Once Upon A Lie

Once Upon A Lie

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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"Maeve Conlon's life is coming apart at the seams. Her bakery is barely making ends meet, and one of her daughters spends as much time grounded as the other does studying. Her ex-husband has a new wife, a new baby, and a look of pity for Maeve that's absolutely infuriating. Her father insists he's still independent, but he's slowly and obviously succumbing to Alzheimer's. And now, her cousin Sean Donovan has been found dead, sitting in his car in a public park, shot through the head. There was never much love lost between Maeve and Sean and she's not exactly devastated by his death, but suddenly the police are poking around asking the family questions. It's just one more hassle Maeve doesn't have time for, until she realizes that her father, whose memory and judgment are unreliable at best, is a suspect in the murder. Maeve is determined to clear his name, but is she prepared to cope with the dark memories and long-hidden secrets that doing so might dredge up? Maggie Barbieri will mesmerize readers with Once Upon a Lie, a gripping novel about family, justice, and the choices we make that define who we are"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250011671
Branch Call Number: FIC BARBIER
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 25 cm


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May 05, 2017

The main character seems a little scatterbrained but I found this book a compelling read.

Oct 07, 2014

This is an ok book that I might have set aside except I really liked the main character. Maeve Conlon's cousin has been murdered. Her father is drawing a lot of attention from the police as a possible suspect. Pretty straightforward, but as the book goes on more and more secrets come out. I see Barbieri now has another book coming out with this same character. I liked Maeve so much I think I will try it also.

Oct 03, 2014

****** LARGE PRINT AVAILABLE THRU MINN LINK. *****(The first book in the Maeve Conlon series)

May 20, 2014

I will not recommend this book. It took me over a week to read this book and I usually finish one in 3 or 4 days. Just was not compelled to pick it up and continue reading. The characters were believable enough, but their character was less than admirable. Did not like the ending, to many things left unsaid. Would say more but do not want to insert any spoilers!

Mar 19, 2014

This book is different from the author's first series. The characters are believable and the story will grab you. Hard to put down.


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