Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Telling Lies

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Book Review - Telling Lies

About the BookHow many lies does it take to get away with murder? Magazine Editor Laurel Imperiole is vacationing in Florence, Italy, with Aaron Gerrard, Chief of Detectives of New York City's 13th Precinct Identity Theft Squad. A chance encounter brings Laurel to a startling realization: she's just bumped into a dead man: Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and husband of a close friend who supposedly died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. When he vanished, Sargasso had been brokering the sale of a priceless masterpiece that was lost during World War II to CEO Alfred Hammersmith and billionaire Miayamu Moto. Hammersmith perished along with Sargasso on 9/11, and it is believed that the access codes to the $15 million deposit--ten percent of the asking price--died with them. Could Sargasso have faked his own death to steal the money? The painting's whereabouts are unknown. Laurel enlists the help of private detective Helen McCorkendale, and together they follow the threads that lead from Florence, Italy, to New York. On the way, the women tangle with Israeli Mossad agent Lior Stern and several stop-at-nothing collectors. All are determined to have the painting for themselves. Ignoring Aaron's advice, Laurel puts their volatile relationship in jeopardy. As Helen and Laurel search for Sargasso, the painting and the money, they find themselves enmeshed in a sinister skein of lies that could end in death.

My Take on the Book
This book was an amazing fast paced ride from the first to last page. Filled with mystery, intrigue and suspense this book will keep you on the edge of your seat and you will want to keep reading to find out what happens! I tend to be a slower reader, but this book was one that had me finishing in only about 4 days. This is a book that definitely is one that I want to share with others and I plan to as well. If you love a good adventure/mystery, you will love this book!

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1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Thanks Chris for taking the time to read and review Telling Lies. I'm so glad that you hosted a stop on the book's blog tour. I know Cathi will be pleased that the book kept you on the edge of your seat and that you zipped through it in just 4 days. That's what thriller/suspense authors love to hear.