Here She Lies

Here She Lies

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by Katia Lief
     
 

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WHERE DOES THE TRUTH END--AND THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL BEGIN?

When she discovers e-mail evidence of her husband's infidelity, Annie Milliken is shattered. Dismissing his pleas of innocence, she takes their baby daughter and goes to the one person she has always trusted: her twin sister, Julie. Annie and her sister soon become as close as they were growing up,

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WHERE DOES THE TRUTH END--AND THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL BEGIN?

When she discovers e-mail evidence of her husband's infidelity, Annie Milliken is shattered. Dismissing his pleas of innocence, she takes their baby daughter and goes to the one person she has always trusted: her twin sister, Julie. Annie and her sister soon become as close as they were growing up, spending their days together, dressing the same, sharing the baby. But when Annie applies for a job, everything comes undone. Her credit cards are stolen just a she's arrested for grand larceny. The police realize she is the victim of identity theft, but she has yet to understand the true scale of the crime. For when Annie turns to Julie for help, she finds that her twin sister has disappeared...along with her baby.

Now with her daughter--and her own life--on the line, Annie is going to fight for what is hers.

Editorial Reviews

The Best Reviews - Harriet Klausner
"Besides being a great thriller, Here She Lies gives readers an incredible look at the consequences of identity theft and how it impacts the victims. Annie's love for her sterile twin is so strong and so deep that thinking bad thoughts about her sibling feels like a betrayal of the person she loves most next to her daughter. Bobby is a great character willing to be dominated by a stronger woman. [Katia Lief] rolls up the tension in this cleverly written suspense laden urban crime thriller."
The Romance Readers Connection - Angela Etheridge
"[Katia Lief] takes identity theft to the next level in Here She Lies. The novel is disturbing, and readers will be stunned by the horrendous twists in Ms. [Lief]'s tale....A heart-pounding summer read, Here She Lies is tailor-made for mystery fans."
Huntress Reviews
"If you love Alfred Hitchcock classic mysteries, then do not hesitate to buy this book. Just when you think you know what is going on, a new twist springs a fresh revelation on you. Not until the very last page do the shocks end. This is a fascinating read, plain and simple."
MyShelf - MyShelf .com
"A cast of strong, intelligent characters involved in complex relationships behave as sensibly as any of us could when the earth drops away and leaves us in freefall. Like Annie, the reader may have some idea of what's happening, but Pepper manages to throw enough curve balls to keep the tension high throughout, maintaining suspense right up to the final sentence and leaving the reader with a resolution that is both intriguing and satisfying."
Book Fetish - Sheila Leitzel
"The author has picked the timely topic of identity theft and adds a unique twist by weaving murder into the mix. Just who is trying to destroy Annie's life is a mystery up until the end. Even though she's a strong character, Annie shows a realistically vulnerable side when it comes to her sister by turning a blind eye to the possibility of Julie's guilt. And Bobby? In my opinion, not very likeable but then I expect alpha males in my storylines and not a man willing to submit to a...dominant?...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012518606
Publisher:
Blue Table Books
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
65,166
File size:
510 KB

Meet the Author

Katia Lief is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of numerous crime novels, including most recently The Money Kill, which was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award in 2014. She teaches fiction writing at The New School in Manhattan, and lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. www.katialief.com

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Here She Lies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 182 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic read! The author, like the narrator, must enjoy character-driven stories because this is certainly one. I felt I really came to know even the secondary characters. Although the book has a murder at the beginning, the puzzeling and disturbing events slowly unravel as we get to know the characters and some of the background story. But the mystery and diabolical actions around Annie begin to speed up like a snowball down a hill. After numerous unexpected twists and turns, we arrive at the surprising conclusion, breathless and totally enjoying the exciting ride! If you don't get to the end of the book saying OMG as I did, I'll be surprised! I really recommend this book and look forward to reading other books by this author.
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
An exceptional book- hard to put down. Enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this book. couldnt wait to get back to reading it and stayed up into the early morning hours to finish it. this is the second one of her books that i have read and hope to be reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never having read anything by this author, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. In fact, then ordered 3 more written by her. If you want good character development, the feeling of "What next?", finally the unexpected wrap up----this is a book for you. I gave it 4 stars because I never give five. Silly, but that's how it is. Loved the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One if the best mysteries I've read. Development of characters, depth of story line and excellent writing style held my interest into the night. The only thing that disappointed me was an abrupt ending. I am anxious to read more of this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good story, well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the "whodunnit" figured out by about page 30. Not only was the plot line, and attempted twists and turns, completely predictable; but there were mistakes made in the logic used to lay some of the groundwork. Things that simple fact checking and/or tests of common sense could have avoided. I read the entire book because I am a bit OCD about finishing any book I start. Just glad I am a fast reader so I didnt waste too much time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful and intense, with real-sounding characters. The ending was rather abrupt, but getting there was exciting. I've already bought another by this author.
carlalee More than 1 year ago
What a thriller for only ninety-nine cents. The ending surprised me. I never thought it would be who was responsible. Read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is unexpected and interesting, it makes me want to pick up another book by the author. Please read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept me on the edge of my seat! I was not expecting the ending! I absolutely loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story........couldnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found myself racing through the pages knowing I knew "who dun-it" early on ... only to read a true twist of a knife at the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, didnt want to put it down. Looking for the next bok to read by the same author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book, I was surprised at the end
mdrs More than 1 year ago
Good book, kept my interest,ending could have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book based on all the good reviews but this book was pretty stupid. Firstly, why does the author abuse italics so? She uses italics about 5 times on every page for no good reason! Also the story was incredibly predictable to me, i was not at all surprised by anything that happened. The main character, Annie, is annoying and stupid and there are no complex characters whatsoever. The ending, which is probably the least predictable (but not shocking) part of the book, is particularly absurd. I don't recommend this book at all.
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Wow! This book was great! I loved it!
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