 29, 2016, at 5:16 am by truebookaddict.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

Cjgarland89

After reading the reviews of Amazon this book caught my attention right away. The loss of a child is difficult and overcoming it is even more so. After reading the first ten, I am definitely intrigued by what I saw. I am curious to see how the relationship between Archer and Connor plays out, and what happens to Allegra as well. The book reads easily and there weren't any grammatical errors either. I'll be finishing this book in the coming week!

First Ten review added on August 29, 2016, at 7:07 am by Cjgarland89.
Do you plan to read the whole book? Yes!

Total ~ 84%

This book earned a score of 84%.

In other words, out of the top-level reviewers who read at least the first 10 pages of this book, 84% plan to read the whole book.

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