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Kiss and Tell [Kindle Edition]

TJ Cooke
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description


'KISS AND TELL' is another highly original crime fiction thriller by experienced TV drama scriptwriter TJ Cooke.

It introduces us to Jill Shadow, a criminal lawyer who has overcome a traumatic past. Forget every lawyer stereotype you've ever come across, because Jill certainly breaks the mould...

Imminent danger has seen Jill transferred to a safe house, with news that her daughter is missing, possibly abducted from school.

Jill reckons that two events are key to solving the mystery. One is surely the release of her ex-partner Jimmy, but the other could be her recent involvement in the disturbing case of Bella Kiss, an Anglo-Hungarian drug smuggler.

With one police officer murdered, another stalking her, and potential witnesses scared out of their wits, Jill soon realises she has become entangled in a darker world altogether...

...But Jill HAS to do something, to both find her daughter and save herself and her client from imminent danger... the trouble is, make the wrong call and she risks losing everything and everyone she's ever cared about...

'KISS AND TELL' is described as 'a thrilling and sophisticated take on the crime fiction genre'. Some have commented that the narrative drags you in so well that you might just try and read this book all in one go... Fay Samuels


A crime thriller with soul, and a page-turner to boot. I am sure this is not the last we'll see of tenacious lawyer Jill Shadow. Highly recommended! Tim Kevan – Author and Times Blogger

A gripping tale, that not only hits the spot as a crime thriller but also makes us question who is really profiting from our current drug laws. As thought provoking as it is enthralling. Gina Skinner – Book Club Secretary

The author conveys the claustrophobic tension of a police safe-house brilliantly. Both his characterisation of lead Jill Shadow, and his insight into the murky world of drugs, murder and corruption are superb. Full of unexpected plot twists – a very enjoyable read. Tina Orr Munro - Journalist and Author

Kiss and Tell is a tense and thoughtful thriller. It raises some disturbing questions about the drugs trade and doesn't gloss over them with pat solutions. Margot Kinberg - Novelist, Associate Professor, Crime Fiction Blogger.

Excellent story, very well told. I can see lead character Jill Shadow being a most bankable franchise. Peter Straus – Literary Agent

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 789 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: TJ Cooke; 2 edition (28 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009JE6Z6Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #182,801 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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TJCooke, otherwise known as Tim, was formerly a legal executive and advisor to the BBC's Eastenders. Since then he has dovetailed his career between advertising copywriting, freelance journalism and screenwriting.

Tim has written numerous television and radio commercials for a variety of well known companies. He is Creative Director at Sounds Sorted,

He has written many hours of broadcast drama, notching up writing credits for some of UK's most popular series, including London's Burning, The Bill and Bad Girls. Tim also wrote for Madson starring Ian McShane and Dreamteam, which follows the ups and downs of a fictitious premiership football club. He worked on a number of overseas projects including the setting up of Eastern Europe's first daily serial drama.

His debut novel 'Kiss and Tell' is available now via Amazon Kindle. It introduces us to Jill Shadow, a criminal lawyer who doesn't fit the mould. 'Kiss and Tell' sets Jill up as feisty and tenacious, albeit with a warm heart. Her further adventures, battling injustice wherever she finds it, are being penned.

Tim's second novel 'Defending Elton', will be available shortly. This will introduce us to Jim Harwood, another unorthodox lawyer, and an altogether darker tale. His third novel will see the return of Jill Shadow.

Tim currently lives in Devon. His hobbies include cricket, badminton and table tennis, which he enjoys with varying degrees of success. For further details, and to follow his blog, please visit or follow the author on twitter timscribe@timcooke

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5.0 out of 5 stars A witty and clever MUST READ 20 Jan. 2013
By Naomi
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This book is a Genre I wouldn't usually choose because I find Law fiction a bit too wordy and there tends to be far too much 'trade' talk.
This was such a refreshing change. Although of course there are references to Law and the Legal system. It is also real, honest and gritty.
No only do you automatically love the central Character, Jill, but as her character and story unravels, you connect with her even more because of the diversities she's faced, and struggles she's overcome.
The Law is shown in all it's flaws and making no apologies for it which is also a breath of fresh air when usually justice prevails.
Incredibly well written. You are always searching for an answer or wondering how situations will resolve. This book is for anyone who appreciates incredibly clever writing and bare bone honesty.
I hear on good authority that this is the start of more adventures with Jill which I am really looking forward to.

Try it, you'll love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fab read - this book is to be recommended! 15 Aug. 2014
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This author impressed me with his first book, Defending Elton - and his second book doesn't disappoint. I'm incredibly impressed how he writes from a female perspective so believably and the plot in this book is clever and keeps you reading to find out what happens! I can highly recommend TJ Cooke for a captivating read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FAB! 16 Jun. 2014
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I loved this book! Totally gripping, clever plotting and believable characters - a real page-turner. I read it pretty much in one sitting. Buy it now!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kiss and Tell 25 Jun. 2013
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Kept me intrigued to the end.
A jolly good read which I would recommend to anyone who likes a bit of a crime mystery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FAB!!! 5 Jan. 2013
By Rachael
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I loved this book. Read it in one go, couldn't put it down, loved how it went from present to past. Characters were believeable. Can't wait to read more Jill Shadow stories!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 2 Jan. 2013
By sarah
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Really gripping book. Loved it. A real page turner. Will be waiting for more books. Was very interesting too with the law story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 29 Dec. 2012
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Complex and subtle. I read it all in one go, so eager to deduce who was behind what and a skilled mix of crime, thrills, law and love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 4 Nov. 2012
By Justin
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Everyone has already written what I was thinking! The book is amazing and I can't wait to read more from this author in the future!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good read
Although, it took me longer than usual to read it.
I did think that the characters were readable, but it isn't a page turner.
Published 4 months ago by Shazzie p
4.0 out of 5 stars Kiss and Tell
A very good and original novel which I thoroughly enjoyed, I feel the ending could have been stronger which is why I have given it 4 stars and not 5. Read more
Published 8 months ago by PJ
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good on background
"Kiss and Tell" is very good on background. It's clear that the author knows his way both around the criminal justice system and has knowledge of the policy and official attitudes... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Clodagh Phelan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I quite enjoyed this book, found it a good read and intriguing. Story was easy to follow and quite entertaining
Published 21 months ago by ruthicam
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was the first book that I have ever read by TJ Cooke. I think that is well written with interesting characters. Read more
Published on 23 Feb. 2013 by Mac Paco
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle freebie
Great book considering it was a free download, easy read and held my attention which is always a good thing.
Published on 13 Feb. 2013 by Sammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss and Tell
What a brilliant book!!!! I really can't say any more than everyone else has said in their reviews, well written and such as excellent story. Read more
Published on 4 Feb. 2013 by Mrs. H. Mcconnell
3.0 out of 5 stars Kiss and Tell
This book took some getting into, and if i can remember was a bit complicated but had to carry on reading just to see how it ended
Published on 28 Jan. 2013 by claire shaw
3.0 out of 5 stars won.t read again
not as good as it sounds ,it goes on to much about law and lawyer talk and past cases ,thought it was a story about finding her daughter and someone in her past has taken her but... Read more
Published on 13 Jan. 2013 by pink
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