Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Crooked Little Lies by Barbara Taylor Sissel

On a cool October morning, Lauren Wilder is shaken when she comes close to striking Bo Laughlin with her car as he’s walking along the road’s edge. A young man well known in their small town of Hardys Walk, Texas, Bo seems fine, even if Lauren’s intuition says otherwise. Since the accident two years ago that left her brain in a fragile state, she can’t trust her own instincts—and neither can her family. Then Bo vanishes, and as the search for him ensues, the police question whether she’s responsible. Lauren is terrified, not of what she remembers but of what she doesn’t.
Unable to trust herself and unwilling to trust anyone else, Lauren begins her own investigation into the mystery of Bo’s disappearance. But the truth can prove to be as shocking as any lie, and as Lauren exposes each one, from her family, from her friends, she isn’t the only one who will face heart-stopping repercussions.

My Thoughts:

Let's have a moment of silence. This book was too amazing for me to handle. I had such a great time reading. Look at the beautiful cover. Going blind into the book I didn't know what to expect. I thought oh boy I might not enjoy the book as much as I would like, but Sissel proved me wrong. The plot was great. I felt like it had a good sequence and it was never a dull moment in which I wanted to give up on the book. It went deep and I love when a book has so many descriptive words where I can vividly imagine it in my mind and come alive. Booksparks introduced me to a great book that I cannot believe turning out to be one of my books that I must reread. Enjoy the book because it is well written and has a lot of potential.

Barbara Taylor Sissel
Barbara Taylor Sissel writes issue oriented, upmarket women’s fiction that is threaded with elements of suspense and defined by its particular emphasis on how crime affects the family. She is the author of six novels, CROOKED LITTLE LIES, SAFE KEEPING, EVIDENCE 0F LIFE, THE NINTH STEP, THE VOLUNTEER, and THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was raised in various locations across the Midwest and once lived on the grounds of a first offender prison facility, where her experience, interacting with the inmates, their families, and the people who worked with them, made a profound impression and provided her with a unique insight into the circumstances of the crimes that were committed and the often surprising ways the justice system moved to deal with them.

An avid gardener, Barbara has two sons and lives on a farm in the Texas Hill Country, outside Austin.


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