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Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies

Written by Jennifer Crusie

Narrated by Joyce Bean


Tell Me Lies

Written by Jennifer Crusie

Narrated by Joyce Bean

ratings:
4/5 (35 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Aug 25, 2006
ISBN:
9781423302391
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect-

if it weren't for:

her cheating husband,
her suspicious daughter,
her gossipy mother,
her secretive best friend,
her nosy neighbors,
and that guy she lost her virginity to twenty years ago.…

In Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie dishes up a funny, sexy, suspenseful novel about small-town secrets, big-time betrayals, and the redemptive power of love, laughter, and chocolate brownies.

"A humorous mixture of romance, mystery, and mayhem. A winner!" -Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of Breathing Room

"Lovers of Susan Isaacs' mysteries, take heart.… There's a new author on the block!" -Woman's Own

"A jaunty tale of love and murder… [T]he plot springs some genuine surprises.… [T]here's enough intrigue and scandal here to make a small city stay home." -Publishers Weekly

"Smart, sexy and howlingly funny. Having a bad day? Tell Me Lies is just the tonic to make you laugh again." -Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Apprentice

Released:
Aug 25, 2006
ISBN:
9781423302391
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Jennifer Crusie has written more than fifteen novels and has appeared on many bestseller lists, including those of Publishers Weekly, USA TODAY and the New York Times.

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  • (5/5)
    Excellent book good narated funny drama love intrigue. I like this author and thank you for it in audiobook. Keep them coming and love the characters. Especially Grandma
  • (2/5)
    Nice supporting characters and small town. Heroine was a total idiot and hard to like. I wanted to smack her at times. One time read and there are better choices.
  • (3/5)
    Funny moments and another enjoyable Jennifer Crusie novel. More along the lines of "cozy mystery" than usual for author. Synopsis at this site accurate so not going to re-summarize the plot.
  • (5/5)
    Loved it! I wasn't expecting some of the twists at all! Gotta pick up her other books!
  • (5/5)
    This story was rather absorbing although it led me all over the place, sometimes humorous and other times very serious. The heroine varied between a flighty pushover and a strong sensitive woman but I was still intrigued. Maddie finds evidence her husband is cheating and accountant C.L. is investigating him for possibility of swindling someone.
  • (4/5)
    Though this was on my "Read" shelf, I could swear this is the first time I met C.L. and Maddie. This may be the very best of Crusie's heartbreak-and-heist type stories, with a believable plot to compliment the very wonderful characters. I particularly love that Maddie's wayward husband, while not often present, is certainly humanized and mourned.
  • (3/5)
    This was my first Jennifer Crusie read, and I was pleased with it for the most part. Maddie is a pretty average mom and wife, living in a small town where not only does everyone know your business, but they’ll tell your mother too. Having grown up in a town of 1200 people (in a good year), I can relate. Maddie was a little flightly and irrational (throwing away the evidence of your husband’s infidelity? leaving suspiciously found cash where it can be found?), but likable enough. I also liked C.L. as the reformed, torch-carrying bad boy. I was a little iffy on her daughter, Emily, and questioned whether the scenes from her point of view were really necessary or just there to force us into some emotional connection with her.Some readers have mentioned that the police investigation(s) in this book don’t make a whole lot of sense, but I am 100% capable of suspending disbelief in a story like this — it’s not meant to be a police procedural. The one part of the book that really bothered me was her husband’s death. His murder is announced on the back of the book, but you are 60% of the way through the book (literally!) before he actually kicks it. This meant I spent several chapters asking, 'Is he dead yet?' 'Maybe he’s dead now?' only to have him show up in the next scene. I would have preferred to have that little tidbit held back, thank you very much.Despite that, I enjoyed the story enough to read more of Crusie’s work.
  • (3/5)
    Not my favorite, but still a good Jennifer Crusie read.
  • (5/5)
    The first of Crusie's books I ever read, it remains one of my favorites. Yes, Maddie does some dumb things, but I like her. I really like the way the small-town miasma of gossip and expectations colors the actions of all the characters.
  • (4/5)
    This is light reading - Crusie almost always is, and that's not a bad thing. This one isn't as fun as some of her others (God, how I loved Welcome to Temptation!), but it's just as sexy! Beware - her characters get busy often and we the readers get MANY details!
  • (4/5)
    Smalltown mentality at its worst, this book spins a complex net of human interrelations. Everybody's guilty. It's witty and a great character study.
  • (4/5)
    Maddie had what she thought was an OK life. Sure she didn't really like her husband much, but she had a great daughter with him. Then it happened. She found a pair of crotchless panties in his car. She decides she's not going to take this kind of betrayal (again) and confronts him. At the same time an old flame comes back into town and all hell breaks loose.Before she knows it Maddie is knee deep in a murder investigation and lies, lies, lies.This is a very entertaining read, much like Crusie's other books. Quirky, steamy and romantic with a twist.
  • (4/5)
    Oh, there is a scene in this book that I laughed aloud until I howled! My friend and I still talk about it after sharing the book! Loved this one!
  • (5/5)
    You know it's a good book when you laugh out loud and cry at the same time. It has the right mix of suspense, humor, sarcasm, sexual interludes, and interesting characters that end up make it a wonderful read. This novel has all of the warmth and charm readers have come to expect from Crusie.
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book. Once I got into it I just could not put it down. You gotta love C.L. He's great!
  • (2/5)
    Could not get into the story line
  • (4/5)
    Smalltown mentality at its worst, this book spins a complex net of human interrelations. Everybody's guilty. It's witty and a great character study.