To Lie or Not to Lie?

You know we all teach our children not to lie.  Never!  Yet we find that we tell lies ourselves.  Oh sure we cover it up as saying Lil White Lie as if color makes a difference.  That in justifying a lie makes it right.  Or that of course we would never intentionally hurt someone so we had to tell them a lie.  But in turn that makes one lie become two and then three and more.  It just continues to grow.

But what do you do?  You know it is wrong but sometimes it seems that it is the only way to go.  Cathi Stoler has her new mystery out "Telling Lies".  For a first time novelist this is a good tell of intrigue.  Finding that a lie has been exposed then wanting to get to the bottom of what happened creates a mystery to be followed.  International travel and woven webs of lies upon lies begin to catch our main character Laurel in a story that is compounding on its self.  Can she unravel the mystery and undo the damage done in her own relationship from her own lies?  Will she want to when she finds out the truth?

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...Image via Wikipedia I loved the mix of an investigation of missing persons and stolen Nazi art.  Having a man who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11 to show up out of no where was a good catch right off the bat.  The same "dead man" that disappeared the same day he had a meeting regarding the sale of a 150 million dollar painting between a Japanese billionaire and a Wall Street tycoon.

I enjoyed this book.  It was a good plot that quickly made me wonder just what was the core to the mystery.  And wanting to find out I laid in bed reading well past my bedtime.  (Yes, mommies have bedtimes too!)  But I do have to say weather if be from lack of sleep or a story that was more than my addled brain could handle at the time, I did finally put the book down.  Of course I picked it right back up the next night!  Cathi Stoler an award-winning advertising copywriter shares Telling Lies, her first mystery/suspense novel. She has other novels in this series, including Keeping Secrets and The Hard Way. Both international intrigue stories.  You can find more about her on her facebook page and twitter account.

Once again, thanks so to Nicole and Tribute books for including me in their blog tour.  I have a blast reading the new books and meeting the characters within.  I promise if you are an avid reader than you need to get in on these tours.  They are always a positive experience.  And no, never you know....just a good read!

1 comment:

  1. Lenore, if a book kept you up reading into the wee hours of the night - there's no better testimonial than that! I agree, it is a difficult conundrum when you find yourself in a situation where to lie is actually the best option available. Thanks for getting to the heart of the book and painting a picture of its main focus. Thanks as always for hosting a stop on the blog tour.


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