Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
After finding a pair of black lace panties under the front seat of her husband's car and cavorting herself in the back seat of another vehicle with her old high-school flame, Maddie Faraday realizes that the truth is elusive in a small town

Blackwell North Amer
Maddie Faraday knows she's having a bad day when she finds a pair of black lace panties under the front seat of her husband's car. To make things more complicated, C.L. Sturgis, her old high school flame, is back in town and still has a yen for her. Maddie wants to get even with her husband, but she wants to keep her reputation, too, and the juggling act that follows ends with great sex in C.L.'s backseat, which leads to gossip and a showdown with her husband.
Things get rapidly out of hand as Maddie discovers that nobody's been telling her the truth: not her husband, not C.L., not her gossiping mother, not her secretive best friend, not even her eight-year-old daughter, Emily. And when her husband disappears, Maddie soon becomes the most-talked-about person in town. She is on a quest for answers, but will she survive long enough to discover the truth...and rediscover the man she loves?

Baker
& Taylor

After finding a pair of black lace panties under the front seat of her husband's car and cavorting herself in the back seat of another vehicle with her old high-school flame, Maddie Faraday realizes that the truth is elusive in a small town. Lit Guild & Doubleday. Tour.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312179403
0312179405
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 25 cm

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terriannem
May 25, 2014

was not as funny as previous books. content follows a serious story line, adultery, divorce, death.

M_ALCOTT Apr 15, 2014

Denial isn't just a river in Egypt. Apparently, it also exists in the small town of Frog Point, where the plot of " Tell Me Lies " takes place. I thought the main character Maddie lived in denial to the point of stupidity. She's so worried what her mother and the nosy townspeople will think of her, that she behaves like a spineless doormat. I kept waiting for her to grow a backbone and stand-up for herself ( which she does eventually, although it was a slow development). Especially, when she ends up the prime suspect in the death of her lying, cheating husband.

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nidofito
Feb 19, 2014

Was a little frustrating towards the middle of the book and almost welcomed the new development regarding Brent as it helped bring things out in the open. I felt the writing was a little choppy at times and it wasn't as funny as I was expecting it to be. I'm starting to see a pattern here in her books with the main couple and a sensible child but she gives each character enough time for development to make them enjoyable.

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ktrojnar
Apr 01, 2012

Enjoyed the book, loved the romance plot. Wasn't expecting murder in the plot though...

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carolwanat
Aug 07, 2011

This award-winner has mystery, romance, and comedy with well-developed characters and plot. It's set in Frog's Point, OH, where some can't imagine leaving, and others can't wait to leave--which causes lies about infidelity, spousal abuse, fraud, blackmail, embezzlement, and murder. Despite the dark aspects Crusie brings light to her work.

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S_Mike
May 15, 2010

I found that this particular book dragged in a lot of places and it took a while to get to the main points of the plot. The beginning is intended to introduce the reader to the characters in the novel ... however, the beginning of this book was dull, dry, and typical. There is a semi-twist near the end but nothing to get your knickers in a twist over.

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KarenW
Aug 19, 2005

It isn''t until later that Maddie realizes that you don''t have to take your panties off to have sex when your panties are crotch-less! So what the heck are those black lace panties doing under the seat of her husband''s car? And when her hunky old high school boyfriend turns up, she wants to turn the tables on her hubby. However this is when her husband decides to pull a disappearing act that has everyone in town gossiping. What happens next is something you will have to read to find out!

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